Off the boil: Industry revenue has been buffeted by changing tastes and high import competition

Operators in the industry produce dried, fresh, stuffed, frozen and canned pasta, as well as noodles and couscous; this excludes the production of ready meals containing pasta or couscous (see IBISWorld report C10.850). The five-year period through 2018-19 has been disappointing for the Pasta Product Manufacturing industry, with all three of the biggest firms struggling to stay profitable. High levels of imports leave little opportunity for growth within the domestic market, as 90.2% of domestic demand is currently satisfied by imports, mostly coming from Italy. However, the low value of the pound has supported a rise in export revenue over the past five more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Firms have struggled with changing consumer tastes and dominant import competition
  • Imports dominate the industry, and domestic operators have faced significant competition on the basis of ‘authenticity’
  • Niche, local activities have the potential for success in the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Pasta Product Manufacturing industry is fairly stable and well established, however it has faced significant challenges over the past five years. Many firms have struggled to cope with these, and the industry is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 1.4% over the five years through 2018-19 as a result. The exit of Pasta Reale in 2014 contributed towards a sharp decline in revenue in 2014-15, which offset most of the previous year’s growth. More generally, a cultural shift towards increased health consciousness in the United Kingdom has led to a decline in sales, with consumers substituting pasta for healthier alternatives such as spiralised vegetables. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Effective quality control
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Exchange rate - euros per pound and Demand from full-service restaurants in the Pasta Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture pasta products that may be cooked, uncooked, stuffed or not stuffed. These products include items such as macaroni and noodles. The industry also includes the manufacture of canned or frozen pasta products and the manufacture of couscous. Ready meals containing pasta or couscous are not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Dried pasta
  • Fresh pasta
  • Filled pasta
  • Frozen or canned pasta
  • Couscous
  • Industry Activities
  • Pasta
  • Noodle
  • Couscous
  • Canned and frozen pasta product
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Exchange rate - euros per pound
  • Demand from full-service restaurants
  • Demand from grocery wholesaling
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Health consciousness

  • Current Performance
  • Changing tastes
  • High imports
  • Feeling the heat
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Adapting to consumer tastes
  • More firms entering the industry
  • EU referendum
  • Table: Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Prepared Meal Manufacturing
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Full-Service Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling
  • Grain Milling

  • Products & Services
  • Fresh pasta
  • Filled pasta
  • Dried pasta
  • Frozen or canned pasta
  • Couscous
  • Chart: Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience stores
  • Food-service operators
  • Food manufacturers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pasta Product Manufacturing

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Pasta Foods Limited, Ugo Foods Group Limited, Kanes Foods Ltd,
  • Table: Pasta Foods Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Ugo Foods Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Kanes Foods Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pasta Product Manufacturing 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 Pasta Product Manufacturing 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
  • Small granules of semolina that are rolled with water and dusted with flour.
  • Durum Wheat
  • A type of wheat with a high protein content that is usually used to make pasta.
  • Semolina
  • This is made by milling durum wheat. It is often used as the base for couscous.
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