What are the most popular types of bread in Australia?
Bread is a staple food in most places around the world. It has been around for centuries, and as the saying goes, “it’s as old as sliced bread”! There are many different types of bread that are popular in different countries, and generally the more popular ones are white, whole wheat, rye, sourdough and multigrain.
More recently, consumers are choosing artisan breads, made locally, and are embracing their local bakeries.
Read on to discover the most popular types of bread in Australia, and discover something new or fall in love with an old bread favourite.
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And the most popular type of bread is…
The statistics are in, and according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Health Survey:
“Regular breads, and bread rolls (plain/unfilled/untopped varieties) were the products most commonly consumed with 66% of people consuming regular bread, and 13% consuming English-style muffins, flat breads, savoury and sweet breads”.
It’s no surprise that white bread was the most popular type of bread, making up 58% of bread consumed, with mixed grain and wholemeal varieties accounting for 18% each.
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How do we tell different types of bread apart?
Here is a quick run down on the more common categories of bread.
1) White Bread – this type of bread is made from wheat flour, yeast, salt and water.
2) Whole Grain Bread – this type of bread is made from whole grains like wheat, barley or rye. It contains more fibre than white bread and it’s often healthier too.
3) French Bread – this type of bread has a crusty exterior with a soft interior and it can be made with either white or whole-grain flour.
4) Artisan Bread – Artisan bread is a style of bread that is made by hand (or in part with manual processes) and uses natural ingredients. Artisan breads are typically made without the aid of machines and are often baked in a wood-fired oven.
The word “artisan” comes from the French word for “craftsman” and implies that the baker has skill in their trade. Artisan breads are usually baked in a wood-fired oven, which gives them their distinctive flavour.
Bread industry in Australia
Here are some quick facts about the bread industry in Australia (IBISWorld):
- What is the market size of the Australian bread production industry? The market size, measured by revenue, of the Bread Production industry is $2.8bn in 2022.
- What is the growth rate of the Australian bread industry? The market size of the industry is expected to increase 2.3% in 2022.
- Has the bread production industry in Australia grown or declined over the past 5 years? The market size of the industry in Australia has grown 0.2% per year on average between 2017 and 2022.
What is the biggest opportunity for growth in the Australian bread industry?
Bread products are being sold to food-service companies in ever growing quantities. One of the reasons for this is that these products often save you time, money and effort, and are ‘done for you’ solutions.
Caterers, hotels, restaurants and cafes use products, such as freshly baked breads, premium breads, muffins, frozen dough (such as products from the range of Suprima frozen dough) and breadcrumbs.
There is increasing growth in the chilled, par-baked and artisan bakery product bread category.
The most famous breads in the world are the croissant, baguette and focaccia.
Croissants are flaky and buttery pastries that look like crescents. Baguettes are long loaves of crusty bread with a crunchy, crackling crust; they have an airier crumb than other types of breads. Focaccia is a type of flatbread made from olive oil, water and yeast; it is often topped with herbs or olives that give it great flavour.
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