Canned: Industry revenue has dried up due to competitive pressures from low-cost imports

The Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry has struggled with increasing external competition over the past five years. Rising import penetration and high operating costs have hurt the industry's performance over the period. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 1.1% over the five years through 2017-18, to $5.6 billion. 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 international competitiveness of local players. Industry revenue is expected to grow by 2.2% in 2017-18, in part due to rising demand from India.Imports have surged as a share of domestic demand over the past five years. more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has struggled with increasing external competition over the past five years
  • Domestic demand for processed fruit and vegetables has trended down over the past five years
  • Australian fruit and vegetable processors are forecast to face greater regulatory restraints
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry vary across the different segments of the industry. Establishment and advertising costs represent the major obstacles facing new entrants. Establishment costs include the construction or purchase of a processing facility, warehouse, plant and equipment. These costs are particularly high in canning operations, which are considered capital-intensive. Branding is advantageous, particularly for products in the mid to high end of the market. Major firms like SPC Ardmona and McCain regularly invest heavily in advertising campaigns to maintain strong brands. New entrants need to expend significant funds into creating a brand image and consumer awareness. Bra...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry 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?

    Industry firms primarily process, bottle, can, preserve, quick-freeze and quick-dry fruit and vegetables. The industry includes 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
  • Import competition
  • Production and prices
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Export markets
  • 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, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited,
  • Table: Simplot Australia (Holdings) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Heinz Wattie's Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Coca-Cola Amatil Limited - 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 (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
    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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