United Kingdom Agribusiness Report Q3 2014

Jun 16, 2014 - Business Monitor International - 136 pages
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We continue to favour the grain and livestock industries in the UK because of good export opportunities and a strong domestic market. The country became a net importer of wheat in 2012/13 and 2013/14 , but we do not expect this to be the case again in 2014/15 . Indeed, we believe the wheat deficit will be temporary and we continue to expect that the UK's wheat production balance will improve in the coming years. The pig industry could be boosted by a recent trade deal to export to China, and the domestic market is appearing resilient. We see limited growth for the sugar and dairy industries, and note that the recent signature of the EU-Canada free trade agreement will favour local poultry.

Key Forecasts
  • Wheat production growth to 2017/18: 19.5% to 15.9mn tonnes. We expect the UK wheat industry to face challenges in the near term owing to increased competition for exports from the Black Sea region, decreasing direct payments to farmers as a result of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, and poor economies of scale on the back of a shift of EU ethanol policy towards non-food biofuels.
  • Poultry consumption growth to 2018: 4.0% to 1.9mn tonnes. Poultry meat is often viewed as a cheaper and healthier alternative to beef, for which consumption per capita is largely saturated.
  • Milk production growth to 2017/18: 7.7% to 14.9mn tonnes. We expect production to recover moderately; however, we note that EU CAP reforms could make UK farmers less competitive.
  • Real GDP growth: 2.6% year-on-year (y-o-y) in 2014 (from 1.7% y-o-y in 2013).
  • Consumer price inflation: 2.0% y-o-y in 2014 (down from 2.6% y-o-y in 2013).
  • BMI universe agribusiness market value: 1.6% y-o-y decline, to US$26.4bn in 2013/14, forecast to fall on average 1.0% annually between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
Industry Outlook

We maintain our view for 2013/14 wheat production in the UK to decrease significantly in line with estimates from the Department for...

The United Kingdom Agribusiness Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts for production, consumption and trade across core agricultural commodities.

BMI's United Kingdom Agribusiness Report includes independent commodity price forecasting and analysis for key agricultural outputs, an overview of the agribusiness competitive landscape and a discussion of the downstream context of agricultural production in relation to country food consumption forecasts and composite food and beverage trade forecasts.

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  • Use BMI's independent industry forecasts to test other views - a key input for successful planning in dynamic agribusiness markets.
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BMI Industry View

An analytical summary of BMI's latest key industry forecasts and views, highlighting recent changes and key risks to the industry outlook for agribusiness in United Kingdom.

Industry SWOT Analysis

At-a-glance perspectives on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats facing the agricultural industry.

BMI Supply & Demand Forecasts

Divided into sections based on various diverse sectors in the agriculture market, the chapter provides insight into each market's agricultural industry, centred on sector forecasts to end-2018 for the consumption, production and trade of key agricultural commodities.

Consumption forecasts are accompanied by a discussion of the main drivers of consumption growth: macroeconomic factors, food processing trends, price movements and, increasingly, demand from the non-food sector.

Production forecasts examine the trends influencing BMI's production outlook: global demand, price increases, public and private sector investment and agricultural efficiency improvements.

Trade forecasts are accompanied by a discussion of the factors influencing a country's trade in agricultural goods, including domestic demand, global prices and government trade policies.

BMI's forecasts are accompanied by a Risks- to-Outlook assessment, which examines potential factors that could affect our existing forecast picture and the likelihood of their occurrence.

BMI's Commodity Price Analysis

Fundamental and technical analysis of the short- and medium-term price outlook for key agricultural commodities, based on globally-recognised benchmarks.

Downstream Analysis

Analysis of headline food and drink forecasts, including total food consumption, per capita food consumption and total sector trade, which provide important downstream intelligence for primary agricultural producers.

Featured Analysis

Includes relevant articles from BMI's daily analysis service. These can include long-term projections on agricultural imports and exports, our perceptions of the impacts of economic slowdown on key companies and subsectors within the Agribusiness industry in a given country, our analysis of fertilizer production as well as other relevant analysis of recent news and events on Store and Landing Pages.

Methodology & Sourcing

The United Kingdom Agribusiness Report is based on an extensive network of multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

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