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Potato Chip Production in Australia: Market Research Report

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Potato Chip Production Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Food Production | May 2014

Stale performance: Operators struggle to offset rising competition and health consciousness

The Potato Chip Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Frito-Lay Australia Holdings Frito-Lay Australia Holdings market share
Snack Brands Australia Snack Brands Australia market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$771m
Annual Growth 09-14
-1.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
3,072
Businesses
50
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Potato Chip Production industry has grappled with major shifts in downstream consumption patterns, the rising cost of key raw ingredients and increased competition from substitutes, imports and private-label products. The ongoing rise in health consciousness has encouraged a general shift towards healthier eating patterns and a decline in popularity for unhealthy snacks such as potato chips, which are considered high in fat and salt. Due to these trends, industry revenue is forecast to decline by 1.0% annualised over the five years through 2013-14. The increase in health consciousness has also made the industry particularly vulnerable to the threat of healthy snack food substitutes such as fruit and nut bars or wholegrain crackers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Potato Chip Production industry has a medium level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar paid as wages, industry operators require $0.15 to be invested into capital. The industry relies on expensive machinery and equipment such as industrial potato peeling, cutting, frying, drying, flavouring and packaging machines. These machines help boost production volumes, maintain scale economies and minimise wage costs.

Although wage costs have declined over the past five years, they are still relatively high compared with the overall Manufacturing division. In general, smaller companies often rely more on manual labour to track quality control in production and pack finished product... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Potato Chip Production Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture potato chips for snack consumption. The industry excludes the manufacture of alternative snacks like corn chips, tortilla chips and other chip products.

Industry Products
Regular potato chipsGourmet potato chipsOrganic potato chips
 
Industry Activities
Industrial peeling of potatoesIndustrial cutting of potatoesIndustrial frying of potatoesPotato chipIndustrial peeling of potatoesIndustrial cutting of potatoesIndustrial frying of potatoesPotato chip


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