Spread thin: Industry growth is being stifled by import and private-label competition

IBISWorld’s Cooking Oil and Margarine 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 performance of the Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing industry has been affected by rising health consciousness, changing consumer preferences and greater international trade over the past five years. Growing consumer concerns regarding health and nutrition have weakened demand for industry products, such as vegetable oil, that are perceived to be unhealthy. This trend has limited industry growth over the past five years. However, rising health consciousness coupled with growing demand for premium foods has prompted many consumers to switch to healthier or more premium industry products, such as cholesterol-lowering margarine and extra-virgin olive oil...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing industry is highly capital-intensive. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $1.64 is spent on wages. The industry is highly dependent on automated machinery for production, with machinery typically needed for a range of functions such as crushing, pressing and refining. Machinery is also required for the pasteurisation process and for refrigeration of the finished product in margarine production. Over the past five years, the introduction of new technology and the adoption of greater automation in processes have increased industry-wide capital intensity.


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Industry Products

What is the Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing Industry?

Industry companies manufacture a range of refined and unrefined cooking oils, such as olive, avocado and canola oil. In addition, companies in the industry produce margarine, lard and several other products using vegetable and animal oils and fats.

Industry Products
Refined cooking oil
Margarine and other products
Unrefined cooking oil
Industry Activities
Refined animal oil
Deodorised vegetable oil
Blended edible oil or fat
Fish and other marine animal oil or meal
Refined lard
Olive oil
Vegetable oil, meal or cake

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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