Over the past five years, the Confectionery Manufacturing industry has shown signs of struggle. The high sugar and carbohydrate content of many confectionery goods has caused Australian consumers to turn away from products produced by the industry. This trend has largely been assisted by persisting high levels of health consciousness, which has alerted the Australian population about the negative consequences of over consumption, and high-sugar and fat diets. While industry operators have also attempted to appeal to the health-conscious consumer, sugar-free and fat-free products have not performed as well, due to the growing number of competing food items on the market.
This industry includes firms that are primarily engaged in manufacturing confectionery. This industry excludes the manufacturing of chocolate and chewing gum.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.