The big cheese: The popularity of gourmet cheeses is expected to aid revenue growth

The Cheese Manufacturing industry has endured many challenges over the past five years. Varying cheese prices in export markets, a fluctuating Australian dollar, variable local raw milk production and shifting domestic consumer preferences have played a part in the industry's performance over the period. Additionally, competition has intensified due to the increasing prominence of private-label cheeses, constraining domestic prices. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2017-18, to $2.8 billion. This includes an anticipated rise of 1.3% in 2017-18, as global dairy prices recover.Export markets are important for the industry, given Australia's prominent role in global dairy more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Falling demand from Australia’s major cheese export market, Japan, has constrained export revenue
  • Industry restructuring and ownership changes have occurred over the past five years
  • Exports will continue to be a key growth market for industry firms over the period
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic spread of industry establishments largely reflects the distribution of milk and dairy product producers. The rationale for the close alignment of milk producers and cheese manufacturers is that milk, as a key ingredient of cheese, should be located close to dairy farmers to reduce transportation costs and lower its susceptibility to going bad during storage. Fresher milk also yields higher quality cheese.Victoria has the highest concentration of milk processors. The state has the advantage of low farm costs due to favourable climatic conditions for raising dairy cattle, large pasture availability and low feed costs. Alt...purchase to read more.

    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
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Production of premium goods/services
  • 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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    What is the Cheese Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry operators are primarily engaged in manufacturing cheese.

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

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

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

  • Demand Determinants
  • Health consciousness
  • Innovation

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

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation, utilities, rent and other
  • 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
    Bega Cheese Limited, Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited, Lion Pty Ltd, Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited, Fonterra 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

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Cheese 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
    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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