Frozen Desserts Industry - Statistics & Facts
Statistics and facts on the frozen desserts industry in the U.S.
The frozen desserts industry belongs to the frozen foods category. Desserts are usually enjoyed at the end of a meal, but may also be served as a refreshment or palate cleaner enjoyed between courses. No matter how or when they’re served, one thing we can be sure of is that those among us with a sweet tooth look to desserts as an indulgent way to satisfy our needs. The frozen desserts industry comprises categories such as regular and low-fat ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbets, and other frozen sweet treats.
Industry statistics show that ice cream and frozen novelties had combined sales of 2.62 billion U.S. dollars in 2016, making it the largest frozen food category. With an annual sales growth of 7.2 percent, the category ice cream / sherbet has put a smile on both manufacturers’ and retailers’ faces. Frozen novelties also showed a positive growth trend during the time period considered. Especially private label brands outsell branded products in the ice cream aisle, holding a market share of about 21.9 percent - as shown in the brands ranking.
Overall, ice cream was estimated to be consumed by just over 285 million U.S. consumers. In 2015, the per capita consumption of frozen dairy products amounted to 23.4 pounds. A recent consumer survey revealed that some 15 percent of U.S. consumers rated the factor "frozen" as very important to them when purchasing foods and beverages.
Another fun fact: July is national ice cream month in the United States.
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|Value of U.S. product shipments of ice cream and frozen desserts||$7.9 bn||Details →|
|Quantity of frozen yogurt produced in the U.S.||68.72m gal||Details →|
|Ice cream production in California||129,002gal||Details →|
|Ice cream sales in the U.S.||$1.45bn||Details →|
|Sales of Nestlé Dreyers||$236.46m||Details →|
|Sales of Blue Bell||$499.9m||Details →|
|Per capita consumption of frozen dairy products in the U.S.||22.6lb||Details →|
|Per capita consumption of ice cream in the U.S.||12.8lb||Details →|
|Per capita consumption of frozen yogurt in the U.S.||1.2lb||Details →|
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Quantity of frozen yogurt produced in the United States from 2006 to 2015 (in million gallons)
- Frozen yogurt sales: leading brands in the U.S. 2016+Frozen yogurt sales: leading brands in the U.S. 2016
Sales of the leading frozen yogurt brands in the United States in 2016 (in million U.S. dollars)*
- Consumption of frozen yogurt in the U.S. 2016+Consumption of frozen yogurt in the U.S. 2016
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- U.S. growth rate of dairy and plant-based frozen desserts and novelties 2016+U.S. growth rate of dairy and plant-based frozen desserts and novelties 2016
Growth rate of dairy and plant-based frozen desserts and novelties in the United States in 2016*
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