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Fruit & Vegetable Processing Market Projected to Reach USD 346.05 Billion by 2022

Global Fruit & Vegetable Processing Market Analysis and Forecast to 2022 | Growth Opportunity Assessment


Princeton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/01/2018 -- The global fruit & vegetable processing market is estimated to reach USD 245.97 Billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 346.05 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.1% from 2017. The global fruit & vegetable processing market comprises the global fruit & vegetable processing equipment market and processed fruits & vegetables market. The fruit & vegetable processing market has been largely driven by the growing demand for convenience foods, the growing foodservice industry, the increased presence of modern retail outlets, and growing awareness about the benefits of fruits & vegetables.

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Based on type, the market has been segmented into fruits, vegetables, and others (jams, pickles, and preserved produce). The vegetables segments dominated the global processed fruits & vegetables market, in terms of both, value and volume. The increase in health consciousness among consumers and growing vegetarian population is expected to drive the demand for the vegetables segment.

Based on type, the fruit & vegetable processing equipment market has been segmented into pre-processing, peeling/inspection/slicing, washing & dewatering, fillers, packaging & handling, seasoning systems, and others (control & information systems, metal detectors, and fryer & oven systems, homogenizers, and weighers). The fillers and packaging & handling segments are projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The increase in innovations and technological advancements in the processing equipment industry is expected to drive this market during the forecast period.

North America is estimated to occupy the largest share of the global fruit & vegetable processing market, in terms of value, in 2017, owing to the mature fruit & vegetable processing industry and the presence of major companies such as JBT Corporation, Conagra Brands, and Dole Food. In the Asia Pacific region, India is projected to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period. The changing lifestyles and preferences, increasing awareness regarding the benefits of processed fruits & vegetables, the growing health-conscious population, higher disposable incomes, and growth of the middle-class population are some of the factors driving the growth of the fruit & vegetable processing market in India. India has a varied agricultural climate, relatively inexpensive labor, and according to the FAOSTAT, it accounted for the second-largest population in the world in 2017, which is expected to support the growth of this industry. Key players in Europe and the US focus on tapping the fruit & vegetable processing market in countries such as India and China, owing to which Asia Pacific is expected to witness high growth in the coming years.

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The food recall incidences, coupled with complex supply chain and high inventory carrying cost are the major factors restraining the growth of the processed fruits & vegetables market, globally. The major challenges faced by the processors/manufacturers are high capital investments for equipment and strict regulations that ensure consumer safety.

The market for fruit & vegetable processing equipment is dominated by key players such as Bosch (Germany), Buhler (Switzerland), GEA Group (Germany), JBT Corporation (US), and Krones (Germany), while the market for processed fruits & vegetables is dominated by Conagra Brands (US), Dole Food (US), Kroger (US), Olam International (Singapore), The Kraft Heinz Company (US), Albertsons (US) Greencore Group (Ireland), and Nestlé (Switzerland). These leading players have adopted various strategies such as expansions, acquisitions, new product launches, and joint ventures/partnerships/collaborations to explore new and untapped markets, expand in local areas of emerging markets, and develop a new customer base for long-term client relationships. This has not only enabled the key players to expand their geographical reach but has also reinforced their market position by gaining a larger share in terms of revenue and product portfolios.

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Small-scale players have also adopted these strategies to expand their businesses globally by investing in the establishment of manufacturing facilities and technical service centers in various regions. Inorganic growth strategies enable them to improve their technical expertise through intensive R&D infrastructure offered by bigger players.

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