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Dairy Produce Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Dairy Produce Wholesaling Market Research Report | ANZSIC F3603 | Jul 2016

Cowering: Increasing wholesale bypass and downward price pressures have hurt the industry

IBISWorld’s Dairy Produce Wholesaling 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

A substantial shift in the dairy supply chain has hurt the Dairy Produce Wholesaling industry over the past five years. Wholesalers were once an integral part of the chain, acting as a key link between manufacturers and retailers. The increasing dominance of the major supermarkets and rising consolidation among dairy manufacturers have created a major problem for the industry. Wholesale bypass and downward price pressure are expected to cause industry revenue to decline at an annualised 0.8% over the five years through 2016-17, to total $3.2 billion. However, higher milk prices and a marginal increase in cheese, butter and yoghurt consumption are anticipated to lift revenue by 1.4% in 2016-17.

The major supermarkets, Coles and Woolworths, have immense operating scale... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The Dairy Produce Wholesaling industry is largely concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria, which together account for almost 65.0% of industry operators. Queensland accounts for a further 14.0% of operators. Business distribution largely follows the spread of manufacturing and processing facilities, which consequently follow the overall national dairy herd that is primarily located in Victoria and New South Wales. This has resulted in a high level of concentration across these states, as wholesalers aim to reduce transportation costs and limit spoilage of perishable dairy goods.

More than 70.0% of milk production in Victoria and Tasmania is exported and the returns from these exports affect domestic competition... purchase to read more


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What is the Dairy Produce Wholesaling Industry?

The Dairy Produce Wholesaling industry consists of businesses that primarily wholesale dairy products, acting as the intermediary between manufacturers and retailers. Dairy products include milk, cheese, cream, butter, yoghurt, powdered milk, dairy desserts and ice cream.

Industry Products
Drinking milkCheeseMilk powderButterCream and ice creamYoghurtOther dairy products
Industry Activities
Butter wholesalingCheese wholesalingCream wholesalingDairy products wholesalingIce cream wholesalingMilk wholesaling (except canned)Yoghurt wholesaling

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