Rice Growing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

Share Article

The Rice Growing industry in Australia tends to fluctuate in response to seasonal conditions. In 2006-07, the industry was ravaged by drought, evidenced by the plunge in revenue over 2007-08. Moreover, production levels decreased dramatically and are yet to return to levels experienced prior to the beginning of the millennium. However, as seasonal conditions improved and rice growers returned to their paddocks, industry revenue rebounded significantly. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Rice Growing industry in Australia to its growing industry report collection.

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld Market Research

Now that the drought has ceased, the industry's production levels are expected to get back on track

The Rice Growing industry in Australia is largely confined to the Riverina region (located in southern New South Wales) and northern Victoria. Since the industry is dominated by one company in Australia, Ricegrowers Limited, market share concentration is extremely high. As a water-intensive crop, rice production tends to fluctuate in response to seasonal conditions. In 2006-07, the industry was ravaged by drought, evidenced by the plunge in revenue over 2007-08. Moreover, production levels decreased dramatically and are yet to return to levels experienced prior to the beginning of the millennium. However, as seasonal conditions improved and rice growers returned to their paddocks, industry revenue rebounded significantly. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Craig Shulman, “Rice Growing industry revenue rose at an annualised 30.3% over the past five years to reach $248.3 million in 2011-12”.

Now that the drought has ceased, the Rice Growing industry's production levels are expected to get back on track and raise industry revenue. Revenue increased 37.3% in 2011-12 alone. With the end of the drought, production levels for the industry are expected to continue to rise and consequently raise revenue levels. Shulman adds, “profit levels are expected to follow, due to the industry's continued emphasis on growth productivity”.

However, the volatile nature of the Rice Growing industry is expected to hover over the forecast recovery. Since rainfall is expected to drop in line with the re-emergence of El Nino weather patterns, access to water is thus expected to drop. Furthermore, the Murray-Darling Basin conservation plan intends to restrict access to irrigated water significantly. Since the industry is nearly solely based around this region, any type of restriction will force the industry back towards a continued struggle, similar to what it experienced over the past five years. Consequently, IBISWorld expects that industry revenue will decrease over the next five years. The most likely beacon for hope for the industry in Australia is the possible emergence of a pest-resistant rice seed. This would allow rice growing to expand its area of production to Queensland.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Rice Growing report in Australia industry page.

Follow IBISWorld on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ibisworldau

IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Operators in this industry grow rice.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalisation
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com.au or call (03) 9655 3886.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Gavin Smith
Visit website