Premium
Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Market share of the leading ice cream manufacturers worldwide 2010 and 2015

Leading ice cream manufacturers worldwide in 2010 and 2015, based on market share*

by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 27, 2016
Market share of the leading ice cream manufacturers worldwide 2010 and 2015 This graph shows the leading ice cream manufacturers worldwide in 2010 and 2015, based on market share. In 2010, Nestlé SA was the second ranked ice cream manufacturer worldwide with a market share of 10 percent.
Ice cream production - additional information

In the 12th century, Marco Polo returned to Italy from his travels to Asia with a recipe that was akin to the modern sherbet. Historians claim that this recipe developed into ice cream during the 16th century. “Cream ice” was known to be a favorite dessert of Charles I during the 17th century. A similar dessert was introduced to France by Catherine de Medici when she married Henry II. Ice cream was first made available to the public around 1660. In the United States, the earliest account of ice cream came from a letter in 1744. The dessert was first advertised in the New York Gazette in 1777. Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were also known to be avid fans of the rare and exotic dessert. In 1851, the ice cream manufacturing began with Jacob Fussell, a milk dealer from Baltimore. In 2015, the leading global ice cream manufacturers were Unilever, Nestlé, General Mills and Lotte Group. Unilever accounted to a 19.5 percent market share that year, followed by Nestlé with 11.9 percent.

In 2016, the best-selling ice cream brands in the United States included Breyer’s, Ben & Jerry’s and Häagen Dazs. Private labels generated approximately 1.13 billion U.S. dollars in sales that year.
Show more

Leading ice cream manufacturers worldwide in 2010 and 2015, based on market share*

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Statista is a great source of knowledge, and pretty helpful to manage the daily work.
Christof Baron

Christof Baron
CEO, MindShare Germany

Statistics on "Ice cream and frozen desserts in the United Kingdom (UK)"
  • Retail
The most important statistics
  • Manufacture and international trade
  • Consumption
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.