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Coffee, Tea & Spices Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Coffee, Tea & Spices Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.370 | Feb 2017

Boiling down: Revenue is set to decline in 2016-17 as the depreciating pound raises costs

IBISWorld’s Coffee, Tea & Spices Wholesaling 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Ecom Agrotrade Ltd Ecom Agrotrade Ltd market share
Jacobs Douwe Egberts GB Ltd Jacobs Douwe Egberts GB Ltd market share
Olam Europe Ltd Olam Europe Ltd market share
R Twining and Company Limited R Twining and Company Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Coffee, Tea and Spices Wholesaling industry imports and distributes important grocery staples, including tea, coffee, cocoa and spices. According to statistics published by UK Tea and Infusions Association, Britain is the world's third-largest consumer of tea per person and the largest drinker of instant coffee in Europe, with an average of 165 million cups of tea and 70 million cups of coffee consumed every day. Each Briton eats, on average, 16.3 pounds of chocolate a year, making the United Kingdom the fourth-largest chocolate consumer in the world. Additionally, Britain's palate for curry, Asian cuisine and new types of food maintains demand for spices.

Over the past five years, volatile commodity prices and changing consumer preferences have affected the industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Coffee, Tea and Spices Wholesaling industry provides the raw materials for the country’s most popular beverages and grocery staples. It also moves processed products to retail markets. Revenue levels largely depend on the prices of commodities, particularly coffee and cocoa, which are set on world markets. Most industry products are sourced from foreign markets and many are priced in US dollars. For this reason, the value of the pound against the dollar can affect commodity prices and, consequently, industry revenue. Downstream markets in the United Kingdom key in determining the level of demand for products and raw materials, but trends in manufacturing and end retail markets can also be influential.

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What is the Coffee, Tea & Spices Wholesaling Industry?

This industry wholesales coffee, tea, cocoa and spices. Wholesalers perform no additional processing beyond repackaging, instead focusing on storing and distributing products.

Industry Products
Industry Activities
Coffee and coffee substitute wholesaling Tea wholesalingCocoa, cocoa butter, cocoa fat and cocoa oil wholesalingSpices wholesaling

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