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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

IBISWorld’s Fruit Growing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£641m
Annual Growth 12-17
0.8%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
21,130
Businesses
5,758
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

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The barriers to entering the Fruit Growing industry are low due to the relatively low level of inputs required for industry operations. Additionally, many operators within the industry receive assistance in the form of EU funding, which helps them to sustain their businesses between harvesting periods.

Due to the industry's low level of market share concentration, it is relatively easy for operators to enter the industry. However, as the industry is composed of a large number of small establishments, the level of competition is high. New entrants to the industry often choose to sell specific niche products in order to distinguish themselves from other operators.

Increased innovation in the industry could provide a barrier to potential entrants. Cer.. 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


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