Poultry Meat Processing in the UK Industry Market Research Report now updated by IBISWorld

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There are a number of trends characterising the Poultry Meat Processing industry: changes in consumption, changes in underlying demand, and the ability to meet that demand. Processors have created a very strong role for themselves, diversifying their product range to the point that it has grown outside of what UK operators can supply. This has created two more influences on the industry: imports, and the ability to match import prices. Poultry consumption, principally of chicken, has significantly increased for most of the past 20 years. More recently, this rate has slowed, aggravated by disease outbreaks in both the United Kingdom and abroad. Over the coming five years to 2017-18 revenue is forecast to increase. The number of enterprises and establishments operating in the industry will decline over the same period as consolidation is used to achieve economies of scale, and ultimately a stronger bottom line. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Poultry Meat Processing in the UK industry.

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Increased consumption of chicken will feed industry revenue growth

There are a number of trends characterising the Poultry Meat Processing industry: changes in consumption, changes in underlying demand, and the ability to meet that demand. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Kiera Outlaw, “processors have created a very strong role for themselves, diversifying their product range to the point that it has grown outside of what UK operators can supply”. This has created two more influences on the industry: imports, and the ability to match import prices.
Outlaw adds, “poultry consumption, principally of chicken, has significantly increased for most of the past 20 years”. More recently, this rate has slowed, aggravated by disease outbreaks in both the United Kingdom and abroad. Over the five years through 2012-13, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 5.5%. The industry is forecast to generate revenue of £3.98 billion in 2012-13, a 2.8% decline on the previous year. Over the coming five years to 2017-18 revenue is forecast to increase. The number of enterprises and establishments operating in the industry will decline over the same period as consolidation is used to achieve economies of scale, and ultimately a stronger bottom line.
The Poultry Meat Processing industry has a high level of market share concentration with four major companies dominating the industry. Major companies include Marfrig Group, Boparan, Vion Food and Hillesden Investments.
For more information on the Poultry Meat Processing industry, including latest industry trends, statistics, analysis and market share information, purchase the full report from IBISWorld, the nation’s largest publisher of industry research.

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The industry is involved in the processing of live poultry (including chickens, ducks and turkeys) into cuts and value added products. The industry begins where live poultry (usually aged between five and eight weeks) is purchased for processing, and includes abattoir operation, dressing, frozen poultry manufacturing, poultry meat manufacturing and poultry packing. The industry ends at the initial point of sale of poultry products.
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