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Cereals, Leguminous Crops & Oilseed Growing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Cereals, Leguminous Crops & Oilseed Growing Market Research Report | SIC A01.110 | Sep 2016

Poor harvest: Adverse weather conditions and low grain prices are likely to hinder industry growth

IBISWorld’s Cereals, Leguminous Crops & Oilseed Growing 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
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Cereals, Leguminous Crops and Oilseed Growing industry includes all farms that grow non-perennial arable crops in open fields. The industry comprises of a large number of small owner-operated farms that grow a range of industry crops, the prices of which are determined by world markets. As a result, the performance of the industry can be highly volatile, with exogenous factors adversely impacting industry demand. Over the five years through 2016-17, adverse weather conditions, falling crop prices and decreased crop yields led to a shrinkage in the industry. Wheat contributes the most to industry revenue... purchase to read more

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Wheat is estimated to be the largest segment in the industry. In 2016-17, IBISWorld estimates that wheat crops will account for 53.4% of industry revenue. The value of wheat has fallen in recent years due to an increased global supply of wheat putting downward pressure on industry prices. Due to its multifaceted nature, wheat is regarded as the most important crop in the agricultural sector. Wheat is a type of grass, the grains of which are ground into flour or used to produce animal feed for livestock. Animal farmers also frequently use the stems as straw. Acc.. purchase to read more


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What is the Cereals, Leguminous Crops & Oilseed Growing Industry?

Farms in the industry grow a range of non-perennial crops in open fields, which are often combined within agricultural units. Cereals included are wheat, barley, rye, oats, millets, maize and sorghum. Leguminous crops are mainly pulses that are high in protein, such as chickpeas, lentils, beans and peas. Oilseeds include linseed, rapeseed, sunflower seeds and sesame seed. The industry does not include the growing of rice.

Industry Products
Protein cropsBarleyOats and other cerealsOilseed rape and linseedWheat
Industry Activities
Growing cereals including wheat, sorghum, barley, rye, oats and millet Growing leguminous crops such as beans, broad beans, chickpeas, cowpeas, lentils and peasGrowing oilseeds such as rapeseed, soya beans and groundnuts

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