In a nutshell: Demand for alternative dairy products will grow, despite competition from organic milk

Over the five years to 2017, the Soy and Almond Milk Product industry has grown rapidly. Operators have thrived as Americans have become more health conscious. Additionally, an increase in per capita disposable income made consumers more willing to spend money on healthy food and drinks. A dramatic rise in demand for almond milk has occurred over the past five years at the expense of soy milk, the industry's traditional top product. Over the next five years, industry revenue is expected to continue to grow. As more Americans demand healthy goods, dairy alternative beverages will likely fly off the shelves. In addition, as the economy continues to grow, consumer spending will increase and more consumers will be willing to splurge on specialty goods such as almond and coconut milk...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators have thrived as Americans have become more health conscious, supporting industry demand
  • The price of ingredients has a significant influence on industry performance
  • While revenue is forecast to grow, operators will contend with more competition
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Overall, the industry faces few barriers to entry. Generally, all inputs (e.g. soybeans, almonds, rice and coconuts) are readily available. Competition is the main barrier to companies wishing to enter this industry. The current major companies have a breadth of locations in which they operate and a range of products. Strong brand names, such as Silk and Almond Dream, can be a significant barrier for new entrants to penetrate the market. In recent years, there has been a strong growth in brand promotion as a means of competition.Other barriers include investment requirements and regulations. Considerable capital is required to establish a new production facility or the purchase a new brand. New...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry are

  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Economies of scale
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Healthy eating index and World price of soybeans in the Soy & Almond Milk Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry?

    This industry manufactures nondairy milk substitutes. These are usually plant-based and may be made from soybeans, almonds, hemp, coconut, rice or oats.

    Industry Products
  • Soy milk
  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Rice milk
  • Industry Activities
  • Procuring raw materials
  • Dehulling beans, nuts and seeds
  • Grinding beans, nuts and seeds
  • Aseptic sterilizing
  • Homogenizing
  • Storing and packaging
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Healthy eating index
  • World price of soybeans
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • External competition

  • Current Performance
  • Changing product mix
  • Costs and profit
  • Industry landscape
  • Limited trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Ingredients and profit
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Accommodation and Food Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Coated & Laminated Paper Manufacturing
  • Fruit & Nut Farming
  • Soybean Farming
  • Sugarcane Harvesting

  • Products & Services
  • Almond milk
  • Soy milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Other
  • Rice milk
  • Chart: Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Competition
  • Price and availability

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 25 to 44
  • Consumers aged 45 to 64
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Consumers aged 25 and younger
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent, utilities and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Soy & Almond Milk Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    DanoneWave, Blue Diamond Growers,
  • Table: DanoneWave - financial performance
  • Table: Blue Diamond Growers - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Soy & Almond Milk 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 Soy & Almond Milk 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)
  • Price of Soybeans (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Genetically Modified Organism (Gmo)
  • An organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.
  • Hemp
  • A name for low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) strains of the plant Cannabis sativa.
  • Organic Foods
  • Foods that are produced without synthetic inputs, such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers, do not contain GMOs, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents or chemical additives.
  • Plant Milk
  • Beverage produced by soaking dry beans, nuts or seeds and grinding them with water.
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