Milk and Cream Processing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Milk and Cream Processing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1131 | Oct 2014

Greener pastures: The industry is set to recover as weather conditions stabilise

IBISWorld’s Milk and Cream Processing 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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. Numerous adverse conditions have forced industry producers to absorb some of the cost increases, resulting in lower profit margins. However, industry players have benefited from product innovations, particularly with lower fat, full-cream options that catering to those both taste and health consciousness. Despite this, the industry faced competitive pressures and tough supply-side conditions early in the period... purchase to read more

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IBISWorld estimates that the top four producers in the industry account for 80.8% of revenue, indicating a high level of market share concentration. Australia's dairy industries have undergone major restructuring in response to the deregulation of milk prices, reduced government assistance and increased exposure to domestic and international market forces. The mergers or acquisitions of several large dairy cooperatives and manufacturing companies, such as Parmalat's takeover of Harvey Fresh in early 2014, have generally increased the size and efficiency of dairy farms.

The global food industries are also undergoing consolidation and rationalisation... purchase to read more


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What is the Milk and Cream Processing Industry?

The 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-fat milkUHT milkCream
Industry Activities
Pasteurised cream (except canned)Low-fat milkPasteurised milk (except canned)Skim milkWhole milkUltra pasteurisation milk

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