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Snack Food Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Snack Food Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1191 | Apr 2014

Dietary requirements: Industry develops new products to attract healthier eaters

The Snack Food Manufacturing 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
7,253
Businesses
135
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Volatile input prices, changing consumer trends and a saturated market are just some of the changes facing the Snack Food Manufacturing industry. While the industry has shown glimpses of promise in the five years through 2013-14, the industry has been plagued with rising commodity prices, turbulent economic conditions and increasingly health-conscious consumers that have ditched snacking in favour of healthier alternatives. Over the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 2.2% to total $3.0 billion. In 2013-14, revenue is expected to increase by only 0.5%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Snack Food Manufacturing industry is characterised by a medium level of capital intensity. This means that production requires approximately $3.50 worth of labour for every dollar invested in capital. In most cases, factory labour is employed to monitor the operation of production machinery, track quality control in production and pack the finished product. The wide-scale use of industrial mixers and ovens significantly reduces the industry's reliance on labour.

Over time, the level of capital intensity is rising. In recent years, cost pressures have forced major snack food manufacturers to increase the level of mechanisation and automation in production... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Snack Food Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry mainly manufacture snack-food products such as potato chips, corn chips, savoury snacks, nuts, pretzels and other similar snacks. The manufacturing process includes buying raw materials such as milled corn, wheat, potatoes, food extracts, flavourings, preservatives and sugar, for processing into finished, consumer snack foods. The finished products are then packaged and marketed to wholesalers and retailers.

Industry Products
Potato chipsExtruded snacksNuts and pretzelsCorn chipsNutritious snacks
 
Industry Activities
Corn chipsPotato chipsPretzelsSavoury specialtiesNut foodsHealth bar


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