Sweet like chocolate: Consumer demand is shifting towards premium goods and niche firms

Operators in the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing industry have faced changing consumer preferences over the past five years. Growing consumer concerns about the amount of fat and sugar in foods have weakened demand for traditional chocolate and confectionery over the period, particularly in regards to mass-produced products. Industry participants have diversified their ranges and introduced healthier products in an attempt to limit the number of consumers switching to substitute products, such as yoghurt. Additionally, consumer demand for premium products has increased over the past five years, which has boosted the industry's performance. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 0.7% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $5.7 billion...read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumers have increasingly opted for healthier, premium and more sustainable industry products
  • Increasing health consciousness has limited industry revenue growth over the past five years
  • The major supermarkets are expected to expand their private-label brands over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing industry is moderately capital-intensive. For every dollar spent on capital costs, an estimated $5.07 is spent on wages. Capital intensity varies greatly among industry players. Larger manufacturers typically invest substantial amounts of capital in machinery to automate production and reduce marginal costs. Most manufacturing plants require high capital expenditure on automated equipment and sophisticated technologies. These can increase productivity without the need for additional labour.However, the industry also requires more labour than other food manufacturing industries due to greater product diversity. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Economies of scope
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores and Health consciousness in the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry firms primarily manufacture confectionery, chocolate or cocoa products, with or without added sugar.

    Industry Products
  • Chocolate
  • Confectionery
  • Cocoa products
  • Industry Activities
  • Chewing gum
  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa product
  • Confectionery
  • Crystallised or glazed fruit
  • Drinking chocolate
  • Liquorice
  • Marshmallow
  • Candied nut
  • Candied popcorn
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from food product manufacturing
  • World price of cocoa
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Changing consumer tastes
  • Competitive pressures
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Changing market
  • Competitive pressures
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Biscuit Manufacturing
  • Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling
  • Catering Services
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Butter and Dairy Product Manufacturing
  • Milk Powder Manufacturing
  • Paper Product Wholesaling
  • Sugar Manufacturing
  • Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa products
  • Confectionery
  • Chart: Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Food manufacturers
  • Export markets
  • Food-service establishments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Nestle Australia Ltd, Mars Australia Pty Ltd, Mondelez Australia Holdings Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Nestle Australia Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Mars Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Mondelez Australia Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Chocolate and Confectionery 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 Chocolate and Confectionery 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
    Enhanced Project By-Laws Scheme (Epbs)
  • A now-ended industry assistance scheme that allowed duty-free importation of capital equipment that was not made in Australia or was technologically superior to Australian made equipment.
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand
  • The agency responsible for developing and administering requirements for food safety and labelling in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Winnowing
  • The process of removing the outer husk of the cacao bean to release the inner nibs during the chocolate manufacturing process.
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