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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.

Report Snapshot
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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Industry revenue has fallen as a result of weak demand and adverse weather conditions
  • Heavy import competition has placed significant pressure on industry profitability in recent years
  • The industry is expected to be heavily affected by the UK's decision to leave the European Union
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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 Analysis Chapter

The Vegetable Growing industry has declined over the past five years in the face of significant economic and environmental headwinds. In recent years farmers have struggled with a changing environment; unpredictable and unfavourable weather conditions combined with rising input costs and increased import competition have weighed on the industry. Over the five-year period through 2016-17 industry profitability is forecast to improve, largely due to the exit from the industry of smaller, less profitable enterprises. However, profitability is expected to be hampered by the growing dominance of supermarket chains, which are the midst of an aggressive price war.

In the current year industry revenue is forecast to decline by 4.3%, .. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Vegetable Growing Industry

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

  • Establishment of export markets
  • Economies of scale
  • Membership of joint marketing/distribution operations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Exchange rate - euros per pound in the Vegetable Growing industry impact industry performance... 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

    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 - euros per pound
  • Health consciousness
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Fertiliser prices
  • Current Performance
  • Heavy weather
  • Troubled harvest
  • Working the fields
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Common threats
  • Trading up
  • Table: Vegetable Growing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Vegetable Growing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Fruit & Vegetable Retailers
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Agricultural Support Services
  • Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing
  • Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply
  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Potatoes
  • Sugar beets
  • Mushrooms
  • Lettuces
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Chart: Vegetable Growing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retail chains
  • Fresh produce wholesalers
  • Fruit and vegetable processors
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Vegetable Growing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Vegetable Growing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Vegetable Growing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Vegetable Growing 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 Vegetable Growing 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 woody shrub native to South America. Its tuberous root is a staple food in many developing countries and used to make tapioca.
  • Fruit-Bearing Vegetable
  • A tree or plant that produces a fruit. Fruit-bearing vegetables include tomato plants, aubergines and peppers.
  • Maincrop
  • The principal vegetable crop of a particular season.
  • Sugar Beet
  • A plant, high in sucrose, grown commercially for sugar production.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Vegetable Growing market research report includes:
    • 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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