Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia - Market Research Report

Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 0.2%

Firms in the Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry have struggled with increasing external competition over the past five years. Rising import penetration and high operating costs have negatively affected industry performance over the period. High local wages and overheads compared with overseas producers have prompted many firms to relocate processing facilities offshore or consolidate operations and reduce costs. High labour and compliance costs have undermined the competitiveness of local players, resulting in imports surging as a share of domestic demand over the past five years. Additionally, supermarkets have been increasingly sourcing processed goods from overseas for use in their own private-label brands. The rising popularity of private-la...
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Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Continued import penetration and rising overhead costs are projected to reduce revenue for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry over the next five years. Competition from private-label products is anticipated to strengthen, contributing to lower average prices received across the industry and amplifying competition among branded lines. However, the Australian dollar is forecast to remain low compared with its peak in XXX-XX, which is projected to continue providing export opportunities for domestic players over the period. Additionally, heightened health awareness and increasingly time-poor consumers will likely increase demand for some industry products. While these factors may boost industry demand, lower per-unit prices will likely restrict...
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Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $6bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,156
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 14,663

Biggest companies in the Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia industry include Simplot Australia (Holdings) Pty Limited and Heinz Wattie's Pty Ltd.

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What is Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry?

Industry Definition

Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry firms primarily process, bottle, can, preserve, quick-freeze and quick-dry fruit and vegetables. Industry products include dehydrated vegetable products, soups, sauces, pickles, mixed meat and vegetable products, and non-milk based baby foods. Sun-dried products are not included in the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Frozen, packaged and pickled vegetables
  • Sauces and condiments
  • Frozen, dried and shelf-stable fruit
  • Soups
  • Baked beans and canned spaghetti
  • Other products

Industry Activities

  • Soup making
  • Fruit and vegetable based condiment production
  • Shelf-stable fruit production
  • Fruit drying and freezing
  • Vegetable freezing
  • Shelf-stable vegetable production
  • Pickling of fruit and vegetable products
  • Other fruit and vegetable processing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry firms primarily process, bottle, can, preserve, quick-freeze and quick-dry fruit and vegetables. Industry products include dehydrated vegetable products, soups, sauces, pickles, mixed meat and vegetable products, and non-milk based baby foods. Sun-dried products are not included in the industry.

Main Activities

  • Soup making
  • Fruit and vegetable based condiment production
  • Shelf-stable fruit production
  • Fruit drying and freezing
  • Vegetable freezing
  • Shelf-stable vegetable production
  • Pickling of fruit and vegetable products
  • Other fruit and vegetable processing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Domestic fruit represents a significant purchase cost for fruit and vegetable processors. The ability to pass on a rise in farmgate fruit prices to consum...
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Domestic price of fruit
Domestic price of vegetables
Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

Supermarket reliance
Imports and exports
Production and prices
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Consumption trends
Increasing regulations
 Table: Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia
Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia
Convenience Stores in Australia
Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services in Australia
Cafes and Coffee Shops in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Grape Growing in Australia
Citrus Fruit, Nut and Other Fruit Growing in Australia
Plastic Bottle Manufacturing in Australia
Outdoor Vegetable Growing in Australia
Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing in Australia


Products & Services

Operators in the Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry process fruit and vegetables into a range of products, including sauces and condiments, soups, an...
Supermarkets
Grocery wholesalers
Food-service providers
Other food manufacturers


Demand Determinants

The demand determinants affecting the industry include disposable income, the presence of substitutes and consumer lifestyle trends. A rise in real househ...
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Major Markets

Supermarkets
Grocery wholesalers
Food-service providers
Other food manufacturers



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry exhibits low market share concentration. A mix of small, medium and large firms operate in the industry. Marke...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Simplot Australia (Holdings) Pty Limited is a subsidiary of US-based J.R. Simplot Company, one of the world's largest frozen potato producers. Simplot Aus...
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Simplot Australia

 Table: Simplot Australia - financial performance

Heinz

 Table: Heinz - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. For every dollar invested in capital across the industry, an estimated $3...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Major Players
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  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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