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Live Animal Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Live Animal Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.230 | Jun 2016

Bringing home the bacon: The industry is expected to expand but revenue remains volatile

IBISWorld’s Live Animal Wholesaling 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The performance of the Live Animal Wholesaling industry has been highly volatile over the past decade due to a wide range of factors. The industry is mainly influenced by demand from farms for cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and horses. These farms often purchase breeding animals and then use these to breed more animals. Live animal wholesalers also purchase animals to sell on to other businesses, such as slaughterhouses and meat processing firms.

Another major influence on the industry is input prices, such as the cost of animal feed. Until recently, feed prices had increased significantly, which flowed through to higher animal prices and wholesaling revenue. However, animal feed prices have abated somewhat since 2014-15, constraining industry revenue to an extent... purchase to read more

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The Live Animal Wholesaling industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Industry value added is growing at a slower rate than the wider economy, there is no change in the products the industry offers and the market is saturated.

Growth in industry value added is expected to be subdued, partly as a result of a volatile trading environment characterised by large changes in input prices, demand and regulation. Over the decade through 2021-22, industry value added is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.7%, which is significantly lower than the estimated 2.3% compound annual growth rate in GDP over the same period.

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What is the Live Animal Wholesaling Industry?

Firms in this industry wholesale live animals to farms, abattoirs and other animal-processing companies.

Industry Products
CattleSheepPigsPoultryHorsesOther animals
Industry Activities
Live animal wholesaling

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