Demand for organic produce booms in Australia

The Australian organic industry has grown a whopping 88% in just the last seven years. According to the 2018 Australian Organic Market report, the nation’s organic industry is worth $2.4 billion, with annual exports of $700 million.

“Consumers are now having an increasing interest in their health,” Australian Organic general manager Niki Ford said. “With technology at their fingertips they have more and more information available to them about food.”

According to, the strongest performing agriculture commodities in Australia include fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, poultry and meat. In the fruit, vegetable and nut sector, vegetables dominate, with three quarters of the sector value.

“Fruit and vegetables are usually the general point of entry for consumers to begin organic diets,” Ford said.

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