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Milk and Cream Processing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Milk and Cream Processing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1131 | Dec 2016

Spilt milk: Current year revenue falls due to low domestic milk prices

The Milk and Cream Processing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Milk and Cream Processing industry has grown strongly over the past five years, despite challenging conditions in the domestic market. Rising demand for Australian milk in export markets has boosted industry earnings over the period. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 6.8% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $2.2 billion. However, reduced domestic milk prices are expected to depress industry revenue by 3.0% in 2016-17. Industry profitability has fallen over the past five years as processors have been forced to absorb higher operating costs.

The ongoing milk war between the major supermarket chains, which has led to private-label milk products being priced at $1.00 per litre, has changed the way milk processors operate... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Milk and Cream Processing industry is moderately capital intensive. For every dollar spent on wages, the average milk and cream processor is expected to invest $0.19 in capital items during 2016-17. Modern manufacturing plants require substantial capital expenditure on sophisticated technology and equipment to increase productivity without the need for additional labour. However, the industry requires slightly more labour than related food manufacturing industries due to the nature of production, complex product sorting and significant product diversity, which may require labour to perform certain non-core functions, especially the coordination of supply to downstream markets.

Capital intensity varies greatly among industry players... purchase to read more


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What is the Milk and Cream Processing Industry?

The Milk and Cream Processing industry primarily pasteurises and separates raw milk to make milk and cream products with varying levels of fat content. The industry excludes the manufacture of cultured buttermilk, flavoured milk (whole and skim), sour cream and yoghurt.

Industry Products
Whole milkLow and reduced-fat milkUHT milkCream
Industry Activities
Pasteurised cream (except canned)Low-fat milkPasteurised milkSkim milkWhole milkUltra pasteurisation milk

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