Ice Cream Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Ice Cream Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -0.3%

The Ice Cream Manufacturing industry has remained stable over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 0.3% over the five years through 2018-19 but this is skewed by the large decline in revenue in 2014-15. Industry revenue increased in the three years following 2014-15 and is projected to rise by 1.6% in 2018-19 to reach $1.1 billion. Ice cream manufacturers have benefited from rising demand for industry products, particularly in the premium and scoop-and-serve segments. Niche operators that manufacture premium ice cream and gourmet gelato products have been extremely successful over the past five years. Increasing consumer health consciousness and the growing popularity of substitute snacks, such as yoghurt and...
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Ice Cream Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Ice Cream Manufacturing industry is anticipated to return to growth over the next five years. Rising consumer health consciousness is likely to increase demand for niche ice cream products such as low sugar, lactose-free and vegan-friendly ice cream. The product premiumisation that has occurred over the past five years is set to continue, and the industry's major players are expected to increasingly produce premium take-home products to capture a greater proportion of this rapidly growing segment. Revenue and profitability Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to reach $X.X billion. Steady growth in demand for ice cream products from downstream supermarkets and grocery stores is expec...
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Ice Cream Manufacturing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $1bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 276
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 3,236

Biggest companies in the Ice Cream Manufacturing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Ice Cream Manufacturing in Australia industry include Regal Cream Products Pty Limited, Peters Food Group Pty Limited, Unilever Australia Group Pty Ltd and Norco Co-operative Limited.

  • pie_chart Regal Cream Products Pty Limited Market Share: x.x%
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What is Ice Cream Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry manufacture ice cream, gelato, sorbet and frozen confectionery.

Industry Products and Services

  • Take-home tubs
  • Take-home multi-packs
  • Premium take-home tubs
  • Individually packaged products
  • Unpackaged scoop-and-serve products

Industry Activities

  • Frozen confectionery manufacturing
  • Ice cream manufacturing
  • Gelato manufacturing
  • Frozen water ices or fruit ices manufacturing
  • Sorbet manufacturing
  • Frozen yoghurt manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry manufacture ice cream, gelato, sorbet and frozen confectionery.

Main Activities

  • Frozen confectionery manufacturing
  • Ice cream manufacturing
  • Gelato manufacturing
  • Frozen water ices or fruit ices manufacturing
  • Sorbet manufacturing
  • Frozen yoghurt manufacturing

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Supermarkets and grocery stores are the primary markets for ice cream products, as they sell a range of standard and premium take-home tubs, take-home mul...
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Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
Real household disposable income
Domestic price of milk
Cheese, butter and yoghurt consumption

Current Performance

Health consciousness and competition
Seasonality and snacking
Niche operators
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Health consciousness
Premiumisation
Niche operators
International trade
 Table: Ice Cream Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Ice Cream Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Dairy Produce Wholesaling in Australia
Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia
Convenience Stores in Australia




Key Selling Industries

Milk and Cream Processing in Australia
Sugar Manufacturing in Australia





Products & Services

Industry operators manufacture a range of ice cream products that can be categorised based on packaging, serving size and quality. Industry products fall ...
Food-service operators
Export markets
Wholesalers and route trade outlets



Demand Determinants

Disposable income, price changes and health consciousness all affect demand for ice cream products. A rise in disposable income generally increases consum...
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Major Markets

Food-service operators
Export markets
Wholesalers and route trade outlets




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ice Cream Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry displays high market share concentration. The industry's four largest players, Peters Food Group, Regal Cream Products, Unilever Australia an...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ice Cream Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Ice Cream Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Regal Cream Products Pty Limited is the parent company of Bulla Dairy Foods. Bulla Dairy Foods is an Australian owned and operated company that was establ...
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Bulla Dairy Foods

 Table: Bulla Dairy Foods - financial performance

Peters Food Group

 Table: Peters Food Group - financial performance

Unilever Australia

 Table: Unilever Australia - financial performance

Norco Co-op

 Table: Norco Co-op - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Ice Cream Manufacturing industry is moderately capital-intensive. For every dollar invested in capital across the industry, an estimated $4.68 is paid...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ice Cream Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Ice Cream Manufacturing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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