Global Market Study on UHT Milk: Asia Pacific to Witness Highest Growth by 2019


  • Published On : Jul-2014 |
  • Pages : 118 Pages |
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Less refrigeration space is making UHT milk the best alternative of preservation. Fresh milk needs refrigeration to prevent it from being spoiled by bacteria. Even under refrigeration, fresh milk can be preserved for only a few days. Cold chains or chill chains are required throughout the procurement of milk from dairy farms until it is stored, processed, packed and delivered to the customers. India and China, two of the largest consumers of milk globally, lack chill chains or refrigeration chains. Poor road infrastructure in India remains another restraint in the development of chill chains in the country. 

Increasing influence of western culture is also escalating the demand for UHT milk market globally. The changing consumer habits in favor of packaged food products in the populous Asian countries are increasing the consumption of UHT milk in the region. This has also resulted in rise in the apartment culture in these countries, where people generally stock packaged food and beverage items. In the western countries, consumer prefer to stock packaged and processed food items due to their longevity and ease of use. 

The degree of competition is quite high in the UHT milk market. Companies in the market are engaged in price wars as reduction in price of UHT milk by one company forces other market players to reduce their prices. Moreover, supermarkets and hypermarkets are the major distribution channels for UTH milk. These retail chains prefer products with the lowest price on offer, thus increasing the competitiveness in the market. Some retail chains have developed their own brands, known as private labels, in partnership with small dairy processors. They keep their prices low, though the quality of their products is not as good as the branded products in the market. Private label companies have a large share in the European market. As the region is undergoing an economic downturn, people are willing to compromise on quality for price, thus increasing the market share of private labels. Product differentiation is low among the branded products as every company in the market offers a range of products with comparable nutritional inputs. This decreases the switching cost for the consumer, resulting in increased competition among industry players. 

The new dietary trend of consuming milk outside home, i.e. in schools, on the sports field, and at the gymnasium is catching up. In many schools, milk is provided to children in order to make drinking milk a habit and here lies the opportunity for UHT milk. UHT milk accounts for a large portion of the total milk consumed in China and its share has been increasing. Growth in the urban population of China is the key reason for the growth of UHT milk in the country. 

Europe had the largest share in the UHT milk market in 2012, but the market growth in Asia Pacific is expected to make it the global leader by 2019. The key domestic companies in some of the prominent UHT milk markets are Parmalat, Candia and Dairy Partners Americas. On the other hand, the global players include Nestle, Lactalis and Fonterra.

The report includes competitive landscape analysis to map the competitive position of companies based on per capita consumption and growth of the market in various regions. Company profiles are included at the end of the report, which cover company overview, product and services, financial overview and latest recent developments of the company.

Key points covered in the report

  • The report provides historic, present and forecasted market size, analysis, trend, share, and growth 
  • The report segments the market on the basis of product, animal type and geography
  • The report covers geographic segmentation

    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • RoW
  • The report provides company profiles of some of the leading companies operating in the market
  • The report also provides porters five forces analysis of the market

Growing apartment culture coupled with lack of cold chain infrastructure is driving the global UHT milk market. The market is mainly driven by increasing consumption of UHT milk in China and Latin American countries such as Brazil whereas in Europe it is significantly impacted by the Euro-zone crisis, and is declining in some of the key markets. 

The new dietary trend of consuming milk outside home, i.e. in schools, on the sports field, and at the gymnasium is catching up. In many schools, milk is provided to children in order to make drinking milk a habit and here lies the opportunity for UHT milk. UHT milk accounts for a large portion of the total milk consumed in China and its share has been increasing. Growth in the urban population of China is the key reason for the growth of UHT milk in the country. 

The demand for UHT milk in Australia is also expected to increase in the forecasted period, whereas Indian market has a slow growth rate due to the preference for fresh milk. There are large number of unorganized small dairy farmers in India supplying raw cow and buffalo milk to households in these countries which is restricting the UHT milk market to flourish despite a vast opportunity lying for it in the form of large population and increasing per capita income. 

Some consumer perception such as loss of nutritional value in the UHT milk is one of the concerns for the industry. The perception that there occurs high degree of nutrient losses during processing and storage of UHT milk is emerging as a restraint in some of the countries.

Company Profiles:

  • Global Dairy Companies.
    •    Nestle SA.
    •    Lactalis Group.
    •    Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited.
    •    Danone Group.
    •    Inner Mongolia Yili Group Company Limited.
    •    Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited.
    •    Arla Foods.
    •    Sodiaal Group.
    •    Bongrain SA.
  • Regional UHT Milk companies.
    •    Grupo Lala, S.A.B. de C.V.
    •    Candia.
    •    DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH.
    •    Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller GmbH & Co. KG.
    •    Parmalat S.p.A.
    •    Dairy Partners Americas Brasil Ltda.
  • Other

Table of Content

Chapter 1 Preface 11

1.1 Report Description 11

1.2 Scope and Definition 11

      1.2.1 Product segments covered in the report 11

      1.2.2 Regions covered in the report 11

1.3 Research Methodology 12

Chapter 2 Market Synopsis 13

Chapter 3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 15

      3.1.1 Bargaining power of suppliers 15

      3.1.2 Bargaining power of buyers 16

      3.1.3 Threat of new entrants 16

      3.1.4 Threat from substitutes 16

      3.1.5 Degree of competition 17

Chapter 4 Industry Overview 18

4.1 Introduction 18

4.2 Drivers 18

      4.2.1 Increasing influence of western culture is escalating the demand for UHT milk market 18

      4.2.2 Less refrigeration space is making UHT milk the best alternative of preservation 19

      4.2.3 Private label companies with low priced brands are attracting customers in weaker financial environment 19

4.3 Restraints 20

      4.3.1 Unorganized milk market 20

      4.3.2 Consumer concern for loss of nutritional value 20

4.4 Market trends and opportunities 22

      4.4.1 Major UHT milk markets are import driven 22

      4.4.2 New dietary trend is offering new opportunities for the UHT milk market 22

Chapter 5 Market Size and Forecast by Product 23


Chapter 6 Market Size and Forecast by Geography 25

6.1 North America 26

      6.1.1 United States 27

               6.1.1.1 Market Size 27

               6.1.1.2 Market Segment 30 

                           6.1.1.2.1 Market share by product 30

               6.1.1.3 Competitive Landscape 31

                          6.1.1.3.1 Market share by company 31

                           6.1.1.3.2 Market share by distribution channel 31

      6.1.2 Mexico 32

               6.1.2.1 Market Size 33

               6.1.2.2 Market Segment 34

                          6.1.2.2.1 Market share by product 34

               6.1.2.3 Competitive Landscape 36

                          6.1.2.3.1 Market share by company 36

                          6.1.2.3.2 Market share by distribution channel 36

6.2 Europe 37

      6.2.1 Germany 39

               6.2.1.1 Market Size 39

               6.2.1.2 Market segment 40

                          6.2.1.2.1 Market share by product 40

              6.2.1.3 Competitive Landscape 42

                         6.2.1.3.1 Market share by company 42

                         6.2.1.3.2 Market Share by distribution channel 44

6.3 France 45

               6.3.1.1 Market Size 45

               6.3.1.2 Market segment 46

                          6.3.1.2.1 Market share by product 46

               6.3.1.3 Competitive Landscape 49

                         6.3.1.3.1 Market share by company 49

                         6.3.1.3.2 Market Share by distribution channel 50

    6.3.2 Spain 51

                 6.3.2.1 Market size 52

                 6.3.2.2 Market Segment 53

                            6.3.2.2.1 Market share by product 53

                 6.3.2.3 Competitive Landscape 54

                            6.3.2.3.1 Market share by company 54

                            6.3.2.3.2 Market share by distribution channel 55

      6.3.3 Italy 57

               6.3.3.1 Market size 57

               6.3.3.2 Market segment 58

                          6.3.3.2.1 Market share by product 58

      6.3.3.3 Competitive Landscape 59

                 6.3.3.3.1 Market share by company 59

                 6.3.3.3.2 Market share by distribution channel 61

      6.3.4 Belgium 62

              6.3.4.1 Market Size 62

              6.3.4.2 Market segment 64

                         6.3.4.2.1 Market share by product 64

              6.3.4.3 Competitive Landscape 64

                          6.3.4.3.1 Market share by company 64

                          6.3.4.3.2 Market share by distribution channel 65

6.4 Asia Pacific 66

      6.4.1 China 68

               6.4.1.1 Market Size 69

               6.4.1.2 Market segment 71

                           6.4.1.2.1 Market share by product 71

               6.4.1.3 Competitive Landscape 72

                           6.4.1.3.1 Market share by company 72

                           6.4.1.3.2 Market share by distribution channel 72

6.5 Rest of the World 74

      6.5.1 Brazil 74

               6.5.1.1 Market Size 75

               6.5.1.2 Market segment 76

                         6.5.1.2.1 Market share by product 76

               6.5.1.3 Competitive Landscape 77

                           6.5.1.3.1 Market share by company 77

                          6.5.1.3.2 Market share by distribution channel 80

Chapter 7 Competitive Scenario 82

7.1 Market Developments 82

7.2 Per capita consumption and CAGR growth across different markets 84

Chapter 8 Company Profiles 86

8.1 Global Dairy Companies 86

       8.1.1 Nestle SA 86

                 8.1.1.1 Company Overview 86

                 8.1.1.2 Products and Services 86

                 8.1.1.3 Financial Performance 87

                 8.1.1.4 Recent Developments 87

        8.1.2 Lactalis Group 89

                 8.1.2.1 Company Overview 89

                 8.1.2.2 Products and Services 89

                 8.1.2.3 Financial Performance 89

                 8.1.2.4 Recent Developments 89

        8.1.3 Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited 91

                 8.1.3.1 Company Overview 91

                 8.1.3.2 Products and Services 91

                 8.1.3.3 Financial Performance 91

                 8.1.3.4 Recent Developments 92

        8.1.4 Danone Group 93

                 8.1.4.1 Company Overview 93

                 8.1.4.2 Products and Services 93

                 8.1.4.3 Financial Performance 93

                 8.1.4.4 Recent Developments 94

       8.1.5 Inner Mongolia Yili Group Company Limited 95

                 8.1.5.1 Company Overview 95

                 8.1.5.2 Products and Services 95

                 8.1.5.3 Financial Performance 95

                 8.1.5.4 Recent Developments 96

       8.1.6 Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited 97

                 8.1.6.1 Company Overview 97

                 8.1.6.2 Products and Services 97

                 8.1.6.3 Financial Performance 98

                 8.1.6.4 Recent Developments 98

       8.1.7 Arla Foods 99

                 8.1.7.1 Company Overview 99

                 8.1.7.2 Products and Services 99

                 8.1.7.3 Financial Performance 99

                 8.1.7.4 Recent Developments 100

       8.1.8 Sodiaal Group 101

                 8.1.8.1 Company Overview 101

                 8.1.8.2 Products and Services 101

                 8.1.8.3 Financial Performance 102

                 8.1.8.4 Recent Developments 102

       8.1.9 Bongrain SA 103

                 8.1.9.1 Company Overview 103

                 8.1.9.2 Products and Services 103

                 8.1.9.3 Financial Performance 103

                 8.1.9.4 Recent Developments 104

8.2 Regional UHT Milk companies 105

       8.2.1 Grupo Lala, S.A.B. de C.V 105

                 8.2.1.1 Company Overview 105

                 8.2.1.2 Products and Services 105

                 8.2.1.3 Financial Performance 106

                 8.2.1.4 Recent Developments 106

        8.2.2 Candia 108

                 8.2.2.1 Company Overview 108

                 8.2.2.2 Products and Services 108

                 8.2.2.3 Financial Performance 108

                 8.2.2.4 Recent Developments 109

        8.2.3 DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH 110

                 8.2.3.1 Company Overview 110

                 8.2.3.2 Products and Services 110

                 8.2.3.3 Financial Performance 110

                 8.2.3.4 Recent Developments 111

        8.2.4 Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller GmbH & Co. KG 112

                 8.2.4.1 Company Overview 112

                 8.2.4.2 Products and Services 112

                 8.2.4.3 Financial Performance 112

                 8.2.4.4 Recent Developments 113

       8.2.5 Parmalat S.p.A 114

                 8.2.5.1 Company Overview 114

                 8.2.5.2 Products and Services 114

                 8.2.5.3 Financial Performance 114

                 8.2.5.4 Recent Developments 115

        8.2.6 Dairy Partners Americas Brasil Ltda. 116

                 8.2.6.1 Company Overview 116

                 8.2.6.2 Products and Services 116

                 8.2.6.3 Financial Performance 116

                 8.2.6.4 Recent Developments 117


List of Tables

TABLE 1 Global UHT milk market snapshot, 2012 & 2019 14

TABLE 2 Drivers for UHT milk market: Impact Analysis 20

TABLE 3 Nutritional losses during processing of pasteurized and UHT milk 21

TABLE 4 Nutritional losses during the storage of pasteurized and UHT milk 21

TABLE 5 Restraints for UHT milk market: Impact Analysis 22

TABLE 6 Global UHT milk market, 2010-2012 26

TABLE 7 Global UHT milk market, 2013-2019 26

TABLE 8 North America UHT milk market, 2010-2012 27

TABLE 9 North America UHT milk market, 2013-2019 27

TABLE 10 The U.S. UHT milk market, 2010-2012 28

TABLE 11 The U.S. UHT milk market, 2013-2019 28

TABLE 12 Mexico UHT milk market, 2010-2012 33

TABLE 13 Mexico UHT milk market, 2013-2019 34

TABLE 14 Europe UHT milk market, 2010-2012 38

TABLE 15 Europe UHT milk market, 2013-2019 38

TABLE 16 Germany UHT milk market, 2010-2012 39

TABLE 17 Germany UHT milk market, 2013-2019 40

TABLE 18 Obesity and overweight population in Germany, by household income, gender and age, (%), 2011 41

TABLE 19 France UHT milk market, 2010-2012 45

TABLE 20 France UHT milk market, 2013-2019 46

TABLE 21 Spain UHT milk market, 2010-2012 52

TABLE 22 Spain UHT milk market, 2013-2019 52

TABLE 23 Italy UHT milk market, 2010-2012 57

TABLE 24 Italy UHT milk market, 2013-2019 58

TABLE 25 Belgium UHT milk market 2010-2012 63

TABLE 26 Belgium UHT milk market 2013-2019 63

TABLE 27 Asia Pacific UHT milk market, 2010-2012 67

TABLE 28 Asia Pacific UHT milk market, 2013-2019 67

TABLE 29 China UHT milk market, 2010-2012 69

TABLE 30 China UHT milk market, 2013-2019 70

TABLE 31 Brazil UHT milk market, 2010-2012 75

TABLE 32 Brazil UHT milk market, 2013-2019 75

TABLE 33 Sodiaal Group Net Sales and Net Profit, 2010 – 2011 (USD Million) 102


List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Global UHT milk market, 2010 – 2019 (USD Billion) 13

FIG. 2 UHT milk market: Porter’s five forces analysis 15

FIG. 3 Milk skimming process 23

FIG. 4 Global UHT milk market share by product (by value) 24

FIG. 5 Global UHT milk market share, by region, by value 25

FIG. 6 Per Capita fluid milk consumption in the U.S., by age group, (Cup equivalents per day)  29

FIG. 7 The U.S. UHT milk market share by segment (by value) 30

FIG. 8 The U.S. UHT milk market share by distribution channel (by value) 32

FIG. 9 Mexico UHT milk market share by product (by value) 35

FIG. 10 Mexico UHT milk market share by company (by value) 36

FIG. 11 Mexico UHT milk market share by distribution channel (by value) 37

FIG. 12 Germany UHT milk market share by product (by value) 42

FIG. 13 Germany UHT milk market share by company (by value) 43

FIG. 14 Germany UHT milk market share by distribution channel (by value) 44

FIG. 15 France UHT milk Market share by product (by value) 47

FIG. 16 Increasing obesity in France (as a % of total population) 48

FIG. 17 France UHT milk market share by company (by value) 49

FIG. 18 France UHT milk market share by distribution channel (by value) 51

FIG. 19 Spain UHT milk market share by product (by value) 53

FIG. 20 Spain UHT milk market share by company (by value) 54

FIG. 21 Spain UHT milk market share by distribution channel (by value) 56

FIG. 22 Italy UHT milk market share by product (by value) 59

FIG. 23 Italy UHT milk market share by company (by value) 60

FIG. 24 Italy UHT milk market share by distribution channel (by value) 62

FIG. 25 Belgium UHT milk market share by product (by value) 64

FIG. 26 Belgium UHT milk market share by company (by value) 65

FIG. 27 Belgium UHT milk market share by distribution channel (by value) 66

FIG. 28 Average annual expenditure on dairy products per person in urban areas in China, (USD) 68

FIG. 29 China UHT milk market share by product (by value) 71

FIG. 30 China UHT milk market share by company (by value) 72

FIG. 31 China UHT milk market share by distribution channel (by value) 73

FIG. 32 Brazil UHT milk market share by product (by value) 77

FIG. 33 Brazil UHT milk market share by company (by value) 78

FIG. 34 Brazil UHT milk market share by distribution channel (by value) 81

FIG. 35 Competitive shares of developments in the global UHT milk market (2010-2013) 82

FIG. 36 Major geographical developments in global UHT milk market (2010-2013) 83

FIG. 37 Per capita consumption of UHT Milk, 2012 and CAGR growth % (2013-2019) by country 84

FIG. 38 Nestle SA Net Sales and Net Profit, 2010 – 2012 (USD Billion) 87

FIG. 39 Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd. Net Sales and Net Profit, 2011 – 2013 (USD Million) 92

FIG. 40 Group Danone Net Sales and Net Profit, 2010 – 2012 (USD Billion) 94

FIG. 41 Inner Mongolia Yili Group Co. Ltd. Net Sales and Net Profit, 2010 – 2012 (USD Million) 96

FIG. 42 Murray Goulburn Net Sales and Net Profit, 2011 – 2013 (USD Million) 98

FIG. 43 Arla Foods Net Sales and Net Profit, 2010 –2012 (USD Million) 100

FIG. 44 Bongrain SA Net Sales and Net Profit, 2010 – 2012 (USD Million) 104

FIG. 45 Grupo Lala SA de CV Net Sales and Net Profit, 2010 – 2012 (USD Million) 106

FIG. 46 DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmBH Net Sales and Net Profit, 2010 – 2012 (USD Million) 111

FIG. 47 Parmalat Spa Net Sales and Net Profit, 2010 – 2012 (USD Million) 115

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