Berry good:Growing health-consciousness among consumers will fuel industry demand

Fruit is a standard part of the average Canadian consumer's diet; therefore, demand for the industry's products tends to be stable. Shifting consumer preferences based on health, dietary and taste trends have caused some product groups to grow (e.g. blueberries and grapes) and others to recede (e.g. apples and strawberries). International trade has been both a blessing and a curse for the industry in recent years. The United States is the largest destination for exports due to its sizeable consumer market and its proximity to Canada; these factors ensure Canadian fruit farmers will have a market among US consumers in the near future. Aside from trade, other competitive factors will come into play in the next five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • New technological developments will boost efficiency and decrease reliance on human labour
  • The value of industry imports far exceeds the value of industry revenue
  • Consumer and health research indicates that demand for fruit is growing in Canada
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Fruit and Nut Farming industry in Canada produces a variety of crops in farms across the country. Main offerings include apples, blueberries, grapes, cranberries and strawberries, which are all fruits that can be grown in Canada’s climate without being damaged by frost or cold. The industry’s products are meant for either fresh consumption or for further processing into canned products, juices, preserves and other food products.Since fruit is a staple part of many diets and is relatively inexpensive, demand for industry products is generally stable from year to year, with little to no fluctuation based on economic booms and busts. Nevertheless, like much of the agricultural sector, industry revenue can fluctuate significantly. Poo...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-dollar effective exchange rate index and Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores 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.

    Industry Products
  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Cranberries
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Peaches
  • 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-dollar effective exchange rate index
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Demand from canned fruit and vegetable processing
  • Population

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

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Fruit processors
  • Fresh fruit markets and supermarkets
  • Wine manufacturers
  • Wholesalers
  • 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
  • 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
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Population (2008-2022)

  • 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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