Going stale: Growing health consciousness and import competition dry up industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Biscuit Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Higher imports, volatile input prices and falling margins have crushed several biscuit makers
  • Volatile raw ingredient costs have reduced industry profitability over the past five years
  • Industry employment numbers are anticipated to drop due to a shift to automation

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry is characterised by a few large companies that dominate production, and several small- to medium-size firms that compete for a small percentage of the market. The top two players, Arnott’s and Green’s Food Company, account for just over 80% of the market, with the top four players accounting for just under 90%. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics ‘Counts of Australian Businesses’ data (catalogue 8165.0), in 2015-16 less than 30% of industry operators generated more than $2.0 million in annual sales.

    The product lines of larger players tend to comprise mid- to low-value, high-volume products, with relatively fewer premium brand products. Sma..

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    Additional Insights for the Biscuit Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Biscuit Manufacturing Industry are

  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Economies of scope
  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Health consciousness in the Biscuit Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Biscuit Manufacturing Industry?

    The industry comprises companies that manufacture biscuits, including biscuit dough, predominantly in factory premises. It does not include companies that bake biscuits on site and sell them directly to consumers from the same premises.

    Industry Products
    Sweet biscuits
    Crackers and crispbread
    Chocolate biscuits
    Flavoured snacks
    Industry Activities
    Biscuit dough
    Biscuit (except pet food biscuits)
    Ice-cream cones or wafers

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Domestic price of sugar
  • Domestic price of wheat
  • Demand from snack food manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Profit constraints
  • Rising import penetration
  • Adapting products
  • Changing manufacturing base
  • External competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit constraints
  • Rising import penetration
  • Portfolio changes
  • Table: Biscuit Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Biscuit Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Ice Cream Manufacturing
  • Fuel Retailing
  • Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs
  • Catering Services
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Butter and Dairy Product Manufacturing
  • Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing
  • Flour and Grain Mill Product Manufacturing
  • Milk and Cream Processing
  • Paper Product Wholesaling
  • Sugar Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Sweet biscuits
  • Crackers and crispbread
  • Other
  • Chocolate biscuits
  • Flavoured snacks
  • Chart: Biscuit Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Hospitality and catering institutions
  • Export markets
  • Route trade markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Biscuit Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Marketing expenses
  • Depreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Biscuit Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Biscuit Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Arnotts Biscuits Holdings Pty LimitedGreen's Foods Holdings Pty Limited
  • Table: Arnotts Biscuits Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Green's Foods Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Biscuit Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Biscuit Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Originally a British word to denote a small baked product (usually of flat shape) based on wheat flour, fat, sugar and other ingredients.
  • Cookies
  • These tend to be a softer bread product baked only once.
  • Rusks
  • Rusks are a type of hard, dry biscuit or twice baked bread.
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