Unfruitful: Industry revenue expected to marginally decline over the next five years

IBISWorld’s Fruit and Vegetable Processing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 constrained revenue growth over the period. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.4% over the five years through 2016-17, to $5.9 billion. However, this figure is skewed by a low base year in 2011-12, when industry revenue fell sharply due to high input costs and increasing import competition resulting from a strong Australian dollar. High local wages and overheads compared with overseas producers have prompted many firms to relocate processing facilities offshore or consolidate operations and reduce costs...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Operators in the Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry process fruit and vegetables into a range of products, including sauces and condiments, soups, and frozen and shelf-stable goods. These products include fruits and vegetables packaged in tin cans, plastic tubs, glass jars and flexible pouches. Due to the wide variety of products made by the industry, most segments are broadly grouped.

Frozen, packaged and pickled vegetables

Processed vegetables account for the largest share of industry revenue. This segment includes frozen peas, beans, carrots, corn and vegetable mixes, in addition to pre-cut vegetables and jarred, tinned and pickled vegetables. The..

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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
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

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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