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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 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
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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand for green, herbal and flavoured teas has increased as they are regarded as healthy
  • Black tea sales have fallen as operators have focused on advertising other teas
  • A weak pound for a prolonged period could squeeze profit margins
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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the Tea Processing industry are moderate, but the level of initial capital investment required may be prohibitive for smaller entrants. The biggest threat facing potential new entrants is the extremely well-established position of the industry's major players. These companies enjoy high brand and customer loyalty and have considerable resources to invest in advertising and promotions to protect and expand their market share. The major players, such as Tata Global Beverages and Typhoo Tea, are subsidiaries of highly integrated companies that have their own tea plantations. They are thus able to protect themselves from volatility in commodity prices and guarantee supply in times of drought or other adverse externalities. Giv.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Tea Processing Industry

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

  • Access to high-quality inputs
  • Having an integrated operation
  • Development of new products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Exchange rate - US dollar per pound in the Tea Processing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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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

    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
  • Exchange rate - US dollar per pound
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household disposable income
  • Current Performance
  • Marketing strategy
  • Other cup of tea
  • Price of tea
  • Profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Competition at boiling point
  • Healthier options
  • Indian tea
  • Regulation
  • Local operations
  • Table: Tea Processing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tea Processing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Coffee, Tea & Spices Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Food-Service Contractors
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing
  • Electricity Supply
  • Products & Services
  • Black tea
  • Flavoured and herbal teas
  • Green tea
  • Chart: Tea Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Speciality stores
  • Food-service industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tea Processing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Advertising
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tea Processing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tea Processing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Unilever UK Limited
    Tata Global Beverages GB Ltd
    R Twining & Company Limited
    Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate Ltd
    Typhoo Tea Ltd
  • Table: Unilever UK Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Tata Global Beverages GB Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: R Twining & Company Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Typhoo Tea Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tea 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 Tea 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
  • The outcome of steeping plants with the desired chemical compounds or flavours in water or oil.
  • Oxidation
  • The process by which tea leaves wilt if they are not dried soon after being picked.
  • Vertical Integration
  • The degree of vertical integration is the extent to which a firm owns its upstream suppliers and its downstream buyers.

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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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