Agriculture

Wine grape market study - final report

The ACCC’s wine grape market study examined competition, contracting practices, transparency, and risk allocation issues in wine grape supply chains.

A national vision for digital agriculture

ACCC Commissioner Mick Keogh delivers an address to the Growing a Digital Future for Australian Agriculture National Forum at Parliament House, Canberra, on a national vision for digital agriculture. The widespread adoption of digital technologies by agricultural businesses provides new opportunities to facilitate improved productivity, which will be critical for the continued growth of the sector. 

Small business in focus - 1 January to 30 June 2019

This twice-yearly report provides a summary of ACCC activities in the small business, franchising and agriculture sectors.

Market imbalance threatens future wine industry growth

Future growth prospects for the Australian wine industry will be heavily dependent on reforms to improve competition for wine grapes, according to the ACCC.

The current low level of competition between winemakers buying grapes not only leads to inefficient outcomes in production and pricing but also discourages innovation and capital investment, ACCC Deputy Chair Mick Keogh said in a speech to the Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference in Adelaide today.