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.
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.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.