Ice Cream Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Ice Cream Production Market Research Report | NAICS 31152 | Sep 2015

Sweet innovation: Healthier products and less volatile inputs will spur industry growth

IBISWorld’s Ice Cream Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While ice cream production did not suffer significantly in the worst of the recession, manufacturers are shifting their focus to develop health-conscious and premium products that will boost demand and revenue. The prices of key inputs like milk and sugar will continue to threaten profit, but will be far less volatile than in previous years. Despite this threat, innovation will help companies develop products targeted toward healthier consumers, and rising incomes will support demand... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Ice cream manufacturers are generally located near large population centers and in states with warm weather. Most of the industry's production facilities are located in the western region of the United States, which accounts for 26.2% of establishments. California leads the region, accounting for 18.8% of establishments, mainly because it is the country's largest milk producer. Also, one of the industry's leading companies, Nestle, has its North American headquarters in Glendale, CA. Furthermore, many companies are established in California because of the relatively higher demand for ice cream... purchase to read more


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What is the Ice Cream Production Industry?

Operators in this industry make ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, frozen tofu and other frozen desserts, except frozen bakery foods, which are included in the Bread Production industry (IBISWorld report 31181). The majority of raw inputs are sourced from the Dairy Farms industry (IBISWorld report 11212).

Industry Products
Bulk ice creamRegular retail ice creamNovelty ice creamLow-fat and nonfat ice creamOther frozen desserts
Industry Activities
Bulk ice creamNovelty ice cream Frozen fruit popsLow-fat and nonfat ice creamFrozen yogurtFlavored iceSherbetOther frozen desserts (except bakery)

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