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The Organics Industry in Australia

  • Worth AU$2.4 billion
  • Number of certified operations (producers, handlers and processors) is estimated to be 4,028 - a 7% increase on 2016 
  • Over 35 million hectares under certified organic management 
  • 43% of all certified organic producers were involved in the fruit sector
  • NASAA & ACO certify almost 90% of the 4,028 certified operations 
  • 38% of certified exports (by tonnage) are destined for East Asia
  • Beef represented 20% of total export tonnage
  • Japan showed the highest growth in export demand for organic products
  • The production value of organic fruit, vegetables and nuts was $626 million

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Source The Australian Organic Market Report 2018