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

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 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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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 Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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