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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

Slippery business: Changes to EU rules governing biodiesel production may reduce demand

The Oil & Fat Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
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 Threats & Opportunities
  • The performance of the industry is highly dependent on the price of oilseed inputs
  • Health consciousness has benefited those operators that have marketed innovative products
  • Further calls to reduce trans and saturated fat content of foods is likely to spur innovation
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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 Investment Chapter

The Oil and Fat Production industry displays a moderate level of capital intensity. Using wage costs as a proxy for labour and depreciation as a proxy for capital, the industry is estimated to have a capital-to-labour ratio of 1:3.09. This means that, on average, for every £1.00 that oil and fat manufacturers spend on equipment, they spend £3.09 on wages.

Crude vegetable oil is the unrefined and unprocessed oil found in vegetables in their natural state obtained through a combination of crushing, cooking and solvent extraction. In crude form, oil has no use and contains a number of contaminants and impurities that must be removed through a process called refining. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Oil & Fat Production Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Oil & Fat Production Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Ability to pass on rising oilseed prices
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from bread and bakery goods production and Demand from supermarkets in the Oil & Fat Production industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from bread and bakery goods production
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Demand from takeaway and fast-food restaurants
  • Real household disposable income
  • Fuel prices
  • Current Performance
  • Biofuel
  • Health concerns
  • Slick substitution
  • Vegetable oil prices
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • High-end substitute
  • Changes to biodiesel production
  • Table: Oil & Fat Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Oil & Fat Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Bread & Bakery Goods Production
  • Supermarkets
  • Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cereals, Leguminous Crops & Oilseed Growing
  • Products & Services
  • Palm oil
  • Oil cake
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Soya bean oil
  • Other
  • Other vegetable oils
  • Chart: Oil & Fat Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Food-service operators
  • Biodiesel producers
  • Other manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Oil & Fat Production Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Oil & Fat Production
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Oil & Fat Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    AAK (UK) Ltd
    Edible Oils Ltd
    KTC (Edibles) Ltd
    Cargill plc
  • Table: AAK (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Edible Oils Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: KTC (Edibles) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Cargill plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Oil & Fat Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Oil & Fat Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A diesel fuel that uses vegetable oil or animal fat as a base.
  • Cold-Pressed Oil
  • Unlike commercial oil, which is extracted at a high heat using chemicals and solvents, cold-pressed oils are pressed from their source at a lower temperature.
  • Hydrogenation
  • The process of adding hydrogen to an unsaturated fat or oil to make it solid.
  • Tallow
  • A rendered form of beef or mutton fat.
  • Trans Fats
  • Unsaturated fat produced by the partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils and present in hardened vegetable oils, most margarines, commercial baked foods and many fried foods.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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