Australian sugarcane farmers have battled high industry volatility and adverse growing conditions over the five years through 2012-13 due to extreme weather patterns, volatile commodity prices and fluctuations in global sugar production. Over the five years, huge portions of Australia's sugarcane crop have been damaged or wiped out due to prolonged drought conditions, water scarcity, flooding and cyclones. The biggest losses for the industry occurred during 2010 as the devastation wrought by tropical cyclone Yasi (2011), and flooding across eastern Australia caused production and revenue to plummet 12.1% and 24.3% respectively during 2010-11.
This industry consists of companies mainly engaged in growing sugar cane.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.