Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Fruit and Vegetable Processing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1140 | Jun 2014

Falling fruit: Competition from cheap imports and private labels constrains growth

IBISWorld’s Fruit and Vegetable Processing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Rising import penetration and soaring local operating costs have plagued the Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry over the past five years. Industry revenue is anticipated to fall by an annualised 0.7% over the five years through 2013-14. Relatively high local wages and overheads have increased the threat of relocating processing facilities offshore, as major players attempt to consolidate operations and lessen costs. Chronic supply-side issues hampered by adverse weather conditions have increased input prices, thereby undermining the competitiveness of local players. In 2013-14, industry revenue is forecast at $5.5 billion, which represents a 2.5% decrease on the previous year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Fruit and vegetable processing occurs in all Australian states, although Victoria and New South Wales contain the highest number of plants. Until recently, Victoria was the industry's premier state. However, industry rationalisation, especially in vegetable processing, has led to a decline in establishments operating in Victoria, and also in South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.

In August 2011, SPC Ardmona announced 150 job cuts and the closure of its Mooroopna operating facilities in the Goulburn Valley, VIC, because it could no longer compete with the influx of cheap imports brought on by the strong Australian dollar and the prevalence of private-label products... purchase to read more


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What is the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry?

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

Industry Products
CondimentsShelf-stable vegetables Shelf-stable fruitFrozen and dried fruitFrozen vegetablesFrozen potatoSoups
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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