Milk and Cream Processing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Milk and Cream Processing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1131 | May 2015

Glass half empty: High global production and a strong Australian dollar have hurt export profit

The Milk and Cream Processing 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
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Milk and Cream Processing industry has had to contend with adverse climatic conditions, rising production costs and an increasingly health-conscious marketplace. There have been dramatic changes in milk prices over the period, largely due to rapidly rising demand from Asian markets and unstable production conditions. Numerous adverse conditions have forced industry producers to absorb some of the cost increases, resulting in stagnant profit levels. However, industry players have benefited from product innovations, particularly lower fat and full-cream options that cater to taste and health consciousness. Despite these innovations, the industry has faced competitive pressures and tough supply conditions early in the period... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The majority of the businesses within the industry are located near dairy cattle herds. As a result, the vast majority of industry establishments are located in Victoria, home to the Australian dairy industries. Victorian milk producers are expected to produce more milk than the rest of the nation combined, accounting for around two-thirds of Australia's milk production. Farm costs are the major determinant of production in the industry. Victoria has the advantage of being able to access lower farm costs due to the heavy concentration of dairy farming within the region. Tasmania is similar, with a proportionally larger number of dairy farms than other states and territories... purchase to read more


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What is the Milk and Cream Processing Industry?

The Milk and Cream Processing industry primarily pasteurises and separates raw milk to make milk and cream products with varying levels of fat content. The industry excludes the manufacture of cultured buttermilk, flavoured milk (whole and skim), sour cream and yoghurt.

Industry Products
Whole milkLow and reduced-fat milkUHT milkCreamFlavoured milk
Industry Activities
Pasteurised cream (except canned)Low-fat milkPasteurised milk (except canned)Skim milkWhole milkUltra pasteurisation milkFlavoured milk

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