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Bread & Bakery Goods Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Bread & Bakery Goods Production Market Research Report | SIC C10.710 | Aug 2016

Fresh from the oven: Operators have developed new products to counteract falling revenue

IBISWorld’s Bread & Bakery Goods Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
ABF Grain Products Ltd ABF Grain Products Ltd market share
Hovis Limited Hovis Limited market share
Warburtons Limited Warburtons Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Bread and Bakery Goods Production industry has been under pressure in recent years, as demand for traditional loaves of bread has been falling. This has caused problems for large plant bakeries that tend to specialise in loaf production. By contrast, small artisanal bakeries have proliferated and proven increasingly popular with consumers. Industry operators have also had to deal with fluctuations in input prices, namely wheat prices, which spiked in 2011 due to pressure on global suppliers and then tumbled in 2015, partly a result of a particularly good harvest in that year. Increased competition and pressure from downstream markets have forced producers to lower selling prices, thereby squeezing profit margins... purchase to read more

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The UK Bread and Bakery Goods Production industry is estimated to have a low level of market share concentration, since the top four players are expected to account for only 24.7% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The industry is dominated by small firms and no individual company has significant control over the industry. Major companies tend to concentrate on certain product segments, namely on producing loaves of bread. The market for fresh cakes, pastries, flour confectionery and other sweet bakery products is even less concentrated and there are no major players that specialise in these areas. However, the recent expansion of Finsbury Food Group makes it a potential major player in coming years.

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What is the Bread & Bakery Goods Production Industry?

This industry includes companies that make bakery products such as bread, rolls, pastry, cakes, pies, tarts, pancakes and waffles. Part-baked and frozen products are also included in the industry. Supermarket in-store bakeries that do not produce goods from scratch are not covered.

Industry Products
Traditional breadRolls and bapsCake and pastry
Industry Activities
Manufacturing fresh traditional bread and rollsManufacturing fresh pastries and cakesManufacturing fresh sweet pastry foods such as tarts, pies and pancakes part-baked and frozen products

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