Dairy Cream Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global Dairy Cream Market is segmented By Type into Fresh Cream, Thickened Cream / Heavy Cream, Whipping Cream, Sour Cream, and Others; By Distribution Channel into Supermarkets/ Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Retail Stores, and Others; and By Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Middle East and Africa
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 3.8 %

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Market Overview

Global dairy cream market is forecasted to register a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The high production costs and health consciousness leading to low-fat consumption are found to be obstacles for the industry. Innovative product development with low trans-fat and organic cream products are expected to be further growth opportunities in this industry.
  • Since August 1, 2016, Canada has allowed temporary supplementary imports of cream apart from imports usually allowed under tariff-rate quotas in order to overcome supply shortages. U.S. exports of cream with more than 10-percent milk fat rose from 1.2 million gallons in October 2016 to 2.0 million gallons in November 2016 with about 90 percent of the exports to Canada. Thus Canada’s Cream shortage, an opportunity for USA.

Scope of the Report

The different types of dairy cream present in the market include fresh cream, thickened cream/heavy cream, whipping cream, sour cream, and Others. Each of these types of dairy cream is distributed through Omni channels such as supermarkets/ hypermarkets, convenience stores, and Others. The market is studied thoroughly for different regions with respective potential markets in each country across the globe. 

By Type
Fresh Cream
Thickened Cream / Heavy Cream
Whipping Cream
Sour Cream
By Distribution Channel
Supermarkets/ Hypermarkets
Convenince Stores
Online Retail Stores
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand For Low Fat Cream

Factors, such as increasing government-run health and wellness campaigns, designed to combat obesity and related problems (diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and high cholesterol), are encouraging consumers to purchase healthier products such as low-fat dairy ream. Owing to the consumers’ preference to functional /organic products, the companies entering this market are expected to witness a high potential. Moreover, there is a rise in demand for fortified yogurt. For instance, Schulz organic dairy offers pure dairy cream which is increasingly being appreciated by Australian Consumers.

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GCC Countries to Witness A Steady Growth

The Kuwaiti dairy industry is witnessing an increasing prevalence of strategic partnerships and alliances between dairy companies, to alleviate the shortage of dairy products in the country. Companies, like Arla Foods, are also investing in production facilities and implementing expansion strategies to expand their dairy production facilities. Arla Foods is also developing its sales and distribution in Lebanon, Qatar, and Kuwait, to expand its dairy capacity in such countries. Such partnerships are playing a prominent role in dairy companies’ development, maintain their quality of performance, and competitiveness in the market. Thus, the increasing number of strategic initiatives, especially partnerships and alliances between companies, to revolutionize the dairy market in Kuwait, is, in turn, boosting the market growth in the country.
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Competitive Landscape

The global dairy cream market is a competitive market and comprises of regional and international competitors. The leading players in the market enjoy a dominant presence worldwide. These players focus to leverage opportunities posed by emerging markets to expand their product portfolio so that they can cater to the requirements for various product segments, especially sour cream, fresh cream, and whipping cream. Companies compete on different factors, including product offerings, quality, price, functionality, size, packaging, and marketing activities, in order to gain a competitive advantage in the market. Key players in this market are now focusing on social media platforms and online distribution channels for the online marketing and branding of their products to attract more customers.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Fresh Cream

      2. 5.1.2 Thickened Cream / Heavy Cream

      3. 5.1.3 Whipping Cream

      4. 5.1.4 Sour Cream

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/ Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Convenince Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Online Retail Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Germany

        5. Russia

        6. Italy

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Others

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Players

    3. 6.3 Most Active Companies

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Land O’Lakes, Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Fonterra Co-operative Group

      3. 6.4.3 Dean Foods

      4. 6.4.4 Lactalis

      5. 6.4.5 Arla Foods

      6. 6.4.6 Nestlé S.A.

      7. 6.4.7 Graham's Family Dairy

      8. 6.4.8 Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (Amul)

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Dairy Cream Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Dairy Cream Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.8% over the next 5 years.

Middle East and Africa is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

Land O’Lakes, Inc., Fonterra Co-operative Group, Dean Foods, Lactalis, Arla Foods are the major companies operating in Dairy Cream Market.

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