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Cheese Production: Market Research Report

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Cheese Production Market Research Report | NAICS OD4274 | Aug 2016

Extra cheese: Growth will remain strong due to increasing income and cheese consumption

IBISWorld’s Cheese 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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Industry growth is projected to stay strong as per capita cheese consumption grows
  • The increase in consumer spending has helped industry revenue grow in the past five years
  • Mozzarella consumption, which is a staple for a number of Italian dishes, is expected to continue growing
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Cheese Production industry has experienced sharp growth in recent years as more consumers are eating cheese, causing per capita cheese consumption to increase. In addition, disposable income has increased, leading consumers to eat out more often and sparking demand from restaurants and bars, which comprises the industry's largest market. Overall industry growth is projected to stay strong over the five years to 2021. Per capita cheese consumption is expected to keep growing, and more consumers are projected to eat out at restaurants and bars, which together buy the most industry products. Furthermore, as consumers continue to develop a taste for cheese, they will demand more specialty varieties, which command higher prices... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The United States remains the single largest cheese producer in the world, and cheese continues to be a principal product in the country's dairy industry. Strong and increasing demand from the domestic market, combined with a burgeoning export segment, has supported growth in cheese production over the past five years. Industry producers manufacture a range of European cheeses, as well as American staples such as monterey jack and colby.

Italian cheeses
Combined, Italian cheeses make up the largest product segment in the industry, accounting for 43.1% of industry revenue in 2016. More specifically, mozzarella claims the top position in cheese production and per capita consumption, generating 35.5% of industry revenue. Acc.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Cheese Production Industry

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

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores and Demand from food services and drinking places in the Cheese Production industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Cheese Production Industry?

    This industry manufactures cheese products from raw milk and processed milk products.

    Industry Products
    MozzarellaParmesan and other ItalianHispanicBleu, gorgonzola, gouda, feta, muenster and all otherCream and neufchatelSwissCheddarOther American
    Industry Activities
    CheeseCheese productNondairy cheeseCheese dipCheese spreads

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Demand from food services and drinking places
  • Demand from dairy wholesaling
  • Price of milk
  • Per capita dairy consumption
  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Steady demand increase
  • Trade
  • New opportunities
  • Table: Cheese Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cheese Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Dairy Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Dairy Farms
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Mozzarella
  • Cheddar
  • Other American
  • Cream and neufchatel
  • Parmesan and other Italian
  • Swiss
  • Bleu, gorgonzola, gouda, feta, muenster and all other
  • Hispanic
  • Chart: Cheese Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food services and restaurants
  • Retail
  • Processing
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cheese Production Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cheese Production
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cheese Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Kraft Heinz Co.
  • Table: Kraft Heinz Co. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cheese Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Cheese Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per Capita Cheese Consumption (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A dairy product obtained by curdling (coagulating) milk with rennet or an edible acidic substance such as lemon juice or vinegar
  • Neufchatel
  • A soft, slightly crumbly, mold-ripened cheese that originated in the French region of Normandy
  • Pasteurized
  • Foods, usually liquids, that have been sterilized by heating them to a certain point and maintaining them at that heat before letting them cool

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Cheese Production market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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