Bearing fruit: Increases in production and fruit prices have benefited industry revenue

The fortunes of Australia’s pome and stone fruit growers largely depend on external factors. Production depends on climate conditions, while exchange rate fluctuations, consumer health consciousness and the strength of downstream fruit processors influence demand. The major supermarkets, Coles and Woolworths, also influence the industry.Overall, industry production has increased over the past five years. Rising production and an increase in the domestic price of fruit have boosted industry revenue over the period. Industry revenue is expected to rise from a low base, growing by an annualised 8.5% over the five years through 2017-18, to total $1.1 billion. However, the industry is anticipated to decline by 11.9% in the current more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry production has increased over the past five years, despite difficult trading conditions
  • Overall, industry production has increased over the past five years
  • More industry operators are expected to look to export markets to support revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entry into the Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing industry are moderate. Generally, all inputs are readily available, and there are often several farms for sale. Nonetheless, barriers to entry do exist, such as the long lead time between planting and harvesting. On average, it takes about five to seven years for fruit trees to reach commercial-bearing capacity. It can also take up to eight years before orchards break-even. New participants need to be able to sustain the operation in the absence of a positive cashflow. As a solution, many farmers create alternative revenue streams during such times, which may involve growing alternative horticultural crops or farming livestock.Raising finance to fund new ventures in the industry can prove problematic. Ban...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing Industry are

  • Appropriate physical growing conditions
  • Appropriate climatic conditions
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from fruit and vegetable processing and Level of annual rainfall in the Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing Industry?

    Producers in the industry grow and harvest pome fruit and stone fruit. Pome fruit contains seed chambers and an outer flesh. Stone fruit are also fleshy but have a hard stone at their core that surrounds the seed.

    Industry Products
  • Apples
  • Pears and other pome fruits
  • Cherries
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Other stone fruit
  • Industry Activities
  • Apple growing
  • Pear growing (including nashi)
  • Quince growing
  • Apricot growing
  • Cherry growing
  • Peach growing
  • Nectarine growing
  • Plum and prune growing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from fruit and vegetable processing
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Domestic price of fruit
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Apparent fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Health consciousness

  • Current Performance
  • Weather conditions
  • Supply chain trends
  • Downstream demand
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Price pressures
  • Domestic and international markets
  • Weather patterns
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services
  • Water Supply

  • Products & Services
  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Pears and other pome fruits
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Other stone fruit
  • Chart: Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Fruit wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Fruit processors
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Solid material generated from decomposed bio-waste. It is used as a soil fertiliser.
  • Pome Fruit
  • Fruit with seed chambers and an outer fleshy part, such as apples and pears.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A trend whereby the wholesaler is bypassed in the supply chain, such as when retailers purchase directly from growers.
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