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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£675m
Annual Growth 12-17
3.3%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
3,012
Businesses
369
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 has a low level of concentration because there are many small animal wholesalers and even the largest firms are fairly small. In 2016-17, IBISWorld estimates the four largest companies will account for less than 6% of industry revenue, with the eight largest expected to make up approximately 9% of industry revenue. These percentages are estimated to have changed little in the past five years.

Industry concentration levels are expected to remain low in the next five years. There have been few mergers or acquisitions, and any future consolidation is expected to have little effect on concentration.

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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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