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Australia: Survey Shows that 61 percent of Consumers buy Organic Products

A survey conducted by Newspoll has revealed that 61 percennt Australian grocery buyers buy some organic products. The Newspoll was commissioned by the Organic Federation of Australia, the peak body for the organic sector and was conducted nationally among 966 main grocery buyers.


A previous survey, conducted in 2003 by the University of Central Queensland, showed that 43 percent of consumers purchased organic products. “This is a 50% increase in buyers in 5 years and confirms the other data that ‘organic’ is the fastest growing food category in the world.” Andre Leu, Chairman of the Organic Federation of Australia stated.

“The organic industry is emerging from a small niche to a significant part of the Australian food industry. A recent report showed that it is worth over $600 million. When we add flow on industries such as the compost industry that is worth over $400 million it is easy to see that the organic industry is worth over a billion dollars to the Australian economy.”

“The Organic Federation of Australia would like to see industry and governments prioritize organic sector investments so that we can continue to facilitate more viable farms, increase employment and expand the range of organic goods and services across all areas of Australia,” Leustated.

The Organic Federation of Australia is the peak body and the largest representative organic organisation in Australia.

Source: Media release of the Organic Federation of Australia of Monday 17 Nov 2008, Survey Shows that 61% of Consumers buy Organic Products

More information


  • Andre Leu, Chairman OFA, chair@ofa.org.au



Andre Leu
President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
Office of the IFOAM President
PO Box 800
Mossman, Queensland, 4873
Office land line: +61740987610
Skype: andre.leu1

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