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Processed Fruits & Vegetables Market Size, By Type (Fruits, Vegetables), By Product (Fresh, Fresh-cut {Fruit Mix, Apples, Mangoes, Trays, Pineapples, Bananas, Melons}, Canned, Frozen, Drying & Dehydration), By Processing Equipment (Pre-processing, Processing, Washing, Filling, Seasoning, Packaging), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Covid-19 Impact Analysis, Growth Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market, 2021 - 2027

  • Report ID: GMI3232
  • Published Date: Aug 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Processed Fruits & Vegetables Market size crossed USD 280 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at over 7% CAGR from 2020 to 2027. The consumption of ready-to-eat and convenient food products has significantly increased owing to a busy lifestyle, increasing women working population, and reduced time for food preparation. Consumers view processed fruit & vegetable products as a time-saving solution in their fast-paced lifestyles.

Processed Fruits & Vegetables Market

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Consumers prefer shelf-stable processed fruits and vegetables as they are convenient & easy to use and require less time to prepare. The rising demand for fruit snacks and dried fruits will fuel the industry share. Shifting consumer preferences toward convenience food & canned food products coupled with an enhanced focus on health & wellness are supporting product demand. An increase in the consumption of fresh fruits & vegetables, such as exotic fruits, citrus fruits, and berries, is expected to create new growth opportunities for industry participants. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the shutdown of manufacturing units, offices, and marketplaces all over the world. These government measures have led to value chain disruptions throughout the globe.

Shifting focus toward natural flavors and raw materials in the food processing industry owing to favorable labeling norms is driving the processed fruits & vegetables business expansion. Manufacturers of baked goods, yogurts, desserts, and ice creams are demanding more fruit preparations that add more value to their products.

Increasing vegan & plant-based food trends to create demand for processed vegetables

Processed Vegetables Market

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The processed fruits & vegetables market from vegetables surpassed USD 165 billion in 2020. The prevalence of chronic & lifestyle disorders due to unhealthy eating habits has led to a significant shift toward vegan and plant-based diets to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This factor will accelerate the demand for processed vegetables over the projected period. Increasing demand for high-quality vegetable products with no changes in nutritional properties is projected to further fuel the demand for processed vegetables.

The well-established presence of retail and e-commerce channels in both developed and developing countries has also increased the sales of processed vegetables. Key factors including increased shelf-life of the processed vegetables and the emergence of clean label products are anticipated to drive the market statistics in the coming years. Increasing consumption of processed mixed vegetable salads offering high nutritional benefits is escalating the segment share.

Prolonged shelf life of products and the emerging trend of healthy snacking to drive the demand for dried & dehydrated fruit products

Drying & Dehydration Processed Fruits & Vegetables Product Market

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Processed fruits & vegetables market from drying & dehydration product segment crossed USD 125 billion in 2020. The drying & dehydration process includes the removal of moisture by the application of artificial heat under controlled conditions, which include temperature, airflow, and humidity. In the drying process, moisture from the fruits and vegetables is removed so yeast, bacteria & mold cannot grow and spoil the product quality. Due to the above factor, the process is considered to be an ideal choice for the preservation of seasonal fruits & vegetables for a longer period.

Dried and dehydrated fruits are highly preferred as a healthy snacking option owing to the high nutritional value supported by the rise in per capita income and product innovations. These factors will propel the processed fruits & vegetables market size. Considerable growth in this segment can be attributed to exceptional taste along with high nutritional benefits.

The development of semi-automatic and fully automatic processing equipment for fruits & vegetables will promote market growth

Processed Fruits & Vegetables Market, From Processing Equipment Segment

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The processed fruits & vegetables market from processing equipment was around USD 85 billion in 2020. The enhanced availability of semi-automatic and fully automatic processing equipment used in the fruit & vegetable processing industry offers improved safety, saves time, and faster packaging. These benefits will boost product demand. Furthermore, technological advancements have helped in reducing the manufacturers’ operational costs, thus allowing them to offer products at competitive prices. The majority of the food & beverage manufacturers prefer processed raw materials to develop their products, thereby leading to high demand for processing equipment.

Penetration of organic food & beverages will support the North America processed fruits & vegetables market expansion

North America Processed Fruits & Vegetables Market

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The North America processed fruits & vegetables market crossed USD 90 billion in 2020. Growing consumer health consciousness will boost the demand for organic processed fruits & vegetables over the forecast period. The increasing focus of supermarkets, general retailers, and specialty food retailers toward offering organic-certified fruits & vegetables through their organic food category to attract health-conscious consumers is projected to accelerate North American market share.

The demand for organic-certified processed fruits and vegetables continues to grow in developed countries, such as the U.S., and Canada, owing to increasing consumer spending on premium organic food products, which is attributed to a higher standard of living, high-income levels of consumers, and growth in environmental concerns. This trend is anticipated to offer lucrative growth opportunities for the processed fruits & vegetables market over the next few years.

Strategic mergers & acquisitions among industry participants to accelerate the processed fruits & vegetables industry competitiveness

The global processed fruits & vegetables market is highly fragmented due to the presence of several multinational corporations and regional players. Some of the key players include Total Produce, Sysco Corporation, Bonduelle, Dole Foods, U.S. Foods, Ardo Seneca, Jr. Simplot, and Agrana.

Industry participants are implementing various strategies including mergers & acquisitions, new product launches, R&D investments, partnerships, and collaborations to increase their market share and tap the growth opportunities. For instance, in May 2020, Dole Food Company launched DOLE FreshTakes Salad Bowls in supermarkets throughout the Western U.S. The ready-to-eat salad products were launched to attract new American customers and increase the customer base.

Similarly, in June 2021, Kraft Foods announced an agreement to purchase Assan Foods from the privately held Turkish conglomerate, Kibar Holding for USD 100 million. Kraft Heinz expects to accelerate its international growth strategy through this acquisition.

The global processed fruits & vegetables market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Million Tons and revenue in USD Million from 2016 to 2027 for the following segments:

By Type

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables

By Product

  • Fresh
    • Vegetables
    • Fruits
  • Fresh-cut
    • Fresh-cut Fruits
      • Fruit mix
      • Apples
      • Mangoes
      • Trays
      • Pineapples
      • Bananas
      • Melons
      • Others
    • Fresh-cut Vegetables
  • Canned
  • Frozen
  • Drying & dehydration

By Processing Equipment

  • Pre-processing
  • Processing
  • Washing
  • Filling
  • Seasoning
  • Packaging

By Region

  • North America 
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe 
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Poland
    • Romania
  • Asia Pacific 
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Indonesia
    • Vietnam
  • Latin America 
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
  • Middle East and Africa 
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Egypt


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for processed fruits & vegetables had exceeded USD 280 billion in 2020 and will witness a CAGR of over 7% through 2027.

Drying & dehydration product segment was valued at over USD 125 billion in 2020 due to higher adoption of drying process which maintains the quality of fruits & vegetables by removing moisture.

Processing equipment segment was valued at over USD 85 billion in 2020 on account of rising product deployment as it offers improved safety, saves time, and expedites packaging.

North America processed fruits & vegetables industry size had crossed USD 90 billion in 2020 owing to growing health consciousness driving the demand for organic processed fruits & vegetables in the region.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 17
  • Tables & Figures: 525
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 420

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