2014 was an interesting year for the ice cream markets, in multiple ways. First of all, it was the first year when the global sales of ice cream reached $50 billion. By comparisons, depending on statistics used, that’s approximately the same global market value as coffee.
Another thing that makes 2014 important is that it’s the year when China became the largest ice cream market in the world, edging out the United States by 0.1 billion liters: in 2014, the United States consumed 5.8 billion liters of ice cream while China consumed 5.9 billion liters. Current statistics predict that both the volume and value sales of ice cream will continue to rise globally, and China’s lead over the US will grow.
It’s important to note, however, that, on average, consumers in the USA still enjoy the most ice cream in the world – and it’s not even a close competition. On average, a person in the US eats 18.4 liters of ice cream in a year. That is a huge number, considering the average is 4 liters per person per year in China. Other Western countries get a little closer, though, with the UK averaging 5 liters and Australia 10 liters of ice cream per person per year.
Now why are we telling you all this? Partially because it’s simply interesting to know, but also because when we say owning an ice cream business, as an alternative to an ice cream franchise, is a great opportunity with real growth potential and a favorable market, we’re not just making it up. Statistics show that, both within the US as well as globally, ice cream consumption will continue to rise in the coming years, which is why this is the perfect time to contact us and ask about our great finance rates, amazing products and more.