Market Information Papers
Processed Fruits and Vegetables
Imports of provisionally preserved fruits and vegetables that require further processing for conversion into consumable products declined significantly from a five year high of $27.7 million in 2009 to $13.5 million in 2013. Among TFO Canada client countries, Thailand ($603,000), India ($385,000), China ($366,000) and the Philippines ($357,000) were within the top ten suppliers. In contrast, imports of canned and preserved fruits and vegetables that are suitable for immediate consumption rose to a five year high of $1.4 billion in 2013. After a significant decline in 2010, imports of frozen fruits and vegetables rose over the next four years to a four year high of $1.09 billion. Imports are on track for another rise in 2014, as January 2014 import levels increased by 6.5% over the same period in 2013.