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Australia’s appetite for organics at record levels

The latest Australian Organic Market Report reveals the nation’s organic industry is worth $1.72 billion, up by 35% since 2012 and growing by over 15% each year.


The Australian Organic Market Report is a highly respected biennial publication commissioned by Australian Organic. It tracks industry and consumer trends in the Australian organic marketplace based on research by the Mobium Group, Swinburne University of Technology and ABS statistics.

The 2014 Report shows consumption of certified organic food, cosmetics and household products are at a record high in Australia. Dairy and beef are the fastest growing organic sectors.

The 2014 Report has some interesting industry stats including:

  • Dairy is the fastest growing organic sector, worth $113m
  • Beef is the second fastest growing organic sector, worth $198m
  • Wine grape production increased by a staggering 120% between 2011 and 2014
  • There’s 18% annual growth in certified organic skincare and cosmetics
  • Exports of organic products have more than doubled from 2012 to 2014.


Plus information about organic shoppers:

  • Organic purchases by those who are not categorised as green or sustainable shoppers increases from 24% in 2012 to 40% in 2014
  • The Australian Certified Organic logo is by far the most recognised organic certification mark
  • 1/3 of shoppers say they would only buy a product labeled as ‘organic’ if it is certified organic
  • 69% of primary food shoppers claim to have bought at least one certified organic product in the past 12 months
  • The Australian Organic Market Report 2014 also asks for the first time why shoppers started buying organic.

HAL Logo fullThe Australian Organic Market Report is funded by Horticulture Australia Ltd using voluntary contributions from Australian Organic Ltd and matched funds from the Australian Government.

Members of Australian Organic are eligible to receive a hard copy of the Report. If you’re not already a member why not join? The next Market Report will be issued in March 2017.


The Australian Organic Market Report 2014 is proudly supported by:

Platinum sponsors

arcadianlogo Cleavers Organic Meat – you will love its purity and its unsurpassed taste and flavour, you’ll love the fact that it comes from ecologically sustainable pastures, from farms that allow their animals to graze freely and live as nature intended.
logo_five-am five:am produce the best tasting organic yoghurts and granolas. They take pride in the fact that they use only organic ingredients and it’s all part of what they call conscious deliciousness!

Silver sponsors

MV_Logo_POS COL - high res Over the last five years Moraitis has been working to build solid foundations in the area of organic production with key growers across the country. Together they have been working on producing crops such as potatoes and garlic with outstanding success.
logo-angove Founded in 1886 Angove Family Winemakers is one of Australia’s most successful wine businesses. Angove Wines is committed to private ownership and have confidence that remaining in family hands enables the company to be master of their own destiny and remain true to their stated organic and sustainability aims with a clear focus on building on over 125 years of winemaking excellence.
kadac-261x121 Kadac is the authentic provider of organic, natural and health products in Australia. Established in 1973 as a wholesaler for the health store channel, today Kadac distributes to chains, independents, food service, pharmacy and health. The Kadac business model incorporates wholesaling, pick and pack, production, category management, brand management, new product sourcing and development. Powerhouse brands include Lotus, NatureFirst, Real Good Food and Global Organics among others.
Seasol are in the business of growing and nurturing! Seasol has been manufacturing and marketing organic and environmentally friendly products for over 30 years.
wray organic The focus in a Wray Organic Market is ‘fresh’ fruit and vegetable that’s literally jumping off the shelf with life. All produce is Australian grown and sourced from local certified organic growers. Deborah and Gary are committed to offering the best possible price for their organic produce. They want this extraordinarily clean and nutritious food to be available every day and at an affordable price for everyone.

Australian Organic Market Report 2014 methodology

Past Reports

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