Tag: "agriculture"

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Diversification and innovation power Maori business margins

Diversification and innovation power Maori business margins

Recent IBISWorld research indicates Maori authorities continue to steer profitable organisations that outperform the average profit margins of the wider New Zealand economy by a sizeable 18%.   ‘The strong…
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Bridging the gulf: Gulf States represent a growing market for Australian agriculture

Bridging the gulf: Gulf States represent a growing market for Australian agriculture

While many Australian agricultural exporters have been focusing on Asian markets in recent years, the Gulf States have been growing in size and affluence. The region’s arid land and climate…
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Bags packed: The backpacker tax bill is set to reduce visiting workforce numbers

Bags packed: The backpacker tax bill is set to reduce visiting workforce numbers

In late 2016, the Federal Government’s backpacker tax bill was passed in the Senate. The bill directly affects working holiday visa holders and is expected to reduce the number of…
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Sweet deal: Several sugar manufacturers are leaving QSL

Sweet deal: Several sugar manufacturers are leaving QSL

Australia’s sugar cane harvest is currently in full swing, with approximately 5.6 million tonnes of sugar cane expected to be milled by Mackay Sugar alone by mid-December. Nationally, an estimated…
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Fishing for growth overseas

Fishing for growth overseas

IBISWorld reveals strong export growth is keeping fishing and seafood processing afloat while aquaculture battles with Chinese competition IBISWorld research has shown the increasing importance of lucrative overseas markets to…
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Saving their bacon: Pig farmers are shifting focus to beat cheap imports

Saving their bacon: Pig farmers are shifting focus to beat cheap imports

Although the beef cattle farming industry has enjoyed strong revenue growth and widespread media attention over the past five years, few have noticed the pig farming industry. Over the past…
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Bearing fruit: Free trade agreements offer growers, wholesalers much needed boost

Bearing fruit: Free trade agreements offer growers, wholesalers much needed boost

Australian fruit growers and wholesalers have faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years, as the dominance of Coles and Woolworths has reduced farmgate prices and put pressure on…
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Where the jobs and money are

Where the jobs and money are

Over the past five years through June this year, the nation created eight times more jobs than it lost. So much for the doomsayers who keep telling us we are…
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Taking cover: Private equity firms show interest in Australian vegetable growers

Taking cover: Private equity firms show interest in Australian vegetable growers

The under-cover vegetable growing industry has remained sheltered from the erratic weather conditions of the past five years. As a result, international private equity firms have expressed interest in some…
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IBISWorld reveals which industries will benefit from the free trade agreement with China

Australia is a net exporter of both goods and services to China. Overall, Australia had a $45.2 billion surplus for merchandise goods traded with China in 2013-14. The new free…
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