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Cider Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Cider Production Market Research Report | SIC C11.030 | Oct 2016

Fruitful growth: Revenue continues to expand as more operators enter the industry

The Cider Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Aston Manor Brewery Company Ltd Aston Manor Brewery Company Ltd market share
Heineken UK Ltd Heineken UK Ltd market share
Thatchers Cider Company Ltd Thatchers Cider Company Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Cider Production industry has grown over the past five years. Initially supported by apple cider sales, the industry has expanded into a variety of different offerings, with fruit-flavoured ciders, particularly varieties of berry, driving the bulk of industry growth. Over the past five years, cider sales have benefited from changing consumer tastes, with many drinkers switching from beer to cider. Favourable weather and major events like the 2014 FIFA World Cup have helped the industry sustain this growth in recent years. However, the industry still faces challenges as high competition and the rejuvenated popularity of beer constrain profit growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Cider is usually produced close to apple and pear orchards. Most cider producers use at least some of their own fruit, meaning cider breweries are located mainly in rural areas where fruit is grown.

The South West

The South West region accounts for the majority of industry establishments, with an estimated 37.5%. There are over 25 cider producers in Somerset alone, including many small, independent producers. Major producers in the area include Thatchers, Brothers Cider, Gaymers and Aston Manor's Tiverton facility. Gaymers Cider Company was acquired by the C & C Group in 2010. It produces a range of ciders including Olde English, Blackthorn and White Star at its Shepton Mallet production plant. This is the largest cider production plant in Europe. How.. purchase to read more


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What is the Cider Production Industry?

Firms in this industry produce cider from cider apples and other ingredients. The industry also covers the production of pear cider and other fruit-flavoured ciders.

Industry Products
Apple ciderWhite ciderPear cider Other fruit-flavoured cider
Industry Activities
Producing apple ciderProducing pear ciderProducing other fruit-flavoured ciderProducing craft cider

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