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Ice Cream Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Ice Cream Production Market Research Report | NAICS 31152 | Jun 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Ice Cream Production market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$8bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
20,316
Businesses
369
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 and new techniques will help industry participants maintain growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Ice Cream Production industry displays a moderate level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor in the industry, $0.24 will be spent on capital in 2014. This figure represents an increase from $0.17 in 2009. Most modern manufacturing plants require high levels of capital expenditure to improve productivity without increasing labor. Machines include mixers and freezers that automatically control mixing speeds and temperatures. However, the production process still requires manual labor to operate the machines... 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) and the Sugar Manufacturing industry (IBISWorld report 31131).

Industry Products
Bulk 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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