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Oil & Fat Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Oil & Fat Production Market Research Report | SIC C10.410 | May 2016

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IBISWorld’s Oil & Fat 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.

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Market Share of Companies
AAK UK AAK UK market share
Cargill UK Cargill UK market share
Edible Oils Ltd Edible Oils Ltd market share
KTC (Edibles) Ltd KTC (Edibles) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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


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What is the Oil & Fat Production Industry?

Industry operators process oils and manufacture crude and refined vegetable oils. They also manufacture non-edible animal oils and fats, extract fish oils and process the residual products of oil production. The industry does not cover rendering and refining lard and other edible animal fats, manufacturing margarine and corn oil or manufacturing essential oils.

Industry Products
Rapeseed oilSoya bean oilSunflower oilPalm oilOther vegetable oilsOil cake
Industry Activities
Oilseed crushingExtracting fatOil and fat refiningOil deodorising, bleaching and hydrogenatingProcessing and packaging oil and fat

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