Global Processed Fruits and Vegetables Market Size By Type (Fruits, Vegetables), By Product (Fresh, Fresh-Cut, Canned, Frozen, Drying & Dehydration), By Processing Equipment (Pre-processing, Processing, Washing, Filling, Seasoning, Packaging), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Dec 2020  |  Report ID: GMI3232  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Amit Rawat

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 300   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Processed fruits and vegetables market size exceeded USD 260 Billion, in 2019 and is estimated to grow at over 7% CAGR between 2020 and 2026. Increasing “Move to organic” trend along with increasing consumer awareness for frozen & processed products, a higher demand for organic fruits & vegetables accompanied by a rise in organic farming practices is supporting the market growth.

Raw fruits & vegetables often comprise micro?ora that are the main cause of food-borne outbreaks. There is a growing importance of microbiological safety owing to the consumption of raw, uncooked, or minimally processed fruits & vegetable products for minimizing the consumer's risks. The rising need for minimizing the growth of natural microbial populations using chemical methods, such as cleaning and sanitization, will promulgate the segment growth.

Processed Fruits and Vegetables Market Outlook
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Washing is an important stage that helps to remove the field dirt, residues, and surface micro-organisms along with proper inspection of the processing food and equipment. The growing utilization of organic wash water for minimization of chlorine contents in processed fruits & vegetable products will drive the processed fruits and vegetables market segment growth.

Global Processed Fruits and Vegetables Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2019
Market Size in 2019:260 Billion (USD)
Forecast Period:2020 to 2026
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR:7%
2026 Value Projection:425 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for:2015 to 2019
No. of Pages:300
Tables, Charts & Figures:422
Segments covered:By Type, Product, Processing Equipment and Region
Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing demand for organic fruits & vegetables accompanied by a rise in organic farming practices
  • Developing food and beverage service industry accompanied by robust growth in the retail sector
  • Technological developments in processing fruits and vegetables
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Post-harvest losses of fruits & vegetables

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Advent of technologies is likely to boost market growth from processing type

Processing segment is projected to grow with the CAGR of 6.5 % by the end of 2026. Processing technology assists in evading the task of peeling and slicing, thereby offering convenience for the fruit & vegetable processing manufacturers. The availability of semi-automatic and fully automatic equipment that can be used in the fruit and vegetables processing market offers improved safety, increased efficiency of operations, faster packaging, and saving of time. The processing stage also helps in the reduction of the risk of contamination at the time of processing operation along with the enhancement of the shelf life of products.

Growing consumer health consciousness regarding leading a healthy way of living will boost the demand for processed fruits and vegetable market demand over the forecast timeline is fuelling the organic food business. Continuous check for organic products and utilization of chemical-free fertilizers & pesticides result in reduced chances of various diseases such as cancer, infant abnormalities, and brain damage.

Organic food is rich in nutrients, healthy, and fresh to consume compared to conventional foods. The global organic food market is witnessing robust growth owing to changing consumer preferences, government initiatives to promote public health, favourable marketing strategies adopted by organic F&B processors, further propelling the demand for the processed fruits and vegetable market

Increasing development of cold storage infrastructure in food industry should contribute towards market demand of frozen product

Processed Fruits and Vegetables Market from Frozen Type 

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Global processed fruits and vegetables market from frozen type is likely to grow above USD 7.35 billion by the end of 2026 owing to increasing demand for food product that contains higher levels of antioxidants including polyphenols, anthocyanins, lutein, and beta-carotene. The increasing consumer preferences for vegan, gluten-free, and natural food products across the developing countries including India, Brazil, Indonesia, and Philippines, , will propel the demand for frozen fruits and vegetables. Rapid innovations in freezing technologies along with improvements in cold storage facilities across emerging countries have urged the need for a systematic supply chain network of frozen fruits and vegetables.

The growing need for the development of cold chain logistics for the steady supply of seasonal fruits and vegetables throughout the year. This provides numerous opportunities for frozen fruit and vegetable processing companies. The increasing consumption of frozen berry fruits including raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc., owing to the growing need for the preparation of smoothies and snacks will further augment the processing fruits & vegetables market share. Moreover, aggressive marketing by manufacturers, developments in retail distribution, growing urbanization, hectic lifestyles, and increasing disposable incomes have strongly impacted the demand for frozen foods across the globe.

Rising demand for nutrition-rich product should drive the market growth from fruits type

Processed Fruits and Vegetables Market from Fruits Type

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The processing fruits & vegetables market from fruits type segment is likely to surpass USD 160 billion by the end of 2026 owing to increasing global adoption of processed food and vegetables. Fruits are processed to increase the shelf-life of fruits and cater to the changing consumer tastes and preferences. The processing of fruits involves several stages including procurement, transportations, primary & secondary processing, wholesale trading, and retailing.

Canned & frozen fruits undergo moderate processing to avoid the destruction of enzymes and prevent from decay. The changing consumer lifestyle and dietary patterns led to a surge in the demand for convenience food and ready-to-eat fruits among millennials. In addition to these, demand for frozen products like fresh juice has wider acceptance amongst consumers owing to rising consumers inclination towards high nutrient, and antioxidants in fruits such as vitamin, fiber, and others.

North America is stipulated to grow owing to increasing health-consciousness  in the population

Processed Fruits and Vegetables Market by Region

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North America should exceed USD 130 billion by 2026 owing to increasing import of processed fruits and vegetables owing to the growing awareness regarding the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables and high consumer spending on convenience foods will steer the product demand across the North American market. Moreover, the surging adoption of flexitarian and vegan diets owing to the increasing health issues and demand for organic products will boost the processed fruits and vegetables market growth.

The presence of e-commerce distribution channels and organized retail across the region will further stimulate the market size. Further, increasing technological advancement for production of fresh fruits & vegetables coupled with updated processing technologies for end use industry. In addition to these, increasing number of obesity and other related diseases along with increasing health-consciousness population are anticipated supports the processed fruits and vegetables market demand in the region.

Post-harvest losses of fruits & vegetables are projected to slow down the market growth

Fruits & vegetables are perishable, and losses occur at various stages in the value chain including agriculture, post-harvest, processing, distribution, and consumption. During the distribution stage, losses range from a minute loss in product quality to total spoilage. Additionally, agriculture and post-harvest losses are among the major contributors to the overall losses across the value chain. Higher rate of losses and a surge in prices of fresh produce influence the end-product prices and projected to slow down the market growth.

Factors that significantly influence the post-harvest losses vary from region to region. The key aspects contributing to post-harvest losses include a mismatch between supply and demand, inappropriate product handling, limited cold storage facilities, lack of knowledge on packaging, perishability of the produce, and the influence of pre-harvest production practices such as limited water supply, use of fertilizers & insecticides. However, the benefits associated with processed fruits & vegetable such as rich in fiber, vitamins and others are attributing towards market growth and anticipated to remain significant over the forecast period of time.

R&D initiatives and new product launches  to be key business strategies incorporated by manufacturers

Global processed fruits and vegetables industry is fragmented, and key players include Dole Food Company Inc., Agrana, Pinnacle Foods, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Nestle, Conagra Foods, B&G Foods, Kraft Heinz Company, Albertsons Companies Inc., SVZ International, , Greencore Group Plc, Kroger, Sysco Corporation ,OLAM International, Total Produce PLC, J R Simplot Company, U.S. Foods Inc.

Furthermore, the other players are also showing keen interest in the market owing to booming food service industry, increasing awareness about the advantages of fruits & vegetable consumption. In addition to these, manufacturers are also aiming to enhance along with product penetration by several acquisition and mergers activities. For instance:

In January 2020, Agrana invested over USD 4 million for Research & Development purposes, of which USD 3 million was for a new development center for fruit preparations in Mitry-Mory, France. The remaining investment was intended for the expansion of the Austrian Research Center in Tulln. This will enable the company in new product development and gain competitive edge over its rivals.

In June 2020, Dole Food Company launched Ready to Eat (RTE) Salad Bowls in the supermarkets of Western U.S. after a successful introduction in Eastern U.S. in 2019. Growing demand of RTE salad in the U.S. and a recognized brand image of Dole is expected to enhance the processed fruits and vegetables market share in near future.

In August 2020, SVZ International launched New Gold Kiwi Puree which is a cross between a mango and strawberry having a tropically sweet taste. It has a wide range of applications including dairy, ice-cream, and smoothies. This is expected to bolster the existing product portfolio of SVZ, hence attributing to market growth.

Global processed fruits and vegetables market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Million Tons Units) and revenue in USD million from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

By Type

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables

By Product

  • Fresh
  • Fresh- Cut
  • Canned
  • Frozen
  • Drying & Dehydration

By Processing Equipment

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

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

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 & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market for processed fruits & vegetables was over USD 260 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to register more than 7% CAGR over the forecast period between 2020-2026.
The processed fruits and vegetables industry share from the processing segment could witness over 6.5% CAGR up to 2026 as the equipment help to avoid manual tasks like slicing and peeling.
The market share from the frozen products segment is expected to surpass USD 7.35 billion by 2026 with enhancements in freezing technologies and storage facilities worldwide.
North America processed fruits and vegetables market size could reach USD 130 billion by 2026 owing to increased spending on convenience food and the growth of e-commerce platforms.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Dec 2020
  • Pages: 300
  • Tables: 411
  • Charts / Figures: 11
  • Companies covered: 17
  • Countries covered: 5

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