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Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Fruit and Vegetable Processing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1140 | Jul 2016

In a pickle: Industry revenue has remained unchanged due to rising imports and operating costs

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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 expected to remain unchanged in 2016-17 from five years earlier, at $5.50 billion. High local wages and overheads compared with overseas producers have prompted firms to relocate processing facilities offshore to consolidate operations and lower costs. High domestic wages and compliance costs have been undermining the international competitiveness of local players. Industry revenue is expected to dip 1.1% over 2016-17.

Imports have surged as a proportion of domestic demand over the past five years. A strong Australian trade-weighted index until late 2013 spurred import penetration at the beginning of the period... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry vary across the different segments of the industry. Establishment and advertising costs represent the major obstacles facing new entrants. Establishment costs include the construction or purchase of a processing facility, warehouse, plant and equipment. These costs are particularly high in canning operations, which are considered capital-intensive. Branding is advantageous, particularly for products in the mid to high end of the market. Major firms like SPC Ardmona and McCain regularly invest heavily in advertising campaigns to maintain strong brands. New entrants need to expend significant funds into creating a brand image and consumer awareness... 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
Frozen vegetablesSauces and condimentsCanned and bottled processed fruitSoups, canned spaghetti and baked beansFrozen and dried fruit Shelf-stable vegetables
Industry Activities
Soup makingFruit and vegetable based condiment productionShelf-stable fruit productionFruit drying and freezingVegetable freezingShelf-stable vegetable productionOther fruit and vegetable processing

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