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Tea Processing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Tea Processing Market Research Report | SIC C10.831 | Oct 2015

Brewing up a plot: Firms are introducing new products in an effort to maintain strong demand

IBISWorld’s Tea Processing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate Ltd Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate Ltd market share
R Twining and Company Limited R Twining and Company Limited market share
Tata Global Beverages Ltd Tata Global Beverages Ltd market share
Typhoo Tea Ltd Typhoo Tea Ltd market share
Unilever plc Unilever plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Tea is a distinctly British beverage and more than 60 billion cups of tea are consumed per year in the United Kingdom alone. Britons are among the world's biggest tea consumers, with over 1,200 varieties of tea available to choose from. Most tea consumed in the United Kingdom is black tea, made primarily from a blend of East African and South Asian tea leaves. Since very little tea is actually grown in the United Kingdom, the industry is highly dependent on global supplies, which are affected by the weather, crop diseases, domestic political situations and other external factors. The UK industry is dominated by multinational giants like Tata Global Beverages and Unilever, which are vertically integrated and boast a strong portfolio of brands such as Tetley, PG Tips and Lipton... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Tea Processing industry requires a medium level of capital investment, as measured by its capital-to-labour ratio. Using depreciation and labour costs as proxies, IBISWorld estimates that this ratio will be 1:5.11 in 2015-16. This means that producers are expected to spend £5.11 on labour for every £1.00 they invest in capital. Despite the dominance of the major players, the industry is home to some small and medium-size processors and blenders, which tend to have more labour-intensive processes because they require people to perform the majority of production tasks. These include packaging, loading and distribution, which can push up wage and employment costs... purchase to read more


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What is the Tea Processing Industry?

Establishments in this industry process and blend tea. They also manufacture extracts and preparations based on tea, in addition to packing tea in teabags and producing infused teas. Iced tea is not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Black teaGreen teaFlavoured and scented teas
Industry Activities
Processing and blending teaFormulating tea extracts and preparations Producing infused teas

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