You don't often hear organics and Australia in the same breath, so it's interesting to see that IBISWorld has updated their report on the Organic Farming industry in Australia. The report is a bit obscure for the typical American reader. Still, something of major note is that Australia more organic farmland than anywhere else in the world. With the industry booming, and global demand for organics rising, Australia has the potential to be a key player in the organic scene.
According to the report, although Australia has a lot of organic farmland, it's mainly used as rangelands for organic cattle production and their industry is comprised mainly of small operators, "Which has contributed to difficulties in providing consistency in the quantity and quality of produce." Intermittent drought conditions over the past five years have also contributed to Australia's difficulty with organics.
Even so, revenue in the industry has remained resilient and the organic industry in Australia, should, as in other areas of the world, continue to grow. If you're interested in global organics, the report may be purchased online.