So you should be buying organic food when shopping right?
Well since 2012, the Organic market in Australia has increased 88 percent to be worth $2.4 billion.
So it seems that a lot of people are buying organic food in this country.
The owner of the Australian Organic Certification mark, Australia Organic Ltd, has just released the 2018 Australian Organic Market Report and it makes for some interesting reading, including;
1 .The Australian organics market is now estimated to be worth $2.4 billion, having grown by almost 88% since 2012.
- The global organic market saw 10% growth since just last year, now valued at US$89.7 billion.
- The growth in the organics market globally is driven by consumer appetite for natural, unprocessed, healthy food, and an increasing consideration for the impact of nonorganic farming on the environment.
- Two thirds of Australian shoppers said they started buying organics for personal health reasons.
- 40% of consumers are deepening their purchase of Organics since last year.
- There has been a 42% CAGR growth in exports since 2012 to $717 million.
- 6 in 10 Australian households now allocating food dollars to organics every year.
- The retail domestic market is now worth an estimated Au$700M per annum, contributing to significant jobs growth in the regions.
- Over one in ten Australians (12%) consider themselves to be ‘highly-committed’ organic purchasers, usually outlaying 40% or more of their food budget on organic food or household products.
- Millennials in this survey are more health conscious and better educated about the benefits of organic than previous data showed, and 21% of organic purchasers are motivated by a health crisis (in themselves or others) to start purchasing organic food and other goods.