Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Fruit and Vegetable Processing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1140 | Oct 2015

In a pickle: Competition from imports and private-label products has caused revenue declines

IBISWorld’s Fruit and Vegetable Processing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Soaring import penetration and high operating costs have plagued the Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry over the past five years. Industry revenue is anticipated to fall by an annualised 0.6% over the five years through 2015-16. High local wages and overheads compared with overseas producers have led to firms relocating processing facilities offshore as major players attempt to consolidate operations and lower costs. High domestic wages and compliance costs are undermining the international competitiveness of local players. In 2015-16, industry revenue is forecast to total $5.6 billion, representing a 1.4% decrease on the previous year.

Imports have surged as a proportion of domestic demand over the past five years. A... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a medium level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $4.20 is spent on wages. Wages represent labour costs and depreciation is used as a proxy for capital expenditure. Capital intensity varies across the industry. For example, canning and bottling operations tend to need more capital equipment.

Industry operators employ more workers during fruit and vegetable harvesting periods as processing must occur shortly after harvest while the produce is still fresh. Wage costs are higher in Australia compared with international manufacturers in countries such as China. Capital intensity has been increasing as firms, particularly larger players, have invested in new technologies with lower labour requirements... purchase to read more


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What is the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry?

This industry includes companies that process, bottle, can, preserve, quick-freeze and quick-dry fruit and vegetables (excluding sun-dried products). The industry includes dehydrated vegetable products, soups, sauces (except Worcestershire sauce), pickles, mixed meat and vegetable products, and cereal products.

Industry Products
CondimentsShelf-stable vegetables Shelf-stable fruitFrozen and dried fruitFrozen vegetablesFrozen potato productsSoupsOther products
Industry Activities
Soup makingFrozen potato productFruit and vegetable based condiment productionShelf-stable fruit productionFruit drying and freezingVegetable freezingShelf-stable vegetable productionOther fruit and vegetable processing

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