Country Profile: Ice cream in China

Country Profile: Ice cream in China

Published: June 2018
Publisher: GlobalData
Product ref: 296320
Pages: 99
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The Chinese ice cream sector is led by the ‘impulse ice cream - single serve’ category in both value and volume terms, while, the artisanal ice cream category is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during 2017-2022. Convenience stores is the leading channel for distribution of ice cream in the country. Flexible packaging is the most commonly used pack material in the sector, while paper & board forecast to register the fastest growth during 2017-2022. ‘Yili Group, Unilever and ‘Zhejiang Wu Feng Frozen Food Co Ltd’ are the leading companies in the Chinese ice cream sector.

GlobalData’s Country Profile report on the Ice cream sector in China provides insights on high growth categories to target, trends in the usage of package materials, category level distribution channel data and market share of brands.

What else is contained?
• Sector data: Overall sector value and volume data with growth analysis for 2012-2022
• Category coverage: Value and growth analysis for artisanal ice cream, impulse ice cream - single serve, and take-home and bulk ice cream with inputs on individual segment share within each category and the change in their market share forecast for 2017-2022
• Leading players: Market share of brands and private labels in value terms in 2017
• Distribution data: Percentage of sales within each category through distribution channels such as hypermarkets & supermarkets, food & drinks specialists, convenience stores, "dollar stores", variety stores & general merchandise retailers, and others
• Packaging data: consumption breakdown for package materials and pack types in each category, in terms of percentage share of number of units sold. Pack material data for flexible packaging, paper & board, rigid metal and others; pack type data for: box, film, tub, wrapper and bag/sachet.


• The Chinese ice cream sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% by value during 2017-2022
• ‘Impulse ice cream - single serve’ is the largest category in both value and volume terms in the Colombian ice cream sector
• The ‘artisanal ice cream’ category is expected to register fastest value growth during 2017-2022
• Convenience stores is the largest distribution channel
• Yili, Cornetto and Magnum account for the top three brands in the sector
• Flexible packaging is the most commonly used pack material in the Chinese ice cream sector.

Reasons to buy

• Identify high potential categories and explore further market opportunities based on detailed value and volume analysis
• Existing and new players can analyze key distribution channels to identify and evaluate trends and opportunities
• Gain an understanding of the total competitive landscape based on detailed brand share analysis to plan effective market positioning
• Manufacturers can identify the opportunities to position products with H&W attributes/benefits
• Our team of analysts have placed a significant emphasis on changes expected in the market that will provide a clear picture of the opportunities that can be tapped over the next five years, resulting in revenue expansion
• The packaging analysis report helps manufacturers, in identifying the most commonly used packaging materials in the sector
• Analysis on key macro-economic indicators such as real GDP, nominal GDP, consumer price index, household consumption expenditure, population (by age group, gender, rural-urban split, and employed people and unemployment rate. It also includes economic summary of the country along with labor market and demographic trends.

Companies Mentioned
Appolo Ice Cream Co Ltd
Beijing Allied Faxi Food Co
Bright Food (Group) Co. Ltd.
China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd
General Mills Inc.
Mars Incorporated
Mondelez International Inc
Nestle SA
The Kraft Heinz Co
Yili Group
Dunkin' Donuts
Meiji Holdings Co Ltd
Ciao Bella Gelato Company Inc.
Zhejiang Wu Feng Frozen Food Co Ltd

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