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Vegetable Farming in the US: Market Research Report

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Vegetable Farming Market Research Report | NAICS 11120 | Aug 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Vegetable Farming market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
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
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2016, the Vegetable Farming industry is anticipated to increase due to increasing consumer health consciousness, which as led to increasing demand for fresh produce. While per capita fruit and vegetable consumption has remain stagnant over the five-year period, the price of vegetables have increased as consumers demand premium, fresh vegetables. Also, the number of both small and large farms have been increasing. Small, local farms are benefiting from the organic, local movement, while large, commerical farms are improving labor efficiency. Over the next five years, the industry is anticpated to continue growing... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Farming, in general, is a capital-intensive process. Expensive machinery is needed for planting, harvesting, irrigation and packaging. Greenhouses are also heavily used in roughly 10.0% of industry farms. Relative to the sector, capital expenditure in vegetable production is close to the average. However, this is heavily skewed by potato farms, which make use of extensive harvesting machines, and thus have much higher capital costs than other farms in the industry. In .. ... purchase to read more

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... purchase to read more


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    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 under the scope of other reports.

    Industry Products
    PeppersPotatoesLettuceTomatoesSweet cornMushroomsOnionsAll other vegetables
    Industry Activities
    Dry pea and bean farmingCarrot farmingSquash farmingFresh green bean farmingTomato farmingMelon farmingMushroom farmingPotato farmingGreenhouse 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 volatility
  • Health-conscious consumers
  • Smoothing out supplies
  • 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
  • Mushrooms
  • Peppers
  • Chart: Vegetable Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Dietary trends
  • Price
  • Household incomes
  • Exchange rates
  • Product attributes
  • Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and retail outlets
  • Vegetable processors
  • Vegetable Wholesalers
  • Food service industries
  • Exports
  • Other
  • 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
  • Profit
  • Labor
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Vegetable Farming
  • Basis of 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 (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)
  • Price of vegetables (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • An industry-imposed tax on its own products, where proceeds 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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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Vegetable 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
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