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Pasta Product Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Pasta Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C10.730 | Feb 2017

Raising the heat: The weakness of the pound is expected to offset gains from low durum prices

IBISWorld’s Pasta Product Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Kanes Foods Ltd Kanes Foods Ltd market share
Pasta Foods Limited Pasta Foods Limited market share
Ugo Foods Group Limited Ugo Foods Group Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Organic, wholewheat and gluten-free varieties of pasta are expected to be increasingly popular
  • Some operators have carved out a niche by making fresh pasta, which is more expensive to import
  • Niche operators can capitalise on demand for gluten-free products by adapting their recipes
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Pasta Product Manufacturing industry produce dried, fresh, stuffed, frozen and canned pasta, as well as noodles and couscous. The industry does not include production of ready meals containing pasta or couscous (see IBISWorld report C10.850). According to the latest data from the Union of Organizations of Manufacturers of Pasta Products of the EU, the United Kingdom accounts for only 1% of total EU pasta production, which is dominated by Italy. As a result, the majority of pasta eaten in the United Kingdom is imported.

Over the five years through 2016-17, the revenue of UK pasta product manufacturers is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.2%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Pasta Product Manufacturing industry requires a moderate level of capital investment. IBISWorld estimates that in 2016-17, the average pasta product manufacturer operates with a capital-to-labour ratio of 1:5.4. This indicates that for every £1.00 spent on capital, including equipment and machinery, operators spend £5.40 on labour.

Despite some major companies with automated production facilities, the industry is largely populated by small and medium-size producers that use more labour-intensive methods. High-end pasta producers may employ people to mix the dough and shape the products by hand, which results in higher wage costs. Capital intensity is expected to remain relatively stable over the five years through 2016-17.

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Additional Insights for the Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Effective quality control
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Exchange rate - euros per pound and Real household disposable income in the Pasta Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture pasta products that may be cooked, uncooked, stuffed or not stuffed. These products include items such as macaroni and noodles. The industry also includes the manufacture of canned or frozen pasta products and the manufacture of couscous. Ready meals containing pasta or couscous are not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    Dried pasta Fresh pastaFilled pastaFrozen or canned pastaCouscous
    Industry Activities
    PastaNoodleCouscousCanned and frozen pasta product

    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
  • Exchange rate - euros per pound
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from full-service restaurants
  • Demand from grocery wholesaling
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Current Performance
  • Pressure on profit
  • The price of wheat
  • Imported varieties
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Planting growth
  • Germinating demand
  • Draining trade
  • Table: Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Prepared Meal Manufacturing
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling
  • Grain Milling
  • Products & Services
  • Dried pasta
  • Fresh pasta
  • Filled pasta
  • Frozen or canned pasta
  • Couscous
  • Chart: Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Food-service operators
  • Food manufacturers
  • Supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience stores
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pasta Product Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • The main source of competition the industry faces comes from imports. Both the industry’s main segments - pasta and noodles - are foreign staples. As a result, consumers often regard products imported from the relevant countries as superior. An estimated 87.5% of UK demand for pasta is satisfied by imports, of which more than half comes from Italy. Products manufactured in the United Kingdom can be at a disadvantage due to the country of origin being considered less ‘real’ than pasta from Italy, and labelling regulations ensure that products cannot mislead consumers regarding their place of origin. Similarly, China is a significant source of Asian noodles and accounts for an estimated 5.7% of imports by value in 2016-17. The proportion of domestic demand satisfied by imports is expected to decline over the three years through 2016-17, as domestic producers have started producing premium products. Moreover, Symington’s, the manufacturer of noodles under the brands Naked Noodle, Golden Wonder - The Nation’s Noodle and Mug Shot has set up a production facility in Leeds in 2014. This move has further reduced the need for imports, consequently reducing import competition.
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pasta Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Pasta Foods Limited
    Ugo Foods Group Limited
    Kanes Foods Ltd
  • Table: Pasta Foods Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Ugo Foods Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Kanes Foods Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pasta Product Manufacturing 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 Pasta Product Manufacturing 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
  • Small granules of semolina that are rolled with water and dusted with flour.
  • Durum Wheat
  • A type of wheat with a high protein content that is usually used to make pasta.
  • Semolina
  • This is made by milling durum wheat. It is often used as the base for couscous.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Pasta Product Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • 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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