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Fruit Growing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Fruit Growing Market Research Report | SIC A01.200 | Aug 2016

Fruitful period: Increased demand for strawberries has boosted industry revenue

The Fruit Growing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Industry demand has been boosted by an increasingly health-conscious society
  • Low import prices and an increasing number of marketing agents have led to greater competition
  • The rising popularity of organic produce is expected to increase margins
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Fruit Growing industry consists of over 6,000 establishments and produces over 395,000 tonnes of fruit a year. Soft fruits such as strawberries and raspberries are amongst the most commonly grown in the industry. Apples, including those used for eating, cooking and cider production, pears, plums and cherries are also widely grown. Industry operators only produce about 10% of the fruit consumed in the United Kingdom as British conditions are unsuitable for tropical fruits like bananas and oranges.

Industry performance is primarily driven by changes in demand for fruit. Operators often grow the products that are more popular amongst consumers as they deliver higher profit margins... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Fruit growers tend to base their operations in areas with low rent and labour costs and good transport links. Over 70% of industry establishments are located in the southern half of England, which includes the South East, the South West, the West Midlands and the East of England. These areas provide favourable conditions for fruit growing.

The South East

The South East is expected to account for 29.1% of industry establishments in 2016-17. The South East has rich and fertile soil that is ideal for industry operations. The counties of Kent and East Sussex grow a high proportion of Britain's fruit and vegetables.

The South West

The South West is estimated to account for 22% of industry establishments in the current year. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Fruit Growing Industry

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

  • Establishment of export markets
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • Production of premium goods/services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Level of annual rainfall and Demand from fruit and vegetable processing in the Fruit Growing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Fruit Growing Industry?

    This industry comprises firms involved in growing a wide range of fruit, generally outdoors in orchards or glasshouses.

    Industry Products
    StrawberriesRaspberriesApplesBlackberriesPearsPlumsBlackcurrantsOther fruits
    Industry Activities
    Stone fruit growingPome fruit growingGrape growingCitrus fruit growingSoft fruit growing

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Demand from fruit and vegetable processing
  • Demand from fruit and vegetable wholesaling
  • Fruit and vegetable prices
  • Health consciousness
  • Current Performance
  • High Demand
  • Changes to Production
  • Marketing intermediaries
  • Import Competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Referendum effect
  • Core costs
  • Fruitful demand
  • Profit trends
  • Table: Fruit Growing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fruit Growing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Juice Production
  • Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Fruit & Vegetable Retailers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing
  • Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply
  • Products & Services
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Raspberries
  • Other fruits
  • Blackcurrants
  • Blackberries
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Chart: Fruit Growing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Marketing agents
  • Wholesalers
  • Supermarkets
  • Box schemes, farmers' markets and farm shops
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fruit Growing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent, utilities, depreciation and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fruit Growing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fruit Growing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fruit Growing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Fruit Growing Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Marketing Intermediaries/Agents
  • Agents facilitating business between fruit growers and buyers.
  • Polytunnels
  • Temporary plastic tunnel structures designed to protect fruit and vegetables from the elements.
  • Producer Organisation (Po)
  • A group through which growers market produce, build strong supply chain relationships and realise economies of scale by pooling resources and skills.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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