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IBISWorld’s Cheese Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Export revenue has fluctuated over the past five years due to shifting global demand and prices
  • Investor interest in cheese manufacturers has remained strong
  • Local consumption and demand will become increasingly important to industry firms over the period

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The industry has endured many challenges over the past five years. Changing cheese prices in export markets, a fluctuating Australian dollar, variable local raw milk production and shifting consumer preferences in the domestic market have played a part in the industry's performance over the period. Industry revenue is forecast to contract at an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2016-17, to $2.6 billion. Industry revenue is forecast to fall by 3.5% during 2016-17, largely due to an expected reduction in export earnings.

    Export markets are important for the industry, given Australia's prominent role in global dairy trade. Export revenue has fluctuated over the past five years due to shifting global demand and prices...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Cheese Manufacturing industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry. The dominance of major players and their brands may prove to be a difficult barrier for new entrants. Popular brands include Bega, Fonterra's Mainland and Dairy Farmer's Cracker Barrel, Coon and Mil Lel. There is relatively high concentration in the most generic product segments in the market. Major players in the industry are large diversified dairy manufacturers that benefit from economies of scale and scope, which ensures efficient and low-cost production. However, with adequate capacity utilisation, small operations can be competitive, especially where the operators are able to differentiate their products or operate in a niche segment. Sma..

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    Additional Insights for the Cheese Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Production of premium goods
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Cheese, butter and yoghurt consumption and Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores in the Cheese Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Cheese Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in the industry are primarily engaged in manufacturing cheese.

    Industry Products
    Cheddar cheese
    Semi-hard and stretch cheese
    Fresh cheese
    Hard grating
    Mould-ripened cheese
    Industry Activities
    Fresh cheese
    Hard and semi-hard cheese
    Soft cheese
    Blue cheese
    Processed cheese

    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
  • Cheese, butter and yoghurt consumption
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Milk production

  • Current Performance
  • Trade influence
  • Consumption and production
  • Investor interest
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Local market trends
  • International factors
  • Profitability and structure
  • Table: Cheese Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Dairy Produce Wholesaling
  • Catering Services
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dairy Cattle Farming
  • Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Hard grating
  • Semi-hard and stretch cheese
  • Mould-ripened cheese
  • Fresh cheese
  • Chart: Cheese Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Health consciousness
  • Innovation

  • Major Markets
  • Export markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Wholesalers
  • Food manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cheese Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cheese Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Bega Cheese LimitedWarrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings LimitedLion Pty LtdMurray Goulburn Co-operative Co LimitedFonterra Co-operative Group Limited
  • Table: Bega Cheese Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Lion Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cheese 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 Cheese Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Everyday Cheese
  • Cheeses that are commonly sold to consumers for everyday use, such as cheddar.
  • Private-Label Products
  • Products that are branded under the store they are sold in. These products are produced for supermarkets under contract and earn higher profit margins.
  • Specialty Cheese
  • Premium cheeses used occasionally or that have special characteristics, such as feta or goat's cheese.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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