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Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Fruit and Vegetable Processing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1140 | Jan 2017

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

IBISWorld’s Fruit and Vegetable Processing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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... purchase to read more

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... purchase to read more


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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 vegetablesSauces and condimentsFrozen, dried and shelf-stable fruitSoupsBaked beans and canned spaghettiOther products
Industry Activities
Soup makingFruit and vegetable based condiment productionShelf-stable fruit productionFruit drying and freezingVegetable freezingShelf-stable vegetable productionPickling of fruit and vegetable productsOther fruit and vegetable processing

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