Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The UK Oil and Fat Production industry's main activities are extracting oils and fats from oilseed crops, as well as producing non-edible animal fats. The only difference between oils and fats is that the former are liquid at room temperature, while the latter are solid. Oils and fats have a wide variety of applications and are used as food ingredients, industrial lubricants and sources of biodiesel. The main oilseed crops processed in the United Kingdom are palm fruits, rapeseed, sunflower seeds and soya beans. Of these, rapeseed is grown abundantly on domestic farms, soya is mostly imported from North American countries and palm fruit is normally imported from Malaysia and Indonesia... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Operators in the Oil and Fat Production industry are generally located in areas associated with manufacturing. Since food manufacturers are an important downstream market, it can be helpful for firms to locate near food manufacturers. Rapeseed, soya beans and linseeds are the only oil-producing crops grown in the United Kingdom, but both industrial clients and consumers demand a much broader range. This means many larger oil and fat producers are located in ports like Goole and Hull (Yorkshire), Liverpool (North West England) and London so they have easy access to imported inputs.
Yorkshire, London and the South East
The areas with the highest concentrations of industry establishments are Yorkshire, London and the South East. The.. purchase to read more