Overview

Going nuts: Demand for health snack foods and nuts has driven industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Snack Food 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.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Snack Food Manufacturing industry have faced changing consumer preferences, volatile input prices and increasing competition from private-label and substitute products over the past five years. Rising competition from private-label brands, particularly from Coles and Woolworths, and weakening demand for traditional snack foods, due to growing health consciousness, have constrained industry growth over the past five years. However, the industry has been supported by increasing demand for higher value products, such as gourmet potato chips. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.5% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $2.3 billion. This includes projected growth of 0.3% in the current year...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Participants in the Snack Food Manufacturing industry often choose to establish themselves in densely populated metropolitan areas, to reduce the cost of transportation between storage and production facilities and downstream markets. Consequently, over 80% of industry enterprises are located in the eastern seaboard states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. New South Wales and Victoria are key downstream markets for industry operators, due to the high population levels and strong economic activity. Queensland also benefits from having a strong supply of raw materials, such as nuts.

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Industry Products

What is the Snack Food Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry mainly manufacture snack food products such as potato chips, corn chips, savoury snacks, nuts, pretzels and other similar snacks. Manufacturers buy raw materials like milled corn, wheat, potatoes, food extracts, flavourings, preservatives and sugar, for processing into snack foods. The finished products are then packaged and sold to wholesalers and retailers.

Industry Products
Potato chips
Nuts
Health snack foods
Corn chips
Other snacks
Industry Activities
Corn chips
Potato chips
Pretzels
Savoury specialties
Nut foods
Health bar

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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