Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -1.6%

Changing consumer trends, volatile commodity prices and a saturated market have characterised the Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry over the past five years. Intensifying external competitive pressures have also posed serious challenges for industry operators over the period. Supermarkets have extended their private-label offerings in their ongoing foray into the fresh food market. The move towards artisanal and gourmet foods has increased competition from retail bakeries, threatening branded industry manufacturers in other parts of the baked goods sector. In response, many industry operators have been relying on innovative new products to stimulate demand in an otherwise saturated market. Over the past five years, industry operators have promo...
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Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Players in the Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry are anticipated to face challenging operating conditions over the next five years, due to increasing competitive pressures and changing food consumption trends. In response, operators will have to innovate new products and meet changing dietary and lifestyle trends. Health and nutritional concerns are anticipated to drive consumption choices, while trends in product convenience, durability and portability will also be important. Operators will need to cultivate relationships with customers in alternative distribution channels, including food service channels, to offset many consumers moving away from traditional pre-packaged cakes and meat pies. These new markets, product line extensions and highe...
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Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $1bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 690
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 7,702

Biggest companies in the Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia industry include Patties Foods Pty Limited and McCain Foods (Aust) Pty Ltd.

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What is Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms are engaged in manufacturing cakes, pastries and similar bakery products, including frozen products, from either a factory-based premises or home. The industry does not include companies that manufacture and sell their products direct to consumers on the same premises, such as retail bakeries and instore supermarket bakeries.

Industry Products and Services

  • Savoury pastries
  • Sweet pastries
  • Cakes
  • Other products
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Cake icing or decorating
  • Cake or pastry manufacturing (including frozen)
  • Doughnut and crumpet manufacturing
  • Cake or pastry-based slice manufacturing
  • Pie (meat, vegetable or fruit) manufacturing
  • Pastry manufacturing (including frozen)
  • Cake or pastry-based pudding and dessert manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms are engaged in manufacturing cakes, pastries and similar bakery products, including frozen products, from either a factory-based premises or home. The industry does not include companies that manufacture and sell their products direct to consumers on the same premises, such as retail bakeries and instore supermarket bakeries.

Main Activities

  • Cake icing or decorating
  • Cake or pastry manufacturing (including frozen)
  • Doughnut and crumpet manufacturing
  • Cake or pastry-based slice manufacturing
  • Pie (meat, vegetable or fruit) manufacturing
  • Pastry manufacturing (including frozen)
  • Cake or pastry-based pudding and dessert manufacturing

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Wheat prices affect the industry's performance, as flour is a key input in cake and pastry manufacturing. Competitive pressure from downstream supermarket...
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Domestic price of wheat
Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
Demand from bakery product manufacturing
Demand from convenience stores

Current Performance

Competitive pressures
Profit and prices
International trade
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

 Table: Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia
Bread and Cake Retailing in Australia
Catering Services in Australia
Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia
Convenience Stores in Australia
Restaurants in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Meat Processing in Australia
Milk and Cream Processing in Australia
Butter and Dairy Product Manufacturing in Australia
Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Australia
Flour and Grain Mill Product Manufacturing in Australia
Sugar Manufacturing in Australia

Products & Services

The Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry's main products fall into four categories: savoury pastries, cakes, sweet pastries and other products. The rela...
Food-service providers
Cafes and specialty retailers
Petrol stations and convenience stores



Demand Determinants

There has been increased demand for convenience foods as a result of changing lifestyle patterns and the growing number of time-poor consumers over the pa...
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Major Markets

Food-service providers
Cafes and specialty retailers
Petrol stations and convenience stores




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

Low market share concentration characterises the Cake and Pastry Manufacturing industry, reflecting the industry's many small- to medium-size operators. O...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Founded in 1966, Patties Foods Pty Limited is Australia's largest pie and pastry manufacturer, and the largest supplier of frozen savoury pastry products....
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Patties Foods

 Table: Patties Foods - financial performance

McCain Foods

 Table: McCain Foods - financial performance

Capital Intensity

Cake and pastry manufacturing requires a moderate level of capital investment. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $7.60 is expect...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Cake and Pastry Manufacturing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND FOOD STANDARDS CODE

HAZARD ANALYSIS CRITICAL CONTROL POINT (HACCP)

PERCENTAGE DAILY INTAKE (%DI)

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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