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 SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Ice Cream Manufacturing industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle, typified by a saturated market with a number of well-established operators and products. Although barriers to entry are moderate due to the relative affordability of entry, a few large producers that compete for market share characterise the industry, thus limiting the number of new participants entering the market. However, a number of smaller niche manufacturers have entered the industry over the past five years, attempting to gain market share in the premium ice cream segment.
Industry value added (IVA) is used to measure an industry's contribution to the overall economy... purchase to read more