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Grain Milling in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Grain Milling Market Research Report | SIC C10.611 | Mar 2016

Wheat from the chaff: Enterprising new entrants look likely to succeed despite volatile conditions

IBISWorld’s Grain Milling 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
ADM Milling Ltd ADM Milling Ltd market share
Associated British Foods plc Associated British Foods plc market share
Hovis Limited Hovis Limited market share
Whitworth Bros Limited Whitworth Bros Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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

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


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What is the Grain Milling Industry?

This industry includes the production of flour, groats, meal or pellets of wheat, rye, oats, maize (corn) or other cereal grains. It also includes the manufacture of flour mixes and prepared dough. The industry excludes starch manufacturing the production of breakfast cereals.

Industry Products
Wheat flourDough and mixesGroats and meals
Industry Activities
Grain flourGroats, meal and grain pelletManufacturing dough from cereal grains

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