Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Sausage Production industry has seen better times. Growing awareness of health and nutrition has led consumer choices away from high-fat foods, such as sausages and related smallgoods. Producers have also been plagued with falling profitability, volatile commodity inputs and anaemic consumer sentiment. Offsetting these factors has been a growing appetite for high end and specialised products. This trend of premiumisation has resulted in an increased demand for high-margin gourmet and specialty sausages such as chorizo, bratwurst and sopressa. Producers have also responded to industry threats by being innovative with their product development. Growing areas include low-fat products with convenience packaging and varied consumption options... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Sausage Production industry is centred in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. These locations position industry operators close to their major markets of grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers and the food-service providers. The concentration of these establishments also closely matches the spread of population in Australia, the end consumers of industry products.
Clear economies of scale exist in the industry. Major players are limited in their ability to consolidate production to one or two locations by the high cost of refrigerated road freight transport and cold storages. The Australian Capital Territory is within range of larger states and so is home to no industry outposts... purchase to read more