Snack Food Production in Canada: Market Research Report

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Snack Food Production in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 31191CA | Sep 2013

Sugar rush: Health concerns hurt the industry, but demand will rise with per capita disposable income

IBISWorld’s Snack Food Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Snack Food Production industry benefited from rising levels of per capita disposable income and product innovation over the past five years. As consumers had more disposable income, they increased demand for snack food products, thereby benefiting industry producers. During this time, the price of wheat increased, a primary input in several industry products and many of the larger industry players responded by passing cost increases to consumers in the form of higher product prices. These trends resulted in greater demand for industry products from the primary downstream markets, grocery wholesalers and retailers. Overall, industry revenue increased at an annualized rate of 1.2% to an estimated $2.4 billion in the five years to 2013. This includes expected growth of 2.0% in 2013... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Snack Food Production establishments in Canada are largely located close to large city markets for easy serviceability. Consequently, industry establishments are concentrated in the three provinces with the highest population counts: Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. Furthermore, high transportation costs encourage industry operators to strategically locate themselves close to sources of key inputs.

Ontario, which accounts for the largest share of the Canadian population at about 38.8%, houses the majority of industry establishments at 41.2% of the total. Similarly, Quebec and British Columbia house about 16.5% and 15.5% of total industry establishments, respectively, while accounting for 23.1% and 13.3% of the Canadian population, respectively. .. purchase to read more


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What is the Snack Food Production Industry?

This industry produces snack foods, including potato and corn chips, pretzels, popcorn and other similar snacks. This industry does not include cookies and crackers, bakery products or cereal and granola bars. Industry establishments primarily prepare nuts, process grains or seeds into snacks, and manufacture chips, popped popcorn and similar snacks.

Industry Products
ChipsOther chips and snacksNuts and seeds
Industry Activities
The primary Activities of this industry are Salting, roasting, drying, cooking or canning nutsProcessing grains or seeds into snacksProducing peanut butterProducing potato chipsProducing corn chipsProducing popped popcornProducing pretzels (except soft)Producing pork rindsProducing rice cakes

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