Value added whey products have a high market growth of CAGR 10% compared to dried whey growth rate of CAGR 2-5%, posing a significant threat to dry whey supply
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Whey Powder market report transcript
Global Market Outlook on Whey Powder
The global supply–demand dynamics scenario is stabilizing in both milk and dairy derivatives, as the oversupplied condition in the market is lightening. The regional differences and skewed trade dynamics are expected to govern the global price volatility in the near term
Oceania is a key market, as it produces only 5 percent of the global milk, but contributes to more than 40 percent of the milk derivatives export market
Whey Value Addition
The first two layers at the bottom of the pyramid represent the basis commodities used as a raw material for the above hierarchy products. These products are value-added derivatives and used in specific applications in the pharmaceutical and nutritional industries.
Whey products are experiencing increasing demand in drug and consumer health products. Increasing demand will lead to increased pricing in the upper levels of the whey value chain
Whey products including whey and lactose derivatives have wide applications. 43 percent of whey and lactose are used in nutrition and pharmaceuticals, 36 percent is used in processed foods like confectionery, meat and bakery and 21 percent is used in feed applications
Whey: Industrial Production and Material Flow
Separation is the processing of milk with separators to create a skim and cream portions. Separation produces a skim portion that is less than 0.5 percent fat and a cream portion that is usually 40 percent fat. The cream portion is used in the production of butter and cheese, where whey is formed as a by product of the cheese and casein manufacturing process.
Whey: Supply–Demand Analysis
The global production is growing ahead at a CAGR of 1.78 percent closely followed by demand growth at 1.73 percent
Innovation and trends in the sports nutrition industry drive demand of the category
The whey production is in line with the cheese and casein production as it is produced as a by product of both the production process. Also, since the yield rate is high, the product is a low cost dairy derivative product
The capita consumption of whey in developing countries is expected to increase on average by 0.4 percent/annum
Agropur, a leading Canadian Dairy Co-operative, would be investing $168 million to expand its cheese manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, expected to function by 2023 likely to increase whey derivatives supply
Value Addition across the Value Chain & Cost Structure Analysis : Whey Powder
Raw material is the key cost factor (47-52 percent), in cheese and butter production. Since whey is a by-product of cheese and casein, no raw material cost is calculated to it. The profit margin of producing derivatives is 30 percent, which is higher than that of milk powders (~15 percent). Thus, major producing regions, concentrate more on butter and cheese.
Key cost factors and feedstock that impact the materials:
Raw material is the key cost factor, which constitutes around 50 percent of the total production cost. Labor cost accounts for nearly 30 percent, which includes manpower cost in cheese making (22-25 percent), packaging (20 percent), Engineering and maintenance (21 percent), etc.
Key factors tracked for pricing estimations:
Total annual production, capacity utilization, cost components (fixed cost, operating cost overhead cost), and profit margins.
Cost factors between co-operative and private dairies:
In large producing countries, such as India, co-operatives like Amul, dominate the organized dairy industry (80 percent of revenue), as raw-material sourcing dynamics favor them
Dairy farmers own the shares in co-operatives, whose objective is sustainable input cost maximization and co-operatives work on a no-profit no-loss principle, thus benefitting farmers
Indian dairy and derivatives producers for co-operatives retain a large share (77 percent) of the price that consumers pay for the dairy products
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