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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

IBISWorld’s Cider Production market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Despite slowing demand, revenue is expected to continue to increase in 2016-17
  • Strong demand for flavoured and craft ciders has supported growth
  • Britain's exit from the European Union could limit the growth of both import and exports
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Cider Production industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle. Industry value added is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.7% over the 10 years through 2021-22. Over the same period, GDP is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 2.3%, indicating that the industry has grown at a faster rate than the wider economy. Since the launch of Magners in the United Kingdom in 2005, supported by an innovative marketing campaign encouraging consumers to drink cider over ice, cider has undergone a revival. The growth has been characterised by large producers expanding their portfolio and the introduction of new products.

Several new producers have entered the market looking to capitalise on the solid revenue and profit growth. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Cider Production Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cider Production Industry are

  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Economies of scale
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Alcohol consumption per capita in the Cider Production industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Alcohol consumption per capita
  • Average maximum temperature
  • Fruit and vegetable prices
  • Real household disposable income
  • Current Performance
  • Sweet success
  • Potential threats
  • Product innovation
  • Ripening competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • International operations
  • Expensive taste
  • Growth is pressed
  • Expanding establishments
  • Table: Cider Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cider Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Off-Licences
  • Hotels
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Pubs & Bars
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fruit Growing
  • Hollow Glass Manufacturing
  • Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply
  • Products & Services
  • Apple cider
  • Other fruit-flavoured cider
  • Pear cider
  • White cider
  • Chart: Cider Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Off-trade
  • On-trade
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cider Production Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cider Production
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cider Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Heineken UK Ltd
    Aston Manor Brewery Company Ltd
    Thatchers Cider Company Ltd
  • Table: Heineken UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Aston Manor Brewery Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Thatchers Cider Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cider Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Cider Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A unit of volume equal to 100 litres.
  • Perry
  • Pear-flavoured cider made from perry pears.
  • Premiumisation
  • Attempting to enhance the perceived quality or uniqueness of a brand.
  • Scrumpy
  • A rough, strong, cloudy type of cider produced in the West Country.
  • White Cider
  • A strong, colourless cider usually made from cheaper dessert apples, apple concentrate and corn syrup.

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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