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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

The Vegetable Growing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 Key Buyers Chapter

The vegetable growing industry is estimated to have a low level of market share concentration. The industry does that have any major players, rather the industry is diluted several small operators. The top four players in the industry account for 8.4% of industry revenue. Farms in the United Kingdom are generally family owned and operated, and workers are hired cyclically according to the harvest seasons. According to the Office for National Statistics, 94% of vegetable growing businesses employ fewer than 10 people. The industry is so highly fragmented in terms of production and income that no single farm dominates the industry.

At present operators within the industry are eligible for support via the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). The.. 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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