Overview

Foreign fruit: Cheap processed fruit imports have constrained industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
0.2%
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Profit
Employment
15,394
Business
2,120

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry farmers have battled tough trading conditions over the past five years
  • Production and yields have both trended downwards, constraining industry revenue growth
  • More industry operators are expected to look to export markets to support revenue growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The fortunes of Australia's pome and stone fruit growers are largely beholden to external factors. Production depends on climate conditions, while exchange rate fluctuations, consumer health consciousness and the strength of downstream fruit processors influence demand. Farmers have battled tough trading conditions over the past five years. High temperatures over 2013 and 2014 reduced yield and production for fruit growers, while import penetration in the processing sector limited demand. The growing dominance of the two supermarket giants over the supply chain has also influenced the industry. While direct supply contracts with retailers have enabled steady demand for larger producers, the supermarkets' bargaining power has disadvantaged farmers in price negotiations...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing industry's wage costs indicate a highly capital-intensive industry. For every dollar spent on wages for hired labour, the average farmer spends an estimated $0.24 on capital items. However, owner-operators account for a substantial share of growers. Owner-operators do not typically pay themselves a traditional wage and instead rely on drawings from profit for income. Once owner-operator labour is accounted for, the industry is shown to have a moderate capital intensity.

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    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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    Industry Products

    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from fruit and vegetable processing
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Domestic price of fruit
  • Health consciousness
  • Trade-weighted index

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

  • Industry Outlook
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Biochar
  • Solid material generated from decomposed bio-waste. It is used as a soil fertiliser.
  • Cold Treated
  • Fruit that has been kept in temperatures between 2 and 3 degrees for 14 to 16 days to ensure it is disease free.
  • El Nino
  • An irregularly occurring weather pattern where rainfall over the Pacific Ocean increases, causing drought in Australia.
  • Pome Fruit
  • Fruit with seed chambers and an outer fleshy part, such as apples and pears.
  • The Horticulture Code
  • The Horticulture Code of Conduct.
  • 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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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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