Apples and pears are among the most popular fresh fruit in Australia and domestic consumption has risen steadily over the past five years. The industry has also benefited from an overall rise in production and prices over the five years through 2012-13, which has driven estimated annualised revenue growth of 3.1% over the period. Despite the solid growth, the industry has faced several challenges including volatile growing conditions, extreme weather patterns and the difficulty of expanding export markets given the strong Australian dollar.
Producers in this industry grow and harvest apples, pears and other pome fruit – fruit containing seed chambers and an outer flesh.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.