Overview

A new leaf: Steady demand and high prices will foster industry revenue growth

The Vegetable Farming industry market report contains data and analysis of the most influential current and future trends shaping the industry. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical, user-friendly format, and provides growth and profit forecasts for a five-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$19bn
Annual Growth
12-17
0.4%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
175,198
Business
81,982

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Both the number of small local farms and the number of larger commercial farms have been growing
  • Changes in consumer preferences have led supermarkets and other retail outlets to demand fresh produce year-round
  • Increasing imports of fresh produce will slightly constrain demand for industry products
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Retail demand for vegetables has increased; combined with a concurrent increase in the price of vegetables, this has bolstered revenue growth for the Vegetable Farming industry. Furthermore, a push toward healthy eating has increased the market for higher-margin fresh vegetables, as opposed to processed vegetables. Despite slight cost increases, industry operators have managed their supply contracts well, shielding and even increasing their profit margins. Drastic changes are not expected within the industry over the next five years. Vegetable consumption will remain near current levels, as industry associations promote healthy eating through marketing campaigns that tout the benefits of eating vegetables.

    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The majority of farms, including those growing vegetables and melons, are small, family-run enterprises. Farmers generally own and operate their farms, supplementing family labor with hired hands only during key periods, such as harvesting season. On the other end of the spectrum, nearly 6.0% of farms are commercial farms that dominate the industry in terms of acreage and revenue. Even so, the production value is dispersed such that no single farm receives a large proportion of the industry’s total revenue. The distribution of employment is linked closely to production values, with the few commercial mega-farms employing the vast majority of laborers.

    This low concentration of market share results in a transfer of price-setting power to the large buyers. Far

    Additional Insights for the Vegetable Farming Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Production of premium produce
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of vegetables and Demand from fruit and vegetable wholesaling in the Vegetable Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Vegetable Farming Industry?

    Operators in this industry grow a wide variety of vegetables and melons in open fields and in greenhouses. This report does not include some notable crops such as corn, soybeans or wheat, which are included in other reports.

    Industry Products
    Peppers
    Potatoes
    Lettuce
    Tomatoes
    Sweet corn
    Broccoli
    Onions
    All other vegetables
    Industry Activities
    Dry pea and bean farming
    Carrot farming
    Squash farming
    Fresh green bean farming
    Tomato farming
    Melon farming
    Mushroom farming
    Potato farming
    Greenhouse vegetable production

    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 vegetables
  • Demand from fruit and vegetable wholesaling
  • Per capita fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Average annual precipitation

  • Current Performance
  • Crop price volatility
  • Health-conscious consumers drive profit
  • Trade remains stable
  • Industry size and yields
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Steady weather and health consciousness
  • Farm size
  • Table: Vegetable Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Vegetable Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

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

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

  • Products & Services
  • All other vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Sweet corn
  • Broccoli
  • Peppers
  • Chart: Vegetable Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Dietary trends
  • Price
  • Household incomes
  • Exchange rates
  • Product attributes

  • Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Food service industries
  • Exports
  • Vegetable Wholesalers
  • Vegetable processors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Vegetable Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitLaborPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Vegetable Farming

  • Basis of Competition
  • Production costs and price
  • Quality
  • Variety
  • Branding
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Vegetable 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 Vegetable 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 Vegetable Farming 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)
  • Price of vegetables (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Checkoff
  • An industry-imposed tax on its own products, the proceeds from which are used for research and promotion. Notable examples include milk ("Got Milk?") and pork ("The other white meat").
  • Co-Operative
  • An organization owned and operated for the benefit of those using its services. In agriculture, co-operatives often span several levels of the supply chain.
  • Genetically Modified
  • A plant or animal that has had its genomes modified through genetic engineering techniques involving the transfer of genetic material from one organism to another.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
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    • 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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