Small potatoes: Volatile weather has constrained revenue, especially for potato growers

The Vegetable Growing industry produces a range of vegetables, such as carrots, and similar products, such as herbs and tomatoes. Industry farms grow products outdoors, under cover in structures like greenhouses or in a combination of both. The industry's performance is linked to several factors, with the most significant being production levels. Volatile growing conditions, such as annual rainfall levels, have caused production to be subdued over the past five years, which has limited industry growth. In addition, competition from other vegetable producing countries, such as Australia, has constrained export growth over the past five years.However, industry operators have benefited from vegetable consumption increasing over the past five more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry operators have benefited from increased vegetable consumption over the past five years
  • Many larger farms have been purchasing smaller establishments to boost their economies of scale
  • Demand for organic produce is expected to rise alongside increased health consciousness
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Vegetable Growing industry is highly capital intensive. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.40 is spent on capital. Industry operators invest significantly in capital items such as tractors, greenhouses, and various equipment and machinery used for vegetable growing. However, labour also plays an important role in the industry, with employees undertaking a variety of functions, such as harvesting, when companies cannot invest significantly in capital items. Capital intensity has risen over the past five years as players have increasingly invested in technology to assist with vegetable growing...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Vegetable Growing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Vegetable Growing Industry are

  • Establishment of export markets
  • Having an integrated operation
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Apparent fruit and vegetable consumption and Level of annual rainfall in the Vegetable Growing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Vegetable Growing in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators grow vegetables outdoors and under cover. Under cover growing occurs primarily in greenhouses, cold frames, cloth houses and lath houses.

    Industry Products
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Other vegetables
  • Industry Activities
  • Vegetable growing outdoors
  • Vegetable growing under cover
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Apparent fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Domestic price of vegetables
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Domestic price of fertiliser

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Health consciousness
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Consumer demand
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Vegetable Growing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Vegetable Growing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing in New Zealand
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Supermarkets, Grocery Stores and Convenience Stores in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Water Supply in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Other vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Chart: Vegetable Growing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Exports
  • Food processors
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Vegetable Growing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Vegetable Growing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Vegetable Growing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Vegetable Growing 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 Vegetable Growing 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
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  • Horticulture
  • The practice of growing fruit, vegetable, flowers and other plants.
  • Pulse
  • The edible seed of a leguminous plant, such as a chickpea.
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