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Milk & Cream Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Milk & Cream Production Market Research Report | SIC C10.511 | May 2017

Cream of the crop: The industry is expected to return to growth after a volatile five-year period

IBISWorld’s Milk & Cream Production 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
Arla Foods Ltd Arla Foods Ltd market share
Muller Dairy (U.K) Ltd Muller Dairy (U.K) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Firms in the Milk and Cream Production industry can be either farmer co-operatives, private dairy companies or private limited companies. The industry has endured significant volatility over the past five years, which has prompted restructuring and consolidation activity in the industry. Milk and cream production is dominated by two operators, Muller UK & Ireland Group and Arla Foods, which together are estimated to account for approximately half of the industry’s revenue. The industry is characterised by relatively tight margins due to the homogenous nature of the products sold, combined with ease of production and abundant access to raw materials and key inputs... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The ratio of labour to capital is used to determine the amount of labour used for every unit of capital. It is an indicator of the capital-labour mix used in the day-to-day activities of the industry. Wage costs are used as a proxy for labour while depreciation is used as a proxy for capital. In 2017-18, IBISWorld expects the capital-to-labour ratio in the industry to be approximately 1:3.09. This means that milk and cream producers will spend £3.09 on labour for every £1.00 worth of capital invested, indicating a medium level of capital intensity. This is reflective of the industry's need for machinery, research and development, and storage facilities for the assembly and manufacturing of the products. Mod.. purchase to read more


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What is the Milk & Cream Production Industry?

Operators in this industry produce fresh liquid milk, pasteurised, sterilised, homogenised and ultra-heat-treated milk. It also includes the production of cream from fresh, pasteurised, sterilised or homogenised milk.

Industry Products
Semi-skimmed milkWhole milkFlavoured milkCondensed milkCreamSkimmed milk
Industry Activities
Fresh liquid milk productionPasteurised milk productionSterilised milk productionHomogenised milk productionUltra-heat-treated milk productionCream production

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