The Australian Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry has battled through difficult trading conditions over the past five years. The increase in cheap foreign imports, aggressive marketing of private-label products and chronic supply-side issues have largely impeded the industry's growth prospects. The increase in imports has been driven by an ascendant dollar, reduced domestic inputs due to adverse weather conditions and an increase in supermarkets' tendency to direct-source processed goods from overseas.
This industry consists of companies that bottle, can, preserve, quick-freeze and quick-dry fruit and vegetables (excluding sun-dried products). It includes dehydrated vegetable products, soups, sauces, pickles and mixed meat and vegetable and cereal products. The industry also includes firms that process fruit and vegetables.
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.