Cream of the crop: Strong demand from export markets has supported revenue growth

Various factors have influenced the Milk and Cream Processing industry over the past five years. The industry has benefited from strong export revenue growth over the period, as milk and cream exports have largely been insulated from weak global prices affecting most other dairy products. Milk and cream processors have also benefited from increasing sales of high-value food-service and consumer goods in the domestic market over the past five years. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.1% over the five years through 2018-19, to $1.0 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 0.3% in the current year, due to a marginal rise in the domestic price of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising incomes and an increasing desire for high-quality fresh milk have boosted exports to China
  • Since 2014-15, most milk and cream processors have shifted production towards value-added products
  • The industry will remain highly reliant on export markets over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Milk and Cream Processing industry is in the growth stage of its economic life cycle. Industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 5.2% over the 10 years through 2023-24. This is an outperformance of the economy, with real GDP forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.0% over the same period. The industry's relatively faster growth is typical of a growing industry.Export revenue has grown strongly over the past five years, largely due to the opening up of new markets. Exports to China have grown rapidly over the period, with rising incomes and strong demand for high-quality produce from countries like New Zealand providing support to industry revenue. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Milk and Cream Processing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Milk and Cream Processing are:

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Market research and understanding
  • Use of production techniques that add value to base product(s)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from general line grocery wholesaling and Milk production in the Milk and Cream Processing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Milk and Cream Processing in New Zealand Industry?

    Operators in the industry process raw milk. Processes include pasteurisation of milk and separation to produce milk and cream with varying fat content.

    Industry Products
  • Whole milk
  • Reduced-fat milk
  • UHT milk
  • Cream
  • Industry Activities
  • Pasteurised cream (except canned)
  • Pasteurised milk
  • Skim milk
  • Low-fat milk
  • Full-cream milk
  • UHT milk
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from general line grocery wholesaling
  • Milk production
  • Domestic price of milk
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • International influences
  • New product mix
  • Profit and structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Milk supply
  • International markets
  • Domestic market
  • Table: Milk and Cream Processing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Milk and Cream Processing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Supermarkets, Grocery Stores and Convenience Stores in New Zealand
  • Cafes and Restaurants in New Zealand
  • Catering Services in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dairy Cattle Farming in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Cream
  • UHT milk
  • Whole milk
  • Reduced-fat milk
  • Chart: Milk and Cream Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports to China
  • Domestic markets
  • Exports to other countries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Milk and Cream Processing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Milk and Cream Processing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Milk and Cream Processing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited,
  • Table: Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Milk and Cream Processing 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 Milk and Cream Processing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Organic Milk
  • Milk that has been produced from cows that have been raised organically, using no chemicals or pesticides.
  • Pasteurised Milk
  • Milk that has been heat treated and is suitable for human consumption.
  • Uht
  • An ultra-high temperature treatment process for milk or cream to extend shelf life.
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