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Electricity Supply in the UK: Market Research Report

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Electricity Supply Market Research Report | SIC D35.140 | Jul 2016

Charging up: Revenue expands as independent suppliers gain ground on the major players

The Electricity Supply 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
Centrica plc Centrica plc market share
E.ON UK plc E.ON UK plc market share
EDF SA EDF SA market share
RWE AG RWE AG market share
ScottishPower UK plc ScottishPower UK plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Electricity Supply industry was liberalised in 1999. The market is regulated by Ofgem in Britain and by NIAUR in Northern Ireland. The industry is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.1% over the five years through 2016-17, taking its revenue to a total of £35.3 billion, including growth of 1.1% in the current year. The volume of electricity consumed has decreased over the period, as industrial production faltered and rising prices encouraged many households to invest in more efficient insulation in order to reduce their energy bills. Total consumption is expected to remain subdued over 2016, exacerbated by economic uncertainty arising from the EU referendum result... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Electricity Supply industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Although revenue is expected to continue expanding strongly, this growth is primarily due to rising electricity retail prices. Higher prices reflect the growing cost of generating electricity, both from renewable sources and from fossil fuels. As a result, industry value added is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.4% over the 10 years through 2021-22, even though the volume of output is expected to contract over the same period. The UK economy is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period. This similar rate of growth is indicative of a mature life cycle stage.

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What is the Electricity Supply Industry?

Operators in this industry purchase electricity from generators and sell it to households and businesses.

Industry Products
Electricity retailing
Industry Activities
Selling electricity to end users

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