Cheese Market Report and Forecast 2017-2022


Cheese is a healthy and high protein food product usually made from the milk of cows, buffaloes, goats and sheep. It is formed by the coagulation of the milk protein casein and can be prepared in a wide range of flavours, textures and forms. Cheese contains a host of nutrients like calcium, protein, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin B12 which makes it a nutritional food for all the age groups. During 2009-2016, the global cheese market grew at a CAGR of around 2%. The market is currently being driven by a high demand for dairy products and growing demand from the fast food industry where cheese is a key ingredient. Other factors like changing lifestyles and food habits, growing urbanisation and increasing disposable incomes in emerging economies are also bolstering the growth of the global market for cheese. This report by Expert Market Research entitled Cheese Market Report and Forecast 2017-2022” provides a comprehensive analysis for anyone who plans to foray into the cheese market.

Historical market trends for the cheese industry have been provided from 2009-2016 and forecasts have been presented till 2022. On a regional level, the report has segmented the global cheese market into the following major regions– North America, South America, Europe, and Oceania. Europe currently represents the largest market. On the basis of product type, the global market for cheese has been segmented as Cheddar cheese, Mozzarella & Semi Soft cheese, Processed cheese, Cream & Soft cheese and Fresh & Natural cheese. Additionally, the report has analysed the market on the basis of various distribution channels. Based on the various distribution channels, wholesalers & supermarkets represents the biggest point of sales for cheese products.

The value chain analysis of cheese has also been covered in this report encompassing all the activities in the value chain such as procurement, manufacturing, sales and distribution.  Furthermore, the study assesses the market based on Porter’s five forces model, which evaluates the level of competition in the market by analyzing factors such as bargaining power of buyers and suppliers, threat from substitutes and new entrants. A thorough evaluation of the competitive landscape of the cheese industry has also been provided. Some of the key players in this market include Krafts Food, Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd, Bongrain SA, Groupe Bel and Groupe Lactalis.

This report provides an exhaustive insight for setting-up and running a cheese manufacturing plant. Factors such as land requirement, construction requirement, raw material requirement, labour requirement, machinery requirement, manufacturing process, utility requirement, total capital investment, total operating costs, prices, income projections, expenditure projections, profit margins, net present value, return on investment, payback period, etc. have been  comprehensively covered in this report.

The following are the key questions answered by this report:

  • What are the market trends for the global cheese market?
  • Which are the biggest markets (regions) for cheese?
  • What are the major types of cheese? Which are the most popular?
  • Who are the key manufacturers in the cheese market?
  • What are the land and construction requirements to start a cheese manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements to start a cheese manufacturing plant?
  • How is cheese priced? What are the profit margins at various stages of the supply chain?
  • What is the total capital investment required to start a cheese manufacturing plant?
  • What are the running costs of a cheese manufacturing plant?
  • How much revenue can a cheese manufacturing plant generate?

In order to prepare this research report, Expert Market Research conducted face to face and telephonic interviews with numerous industry participants in the cheese industry. They included manufacturers, distributors, end users, consultants, marketing professionals, researchers, etc. Primary research accounted for the bulk of the research efforts, complemented by an extensive secondary research. Secondary sources included annual reports, press releases, books, journals, white papers, newspapers, magazines, government sources and various proprietary databases.

Expert Market Research uses its comprehensive database of macroeconomic and industry specific data to produce its market forecasts. The initial baseline forecast is produced with the most recent market data. After an initial baseline forecast, all future macroeconomic and sector-specific events and assumptions are taken into account to generate the final forecast.

Chapter 1 Preface
    1.1 Research Methodology and Market Definitions
    1.2 Introduction
    1.3 Report Summary
Chapter 2 Global Milk Market: Industry Overview
    2.1 Market Trends
    2.2 Market Breakup by Region
    2.3 Dairy Production Patterns
    2.4 Market Outlook
Chapter 3 Global Cheese Market: Industry Overview
    3.1 Key Factors Driving the Cheese Industry
    3.2 Market Trends
    3.3 Market Breakup by Region
        3.3.1 Europe
        3.3.2 North America
        3.3.3 South America
        3.3.4 Oceania
        3.3.5 Others
    3.4 Market Breakup by Type
        3.4.1 Cheddar Cheese
        3.4.2 Mozzarella & Semi Soft Cheese
        3.4.3 Processed Cheese
        3.4.4 Cream & Soft Cheese
        3.4.5 Fresh & Natural Cheese
    3.5 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
        3.5.1 Wholesalers & Supermarkets
        3.5.2 Foodservice Industry & Food Processors
        3.5.3 Convenience Stores
        3.5.4 Discount Stores & Other Specialty Retailers
    3.6 SWOT Analysis
        3.6.1 Strengths
        3.6.2 Weaknesses
        3.6.3 Opportunities
        3.6.4 Threats
    3.7 Value Chain Analysis
    3.8 Imports and Exports
    3.9 Market Outlook
Chapter 4 Porters Five Forces Analysis
    4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
    4.3 Threat of New Entrants
    4.4 Threat of Substitutes
    4.5 Degree of Competition
Chapter 5 Competitive Landscape
    5.1 Competitive Structure
    5.2 Market Breakup by Key Manufacturers
    5.3 Key Player Profiles
        5.3.1 Krafts Food
        5.3.2 Fonterra Co-oparative Group Ltd.
        5.3.3 Bongrain SA
        5.3.4 Groupe Bel
        5.3.5 Groupe Lactalis
Chapter 6 Setting Up a Cheese Manufacturing Plant
    6.1 Key Success and Risk Factors for Manufacturing Cheese
    6.2 Products Manufactured
    6.3 Manufacturing Process Involved
    6.4 Process Flow
    6.5 Raw Material Requirements and Mass Balance
Chapter 7 Capital Investments
    7.1 Land Requirements and Investment
    7.2 Construction Requirements and Investment
    7.3 Plant Layout
    7.4 Machinery Requirements and Investment
    7.5 Other Capital Requirements and Investment
Chapter 8 Operating Expenditures
    8.1 Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    8.2 Packaging Requirements and Costs
    8.3 Labour Requirements and Costs
    8.4 Transportation Requirements and Costs
    8.5 Utility Requirements and Costs
    8.6 Financial Support
    8.7 Other Operating Expenditures
Chapter 9 Project Economics
    9.1 Techno-Economic Parameters
    9.2 Product Pricing and Margins
    9.3 Income Projections
    9.4 Expenditure Projections
    9.5 Taxation
    9.6 Depreciation
    9.7 Financial Analysis

List of Figures

Figure 2 1: Global Milk Market: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 2 2: Global Milk Market: Production Breakup by Region, 2016
Figure 2 3: Global Milk Market: Dairy Industry Production Breakup by Products, 2016
Figure 2 4: Global Milk Market Forecast: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2017-2022
Figure 3 1: Global Cheese Market: Production Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 3 2: Global Cheese Market: Production Breakup by Region (in %), 2016
Figure 3 3: Global Cheese Market: Production Breakup by Cheese Type (in %), 2016
Figure 3 4: Global Cheese Market: Industry Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2016
Figure 3 5: Global Cheese Market: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 3 6: Global Cheese Market: Import Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2016
Figure 3 7: Global Cheese Market: Export Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2016
Figure 3 8: Global Cheese Market Forecast: Production Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2017-2022
Figure 5 1: Global Cheese Market: Breakup by Key Manufacturers (in %), 2016
Figure 6 1: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Process Flow of Cheddar Cheese (Representation 1)
Figure 6 2: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Process Flow of Cheddar Cheese (Representation 2)
Figure 6 3: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 7 1: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 7 2: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Proposed Plant Layout
Figure 8 1: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Cheese Packaging
Figure 9 1: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Operating Cost (in %)
Figure 9 2:  Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Cheddar Cheese, F.O.B Prices (in USD/Ton), 2009-2016

List of Tables

Table 3 1: Global Cheese Market: Import Volumes and Values of Major Countries, 2016
Table 3 2: Global Cheese Market: Export Volumes and Values of Major Countries, 2016
Table 7 1: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in USD)
Table 7 2: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Land Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 7 3: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Construction Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 7 4: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Machinery Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 7 5: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Other Capital Costs (in USD)
Table 8 1: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements and Costs (in Tons/Year)
Table 8 2: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Labour Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 8 3: Overview of Financial Support
Table 9 1: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Various Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 9 2: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in USD)
Table 9 3: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in USD)
Table 9 4: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis (Without Considering Taxes)
Table 9 5: Cheese Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis (On Considering Taxes)

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