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Wine Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Wine Production Market Research Report | SIC C11.020 | May 2014

A sparkling performance: International recognition gives producers a reason to cheer

IBISWorld’s Wine Production 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£76m
Annual Growth 10-15
4.3%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
910
Businesses
132
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although wine has been produced in the United Kingdom since the Roman conquest, wine making has been little more than a hobby during modern times. During the past decade, however, a number of major international awards caused the world to take notice of English wine. Wine is mostly produced in the South and South East of England and is mainly sparkling. During the past five years, the industry has enjoyed robust growth, underpinned by rising domestic and international interest in English wine. Warmer than average weather for much of the past decade improved grape yields and wine quality, helping winemakers produce sparkling wines to rival those on the continent. Interest in UK-produced sparkling wine has also been helped by rising demand for quality food and wine... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry displays a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2014-15, the capital-to-labour ratio is estimated to be 1:3.64, indicating that wine producers require £3.64 worth of labour for every £1 of capital invested. Capital requirements for land, infrastructure and equipment in the industry are relatively steep. Setting up a new vineyard is costly, with new grape growers estimated to spend £25,000 per hectare on planting, trellising, preparation and drainage. However, labour costs in the industry are not very high. Winemaking requires only a few skilled staff as grape growing uses low-paid, casual workers... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Wine Production Industry?

Participants in this industry produce wine from grapes. Grapes are either purchased or grown and harvested on the estate. Products include still and sparkling wine of red and white varieties. Brandy is not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Sparkling wineStill white wineStill red and rose wine
 
Industry Activities
Producing wineBlending and fining wineCrushing and fermenting wine grapesBottling wine


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