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Cider Production in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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

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

IBISWorld’s Cider Production market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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

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Barriers to entry in the industry are relatively low. New entrants only require access to fruit, relatively skilled labour and the requisite brewing machinery and equipment. Capital expenses are high but not prohibitive for producing on a smaller scale. Many small producers have entered the industry in recent years as a result of this. Small producers have also benefited from government assistance through a tax exemption of up to £2,500 for operators who produce fewer than 70 hectolitres a year.

Barriers to entry are much higher at the top end of the market, where competition is high. Larger producers require supply contracts, which can require large investment sums. Som.. 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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