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Grain Milling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Grain Milling Market Research Report | SIC C10.611 | Mar 2017

Greener pastures: The industry is set to return to growth, after chafing under a period of volatility

IBISWorld’s Grain Milling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
ADM Milling Ltd ADM Milling Ltd market share
Rank Hovis Milling Ltd Rank Hovis Milling Ltd 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 precarious 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.

Recently, the industry has been affected by fluctuating wheat harvests and, in the early part of the period, a poor economic environment... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of industry establishments is closely related to the dispersion of population, proximity to commodity inputs and regional share of gross value added. Also, the British wheat belt, comprising of the counties east of the M1 motorway, which are more sheltered from the rains that drench the west of the country, is providing an excellent location for operators due to proximity of inputs.

The East of England

The East of England is expected to account for 15.8% of industry establishments. Lying adjacent to the East Midlands, it affords many of the same advantages and has a strong agrarian economy, most notably in the East Anglian counties of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. It .. 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 and 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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