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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Higher imports and falling profit margins have forced some manufacturers to close
  • Volatile raw ingredient costs have reduced industry profitability over the past five years
  • Increasing factory automation is projected to reduce industry employment numbers
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    In Australia, a biscuit is a small, hard, often sweetened, flour-based baked product typically containing milk, eggs and sugar. Biscuits come in plain, sweet, cream-filled or savoury varieties. Industry products can be classified into the following categories: sweet biscuits, crackers and crispbread, chocolate biscuits, flavoured snacks, and other.Sweet biscuitsThis segment includes plain biscuits, cream biscuits and cookies. Plain and cream biscuits are mostly consumed by the older generation. However, biscuit manufacturers have extended their range to include gluten-free, low-sugar, low-calorie and low-fat biscuits over the past five years, which the younger generation prefer. Oth...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Biscuit Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Biscuit Manufacturing 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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    What is the Biscuit Manufacturing Industry?

    The industry comprises companies that manufacture biscuits, including biscuit dough, mainly in factories. Companies that bake biscuits on site and sell them directly to consumers from the same premises are not included in the industry.

    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
  • Rusk
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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

  • 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Biscuit Manufacturing

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

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

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Biscuit Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

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