Savills: Global Farmland Index (January, 2018)
Measuring the opportunities of farmland investment across the world
■ Their Global Farmland index recorded an average annualised growth of 13.3% since 2002 and 2% over the past five years.
■ Although pressure on commodity prices has slowed growth in values in recent years, the long-term fundamentals of farmland ownership still apply with increased food production and competitive land use driving demand.
■ Opportunity v Risk Matrix tool considers these relative opportunities and risks of farmland investment in different countries.
■ The key to a successful global farmland investment portfolio is to understand the range of cultures, political administrations, ownership structures, tax regimes and foreign investment regulations.
STRONG AND STEADY GROWTH OVER PAST 14 YEARS
The value of farmland across the world is tracked by our ‘Global Farmland Index’ launched in 2012 (see boxout below). The index now reports to 2016 and highlights the strong and steady rise in the value of farmland globally over the past 14 years. During this time, our index recorded an average annualised value growth of 13.3%.