Milk and Cream Processing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Moving on Up: Industry revenue expected to increase due to strong export growth

IBISWorld’s Milk and Cream Processing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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. This is largely due to rising demand for Australian milk in export markets. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 4.1% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $1.8 billion. This includes forecast growth of 3.7% 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. This is because winning private-label milk contracts has become increasingly important over the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Most businesses within the industry are located near registered dairy farms. As a result, the 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 about two-thirds of Australia's milk production. This is due to the large number of registered dairy farms in Victoria, along with high milk yields among cattle from Victorian farms. Farm costs are the major determinant of production in the industry... 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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