Peachy keen: Rising disposable income will encourage spending on fresh fruit and nuts

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Fruit & Nut Farming can be used to help you understand the industry’s market size, growth potential and major companies. Five-year forecasts provide insight into the industry’s prospects, so you can make decisions with confidence. This information is perfectly suited to informing your business plans, pitch books, benchmarking and SWOT analysis.


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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in specific segments, especially grapes and almonds, carried the entire industry to strong growth
  • Operators rely partly on government programs to drive demand and assist farmers
  • Consumers will purchase higher priced fresh fruits over canned substitutes
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Revenue for the Fruit and Nut Farming industry, which excludes citrus fruits, grew considerably over the past five years. Although general fruit prices were nearly stagnant, demand for a few large product segments rapidly increased. In the coming years, industry revenue is expected to continue rising. Continued advancements in transportation technology will extend the reach of high-quality, high-value domestically grown fruit in the global market.

    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Although production occurs in most states, fruit and nut farms are heavily concentrated in the West, where weather patterns are most favorable for fruit and nut production. Production in the West accounts for more than 80.0% of the value of industry production. California and Washington in particular dominate the industry, which account for an estimated respective 69.3% and 12.2% of the value of industry production.

    According to the USDA, California is the country's leading producer of grapes, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, and kiwi fruit. It is also a major producer of apples, plums, pears and cherries. Furthermore, more than 80.0% of nuts are also grown in California, including almost all almonds, pistachios, and walnuts. Was

    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 Price of fruit and Demand from canned fruit and vegetable processing in the Fruit & Nut Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Fruit & Nut Farming Industry?

    Farmers in this industry grow nuts such as almonds and peanuts, as well as fruits like apples, berries, grapes and other noncitrus products. Operators in this industry sell their crops to downstream processors and fresh produce wholesalers and retailers.

    Industry Products
    Pecans and walnuts
    Cherries, blueberries and cranberries
    Industry Activities
    Growing grapes
    Growing berries
    Growing apples
    Growing almonds
    Growing peanuts
    Growing pecans and walnuts

    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
  • Price of fruit
  • Demand from canned fruit and vegetable processing
  • Demand from wineries
  • Per capita fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Population
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • International trade
  • Government support
  • Industry characteristics
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Healthy habits
  • Improved production
  • Trade and participation
  • Table: Fruit & Nut Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fruit & Nut Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Snack Food Production
  • Wineries
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Crop Services
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Fertilizer Manufacturing
  • Pesticide Manufacturing
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems

  • Products & Services
  • Almonds
  • Grapes
  • Other
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Pecans and walnuts
  • Cherries, blueberries and cranberries
  • Peanuts
  • Chart: Fruit & Nut Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Processors
  • Fresh fruit markets and supermarkets
  • Wine manufacturers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fruit & Nut Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesDepreciationRent and UtilitiesOther costs
  • 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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Fruit & Nut Farming Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Production of Noncitrus Fruit (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bearing Acreage
  • The total area that is harvested each year, which is different from the total area of farms (that may be used for other purposes) and total planting area.
  • Cooperative (Co-Op)
  • An association of trade professionals who are 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.
  • Organic Farming
  • Farming that does not involve the use of artificial chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers or genetically modified organisms.
  • Spot Market
  • A market in which a commodity is bought or sold for immediate delivery or delivery in the very near future.
  • Taproot
  • The main root of a plant, growing straight down from the stem into the earth.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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    The Fruit & Nut Farming market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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