Key ingredients: As Canadians eat healthier, vegetable farms will be on the forefront

The Vegetable Farming industry in Canada has experienced strong growth over the past five years. Demand for industry products has been supported by an increased focus on eating healthier foods such as vegetables and rising disposable income. The industry has also benefited from increased demand from downstream industries such as vegetable processors, wholesalers and grocery stores. Market forces have increased the prices of crops, which has further fomented the industry's expansion. The industry is anticipated to experience similar trends over the next five years. Canada's disposable income is expected to continue growing alongside healthy eating habits that will likely promote further vegetable more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Greater awareness of the health benefits of vegetables has driven demand
  • Downstream retail giants have invested in expanding their selection of fresh produce
  • Increasing health awareness is supported by rising disposable income
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Vegetable Farming industry in Canada has a low market share concentration because the majority of industry farms are small, family-run enterprises. Farmers generally own and operate their farms, supplementing family labour with hired hands only during critical harvesting periods. At the other end of the spectrum is the low number of commercial farms, which boast significantly higher industry revenue and hectarage. Even so, the production value is dispersed such that no single farm receives a large proportion of the industry’s total revenue since the operators focus on a fraction of all crops produced in the industry. The distribution of employment is linked closely to production figures, with the few commercial farms employing an outsize share of labourers. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Vegetable Farming Industry

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

  • Production of premium produce
  • Availability of irrigation water
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer price index for food and Canadian effective exchange rate index in the Vegetable Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Vegetable Farming Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments that primarily grow vegetables and melons. Establishments that primarily produce vegetable and melon seeds and vegetable and melon bedding plants are also included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Potatoes
  • Bulbs
  • Flowers
  • Fruits
  • Leaves
  • Roots
  • Industry Activities
  • Greenhouse vegetable production
  • Open field vegetable farming
  • Potato farming
  • Mixed vegetables farming
  • Cantaloupe, melon and watermelon farming
  • Sweet corn growing
  • Vegetable seed growing
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Current Performance
  • Favourable economic conditions
  • New markets
  • Technological developments and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Fresh outlook and continued growth
  • Increased activity
  • Table: Vegetable Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Vegetable 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
  • Single Location 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
  • Potatoes
  • Other
  • Fruits
  • Roots
  • Leaves
  • Bulbs
  • Flowers
  • Chart: Vegetable Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Dietary trends
  • Price
  • Household incomes
  • Exchange rates
  • Product attributes

  • Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Exports
  • Direct
  • Vegetable processors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Vegetable Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchases, rent and utilitiesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Vegetable Farming

  • Basis of Competition
    Production costsQualityVarietyReputation
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Vegetable 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 Vegetable 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 Vegetable Farming Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per capita disposable income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Farm Gate Value
  • Price of the product before any selling costs that come with marketing, transportation, etc.
  • Fertilizer
  • A substance (such as manure or a chemical mixture) used to make soil more fertile.
  • 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 soybean, corn and canola.
  • Yield
  • The number of vegetables produced per hectare of land.
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