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Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Cake and Pastry Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1172 | Aug 2016

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IBISWorld’s Cake and Pastry Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Changing consumer trends, volatile commodity prices and a saturated market characterise the Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry. Rising input prices and intensifying external competition have also posed serious challenges for the industry over the past five years. For example, supermarkets have been extending their private-label offerings in their ongoing push into the fresh food market. The move towards artisanal and gourmet foods has increased competition from retail bakeries for the industry, threatening branded manufacturers in other parts of the baked goods sector. In response, industry operators have been relying on innovative new products to stimulate demand in an otherwise stagnant market... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Production of cake and pastry products tends to be concentrated in and along the eastern seaboard. Thus, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland are expected to account for over 80% of all industry enterprises. A similar pattern is expected for the respective shares of revenue, establishments and employment held by each state.

Interestingly several of the manufacturing facilities operated by the major players are located in regional areas as opposed to major or state capital cities. Of note is the Patties plant in Bairnsdale in country Victoria. Similarly Sara Lee's manufacturing plant is located in Gosford, north of Sydney. However in both these instances, the food product in question is frozen and therefore lends itself to greater transportation distances... purchase to read more


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What is the Cake and Pastry Manufacturing Industry?

This industry consists of companies engaged in the manufacturing of cakes, pastries and similar bakery products (including frozen products) from either a factory-based premises or home. It does not include those companies that produce and sell their products direct to consumers on the same premises, such as retail bakeries and supermarket instore bakeries.

Industry Products
Savoury pastriesSweet pastries Cakes Other products
Industry Activities
Cake icing or decoratingCake or pastry (including frozen)Doughnut and crumpet Cake or pastry-based slicePie (meat, vegetable or fruit) Pastry (including frozen)Cake or pastry-based pudding and dessert

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