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Global Cheese Market 2016-2020

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Top cheese producing countries 2000-2020 (millions of metric tons)
      • Table Global cheese market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Market overview
      • Table Global cheese market by product 2015
      • Table Global cheese market by product 2015
      • Table Global natural cheese market 2015- 2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global processed cheese market 2015- 2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Table Global cheese market by type 2015
  • Market Segmentation by distribution
    • Table Global cheese market by channel 2015
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global cheese market by geography 2015
    • Cheese market in Europe
      • Table Cheese market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Cheese consumption in top cheese consuming countries 2014
    • Cheese market in Americas
      • Table Cheese market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Cheese market in APAC
      • Table Cheese market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Cheese market in MEA
      • Table Cheese market in MEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
    • US
      • Table Cheese market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Germany
      • Table Cheese market in Germany 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • France
      • Table Cheese market in France 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Russia
      • Table Cheese market in Russia 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Brazil
      • Table Cheese market in Brazil 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Italy
      • Table Cheese market in Italy 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • UK
      • Table Cheese market in the UK 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Rise in demand from fast food industry
    • Growing demand for protein-rich products
    • Rise in demand from developing countries
    • Innovation in packaging industry
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Increase in health-conscious population
      • Table Top 10 obese population countries in 2013
    • Threat from artisanal cheese making
    • Intense competition
    • Threat from substitutes
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Rising demand for natural and unprocessed cheese
    • Introduction of new varieties
    • Increase in demand for low-fat cheese
    • Increase in marketing initiatives
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Arla Foods
      • Table Brands and their product offerings
      • Table Arla Foods: Business segmentation
    • Fonterra
      • Table Business segmentation by revenue 2014
    • FrieslandCampina
      • Table Product and ingredients
    • Savencia
    • The Lactalis Group
    • The Kraft Heinz Company
      • Table The Kraft Heinz Company: Product segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table The Kraft Heinz Company: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table The Kraft Heinz Company: Product portfolio
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
  • Explore Technavio

About Cheese

One pound of cheese contains 10 pounds of milk, making it nutrient rich, especially protein and calcium. The taste and texture of cheese vary depending on the source of milk and the duration for which it is aged. Natural cheese, as the name suggests, contains no additives. Processed cheese is natural cheese with salt, whey, and emulsifiers added. Processed cheese cannot be labeled as cheese as it contains close to 51% additives. Real cheese has more milk content and low moisture content.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global cheese market to grow at a CAGR of 4.21% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global cheese market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the retail sales of cheese in terms of revenue and volume.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • MEA
Technavio's report, Global Cheese Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Arla Foods
  • Savencia
  • The Lactalis Group
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Fonterra
  • FrieslandCampina
Other prominent vendors
  • Almarai
  • Associated Milk Producers
  • Bega Cheese Limited
  • Bel Group
  • Bletsoe Cheese
  • Brunkow Cheese Factory
  • Burnett Dairy Cheese
  • Cady Cheese Factory
  • Dupont Cheese
  • DMK Deutsches Milchkontor
  • Emmi
  • Fromageries Bel
  • GCMMF-Amul
  • Hatsun
  • Hook's Cheese Company
  • Kraft
  • Mother Dairy
  • Parag Milk Foods
  • Saputo
  • Sargento Foods
Market driver
  • Growing demand for protein-rich products
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Increase in health-conscious population
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rising demand for natural and unprocessed cheese
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Cheese Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global cheese market: Arla Foods, Savencia, The Lactalis Group, The Kraft Heinz Company, Fonterra, and FrieslandCampina.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Almarai, Associated Milk Producers, Bega Cheese Limited, Bel Group, Bletsoe Cheese, Brunkow Cheese Factory, Burnett Dairy Cheese, Cady Cheese Factory, Dupont Cheese, DMK Deutsches Milchkontor, Emmi, Fromageries Bel, GCMMF-Amul, Hatsun, Hook's Cheese Company, Kraft, Mother Dairy, Parag Milk Foods, Saputo, and Sargento Foods.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of the prime trends for market growth will be introduction of new varieties. Vendors are introducing new and unique flavors with low-fat and low-sodium options. In the US, especially, the sizeable Hispanic population prefers smoky, peppery flavor profiles. Other popular flavors include cranberry cheddar and caraway. Demand for artisanal cheese with savory spice, nut, and dried fruit inclusions is also on the rise.Natural cheeses such as cheddar, colky, monterey jack, and mozzarella suit lactose intolerant people. Soy- and almond-based vegan cheeses are also available to cater to the growing demand for vegetarian products. The broad range of options to cater to different requirements and taste profiles will contribute significantly to market growth over the next five years.”

According to the report, growing demand for protein-rich products will be a key driver for market growth. Protein is an essential nutrient that contributes to overall health. Consumers increasingly look to include protein in their diet from numerous sources to achieve optimal nutrition. The demand for protein has increased significantly from 2007 to 2015. Dairy is a prominent source of high-quality protein and plays a key role in the growth and development, especially of children. Cheese is a prominent dairy protein that is tasty, in addition to being of high quality. A one-ounce piece of mozzarella cheese (whole milk) has 0.05 pounds of protein. Cheese therefore caters to the protein needs of a wide cross-section of consumers globally. This will likely have a positive influence on the global cheese market during the forecast period.

Further, the report states that the threat from substitutes will be one of the major challenges for the market. Over the years, numerous substitutes for cheese have emerged. These include fruit jams; butter; spreads made from carrot, cucumber, or garlic; peanut butter; mayonnaise; and others. According to US government data, in 2015, Americans consumed an average of 5.6 pounds of butter. Consumers look for taste and variety along with nutritional value, and these substitutes offer all of these. The growing popularity of cheese substitutes can therefore pose a considerable challenge to the global cheese market.

Companies Mentioned

Arla Foods, Savencia, The Lactalis Group, The Kraft Heinz Company, Fonterra, FrieslandCampina, Almarai, Associated Milk Producers, Bega Cheese Limited, Bel Group, Bletsoe Cheese, Brunkow Cheese Factory, Burnett Dairy Cheese, Cady Cheese Factory, Dupont Cheese, DMK Deutsches Milchkontor, Emmi, Fromageries Bel, GCMMF-Amul, Hatsun, Hook's Cheese Company, Kraft, Mother Dairy, Parag Milk Foods, Saputo, Sargento Foods.

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