Oil change: Rising health consciousness has increased demand for premium products

Rising health consciousness, changing consumer preferences and greater international trade have affected the Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing industry's performance over the past five years. Growing consumer concern regarding health and nutrition has 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 and more profitable industry products, such as cholesterol-lowering margarine and extra-virgin olive oil...read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growing consumer health concerns have weakened demand for vegetable oil and increased demand for premium products
  • Industry firms have faced rising competition from imports and supermarket private-label brands
  • The domestic price of fats and oils is projected to grow at a slower pace over the period
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The spread of industry operators largely follows manufacturing activity and the geographic distribution of the population across Australia. Consequently, industry participants are largely based across the eastern seaboard. In particular, Victoria and New South Wales account for over 70% of industry establishments. In addition, retailers, such as supermarkets and grocery stores, are the most significant market for the industry's products. New South Wales and Victoria account for the largest proportions of supermarket and grocery store establishments.Many of the leading players operate manufacturing sites across multiple states. For example, Cargill has plants in Footscray in Victoria, and Narrabri and Newcastle in New South Wales. Pla...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing Industry are

  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Incorporating long-term sales contracts
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic price of fats and oils and Per capita fat consumption in the Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry companies manufacture a range of refined and unrefined cooking oils, such as olive, avocado, coconut, and canola oil. In addition, industry companies 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
  • Margarine
  • Olive oil
  • Vegetable oil, meal or cake
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic price of fats and oils
  • Per capita fat consumption
  • Demand from cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Competitive pressures
  • Demand trends
  • Profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Competitive pressures
  • Cold-pressed oils
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes and Coffee Shops

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Citrus Fruit, Nut and Other Fruit Growing
  • Grain Growing
  • Meat Processing

  • Products & Services
  • Refined cooking oil
  • Margarine and other products
  • Unrefined cooking oil
  • Chart: Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Export markets
  • Food-service establishments
  • Other manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cooking Oil and Margarine Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    GrainCorp Limited, Cargill Australia Limited,
  • Table: GrainCorp Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Cargill Australia Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cooking Oil and Margarine 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 Cooking Oil and Margarine 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
  • A method to remove items such as proteins in crude oil that are insoluble in oil when hydrated.
  • Fractionation
  • A separation process in which a mixture is divided into several smaller quantities.
  • Hydrogenation
  • A process of converting liquid oil to solid oil that is used in margarine production. It involves a chemical transformation, whereby trans-fatty acids are created.
  • Interesterification
  • A process whereby heat treatment causes a movement of fatty acids on glycerol molecules. This changes the property of the oil and fat, but does not create trans-fats.
  • Shortening
  • A type of semi solid fat such as butter or lard, which is mostly used in cooking.
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