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Global Infant Formula Market Report: Focus on China

  • August 2014
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  • Koncept Analytics
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  • 65 pages

The market for infant formula products is one of the major and the fastest growing segments of the overall baby foods industry. Infant formula is either a partial or a total substitute for breast milk for infants and is recommended for feeding during the first twelve months. Since the start of the millennium, international awareness regarding the importance of early childhood nutrition has been on the rise. All over the world parents are becoming more concerned about the nutritional benefit of pediatric foods and breast-milk supplements.

Increasing proportion of women participation in labor force and increased affordability supported by waning price responsiveness and a rise in disposable income across the world are the major factors that have helped the global IMF market to attain stronger growth levels. Though the market has been experiencing lower demand and growth from the traditional matured markets of the West stemming primarily from declining birth rate, the developing world, especially the Asia and Pacific region and Latin America have provided the headroom for the global market expansion. The market is dominated by the Asian region which consumes about three-fifths of the global IMF supplies. Particularly, China has gained the stature to maneuver the market single-handedly since the country alone accounts for about two-fifth of the global IMF market revenues.

The report, “Global Infant Formula Market” prudently analyzes the development of the respective market, with a focus on the single largest market, China, and other regional but important markets. The report discusses the major trends, growth drivers as well as issues being faced by the industry. The global infant formula market is predominated by a handful of players including Nestlé, Danone, Mead Johnson Nutrition and Abbott which keep vying for greater market share. The profiles of these leading players are also included in the report along with their key financials and strategies for growth. .

By combining SPSS Inc.’s data integration and analysis capabilities with our relevant findings, we have projected the future growth of the industry. We employed various significant variables that have an impact on this industry and created regression models with SPSS Base to determine the future direction of the industry. Before deploying the regression model, the relationship between several independent or predictor variables and the dependent variable was analyzed using standard SPSS output, including charts, tables and tests.

Table Of Contents

Global Infant Formula Market Report: Focus on China
1. Market Overview

1.1 Introduction

2. Baby Food/Infant Nutrition Market

2.1 Global Market
-Market Value
-Regional Breakdown

2.2 Global Infant Formula Market
-Market Value
-Regional Breakdown by Volume
-Regional Breakdown by Value

2.2.1 China's Infant Formula Market
-Market Value
-Market Volume
-Per Capita Consumption
-Breakdown by Price Segment

2.2.2 Other Infant Formula Markets

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Key Trends

3.1.1 Growing Penetration of Infant Formula in China
3.1.2 Mid-to-low Segment Losing Sheen in China
3.1.3 China's Baby Stores Taking on Supermarkets
3.1.4 Increasing Incidence of E-Commerce in China's IMF Market
3.1.5 Imported Brands Dominating China's E-Commerce Market Space

3.2 Industry Developments

3.2.1 Chinese Government Keen on Stirring the Whole Industry
3.2.2 Industry Consolidation Under Way
3.2.3 Hong Kong Export Ban Still Active
3.2.4 New Investment in the Pipeline

3.3 Growth Drivers

3.3.1 Lower Breastfeeding Ratio in China
3.3.2 ASP of IMF Still Going Strong in China
3.3.3 E-commerce Still Having Ground to Cover in China
3.3.4 Global Economic Recovery Getting Stronger
3.3.5 China' Baby Boom and ‘Dragon Year'
3.3.6 The 3rd Plenum's Gift: Loosened One Child Policy

3.4 Challenges

3.4.1 Increasing Regulation in China
3.4.2 NDRC Investigation into Unfair Trade Practices
3.4.3 The Consolidation Drive: Impacting Potential MandAs

4. Competitive Landscape

4.1 Chinese IMF Market
-Market Share
-Sales Comparison
-Regional Snapshot

4.2 Other IMF Markets

5. Company Profiles

5.1 Nestle S.A.

5.1.1 Business Overview
5.1.2 Financial Overview
5.1.3 Business Strategies
-Innovation and Renovation
-Expansion through Acquisitions

5.2 Danone S.A.

5.2.1 Business Overview
5.2.2 Financial Overview
5.2.3 Business Strategies
-Acquisitions and Adaptations
-Focus on Upstream and Engaging Community

5.3 Abbott Laboratories

5.3.1 Business Overview
5.3.2 Financial Overview
5.3.3 Business Strategies
-Strategic Mergers and Acquisitions to Expand
-Expansion through Bold Launches

5.4 Mead Johnson Nutrition Co.

5.4.1 Business Overview
5.4.2 Financial Overview
5.4.3 Business Strategies
-Focus on Digitization
-Focus on Innovation and RandD

6. Market Outlook

6.1 Market Forecast

6.2 Forecast Methodology

6.2.1 Dependent and Independent Variables
6.2.2 Correlation Analysis
6.2.3 Regression Analysis

List of Charts

Infant Formula Value Chain
Global Baby Food/Infant Nutrition Market (2008-2013)
Global Baby Food/Infant Nutrition Market by Region (2013)
Global Infant Formula Market (2007-2013E)
Global Infant Formula Market Volume Share (2013E)
Global Infant Formula Market Revenue Share (2013E)
Index for Average Price of IMF in Select Countries (relative to UK)
China's Baby Food Market (2013)
China's Infant Milk Formula Market by Value (2007-2014E)
China's Infant Milk Formula Market by Volume (2008-2014E)
IMF Consumption per Birth in Select Countries (2013)
China IMF Market Structure by Price Segment (2013)
Top 5 Baby Food Emerging Markets (excluding China, 2012)
Top 5 Baby Food Western Europe Markets (2012)
Penetration of Infant Formula, China (2008-2013, 2020E)
Shift Towards Premium Segment, China (2011-12 and 2012-13)
Volume and Sales Growth across Categories, China (July 2012-June 2013)
Growth in IMF Market Product Segments, China (2009-13 and 2013-18E)
IMF Sales Growth: Baby Stores and Supermarkets, China (1H13)
Market Share of Baby Stores in IMF Market, China (2008, 1H12 and 1H13)
Market Share of E-Commerce in IMF Market, China (2011-2013)
IMF Market Sales, China (2011-2013)
IMF E-Commerce Market Share, China (2013)
Market Share of Top-5 Players in Select Countries' IMF Market (2012)
Breastfeeding Ratio, China (1998, 2003, 2008, 2013)
Average Selling Price, IMF Market, China (2001-2012)
Global GDP (2001-2013)
World and China GDP per Capita (2005-2013)
Female Population in China by Age Group (2012)
Population of New Borns in Two Scenarios, China (2013-2017E)
IMF Market share by Company, China (January, 2014)
IMF Market Share in Different Tier-Cities, China (2012)
IMF Market Share in Select Countries (2012)
IMF Market Share in Select Countries (2012)
Group Sales by Business Segments, Nestle SA (2013)
Revenue and Net Profit of Nestle SA (2010-2013)
Revenue of Nestle Nutrition, Nestle SA (2010-2013)
Group Sales by Business Segments, Danone SA (2013)
Net Sales and Net Income, Danone SA (2010-2013)
Revenue of Early Life Nutrition Business, Danone SA (2010-2013)
Revenue Share by Segments, Abbott (2013)
Revenue Share by Regions, Abbott (2013)
Abbott Laboratories Revenue and Net Income (2010-2013)
Revenue of Nutrition Segment, Abbott (2010-2013)
Revenue Share by Segments, Mead Johnson Nutrition (2013)
Revenue Share by Regions, Mead Johnson Nutrition (2013)
Revenue and Net Income, Mead Johnson Nutrition (2010-2013)
Infant Formula Revenue, Mead Johnson Nutrition (2010-2013)
RandD Expenditure, Mead Johnson Nutrition (2010-2013)
Global Infant Formula Market Forecast (2007-2017F)

List of Tables

Baby Food/Infant Nutrition Market Performance by Region (2008-2013)
Policy Reforms since the 2008 Crisis
China E-Commerce Market (2006-2012)
E-commerce Regional Penetration, China (2010-2012)
Food Safety Scandals in China
NDRC Fines and China Price Cuts (2013)
Infant Formula Product Sales by Major Players, China (2008-2013)
Dependent and Independent Variables (2009-2013)
Correlation Matrix
Model Summary - Coefficient of Determination
Regression Coefficients Output

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