Milk and Cream Processing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Milking it: Improving weather conditions and product innovation will drive revenue growth

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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Unprecedented volatility in the international dairy market and the global financial crisis have had a significant influence on the Milk and Cream Processing industry. Over the past five years, the 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, largely due to rapidly rising demand from Asian markets. In conjunction with a multitude of adverse conditions, industry producers have been forced to absorb some of the cost increases, resulting in lower profit margins. Industry players have benefited from clever product and packaging innovations, particularly in the product segment that offers lower fat, full-cream options to cater for a growing customer base... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The products manufactured by the industry can be classified into five segments: whole milk, low-fat milk, UHT milk, cream and other products.

Whole milk

Whole milk refers to milk without additives, collected directly from the dairy herd. It undergoes processing techniques such as pasteurisation, sterilisation and homogenisation to remove any potentially harmful microorganisms such as bacteria or mould. In 2013-14, IBISWorld estimates that the production of whole milk constitutes 44.2% of industry revenue, down from close to 50.0% in 2008-09. This trend is in line with the rising health consciousness of Australians, which has resulted in consumers moving away from full-fat milk to low-fat milk and other milk products... 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 produce milk and cream products with varying fat content levels. 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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