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Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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

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IBISWorld’s Cake and Pastry Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the industry are relatively low. Barriers to entry vary between product segments. Production of frozen cakes and desserts tend to be more capital-intensive and thus require greater investment to commence operations. The biggest threat facing potential new entrants to this segment is the entrenched position of the industry's major players. These companies enjoy high brand and customer loyalty and have considerable resources to invest in advertising and promotions to protect and grow their market share. Further, the major players are able to negotiate favourable contracts with key suppliers, such as grocery stores and supermarkets, which may be difficult for new entrants to secure... 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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