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Milk and Cream Processing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Milk and Cream Processing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1131 | May 2016

Sour milk: Current year revenue falls on the back of low global milk prices

IBISWorld’s Milk and Cream Processing 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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Milk and Cream Processing industry has grown strongly over the past five years, despite challenging conditions in the domestic market. Growth has largely been due to rising demand for Australian milk in export markets. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.7% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $1.8 billion. However, reduced domestic milk prices are expected to depress industry revenue by 0.6% in 2015-16. Profitability has fallen over the past five years, as processors have been forced to absorb higher production costs.

The ongoing milk war between the major supermarket chains, where private-label milk products are priced at $1.00 per litre, has changed the way milk processors operate... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Milk and Cream Processing industry is highly concentrated. The industry's four largest players are expected to account for more than 90% of industry revenue in 2015-16. Market share concentration has increased over the past five years, with mergers or acquisitions of several large dairy cooperatives and manufacturing companies, such as Parmalat's takeover of Harvey Fresh in early 2014, contributing to consolidation within the industry.

Global food industries are also undergoing consolidation and rationalisation. The big international food companies are able to capitalise on their manufacturing and wholesaling economies of scale, and international brand awareness, to increase their shares of local markets... 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 milkCream
Industry Activities
Pasteurised cream (except canned)Low-fat milkPasteurised milkSkim milkWhole milkUltra pasteurisation milk

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