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Essential Oil Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Essential Oil Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C20.530 | Jan 2017

Sweet smell of success: Industry revenue is expected to improve over the next five years

IBISWorld’s Essential Oil Manufacturing 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
Givaudan UK Limited Givaudan UK Limited market share
Lionel Hitchen (Essential Oils) Ltd Lionel Hitchen (Essential Oils) Ltd market share
R C Treatt & Co Ltd R C Treatt & Co Ltd market share
Ungerer Limited Ungerer Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • In the current year, the sharp depreciation of the pound is expected to boost industry exports
  • Stable demand from food and beverage producers has offset subdued demand from other markets
  • Operators are likely to focus on providing superior customer service to compete with imported products
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Essential oils are derived from the leaves, flowers, roots or stems of plants using a cold press or by steam distillation. They are then used by a variety of different industries, ranging from pharmaceutical and industrial companies to manufacturers needing food and beverage flavourings. The performance of the industry depends on a range of cultural, economic and environmental factors including the value of the pound, the performance of key downstream markets in the United Kingdom and internationally and environmental conditions in key growing areas for raw materials. Consumer preference for natural ingredients is also an ongoing trend that is having a positive influence on the industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Essential Oil Manufacturing industry is deemed to have a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2016-17 the average operator in the industry is estimated to operate with a capital-to-labour ratio of 1:6.4, which means that for every £1.00 spent on capital, £6.40 is spent on labour. On average, 2.6% of revenue is accounted for by depreciation compared with 16.6% by wages. The proportion attributable to wages has edged up slightly compared with five years earlier, but depreciation is expected to have increased at a stronger rate. As a result, the capital intensity of the industry has increased over the past five years.

Small-scale specialist players operating in niche segments dominate the industry. Som.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Essential Oil Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Essential Oil Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Access to high-quality inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Real household disposable income in the Essential Oil Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Essential Oil Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture essential oils, including natural aromatic products, resinoids and mixtures of odoriferous products for the manufacture of perfumes or foods. The industry does not include the manufacture of synthetic aromatic products or the manufacture of perfumes and similar toiletries.

    Industry Products
    Essential oilsMixtures of odoriferous substances for food and beveragesMixtures of odoriferous substances for other purposesResinoids and other products
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing extracts of natural aromatic productsResinoidManufacturing mixtures of odoriferous products to make perfumes or food

    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
  • Industrial production index
  • Real household disposable income
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Demand from soap and detergent manufacturing
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Current Performance
  • Revenue in de-scent
  • Growing producer costs
  • Risky business
  • Demand conditions
  • Consumer preferences
  • Global trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Greasing the wheels
  • Costs of devaluation
  • Green credentials
  • Regulatory changes
  • Table: Essential Oil Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Essential Oil Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Soft Drink Production
  • Soap & Detergent Manufacturing
  • Perfume & Cosmetics Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial Gas Manufacturing
  • Spices, Aromatic, Drug & Pharmaceutical Crop Growing
  • Products & Services
  • Mixtures of odoriferous substances for other purposes
  • Mixtures of odoriferous substances for food and beverages
  • Essential oils
  • Resinoids and other products
  • Chart: Essential Oil Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food and beverage producers
  • Other industries
  • Cosmetics, toiletries and personal care product manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Essential Oil Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation, rent and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Essential Oil Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Essential Oil Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    R C Treatt & Co Ltd
    Givaudan UK Limited
    Ungerer Limited
    Lionel Hitchen (Essential Oils) Ltd
  • Table: R C Treatt & Co Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Givaudan UK Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Ungerer Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Lionel Hitchen (Essential Oils) Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Essential Oil Manufacturing 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 Essential Oil Manufacturing 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
  • Prepared from concretes via alcohol extraction.
  • Concretes
  • Prepared from plant materials via the use of a hydrocarbon solvent. These are often a waxy, solid substance.
  • Essential Oils
  • Also known as volatile oils, essential oils are concentrated hydrophobic liquids containing volatile aroma compounds.
  • Odoriferous Substances
  • Organic compounds with characteristic pleasant odours.
  • Oleoresin
  • A semisolid mixture of a resin and essential oil, obtained from certain plants

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Essential Oil Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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