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

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 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

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The Milk and Cream Processing industry processes fresh drinking cow's milk and edible cream products. The products manufactured by the industry can be classified into five main segments: whole milk, low-fat milk, ultra-high-temperature (UHT) milk, flavoured milk and cream.

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 2014-15, IBISWorld estimates that the production of whole milk constitutes 45.2% of industry revenue, down from around 50.0% in 2009-10... 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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