Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Ice Cream Manufacturing industry has performed positively over the past five years. Milk prices have fluctuated over the past five years, peaking in 2008-09 and putting upward pressure on price due to a lack of supply. Milk prices have since declined, resulting in lower prices and higher demand for industry products. Revenue is expected to increase at an annualised rate of 3.0% over the five years through 2013-14. Growth of 2.6% is forecast in 2013-14, which will increase total industry revenue to $637.8 million.
Over the past five years, ice cream manufacturers have faced a decrease in demand due to increasing consumer health consciousness... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The ice cream manufacturing industry is characterised by a high level of market share concentration. The four major players in the industry, Pacific Equity Partners, Unilever, Regal Cream Products and Dairy Bell, dominate the market with an estimated 84.1% of market share. These major players control the mainstream ice cream market by consolidating smaller businesses and increasing their economies of scale. However, some small manufacturers still exist, producing premium or niche ice cream brands. The industry is therefore in the mature stage of its economic life cycle... purchase to read more