Melting away: Health trends will continue to hamper industry growth

The Ice Cream Production industry in Canada creates a variety of frozen products including hard and soft ice cream, frozen yogourt, frozen ices and sherbet. Industry fortunes have fluctuated over the last two decades, and overall domestic consumption of ice cream and domestic production of hard ice cream have declined by over half since 2004. However, over the last five years, this decline appears to have been arrested. The industry has benefited from several trends over the past five years. While the return to growth for demand for the industry's largest product, hard ice cream, has been beneficial, it is the rise of niche products that has truly characterized the industry in recent more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators have developed healthy varieties of products to expand demand from consumers
  • The largest key inputs for industry products are milk and sugar
  • Traditional ice cream makers will introduce new flavour varieties and healthier options
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Ice Cream Production industry in Canada has a moderate level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labour and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that at the average industry operator, for every dollar spent on labour, $0.17 will be spent on capital in 2018. Capital intensity varies significantly depending on the size of the industry player, as large producers typically have invested substantial capital in production and distribution technologies and run larger factories capable of producing millions of litres of ice cream in a year. However, due to scale of their production, depreciation tends to be slightly lower as a share of overall revenue for large operators. Mea...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ice Cream Production Industry

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

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Economies of scale
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Consumer price index for food in the Ice Cream Production industry impact industry performance..

    shopping_cartPURCHASE OPTIONS

    What's in this report

    What is the Ice Cream Production Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments that primarily manufacture ice cream, frozen yogourt, frozen ices, frozen tofu, sherbet and other frozen desserts (except frozen bakery foods, which are covered in IBISWorld report 31181CA). The majority of raw inputs come from the Dairy Farms industry in Canada (11212CA).

    Industry Products
  • Hard ice cream
  • Soft ice cream
  • Other ice cream products
  • Industry Activities
  • Ice cream and milk specialties
  • Frozen custard
  • Frozen dessert (except bakery)
  • Sorbets and sherbets
  • Frozen pops (i.e. flavoured ice, fruit, gelatin and pudding)
  • Tofu frozen desserts
  • Frozen yogourt
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Consumer price index for food
  • World price of sugar
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index

  • Current Performance
  • Frozen demand
  • Savouring change
  • Profit
  • Globalization
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Health frenzy
  • Stable profitability
  • Global appetite
  • Table: Ice Cream Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ice Cream Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling in Canada
  • Dairy Wholesaling in Canada
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada
  • Convenience Stores in Canada
  • Specialty Food Stores in Canada
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants in Canada
  • Street Vendors in Canada
  • Coffee & Snack Shops in Canada
  • Fast Food Restaurants in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chocolate Production in Canada
  • Dairy Farms in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Hard ice cream
  • Other ice cream products
  • Soft ice cream
  • Chart: Ice Cream Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Health trends
  • Downstream demand
  • Availability of substitutes
  • Household disposable income

  • Major Markets
  • Supermarket and grocery stores
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Other retail stores
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ice Cream Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ice Cream Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ice Cream Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Unilever, Nestle Canada Inc., Agropur Dairy Cooperative, David Chapman's Ice Cream Limited,
  • Table: Unilever - financial performance
  • Table: Nestle Canada Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Agropur Dairy Cooperative - financial performance
  • Table: David Chapman's Ice Cream Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ice Cream 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 Ice Cream Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per capita disposable income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Celiac Disease
  • A hereditary, chronic intestinal disorder, commonly known as gluten intolerance.
  • Private Label
  • A label associated with a specific chain store; a brand or product having a private label.
  • Radio-Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products by releasing continuous signals from a chip from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store.
  • What Our Customers Say

    Why buy this report?

    The Ice Cream Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

    IBISWorld industry market research reports enable you to:
    • Find out about key industry trends
    • Identify threats and opportunities
    • Inform your decisions for marketing, strategy and planning
    • Quickly build competitive intelligence
    This report on Ice Cream Production:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • 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 Ice Cream 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

    IBISWorld reports on thousands of industries around the world. Our clients rely on our information and data to stay up-to-date on industry trends across all industries. With this IBISWorld Industry Research Report on Ice Cream Production, you can expect thoroughly researched, reliable and current information that will help you to make faster, better business decisions.

    Contact Us

    Want to speak to a representative? Call us.