Australia

Details

  • Industry: Agribusiness, Food, Drink & Consumer Products
  • Type: Benchmarking study
  • Date: 25/10/2011

Australian Food and Grocery Council: State of the Industry report

Australian Food and Grocery Council: State of the Industry
An annual study outlining the size, value and composition of Australia's food, beverage, grocery and fresh produce manufacturing sector.

Australian Food and Grocery Council: State of the Industry 2011 

The Australian Food and Grocery Council's State of the Industry Report, compiled with the support of KPMG, outlines the size, value and composition of Australia's food, beverage, grocery and fresh produce manufacturing sector. The report provides detailed and consolidated information, illustrating the complexity and importance of the food and grocery manufacturing sector and its contribution to the Australian economy.
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Key insights

  • Uncertainty is the main issue for leading companies in the sector.
  • In 2008/09 the food and beverage, grocery and fresh produce industry was Australia's second largest behind the mining industry.
  • Industry experienced more than 4 percent growth in turnover in 2008/09 while employment remained relatively flat and exports of some key products including meat, dairy and beverages were down in response to the strong dollar and imports continued to increase.
  • There is an urgent need for a greater national policy focus to allow the industry to continue to grow, employ and provide a wide range of safe, nutritious, affordable, clean and sustainable products to Australia and the world.