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Meat Processing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Meat Processing Market Research Report | SIC C10.110 | Aug 2016

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IBISWorld’s Meat Processing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
ABP Food Group ABP Food Group market share
Cranswick plc Cranswick plc market share
Dunbia Ltd Dunbia Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Meat Processing industry in the United Kingdom is expected to grow at an annual compound rate of 2.3% over the five years through 2016-17. The most important products for the industry are beef, pork and lamb, which have been staples of the British diet for many years. Although industry revenue is expected to increase over the five years through 2016-17, this conceals relatively weak growth over the past three years, following a sudden drop in revenue in 2013-14. During the current year, revenue is expected to grow by 1.1% and reach £6.9 billion.

The horsemeat scandal, which broke in early 2013, was an important development in the industry during the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Meat Processing industry is estimated to have a moderate level of capital intensity. The capital intensity of an industry determines the relative importance of labour and capital to its operations. Using depreciation and wage as proxies for capital and labour, IBISWorld estimates that operators spend an average £5.15 on wages for every £1.00 they invest in depreciable assets, making them moderately capital-intensive. The variation in size and shape between different animals means many jobs in an abattoir still require human employees, but carcases are often mechanically transported between different parts of a facility. Similarly, the task of cutting up animal carcases often involves both human and mechanical input. Hen.. purchase to read more


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What is the Meat Processing Industry?

Businesses in the Meat Processing industry slaughter livestock to produce red meat. Participants produce fresh, chilled or frozen meat as carcasses and cuts, in addition to by-products like rendered lard, tallow and pulled wool. Operators also bone, preserve and pack meat. The industry excludes meats from non-mammal sources such as fish and poultry, and meat products such as sausages, bacon and pate (see IBISWorld report C10.130).

Industry Products
Beef and vealLambPork SkinsEdible fatsOffal
Industry Activities
Slaughtering animalsProducing cuts of beefProducing cuts of lamb and muttonProducing cuts of pork Producing cuts of other red meatsSelling by-products from the slaughtering process

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