On the pulse: demand for pulses from countries such as India and Bangladesh has boosted revenue

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...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry firms have struggled with increasing external competition over the past five years
  • Domestic demand for processed fruit and vegetables has decreased over the past five years
  • Australian fruit and vegetable processors are forecast to face greater regulatory restraints
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Fruit and vegetable processing occurs across Australia. Victoria and New South Wales contain the greatest shares of industry enterprises. Until recently, New South Wales had the largest number of fruit and vegetable processing plants. However, industry rationalisation, especially in vegetable processing, has led to a decline in establishments operating in New South Wales and South Australia. The industry has been subject to many major plant closures over the past decade, such as SPC Ardmona's closure of its Mooroopna operating facilities in the Goulburn Valley, VIC in August 2011, and Heinz's tomato sauce factory closure in January 2012. Ongoing growth among cheap imported goods has placed pressures on many manufacturing facilities. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing are:

  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Management of seasonal production
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic price of fruit and Domestic price of vegetables in the Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry?

    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
  • 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
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic price of fruit
  • Domestic price of vegetables
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer demand
  • Supermarket reliance
  • Imports and exports
  • Production and prices
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Consumption trends
  • Increasing regulations
  • Table: Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services
  • Cafes and Coffee Shops

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing
  • Citrus Fruit, Nut and Other Fruit Growing
  • Grape Growing
  • Outdoor Vegetable Growing
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Frozen, packaged and pickled vegetables
  • Sauces and condiments
  • Frozen, dried and shelf-stable fruit
  • Soups
  • Other products
  • Baked beans and canned spaghetti
  • Chart: Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Export markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Food-service providers
  • Other food manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Utilities and rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fruit and Vegetable Processing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Simplot Australia (Holdings) Pty Limited, Heinz Wattie's Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Simplot Australia (Holdings) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Heinz Wattie's Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing 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 Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Pet Containers
  • Commonly used product packaging made from thermoplastic polymers.
  • Private-Label Products
  • Products that are sold under the retailer's own label. These products are typically cheaper, as there are less or no marketing costs involved.
  • Shelf-Stable
  • Products that are stored in tins, cans or plastic containers that do not require refrigeration.
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