The report titled “Fruit And Nut Farming Global Market Report 2018”, provides a comprehensive analysis of global fruit and nut farming market, leading players, leading countries in cultivation of fruits and nuts, consumer’s point of view, organic fruit and nut farming market, challenges in global fruit and nut farming, farming technology and equipment, and future of global fruit and nut farming market.
Industry Overview, Leading Players and Leading Countries in Cultivation of Fruits and Nuts: Global fruit and nut farming market involves cultivation of fruits and nut crops on a large or small scale. Such crops are not grown from seeds and have a permanent life cycle. Asia Pacific is the largest geographic region accounting for a huge production of fruit and nuts in the global market. In the Asia Pacific region China is the leading country in the cultivation of fruits and nuts. The major fruits markets covered globally are orange groves, citrus groves and non-citrus groves. The leading players in the fruit and nut farming globally are Paramount Farming, South Valley Farms, Agriland Farming Co Inc, Farmland Management Services, and Braden Farms. Geographically the fruit and nuts farming market globally is spread across Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East And Africa. The leading countries in fruit and nuts farming market are Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, Russia, UK, USA and Australia.
US being the largest producer of tree nuts has a huge demand and is expected to grow over the next few years. There is enough support from government which contributes to purchases of latest industry products. Majority of the global consumers are more inclined to purchase higher priced fresh fruits rather than processed varieties. The most important aspects for the fruit and nut farming industry are economies of scale, production of premium goods and establishment of export markets.
Organic Fruit and Nut Farming Market: There is huge demand for organic fruits and nuts farming industry on a global scale. Organic nuts and seeds are widely available at hypermarkets, supermarkets, online retailers, convenience stores, and others. The global organic nuts and seeds market provides better incentives for farmers to adopt organic farming that will have a positive impact on the growth of the market. The production of organic fruits and nuts does not include the use of any harmful pesticides and chemicals. Farmers cultivate organic fruits and nuts use crop rotation method in small family-run farms on a fertile land. Globally many governments are initiating policies to fund farmers and motivate them to embrace organic farming. Organic farming supports small farmers and animal welfare by preserving family farms. Global health awareness has encouraged individuals to purchase more organic fruits and nuts. There are many vendors in organic fruits and nuts market globally. A stiff competition was observed based on factors such as price, quality, innovation, service, reputation, distribution, and promotion. Organic fruits and nuts demand is high across the globe because they contain natural vitamins, minerals, and unsaturated fats with antioxidant properties that help in lowering heart diseases. The most purchased organic nuts are organic almonds.
Challenges in Global Fruit and Nut Farming Market: It was observed that there is a shortage of labour which increased the demand for advanced agriculture tools in many countries. This has driven the demand for agriculture robots or agribots used in farmlands for pruning, weeding and spraying pesticides and herbicides. Agribots are connected to tractors for spraying water, seeds, pesticides, nutrients and harvesting. In many regions, orange fruits are picked up by Energid Citrus Picking Robot System and it picks an orange every two seconds from a tree. Such systems enhance the productivity and reduce agricultural labour. Domestically the market opportunities are limited and fruit consumption levels have increased drastically owing to the health and wellness around the globe.
Future of Global Fruit and Nut Farming Market: Global fruit and nut farming revenue experiences stagnation over the past five years, in terms of production due to the drought in California. Majority of the fruit and nut trees require up to four years of growth before reaching bearing age. Therefore it is difficult to enter or exit the global fruit and nut industry and farmers remain in the industry for multiple years. The United States is also one of the largest growers of specific nuts trees. Global fruit and nut farming industry is at a mature stage of its life cycle. The market contributes to a country’s economy as it will continue growing over the next decade. It is anticipated that the industry revenue will rise over the next few years with the continued advancements in farming and transportation technology that will yield high-quality, high-value domestically grown fruit and nuts in the global market.
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Ankur Gupta, Head Marketing & Communications