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Vegetable Growing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Vegetable Growing Market Research Report | SIC A01.130 | Oct 2016

Hard ground: Weak demand and strong competition have constrained performance

IBISWorld’s Vegetable Growing 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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Vegetable Growing industry consists of farms that produce any number of root, leafy, fruit-bearing or other vegetables as well as melons. Industry produce may be cultivated in fields or covered nurseries. Over the past five years industry revenue has decreased, largely as a result of adverse weather conditions combined with challenging economic conditions. At the same time, demand for vegetables has generally declined as government and NHS five-a-day health messages have proved ineffective in convincing Britons to eat more vegetables. In 2012-13 the industry was hit hard by wet weather and flooding across large parts of England, which negatively affected revenue in the subsequent years as downstream clients imported more vegetables... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The UK Vegetable Growing industry is estimated to be in the mature phase of its life cycle. The value that the industry adds to the economy is growing at a slower rate than the economy as a whole, a key indicator of its mature life cycle stage. Over the decade through 2021-22, the industry's contribution to GDP is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.3%, while GDP is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period.

Rapid consolidation in the retail grocery sector, the rise of intermediary marketing agents and strong competition from imports have weakened profit margins and also constrained industry revenue. Thi.. purchase to read more


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What is the Vegetable Growing Industry?

The industry consists of farmers growing vegetables and melons in fields and greenhouses. The industry supplies produce for both the fresh and processing markets.

Industry Products
CarrotsLettucesPotatoesSugar beetsTomatoesMushrooms
Industry Activities
Growing leafy or stem vegetables including artichokes, asparagus, cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli and lettuceGrowing fruit-bearing vegetables including cucumbers, gherkins, aubergines, tomatoes, watermelons and cantaloupesGrowing root, bulb or tuberous vegetables including potatoes, cassava, carrots, turnips, garlic, onions and leeksGrowing mushrooms, truffles, sugar beets and other vegetablesGrowing vegetable seeds

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