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Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.330 | Mar 2016

Cream of the crop: High-value products are expected to arrest declining industry revenue

The Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Arla Foods Ltd Arla Foods Ltd market share
Dairy Crest Group plc Dairy Crest Group plc market share
Muller Dairy (U.K) Ltd Muller Dairy (U.K) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Dairy Product, Egg and Edible Oil Wholesaling industry plays an important role in the food supply chain. Wholesalers buy milk, cheese, yoghurt, cream, butter, eggs and oil from farmers and producers, then deliver them to retailers, such as supermarkets, for sale to consumers. During the past five years, the industry has operated in challenging conditions. The weak economic climate early in the five-year period, extremely volatile global dairy prices and changing consumer trends have acted to cut industry revenue and profitability.

The ongoing trend of wholesale bypass has also taken a heavy toll on the industry because supermarkets have strengthened their control of the supply chain and limited the involvement of specialist wholesalers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

In 2015-16, IBISWorld estimates that the capital-to-labour ratio in the industry will be approximately 1:12.4. This suggest that industry producers require £12.40 worth of labour for every £1.00 worth of capital invested, indicating a low level of capital intensity. However, with purchase costs accounting for such a large amount of a typical wholesaler's cost structure, the proportions spent on both labour and depreciation are relatively low. Automation and IT technology are becoming more important for the industry, which tends to raise the rate of depreciation as high-tech equipment is usually depreciated over a much shorter time than buildings, leasehold improvements and capital equipment.

The level of capital intensity also varies among industry players. Uns.. purchase to read more


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What is the Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling Industry?

The industry includes the wholesale of dairy produce such as liquid and powdered milk, cheese, yoghurt, butter, cream and other dairy products. It also includes the wholesale of eggs, edible oils and fats of animal and vegetable origin.

Industry Products
Milk productsEggsCheeseYoghurtEdible oilsButter and creamOther dairy-based products
Industry Activities
Wholesaling liquid and powdered milkWholesaling cheeseWholesaling butterWholesaling eggsWholesaling edible oils and fats Wholesaling yoghurtWholesaling other dairy products

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