Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Australia produces roughly two million tonnes of flour per year, two-thirds of which is used for human consumption in the domestic market. It is also one of the biggest producers of grain and cereal in the world. While demand for flour and grain milled products overall tends to be relatively steady given that per capita consumption is essentially stable, supply and pricing factors can be highly volatile. This reflects the global and commodity nature of wheat as the major raw material input and its dependence upon seasonal weather conditions and other variables... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Flour and Grain Mill Product Manufacturing industry is characterised by its mature nature reflecting in part the fact that flour based products and cereal grains are essentially a staple product within the average Australian's diet and per capita consumption trends tend to remain relatively stable. Thus flour production levels have tended to remain relatively steady over the past decade.
However, the industry has also been characterised by its relatively stable number of industry establishments as small and relatively uncompetitive mills continue to be closed down in favour of the larger scale, automated mills often operated by vertically integrated manufacturers... purchase to read more