Rising import penetration and soaring local operating costs have plagued the Fruit and Vegetable Processing industry over the past five years. Industry revenue is anticipated to fall by an annualised 0.4% over the five years through 2014-15. Relatively high local wages and overheads have increased the threat of relocating processing facilities offshore, as major players attempt to consolidate operations and lower costs. Chronic supply-side issues hampered by adverse weather conditions have increased input prices, thereby undermining the competitiveness of local players.
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 (except Worcestershire sauce), 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.