Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Canned Fruit (Sales Promotion) Act - Australian Canned Fruit Sales Promotion Committee - Report and financial statements, together with Auditor-General's Report - Year - 1980


Download PDF Download PDF

The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

A U S T R A L IA N C ANNED F R U IT SALES P R O M O T IO N C O M M IT T E E

Second Annual Report

1980

Presented pursuant to Statute 19 August 1981

Ordered to be printed 24 September 1981

Parliamentary Paper No. 194/1981

Australian Canned Fruit Sales Promotion Committee

Report 1980

I

AUSTRALIAN CANNED FRUIT SALES PROMOTION COMMITTEE SHEPPARTON, VICTORIA, MAY 1981

R E P O R T O F A C T I V I T I E S

FOR T H E YEAR ENDED 31st DECEMBER, 1980 The Honourable M inister for Primary Industry, CANBERRA, A.C.T.

In compl'ance with the provisions of Section 18 (2) of the

Canned Fruit (Sales Promotion) Amendment Act 1979, the Committee has pleasure in presenting its Report on A ctivities, together with

Financial Statements, for the year ended 31st December, 1980.

F u n ctio n s an d Powers o f th e C o m m itte e :

The function and powers of the Committee are herein defined as follow s:—

"13 The Function of the Committee is to promote the sale within

Australia or overseas of canned fruit.

14 (1) The Committee has power to do all things that are necessary or convenient to be done for or in connection with the

performance of its function, including the making of inquiries relating to the actual or potential demand (whether in

Australia or overseas) for canned fruit.

(2) The Committee shall, before carrying out any scheme or arrangement to promote the sale overseas of canned fruit, consult with the Australian Canned Fruits Corporation and, where possible, shall act in collaboration with that Cor­

poration."

Personnel o f C o m m itte e :

The Committee’s personnel at the end of the period were

as follow s:—

Members representing the Australian Canning Fruitgrowers' Association:

— MR. H. S. SMITH, Shepparton, Vic.

— MR. I. A. HALL,

Mooroopna, Vic.

— MR. Μ. E. BORROUGHS, Ramco, South Australia — MR. J. DEAKIN, Renmark North, South Australia — MR. I. R. OAG,

Yanco, N.S.W.

— MR. Μ. P. CALABRIA, Griffith, N.S.W.

Page 1

Members representing the Australian Canned Fruits Corporation:

— MR. R S. TURNBULL — MR. B. L. ADAMS

Members representing the Australian Canners' Association:

— MR. R. J. HART — MR. G. G. PRESTON

Member representing the Commonwealth Government:

— MR. A. R. KYBURZ

Appointment under Section 15

Secretary:

Office:

(1 ):

— MR. B. JONES

— MR. P. D. MARSHALL

— 21 NIXON STREET, SHEPPARTON, VICTORIA, 3630.

Executive Sub-Committee:

— MR. Μ. E. BORROUGHS — MR. I. A. HALL

— MR. I. R. OAG

— MR. B. L. ADAMS — MR. B. JONES — MR. P. D. MARSHALL

The term of office of members of the Committee expired on

31st December, 1980.

In d u s try S ta tis tic s :

The following information concerning sales and production of canned deciduous fruits is provided by courtesy of the Australian Canned Fruits Corporation:

A u s tra lia n C anned F ru it P ro d u c tio n :

Details of the 1980 Australian Canned Fruit Pack are as

follow s:—

Ό00 BASIC CARTONS — Each 24 x 21/2 size cans

1975 1976

Apricots .............. 647 423

Peaches ............... 3,739 2,879

Pears .................. 2,869 1,739

Mixed Fruits .... 1 659 1,070

8,914 6,111

1977 1978 1979 1980

602 338 640 341

2,656 2,313 2,589 2,646

1,654 2,232 2,923 2,704

1,039 1,374 1,366 1,511

5,951 6,257 7,518 7,202

Page 2

Processing intake tonnages of canning deciduous fru its for the years 1975 to 1980 are as follow s:—

TONNES

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980

Apricots .... .... 9,920 5,573 9,062 5,249 10 221 5,449

Peaches .... .... 83,859 58,940 52,287 49,072 54,439 58,751

Pears .......... .... 69,546 42,539 39,775 54,270 66,703 65,297

163,325 107,052 101,124 108,591 131,363 129,497

Growing and harvesting conditions throughout the growing areas of New South Wales and South Australia were similar to the excellent conditions experienced in Victoria. This feature enabled the intake levels for peaches in other States to be increased.

A u s tra lia n C anned F ru it M a rk e tin g :

Total sales of canned fru it during 1980 were down on the

previous year’s level with a reduction of 309 000 basic cartons or 4.5%.

Export sales were reduced by 1,042,000 basic cartons or 22.2%. The reduced distribution on export markets is an indication of the effects of the EEC Common Agricultural Policy on Australia's traditional export markets and increased competition in the Japanese market from U.S. canned peaches.

Sales on the domestic market increased by 525,000 basic

cartons or 21.3%.

DISTRIBUTION — CANNED DECIDUOUS FRUITS

(Ό00 Basic Cartons — Each 24 x 2 V2 size cans)

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980

United Kingdom 1,720 1,579 927 1,154 1,281 1,089

Canada ................ 627 515 579 802 507 392

Europe ................ 958 1,436 524 830 1,400 991

Japan .................. 346 658 530 723 1,017 593

Other Markets .. 271 312 420 457 494 592

TOTAL EXPORTS 3,922 4,500 2,980 3,966 4,699 3,657

AUSTRALIA ........ 3,437 2,918 3,115 3,142 2,458 2,983

TOTAL MOVEMENT 7,359 7,418 6,095 7,108 7,157 6 640

Distribution of the estimated deliveries on the Australian Market, as to variety, for the years 1975 to 1980 are as follows

Page 3

Ό00 BASIC CARTONS — Each 24 x 2V2 size cans

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980

Apricots ............. . 429 375 392 380 375 367

Peaches ............. . 1,627 1,318 1,420 1,490 1,025 1,311

Pears ................. . 740 671 707 684 510 645

Mixed Fruit ...... . 641 554 596 588 548 660

3,437 2,918 3,115 3,142 2,458 2,983

1980 A d v e rtis in g C a m p a ig n : Following an acceptance by the 1979 Australian Canning Fruit­ growers' Association Annual Conference of the need to reduce

ACFSPC administration costs and for the Committee to become more active in the area of education, the canning fru it charge was set at

50 cents per tonne for 1980.

During 1980 research was carried out by the Committee into the areas of educational activity which would be of optimum benefit to the industry.

The Committee did not initiate major promotional activity during 1980, but maintained a presence with the distribution of the existing school project material and recipe books.

This policy resulted in a surplus of available funds which has subsequently been committed, along with the 1981 income, to bring to fruition the recommendations which resulted from the research conducted during 1980.

Plans have been formulated to develop an up-to-date Schools Project Book which w ill be integrated into the education system in each State of Australia. Further developmental work is being carried out in the preparation of a recipe book incorporating new recipes and a new style of presentation.

The ACFSPC has maintained a significant involvement in the Australian Council of Good Nutrition. The Council's nutrition education kit has achieved a wide distribution throughout Australia and recently it has been reported that keen interest has been expressed by

education authorities overseas.

In view of the success of the education kit and the obvious long term benefits for the community and the industry, the Committee w ill maintain its involvement in the Australian Council of Good Nutrition.

A c k n o w le d g e m e n ts : The Committee wishes to record its appreciation of the assist­ ance received from Officers of the Department of Primary Industry and industry personnel.

Particular mention is made of the co-operation and assistance received from the Australian Canned Fruits Corporation for the

provision of statistics and meeting facilities.

For and on behalf of the Committee, — Μ. E. BORROUGHS, Chairman — P. D. MARSHALL,

Secretary

Page 4

AUSTRALIAN CANNED FRUIT SALES PROMOTION COMMITTEE

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Before the financial statements were prepared, reasonable steps were taken to:

(a) cause all known bad debts to be w ritten off and adequate provision made for doubtful debts.

(b) ascertain whether any current or other assets were unlikely to realise in the ordinary course of operations their value as shown in the accounting records, and if so, caused:—

( i) those assets to be written down to an amount which they might be expected to realise; or

(ii) adequate provision to be made for the difference between the amount of the value as so shown arid the amount that they might be expected so to

realise.

In our opinion the Statement of Income and Expenditure and Balance Sheet have been drawn up so as to show fairly the financial transactions for the year ended 31st December, 1980, and the state of the affairs of the Australian Canned Fruit Sales Promotion Committee as at that date.

MURRAY E. BORROUGHS PHILIP D. MARSHALL CHAIRMAN SECRETARY

April, 1981. April, 1981.

Page 5

16th June, 1981

The Honourable the M inister for Primary Industry Parliament House CANBERRA, A.C.T. 2600.

Dear Sir

Australian Canned Fruit Sales Promotion Committee

In compliance with Section 18 of the Canned Fruit (Sales

Promotion) A ct 1959 the Committee has submitted for my report

financial statements comprising a Statement of Income and Expenditure for the year ended 31st December, 1980 and a Balance Sheet as at that date.

The statements which have been prepared under the Historical Cost Convent'on are in the form approved by the M inister for Finance pursuant to Section 18 of the Act. Copies of the statements are

attached for your information.

I now report under Section 18 of the Act that the s+atements are in agreement w ith the accounts and records and in my opinion — i t the statements are based on proper accounts and records,

i t the statements show fairly the financial transactions for the year ended 31st December, 1980 and the state of affairs of the Committee as at that date, and ^ the receipt, expenditure and investment of moneys and the

acquisition and disposal of assets by the Committee during the year have been in accordance with the Canned Fruit (Sales Promotion) Act.

C. T. MONAGHAN, For and on behalf of the

Auditor-General.

Page 6

AUSTRALIAN CANNED FRUIT SALES PROMOTION COMMITTEE

S ta te m e n t o f Incom e and E xp e n d itu re fo r th e yea r e n d in g 3 1 s t D ecem ber, 1980

INCOME EXPENDITURE

1979 $2,304 Members Fees ............................. $1,524

886 Allowances — Members .......... 721

$125,357 Canning Fruit Charges ............... $74,384 2,520 Travelling Expenses - Members 1,933

2,005 Interest on Investments .......... 2,978 6,000 Secretarial Fees (Note 2) ......... 6,000

2,109 Postages and Telephone .......... 1,635

927 Printing and Stationery ............... 463

105,622 Advertising (Note 3) ................. 18,733

1,291 Secretarial Service -Promotional Materials .............. ........... 1,790

5 Depreciation .................................. 4

1,389 Sundry Expenses ........................ 1,389

$123,053 TOTAL EXPENDITURE ................. $34,192

$4,309 EXCESS OF INCOME OVER

$127,362 TOTAL INCOME ..................... .... $77 362 EXPENDITURE ............................... $43,170

AUSTRALIAN CANNED FRUIT SALES PROMOTION COMMITTEE

1979

$23,494 4,309

$27,803

$15,577 20,431 324 202

$36,534

$100 75

$25

B alance Sheet as a t 3 1 st D ecem ber, 1980

ASSETS LIABILITIES

ACCUMULATED FUNDS Balance as at 1st January, 1980 $27,803

ADD Excess of Income over

Expenditure .................................... 43,170

Balance as at 31st Dec., 1980 $70,973

Represented by:— ASSETS Current Assets Cash and Bank Balance ............... $4,519

Short Term Deposits (Note 4) 65 902

Accrued Interest on Investments 531 Sundry Debtor .............................. —

$70,952

Current Liabilities

$8,756 Sundry Creditors ,................

$8,756 TOTAL LIABILITIES ................

Fixed Assets Office Equipment (at cost) ....... $100

LESS Provision fo r Depreciation 79

$21

$70,973

$36,559 TOTAL ASSETS ........ $70,973

$27,803 NET ASSETS

AUSTRALIAN CANNED FRUIT SALES PROMOTION COMMITTEE

NO TES T O A N D F O R M IN G P A R T OF

T H E A C C O U N T S

fo r th e ye a r ended 3 1 s t D ecem ber, 1980.

1. Statement of Accounting Policies

The Accounts have been prepared on the basis of historical costs and do not take into account changing values of money.

Fixed Assets are shown in the Accounts at cost and are being depreciated on a reducing balance basis over their expected economic life.

2. Advertising

Advertising expense comprises the following:

1979

— Nutritional Advisory Services ........................................ $300

$500 Cobram Peaches n' Cream Festival ............................ —

2,860 Australian Council of Good Nutrition ....................... 10,740

2,444 Joint Advertising ................................................................ —

— Agency — Motivators ..................................................... 4,083

360 Agency — Masius — General ..................................... 3,610

85,476 — Media ......................................... —

13,982 — Production ................................ —

$105,622 $18,733

3. Secretarial Fees

Secretarial Fees are paid to the Australian Canning Fruitgrowers Association for the provision of staff and use of other office facilities.

4. Short Term Deposits

Investment at 30 day call with the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia.

Page 9

Printed by S. Μ. & T. A. W ILLIAM S- — Numurkah Road, Shepparton. Phone (058) 213426.