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Ice Cream Production in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Ice Cream Production in Canada

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 years. Over the five years to 2023, conditions in the industry are forecast to remain stable and improve somewhat. While consumers are more health conscious than ever, the per capita consumption of industry products appears to have stabilized and could grow slightly over the next five years.

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).

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 Per capita disposable income
    • 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 Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To...
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Unilever (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Nestle S.A. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Agropur Collective (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Chapman's (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • 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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