New wave: Strong domestic growth potential and export demand are forecast to boost expansion

The Aquaculture industry has performed strongly over the past five years. The industry is dominated by farming of Atlantic salmon in Scotland. Trout, mussels and other shellfish are also farmed, but an estimated 95.2% of industry revenue is generated from salmon farming. Industry performance is therefore highly dependent on trends in global salmon prices and supply conditions in other countries. Domestic demand for salmon has increased over the period in line with rising health consciousness and an overall increase in disposable income. Revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 9.3% to reach £1.4 billion over the five years through 2018-19.Revenue is forecast to grow by 11.6% in the current year, supported by rising prices and strong export more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Domestic demand for salmon has increased in line with rising health consciousness
  • The price of salmon has trended upwards, which has contributed to improving revenue figures
  • Increased consolidation has supported margins over the past five years
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Aquaculture industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, which measures the industry’s contribution to the overall economy is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.6% over the five years through 2023-24. This is faster than the UK economy, which is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.7% over the same period. This indicates that the industry is in the growth stage of its life cycle.Global demand for salmon has grown exponentially over the past decade, with further increases expected. Domestic demand is also expected to increase in the coming years in line with rising disposable income. Farmed salmon has increased steadily as wild salmon catches have fallen, which has boosted demand for industry produce. Sco...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Aquaculture Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Aquaculture Industry are

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Economies of scale
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real effective exchange rate and Health consciousness in the Aquaculture industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Aquaculture Industry?

    Companies in this industry farm salmon, trout, shellfish and other aquatic organisms in nets or cages in marine and freshwater lochs or coastal waters.

    Industry Products
  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Shellfish
  • Industry Activities
  • Salmon farming
  • Trout farming
  • Mussel farming
  • Other shellfish farming
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household disposable income
  • Seafood catch volumes
  • Household expenditure on fish

  • Current Performance
  • Keeping afloat
  • Prices and profit
  • Fresh employment
  • Industry consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Global influences
  • Troubled waters
  • Environmental effects
  • Table: Aquaculture Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Aquaculture Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Seafood Processing
  • Supermarkets
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Marine Fishing

  • Products & Services
  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Shellfish
  • Chart: Aquaculture Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Fish and seafood processors
  • Fish and seafood wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Aquaculture Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Aquaculture

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Aquaculture Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd, Scottish Sea Farms Ltd, Cooke Aquaculture Scotland Ltd, The Scottish Salmon Company Ltd, Grieg Seafood Hjaltland UK Ltd,
  • Table: Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Scottish Sea Farms Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Cooke Aquaculture Scotland Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: The Scottish Salmon Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Grieg Seafood Hjaltland UK Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Aquaculture Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Aquaculture Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A commercial product used to feed salmon. It is made from the bones and offal from processed fish.
  • Sea Lice
  • Marine ectoparasites that feed on the tissue and blood of marine fish.
  • Smolt
  • A young salmon.
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