Berry good: Growth in population and industry expansion will lead to fruitful demand

The Fruit and Nut Farming industry in Canada is expected to grow respectably over the five years to 2019. Farms in the industry produce fruits, such as apples, blueberries, cranberries and grapes, and a small portion of farm tree nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts and chestnuts. Stable economic growth has supported increasing consumer spending and therefore demand for produce, while fruit prices have improved as a result of efficient and calculated domestic production volumes. This combination has driven revenue growth and the overall expansion of the industry. The industry is expected to expand further over the next five years to 2024 while becoming more efficient. New technological developments will likely continue to affect the market and decrease reliance on human labour...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 14-19
1.8%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
23,350
Businesses
4,580
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry expansion has been supported by favourable economic and consumer trends
  • The United States is a major destination for the industry’s exports
  • Consumer and health research indicates that demand for fruit is growing
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Entry into fruit and nut farming is moderately easy for newcomers as long as the farms do not need to be started from scratch. Required inputs are readily available and there are often several farms available for sale. The most significant barriers involve the capital investment requirements associated with establishing a farm and obtaining contracts with downstream processors. Building a farm from the ground up requires considerable investment. New participants need to purchase or lease land, grain silos and essential machinery, such as harvesters and tractors. Potential entrants may have difficulty securing funding for these costs.New operators may also be deterred by the difficulty in obtaining contracts with downstream markets. Far...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fruit & Nut Farming Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fruit & Nut Farming Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Production of premium goods
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Canadian effective exchange rate index and Consumer spending in the Fruit & Nut Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fruit & Nut Farming Industry?

    Industry operators grow fruits such as apples, pears, berries and grapes, in addition to nuts such as walnuts, chestnuts and hazelnuts. Operators sell their crops to downstream processors, fresh produce wholesalers and retailers or export them to foreign destinations. Oranges and other citrus are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Cranberries
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Other fruits and nuts
  • Industry Activities
  • Farming apples
  • Farming blueberries
  • Farming grapes
  • Farming cranberries
  • Farming strawberries
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Consumer spending
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer and taste trends
  • The movement of fruits
  • Farmhands always needed
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Ripening demand
  • International threats
  • Changing structure
  • Table: Fruit & Nut Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fruit & Nut Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetable Processing in Canada
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling in Canada
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada
  • Full-Service Restaurants in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling in Canada
  • Fertilizer Manufacturing in Canada
  • Tractors & Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Other fruits and nuts
  • Cranberries
  • Cherries
  • Chart: Fruit & Nut Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Fresh fruit markets and supermarkets
  • Exports
  • Wholesalers
  • Fruit processors
  • Juice production
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fruit & Nut Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fruit & Nut Farming

  • Basis of Competition
    Production costsQualityVarietyBrandingReliability and supply contractsExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fruit & Nut Farming Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fruit & Nut Farming 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 Fruit & Nut Farming Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Population (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cooperative (Co-Op)
  • An association of trade professionals that is united voluntarily to meet a common economic goal.
  • Genetically Modified (Gm)
  • A technique where specific changes are introduced into a plant or animal's DNA by genetic engineering techniques. The most common modified foods include soybeans, corn and canola.
  • Tree Nuts
  • A food from a tree composed of a hard fruit and a shell, including almonds, chestnuts, walnuts and hazelnuts.
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