Baby Food Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Baby Food Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 4.2%

Strong demand for nutrient-added and organic products has driven the Baby Food Manufacturing industry's performance over the past five years. Industry operators have successfully captured rising demand for these products in both domestic and global markets. Strong overseas demand, particularly from Asia, for safe and high-quality Australian baby food has driven robust industry growth over the period. However, the baby food market has also expanded to include private-label sales through Woolworths and ALDI, which has intensified market competition. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 3.7% over the five years through 2019-20, to $202.6 million. This includes forecast revenue growth of 1.6% in the current year. Several factors have dr...
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Baby Food Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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A projected rise in health consciousness, along with increasing demand for premium products, is expected to support ongoing growth in the Baby Food Manufacturing industry over the next five years. Baby food manufacturing companies will continue to follow consumer health and lifestyle concerns, which should result in greater sales of organic, special-diet and nutrient-added baby food. Baby food product lines are also expected to continue diversifying over the next five years to meet changing consumer requirements. The industry will likely continue expanding into Asian markets to take advantage of growing demand from this region. However, the number of private-label products available from the major supermarkets is also likely to expand significantly o...
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Baby Food Manufacturing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $200m
  • business Number of Businesses: 63
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 418

Biggest companies in the Baby Food Manufacturing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Baby Food Manufacturing in Australia industry include Heinz Wattie's Pty Ltd, PZ Cussons (Holdings) Pty Ltd and Bellamy's Australia Limited.

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What is Baby Food Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms manufacture wet and dry baby food. Industry products include baby meals, cereals, juices, drinks, biscuits and milk. The industry excludes milk formula.

Industry Products and Services

  • Wet infant food packed in pouch-and-spout containers
  • Wet infant food packed in jars and cans
  • Infant cereals
  • Infant snacks
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Baby food puree manufacturing
  • Baby food custard manufacturing
  • Baby food gel and jelly manufacturing
  • Baby food snack manufacturing
  • Baby food cereal manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms manufacture wet and dry baby food. Industry products include baby meals, cereals, juices, drinks, biscuits and milk. The industry excludes milk formula.

Main Activities

  • Baby food puree manufacturing
  • Baby food custard manufacturing
  • Baby food gel and jelly manufacturing
  • Baby food snack manufacturing
  • Baby food cereal manufacturing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

As the number of females entering the workforce after childbirth increases, demand for convenient and nutritious baby food tends to rise. Growth in the nu...
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Females in the labour force
Number of births
Health consciousness
Real household disposable income

Current Performance

Organic growth
International influence
Industry structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

International reach
Consolidation increases
 Table: Baby Food Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

General Line Grocery Wholesaling in Australia
Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia





Key Selling Industries

Dairy Cattle Farming in Australia
Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing in Australia
Organic Farming in Australia
Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Growing in Australia



Products & Services

Products in the Baby Food Manufacturing industry can be divided into two broad categories. Wet infant food encompasses products such as purees, custards, ...
Export markets
Other retailers
Other supermarket and grocery stores



Demand Determinants

Several factors influence demand for baby food, the most notable being the number of births. Baby food has a very narrow target market that is constantly ...
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Major Markets

Export markets
Other retailers
Other supermarket and grocery stores




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Baby Food 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 Baby Food Manufacturing industry is highly concentrated, as the industry's four largest players account for over 80% of revenue. The three largest pla...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

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

Industry Globalization

Heinz Wattie's Pty Ltd is a major consumer goods company that is best known for its tomato sauce and canned baked beans products. The company is owned by ...
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Heinz

 Table: Heinz - financial performance

PZ Cussons

 Table: PZ Cussons - financial performance

Bellamy's Organic

 Table: Bellamy's Organic - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Baby Food Manufacturing industry is moderately capital-intensive. It is expected that in 2019-20, an estimated $0.30 is spent on capital for every dol...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Baby Food 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 Baby Food Manufacturing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

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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  • 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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