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Nielsen data for October: dollar and volume sales decline


In the four weeks to 10 October 2021, the take home fruit category declined -8.3% in dollar sales and grew 3.5% in volume sales versus the same time year ago.


Apples declined by -15.8% in dollar sales and -3.5% in volume sales. The key contributing factors to the dollar sales growth was due to a decrease in average price volume.

Other apples, consisting of new varieties, such as Envy, Eve, Jazz, Kanzi, etc., saw a decline in both dollar and volume sales.

Royal Gala was the varietal that saw the highest volume growth.


Pears declined -16.8% in dollar sales and -1.1% in volume sales. A decline in purchase frequency and average price per volume contributed to the decline in dollar sales.

Other pears, consisting of varieties, such as Beurre Bosc & Corella pears etc., saw a decline in both dollar and volume sales.

The decline of other pears was driven by a decline in buying households, purchase frequency, volume purchased per occasion and average price per volume.

APAL calculation based in part on data reported by NielsenIQ through its Homescan Service for the fresh fruit category to 10 Oct 2021, for the Total Australia market, according to the NielsenIQ standard product hierarchy. Copyright © 2021, Nielsen Consumer LLC.

Prior performance

Apples and pears decline in dollar sales compared to last year – (to 5 September 2021)

Apples and pears grow in volume sales compared to last year – (to 5 August 2021)

Pears and apples decline in volume sales – (to 11 July 2021)

Take home fruit grew in dollar sales, declined in volume sales – (to 13 June 2021)

Pears decline, apples see some growth April-May – (to 16 April 2021)

Apple and pear purchases and price per kilo drop March—April – (to 18 April 2021)

Consumer apple and pear purchases drop in February – (to 21 March 2021)

Price offsets reduced sales – (to 24 January 2021)

New varieties continue strong consumer growth – (to 27 December 2020)

Consumers spend more on apples and pears (to 29 November, 2020)

Apples and pears take-home sales performance (to 1 November, 2020).

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