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Poultry Meat Processing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Poultry Meat Processing Market Research Report | SIC C10.120 | Nov 2016

Flying high: Demand for industry products remains strong and encourages revenue growth

The Poultry Meat Processing 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
2 Sisters Food Group 2 Sisters Food Group market share
Hillesden Investments Ltd Hillesden Investments Ltd market share
Moy Park Limited Moy Park Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The position of chicken as a staple household product has supported revenue expansion
  • The industry has been heavily affected by food contamination over the past five years
  • The potential ending of EU funding for farmers could negatively affect industry operations
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Poultry Meat Processing industry has performed well over the past five years. Industry operators process chicken, turkey, goose, duck and other fowl. About 80% of processed poultry products are sold raw, while the remaining 20% are ready to cook or fully cooked value-added products. Value-added poultry products include seasoned, marinated, crumbed and battered meats or cuts useful for snacks, entertaining or meals. The industry's major downstream markets are retailers and food-service operators. Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 3% to reach £4.9 billion.

While the ongoing supermarket price war has weighed on chicken processors in recent years, chicken has remained a staple household protein... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The well-established Poultry Meat Processing industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2021-22, industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the economy, as measured by IVA, is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.3%, while GDP is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period. Although this would ordinarily indicate a growing industry, the high IVA over the period is largely due to a low value in the base year.

Not only has poultry's use in downstream markets increased, but the number of markets also increased as a result of product innovations. For example, portioned meat cuts are now being packaged with side dishes as ready-made meals. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Poultry Meat Processing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Poultry Meat Processing Industry are

  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Demand from takeaway and fast-food restaurants in the Poultry Meat Processing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Poultry Meat Processing Industry?

    Firms in this industry operate slaughterhouses engaged in killing, dressing or packing poultry. Operators purchase live poultry and produce fresh, chilled or frozen meat in individual portions. Feathers and down are included as industry products and rendering of edible poultry fats is considered an industry activity.

    Industry Products
    Whole chickenCuts of chickenTurkeyGoose, duck and other fowlOffal, feathers, down and fats
    Industry Activities
    Chicken processingTurkey processingDuck processingGoose processingGame bird processing Feather and down selling

    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 supermarkets
  • Demand from takeaway and fast-food restaurants
  • Animal feed prices
  • Domestic price of beef
  • Current Performance
  • Contamination concerns
  • Acquisition activity
  • Demand from fast-food
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Increased uncertainty
  • Profit performance
  • Consumption
  • Feeding farmers
  • Table: Poultry Meat Processing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Poultry Meat Processing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Meat Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Department Stores
  • Meat & Meat Product Retailing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Poultry Raising
  • Products & Services
  • Cuts of chicken
  • Whole chicken
  • Turkey
  • Goose, duck and other fowl
  • Offal, feathers, down and fats
  • Chart: Poultry Meat Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Wholesalers
  • Food-service industry
  • Food manufacturers
  • Butchers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Poultry Meat Processing 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
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Poultry Meat Processing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Poultry Meat Processing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Boparan Holdings Ltd
    Moy Park Limited
    Faccenda Foods Limited
  • Table: Boparan Holdings Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Moy Park Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Faccenda Foods Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Poultry Meat Processing 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 Poultry Meat Processing 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 layer of finer feathers found under a bird's tougher exterior feathers.
  • Game Bird
  • A bird that can be legally hunted. These include pheasants, quails and pigeons.
  • Offal
  • The internal organs of a slaughtered animal. These include products such as liver, which can be sold as by-products.

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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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