Firms in the Milk and Cream Production industry have come up against difficult conditions during the past five years. Highly volatile dairy prices and heavy discounting of milk prices by supermarkets have squeezed industry revenue and profitability. The industry has also been affected by changing consumer preferences, since consumers have turned away from full-fat milk in favour of low-fat and skimmed milk. These conditions have resulted in consolidation activity among industry participants.
Operators in this industry produce fresh liquid milk, pasteurised, sterilised, homogenised and ultra heat-treated milk. It also includes the production of cream from fresh, pasteurised, sterilised or homogenised milk.
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.