Slick moves: Rapeseed oil has increased in popularity as a healthy substitute to olive oil

Operators in the Oil and Fat Production industry process oils and manufacture crude and refined vegetable oils, also manufacturing non-edible animal oils and fats, extracting fish oils and processing the residual products of oil production. Industry performance is largely determined by the price of inputs and global demand conditions; high yields and low prices over the first half of the period resulted in falling revenue, however increasing palm oil prices and rapeseed oil prices over the second half of the period led to a recovery and revenue grew each year from 2016-17 onwards. Overall, revenue is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.5% over the five years through more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The increasing popularity of rapeseed oil has been beneficial to industry operators
  • Many UK firms have made concerted efforts to cut their use of trans fats
  • Cold-pressed rapeseed oil is anticipated to account for an increasing share of the industry’s revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Oil and Fat Production industry displays a high level of capital intensity. Using wage costs as a proxy for labour and depreciation as a proxy for capital, the industry is estimated to have a capital-to-labour ratio of 1:1.49. This means that, on average, for every £1.00 that oil and fat manufacturers spend on equipment, they spend £1.49 on wages.Crude vegetable oil is the unrefined and unprocessed oil found in vegetables in their natural state obtained through a combination of crushing, cooking and solvent extraction. In crude form, oil has no use and contains a number of contaminants and impurities that must be removed through a process called refining. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Oil & Fat Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Oil & Fat Production Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from bread and bakery goods production and Demand from supermarkets in the Oil & Fat Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Oil & Fat Production Industry?

    Industry operators process oils and manufacture crude and refined vegetable oils. They also manufacture non-edible animal oils and fats, extract fish oils and process the residual products of oil production. The industry does not cover rendering and refining lard and other edible animal fats, manufacturing margarine and corn oil or manufacturing essential oils.

    Industry Products
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Soya bean oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Palm oil
  • Other vegetable oils
  • Oil cake
  • Industry Activities
  • Oilseed crushing
  • Extracting fat
  • Oil and fat refining
  • Oil deodorising, bleaching and hydrogenating
  • Processing and packaging oil and fat
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from bread and bakery goods production
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Demand from takeaway and fast-food restaurants
  • Real household disposable income
  • Fuel prices

  • Current Performance
  • Industry trends
  • Cutting out trans fats
  • Vegetable oil prices
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Fresh off the presses
  • Sustainable palm oil
  • Changes to biodiesel production
  • Regulation
  • Table: Oil & Fat Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Oil & Fat Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Bread & Bakery Goods Production
  • Supermarkets
  • Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cereals, Leguminous Crops & Oilseed Growing

  • Products & Services
  • Palm oil
  • Oil cake
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Soya bean oil
  • Other vegetable oils
  • Other
  • Chart: Oil & Fat Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food manufacturers
  • Food-service operators
  • Retailers
  • Other manufacturers
  • Biodiesel producers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Oil & Fat Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Oil & Fat Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Oil & Fat Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Edible Oils Ltd, AAK (UK) Ltd, KTC (Edibles) Ltd, Cargill plc,
  • Table: Edible Oils Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: AAK (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: KTC (Edibles) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Cargill plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Oil & Fat Production 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 Oil & Fat Production 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 diesel fuel that uses vegetable oil or animal fat as a base.
  • Cold-Pressed Oil
  • Unlike commercial oil, which is extracted at a high heat using chemicals and solvents, cold-pressed oils are pressed from their source at a lower temperature.
  • Hydrogenation
  • The process of adding hydrogen to an unsaturated fat or oil to make it solid.
  • Tallow
  • A rendered form of beef or mutton fat.
  • Trans Fats
  • Unsaturated fat produced by the partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils and present in hardened vegetable oils, most margarines, commercial baked foods and many fried foods.
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