Dairy Products Manufacturing Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry manufacture dairy-based products from raw and processed milk, along with dairy substitutes. Major companies include Dean Foods, Dairy Farmers of America, and Land O'Lakes (all based in the US), as well as Danone and Groupe Lactalis (France); Fonterra Co-operative Group (New Zealand); Koninklijke FrieslandCampina (the Netherlands); Meiji (Japan); and Nestlé (Switzerland).

Competitive Landscape

Competition in the dairy product manufacturing industry is evolving as small upstart companies have introduced new higher-margin products that are taking market share from major producers. This trend, which is occurring throughout the food manufacturing sector, is pressuring industry leaders to acquire rivals and create new brand extensions that are more in line with consumers’ current tastes.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major product segments include cheese (about 40% of US industry revenue), fluid milk and milk products (35%), and dry and condensed milk products (20%). Other products include ice cream, other frozen desserts, and butter. Besides regular milk, milk products include buttermilk, cream, cottage cheese, yogurt, and dairy substitutes, such as soy milk.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Dairy Products Manufacturing industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Dairy Products Manufacturing Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Dairy Products Manufacturing Companies:
92363.007184M | Switzerland
28906.411887M | Switzerland
28906.411887M | Switzerland
13165.24902M | New Zealand
13165.24902M | New Zealand
13150.738265M | New Zealand
12573.640508M | Denmark
11251.319794M | Canada
11232.513433M | Hong Kong
7328.663M | United States
6581.839034M | Japan
5547.021415M | Japan
5343.436356M | Japan
4669.886065M | Ireland
4435.321671M | Thailand
4058.462928M | Switzerland
3944.583991M | Ireland
3832.112465M | China
3742.7M | United States
3671.494172M | Japan
3521.177478M | Switzerland
3521.177478M | Switzerland
3521.177478M | Switzerland
3521.177478M | Switzerland

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