Bean counting: Falling soy bean prices have boosted industry profitability

The Soy and Almond Milk Production industry has benefited from rising consumer demand over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 4.1% over the five years through 2018-19, to $165.8 million. This includes expected growth of 3.5% in the current year. Increasing health consciousness has boosted the popularity of non-dairy beverages, such as soy and almond milk over the period. Soy milk accounts for close to the majority of industry revenue, due to its long-standing position in the industry and its popularity among food-service establishments such as coffee shops.Fluctuations in input prices, particularly for soybeans, almonds and rice, significantly influence the industry...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$166m
Annual Growth 14-19
4.1%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
224
Businesses
21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing health consciousness has boosted demand for industry products
  • Soy milk’s industry share has declined due to growth in almond, rice, oat and coconut milks
  • Rising health consciousness is anticipated to continue boosting demand for non-dairy milks
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Soy and Almond Milk Production industry is highly concentrated. The industry's three largest players, Sanitarium, Lion and Freedom Foods, account approximately three-quarters of industry revenue in the current year. These players have held their positions in the industry for multiple decades in some instances, cementing their place in the industry. Outside these major players, industry participants tend to be small companies that focus on producing one or two niche products, such as organic soy milk. Over the past five years, market share concentration has declined, with multiple smaller brands and companies entering the industry. New...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Soy and Almond Milk Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Soy and Almond Milk Production Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of soybeans and Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores in the Soy and Almond Milk Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Soy and Almond Milk Production Industry?

    Companies in the industry manufacture non-dairy milk substitute beverages. These products are usually plant-based and may be made from soybeans, almonds, hemp, coconut, rice or oats.

    Industry Products
  • Soy milk
  • Almond milk
  • Rice milk
  • Oat milk
  • Other milks
  • Industry Activities
  • Dehulling beans, nuts and seeds
  • Grinding beans, nuts and seeds
  • Aseptic sterilising
  • Homogenising
  • Storing and packaging
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of soybeans
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Health consciousness
  • Milk consumption

  • Current Performance
  • Health and nutrition
  • External competition
  • Costs and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Health consciousness
  • Competition and private labels
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Soy and Almond Milk Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Soy and Almond Milk Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Citrus Fruit, Nut and Other Fruit Growing
  • Grain Growing

  • Products & Services
  • Soy milk
  • Almond milk
  • Rice milk
  • Other milks
  • Oat milk
  • Chart: Soy and Almond Milk Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Wholesalers
  • Export markets
  • Other markets
  • Food-service establishments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Soy and Almond Milk Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Soy and Almond Milk Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Soy and Almond Milk Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Lion Pty Ltd, Australian Health & Nutrition Association Limited, Freedom Foods Group Limited,
  • Table: Lion Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Australian Health & Nutrition Association Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Freedom Foods Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Soy and Almond Milk Production 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 Soy and Almond Milk Production Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Grain Milk
  • Milk that is derived from grain crops such as oats.
  • Lactose
  • A type of sugar that is found in dairy products.
  • Veganism
  • The practice of abstaining from using or consuming animal products.
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