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Australian Organic Market Report 2023

Welcome to the Australian Organic Market Report 2023, a new standard for reporting on the scope of Australian organics. AOL has been producing research-based market reports since 2008, but the 2023 iteration of our Market Report takes matters one step further by establishing baseline goals for the broader organic industry.

The comprehensive ‘state of the nation’ report breaks down organic production into multiple pre and post-farmgate categories, providing specific and actionable insights on industry sectors. AOMR23 offers a crucial economic benchmark for plotting the future course of our growing industry, and will act as the centrepiece for in-depth policy discussions on broader issues involving agriculture, industry and trade.

AOL worked with leading economics and policy consulting firm ACIL Allen to produce this report. The report includes contributions from Mobium Group, NielsenIQ, Australian certification bodies and certified organic operators, and was published on 2 May 2023.

A supplementary report entitled Australian Organic Market Report 2023 – Consumer Insights is also available, providing a deep dive into the domestic retail and consumer environment for Australian organics. Readers can expect to learn more about changes in consumer behaviour and consumption, perceptions of ‘greenwashing’ and demographics of certified organic buyers, plus much more.

Industry members can purchase a digital copy of either report via the links below, with each document priced at $250 plus GST. Australian Organic Limited Members can download a free copy of both reports via their Member Portal. To find out more about AOL Membership, please click here.

2023 Market Report Key Findings

Organic Value

The Australian organic industry provides a $851 million direct contribution to the Australian economy, and 12,434 direct-full time jobs. If flow-on effects are considered, the industry contributes $2.6 billion and approximately 22,000 jobs.

Certified Organic Farmland

Australia has over 53 million hectares of certified organic farmland (approximately 70% of the world’s total organic land).

Total Certified Operators

There are 3,035 total certified organic businesses in operation. 53% are involved in production, 45% in processing and 2% in both.

Consumer Insights

Consumers increasingly want sustainable products that improve their health and wellbeing, while remaining friendly to animals and the environment.

Breakdown of Raw and Processed Products

Raw products contribute 57% of the industry’s total value, processed products 43%.

Bud Recognition

64% of shoppers recognise the Bud certification logo (up from 62% in 2021).

AOMR23 Resources

Download free documents containing high-level insights from the Australian Organic Market Report 2023

Download AOMR23 Executive Summary

Access a free copy of the AOMR23 Executive Summary, providing high-level statistics and insights on the state of organics in Australia.

Download AOMR23 Consumer Behaviour Infographic

Access a free one-page overview of key consumer highlights for the Australian organic industry, including behaviour and consumption trends, certification mark recognition, budget allocation and more.

Download AOMR23 Digital Supporter Kit

Access a comprehensive range of social media tiles so you can share insights from AOMR23 on your own social media platforms.

The Australian Organic Market Report 2023 publication is copyright. Save for any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), all rights are reserved. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction of this material, should be communicated to Australian Organic Limited via the contact information provided in our footer.

Australian Organic Market Report 2023

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