Companies in the Yoghurt and Other Dairy Product Processing industry produce items such as yoghurt, powdered milk, milk-based soft drinks, whey and lactose. Yoghurt is the most popular product in the industry and its popularity as a healthy alternative to foods such as ice cream has made it very marketable. Health-conscious consumers have been drawn to its nutritional content and claims that yoghurt drinks can give a boost to the immune and digestive systems, even though the European Food Safety Authority has cast doubt on the strength of the scientific evidence supporting such claims.
This industry covers the production of fermented milk-based products other than liquid milk, cream, butter and cheese. Yoghurt, creme fraiche, sour cream, milk-based soft drinks, yoghurt drinks, powdered milk, whey, casein and lactose are all included. Products from a non-dairy source are excluded, as are foods serving a specific nutritional purpose, such as infant milk formula and whey-based protein supplements.
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.