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Tea Processing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Tea Processing Market Research Report | SIC C10.831 | Oct 2016

In hot water: Revenue is expected to contract as black tea consumption continues to decline

IBISWorld’s Tea Processing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate Ltd Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate Ltd market share
R Twining and Company Limited R Twining and Company Limited market share
Tata Global Beverages Ltd Tata Global Beverages Ltd market share
Typhoo Tea Ltd Typhoo Tea Ltd market share
Unilever plc Unilever plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£735m
Annual Growth 12-17
-3.0%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
2,348
Businesses
16
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Tea is a distinctly British beverage and more than 60 billion cups of tea are consumed per year in the United Kingdom alone. Britons are among the world's biggest tea consumers, with over 1,200 varieties to choose from. Most of the tea consumed in the United Kingdom is black tea, made primarily from a blend of East African and South Asian tea leaves. Since very little tea is grown in the United Kingdom, the industry is highly dependent on global supplies, which are affected by the weather, crop diseases, domestic political situations and other external factors. The industry is dominated by multinational giants like Unilever and Tata Global Beverages, which are vertically integrated and boast a strong portfolio of brands such as Tetley, PG Tips and Lipton... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographical spread of tea processors tends to follow population growth and per capita disposable income as tea is not cultivated in the United Kingdom. Large multinational companies like Unilever dominate the processing, blending, packaging and distribution of tea and are located close to their major customers.

The North West

The North West accounts the biggest number of industry establishments. The region houses the primary processing centre of the United Kingdom's most popular tea brand, PG Tips, at Trafford Park in Manchester. Typhoo is blended and packed at a facility in Moreton, Liverpool. The region offers good links with suppliers because of the Port of Liverpool, through which raw tea is imported.

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What is the Tea Processing Industry?

Establishments in this industry process and blend tea. They also manufacture extracts and preparations based on tea, in addition to packing tea in teabags and producing infused teas. Iced tea is not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Black teaGreen teaFlavoured and herbal teas
 
Industry Activities
Processing and blending teaFormulating tea extracts and preparations Producing infused teas


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