Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1182 | Jun 2014

Sweetening the deal: Product innovation will continue to drive revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Chocolate and Confectionery 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing industry has remained fairly resilient over the past five years, despite a recessive economy, volatile input prices, and health and ethical issues. Increasing health consciousness has required manufacturers to be innovative with their product lines and adapt to shifting consumer demands. In addition, consumers have demanded ethical and sustainable production methods, resulting in significant growth in the sale of fair trade chocolate products. Industry revenue is estimated to increase at a compound annual 0.5% over the five years through 2013-14... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry displays medium barriers to entry and this trend has remained steady over the past five years. Barriers to entry vary between product segments. Chocolate manufacturing is more capital intensive and requires higher levels of investment to commence operations. In comparison, confectionery and gum production are more labour intensive and the absolute cost of entry is not prohibitive. It is therefore easier to enter the industry as a confectionery manufacturer, evidenced by the large number of players servicing this segment.

The biggest threat facing potential new entrants is the extremely well entrenched position of the industry's major players... purchase to read more


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What is the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry?

Establishments in this industry primarily manufacture confectionery, chocolate or cocoa products, with or without sugar. Chocolate is produced from roasted ground cacao beans that are combined with other ingredients such as milk and sugar. Cocoa is a powder produced from cacao beans that have been roasted, shelled and ground. Sugar confectionery is produced by boiling, crystallising and moulding sugar or molasses into solid pieces that are usually coloured and flavoured.

Industry Products
Chewing gumChocolateConfectionery
Industry Activities
Chewing gumChocolateCocoa productsConfectioneryCrystallised or glazed fruitDrinking chocolateLiquorice candyMarshmallowsCandied nutsCandied popcorn

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