Milk and Cream Processing in Australia - Market Research Report

Milk and Cream Processing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 8.5%

The Milk and Cream Processing industry has grown strongly over the past five years, despite volatile conditions in the domestic market. Rising demand for Australian milk in export markets has boosted industry revenue over the period. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 8.5% over the five years through 2018-19, to $3.0 billion. Industry revenue is expected to decline 5.6% in 2018-19, as low annual rainfall in both 2017-18 and 2018-19 lower milk production. Industry profitability has fallen over the past five years as operating costs have increased. Intense price competition among the major supermarket chains has led to private-label milk products being priced at $1.00 per litre, changing the way milk processors operate. Consequently...
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Milk and Cream Processing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Milk and Cream Processing industry is anticipated to grow slightly over the next five years. Strong demand from export markets, largely due to projected rising incomes, population growth and stable per capita milk consumption, are forecast to support the industry's performance over the period. Domestic milk consumption is anticipated to remain fairly stable over the next five years despite rising demand for dairy alternatives such as almond milk. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Industry profit margins are projected to remain largely stable over the next five years, supported by modest growth in domestic milk prices. Industry participation is forecast to decline over...
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Milk and Cream Processing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $3bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 187
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 4,678

Biggest companies in the Milk and Cream Processing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Milk and Cream Processing in Australia industry include Lactalis Australia Pty Ltd, Lion Pty Ltd, Saputo Dairy Australia Pty Ltd and RF Group Holdings Pty Ltd.

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  • pie_chart Saputo Dairy Australia Pty Ltd Market Share: x.x%
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What is Milk and Cream Processing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators primarily pasteurise and separate raw milk to make milk and cream products with varying amounts of fat content. The industry excludes cultured buttermilk, flavoured milk (whole and skim), sour cream and yoghurt manufacturing.

Industry Products and Services

  • Whole milk
  • Low and reduced-fat milk
  • UHT milk
  • Cream
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Pasteurised cream manufacturing (except canned)
  • Low-fat milk manufacturing
  • Pasteurised milk manufacturing
  • Skim milk manufacturing
  • Whole milk manufacturing
  • UHT milk manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators primarily pasteurise and separate raw milk to make milk and cream products with varying amounts of fat content. The industry excludes cultured buttermilk, flavoured milk (whole and skim), sour cream and yoghurt manufacturing.

Main Activities

  • Pasteurised cream manufacturing (except canned)
  • Low-fat milk manufacturing
  • Pasteurised milk manufacturing
  • Skim milk manufacturing
  • Whole milk manufacturing
  • UHT milk manufacturing

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The domestic price of milk is a key revenue determinant for the industry. As the market for milk has become increasingly globalised, world dairy product p...
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Domestic price of milk
Milk production
Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

Supermarket milk wars
Dairy inquiry
International trade
Production and demand
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Price and production
Future challenges
 Table: Milk and Cream Processing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Milk and Cream Processing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Dairy Produce Wholesaling in Australia
Catering Services in Australia
Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia
Convenience Stores in Australia
Cafes and Coffee Shops in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Dairy Cattle Farming in Australia






Products & Services

The Milk and Cream Processing industry processes fresh raw cow's milk to produce drinking milk and edible cream products. Products manufactured by the ind...
Grocery wholesalers
Export markets
Convenience stores
Food-service establishments
Other

Demand Determinants

Demand for milk is relatively price inelastic, given that it is a staple product in most Australian diets. However, revenue for milk processors largely de...
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Major Markets

Grocery wholesalers
Export markets
Convenience stores
Food-service establishments
Other


 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Milk and Cream Processing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Milk and Cream Processing industry is moderately concentrated. The industry's four largest players are expected to account for approximately 52.5% of ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Milk and Cream Processing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Lactalis Australia Pty Ltd, previously known as Parmalat Australia Pty Ltd, is a wholly owned subsidiary of France-based BSA S.A. Lactalis Australia enter...
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Lactalis Australia

 Table: Lactalis Australia - financial performance

Lion

 Table: Lion - financial performance

Saputo Dairy Australia

 Table: Saputo Dairy Australia - financial performance

Riverina Fresh

 Table: Riverina Fresh - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Milk and Cream Processing industry is moderately capital-intensive. For every dollar invested in capital across the industry in the current year, an e...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Milk and Cream Processing 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 Milk and Cream Processing 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
    Revenue Forecasts
  • Historical and Forecast Growth
    Historical and Forecast Growth
  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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