Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Grain milling is an advanced, modern industry with highly specialised, automated production processes. Nonetheless, it is also in a somewhat perilous position. The industry depends on a number of unpredictable factors that affect upstream conditions, such as climate, pests and wheat prices. Wheat, the industry's primary input, is one of the most important agricultural commodities in the world and is used in a number of staple foods. Though they account for a smaller share of the industry, maize and oats also have an influence on the industry and are subject to the same volatility, making the industry inherently risky and reasonably volatile.
During the past five years, the industry has been heavily affected by a torrid economic environment and fluctuating wheat harvests... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Wheat flour is the most popular variety of flour in the world and in the United Kingdom sales of wheat flour are expected to contribute 69.5% of industry revenue in 2015-16. About 5 million tonnes of flour is produced in the United Kingdom each year. Flour is the main ingredient in bread and a range of bakery and food products, such as biscuits, cakes, pies and processed foods. Over 400 different types of flour are produced to meet increasingly diverse consumer demands. For instance, some are low in carbohydrate and gluten, or are made using organic crops. Most wheat flour consumed is white wheat flour, which is produced by first separating the bran and germ from the endosperm of the wheat grain using heavy rollers, then grinding the endosperm. The.. purchase to read more