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Dairy Wholesaling in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Dairy Wholesaling in Canada

Operators in the Dairy Wholesaling industry in Canada wholesale a variety of dairy products, including raw milk, processed milk, butter, cheese, cream, ice cream and yogourt, to downstream customers such as grocery stores and food service establishments. Over the five years to 2018, the industry has experienced solid growth, as consumers have increased consumption of a variety of dairy products, resulting in increased demand for such products from downstream customers and rising production of many industry goods. Changing demand trends for dairy products have influenced revenue over the last five years. While per capita consumption of milk has declined, demand for products such as yogourt, butter and cheese have all experienced growth. Over the five years to 2023, the industry is expected to continue growing, though at a slower annualized rate. Industry revenue growth will be aided by an improving economy.

Operators in this industry wholesale dairy products (except dried or canned), including butter, cheese, cream, ice cream, milk and yogourt. This industry does not include manufacturers’ sales branches and offices (MSBOs) where the wholesaling and production of dairy products occur as one undifferentiated operation. Revenue from such MSBOs are included under the scope of the Dairy Product Production industry in Canada (IBISWorld 31151CA).

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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