China is currently the third-largest dairy producer in the world, after India and the United States. However, per capita consumption of dairy products in China is less than one-quarter of the global average and lower than in many other developing countries. Due to traditional Chinese dietary patterns and lower living standards, the routine consumption of dairy products is limited across the country. Moreover, dairy product consumption varies considerably across China. Consumption in rural regions is less than 10.0% of that in urban areas.After strong and steady growth for more than a decade, China's dairy industries were severely affected by the melamine scandal of September 2008, when melamine was found in infant formula and other milk products...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • China is the third-largest dairy products producer in the world, after India and the United States
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The entry barriers in this industry are medium, as new market entrants generally need higher levels of capital for investment in equipment and advertising. Consumer brand recognition and loyalty are high in China. New market entrants need to make large investments in advertising for building brand image. This increases the entry barriers in this industry.The major foreign players have localized their production and gained advantages of lower costs over foreign players that only import into China. As such, the production localization process in recent years has increased the entry barriers for foreign competitors exporting to China to some degree.Improvements in production technologies have increased the technology barrier for domestic players. Mor...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Dairy Product Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Dairy Product Production Industry are

  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Economies of scale
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Key Attitudinal Changes - Health Consciousness and Downstream Demand - Supermarket and Grocery Stores in the Dairy Product Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Dairy Product Production Industry?

    Firms within the Dairy Product Production industry purchase cattle milk, sheep milk and other raw materials to produce liquid milk and dairy products. Enterprises cleanse, sterilize, homogenize, concentrate, dry and ferment products, and then the finished milk and dairy products are packaged and sold to wholesalers and retailers for resale to final consumers.

    Industry Products
  • Liquid milk
  • Milk powder
  • Yogurt
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Other dairy products
  • Industry Activities
  • Liquid milk
  • Milk powder
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Yogurt
  • Ice cream
  • Other dairy product
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Key Attitudinal Changes - Health Consciousness
  • Downstream Demand - Supermarket and Grocery Stores
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Agricultural - Livestock Products - Fluid Milk
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Manufactures Other - Plastic Materials and Resins
  • Real GDP

  • Current Performance
    Industry size and profitabilityConsumptionOutputExport and import trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    International tradeConsumer group changesIntense competition
  • Table: Dairy Product Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dairy Product Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Fast-Food Restaurants
  • Baby Product Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fragrance and Essence Manufacturing
  • Sheep and Cattle Farming

  • Products & Services
  • Liquid milk
  • Milk powder
  • Yogurt
  • Butter
  • Other dairy products
  • Cheese
  • Chart: Dairy Product Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Per capita income
  • Product innovation
  • Consumer tastes
  • Urbanization

  • Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Food wholesalers
  • Food retailers
  • Other
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dairy Product Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dairy Product Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Brand competition
  • Development of new products
  • Quality of raw materials
  • Price competition
  • Production scale
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dairy Product Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd., China Mengniu Dairy Co., Ltd., Shanghai Bright Dairy & Food Co., Ltd., Beijing Capital Agribusiness & Food Group Co. Ltd.,
  • Table: Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: China Mengniu Dairy Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shanghai Bright Dairy & Food Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Beijing Capital Agribusiness & Food Group Co. Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dairy Product Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Dairy Product Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Output of Liquid Dairy Products (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A hard synthetic substance that was illegally added to food products to increase their apparent protein content in 2008.
  • Pasteurized Milk
  • Milk heated to moderately high temperatures for a short period of time to kill bacteria.
  • Ultra High Temperature (Uht) Milk
  • Milk sterilized for a very short time (2 seconds) at an ultra-high temperature (137 centigrade).
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