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Sugar Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Sugar Production Market Research Report | SIC C10.810 | Mar 2017

 Refining performance: Despite recent and ongoing struggles, revenue is projected to rise moderately

IBISWorld’s Sugar 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
American Sugar Refining, Inc. American Sugar Refining, Inc. market share
British Sugar plc British Sugar plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£854m
Annual Growth 12-17
-11.3%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
1,975
Businesses
3
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Falling EU sugar prices due to the removal of production quotas has damaged revenue
  • A sharp decline in EU sugar prices in 2014-15 caused operators’ profit to fall
  • British Sugar is expected to struggle to remain competitive upon Britain’s exit from the European Union
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Sugar Production industry processes sugar beet and sugar cane into sugar, sugar substitutes and related products that are used by a wide range of downstream industries. The industry is a highly regulated oligopoly, dominated by two producers. British Sugar, a beet refiner, is the largest company in the industry and processes all of the sugar beet grown in the United Kingdom. Since Tate & Lyle sold its UK sugar refineries to the ASR Group in October 2010, the latter's subsidiary, T&L Sugars, has been the only other dominant producer. The company still sells sugar under the Tate & Lyle name and processes only sugar cane. These two firms account for more than 97% of industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Sugar Production industry has a medium level of capital intensity. It requires complex and expensive machinery, but relatively few people are needed to operate it. For every £1.00 operators spend on capital, they are estimated to spend £3.24 on wages. Sugar refiners have increased their investment in capital over the past five years because they have spent money on making their plants more energy-efficient and improving production efficiency in response to lower sugar prices. However, the proportion of revenue spent on wages has also increased, and at a faster rate, causing capital intensity to decrease over the past five years. This is largely because wages have fallen at a slower rate than revenue.

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Additional Insights for the Sugar Production Industry

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

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Proximity to key suppliers
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from chocolate and confectionery production and Real effective exchange rate in the Sugar Production industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more

     


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    What is the Sugar Production Industry?

    This industry covers the manufacture or refining of sugar (sucrose) and sugar substitutes from the juice of cane, beet, maple and palm. It also includes the production of sugar syrups, molasses, maple syrup and raw sugar. The manufacture of glucose, glucose syrup and maltose is excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    Crystalline sugarLiquid sugarMolasses and black treacleBeet pulp and other by-products
     
    Industry Activities
    Producing and refining cane sugarProducing and refining beet sugarProducing and refining palm sugarProducing and refining coconut sugarProducing sugar syrupsProducing molasses


    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 chocolate and confectionery production
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Demand from soft drink production
  • Health consciousness
  • World price of sugar
  • Current Performance
  • Foreign production
  • Bitter regulation
  • Growing nations
  • Prices tumble
  • Sweetness and light
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • A different beet
  • Sugar tax
  • Table: Sugar Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sugar Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Ice Cream Production
  • Bread & Bakery Goods Production
  • Biscuit Production
  • Chocolate & Confectionery Production
  • Beer Production
  • Soft Drink Production
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing
  • Supermarkets
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Vegetable Growing
  • Products & Services
  • Crystalline sugar
  • Liquid sugar
  • Beet pulp and other by-products
  • Molasses and black treacle
  • Chart: Sugar Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Health concerns
  • Major Markets
  • Food manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Drinks manufacturers
  • Pharmaceuticals manufacturers and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sugar 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
  • Utilities, depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sugar Production
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sugar Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    British Sugar plc
    T&L Sugars Ltd
  • Table: British Sugar plc - financial performance
  • Table: T&L Sugars Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sugar 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 Sugar 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
    Bagasse
  • A residual fibre that is burnt as a fuel to supply steam and electricity for the milling process.
  • Bioethanol
  • A fuel obtained from sugar cane.
  • Molasses
  • A by-product of processing sugar cane, grapes or sugar beet into sugar.

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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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