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Where is the growth in the UK Agricultural, Food & Rural Enterprise sector?

Where is the growth in the UK Agricultural, Food & Rural Enterprise sector?

Published on: 6/04/2017

With so many factors impacting on the fortunes of the UK Agricultural sector, new research from market analysts Plimsoll Publishing Ltd has examined the sales growth and the investment potential of the surrounding industries.

Plimsoll’s latest research has analysed the key sub-sectors of the market and has illustrated which areas are seeing the most growth and which sectors are getting the best return on investment.

Please look at the table below to see the results.

Speaking of the findings, Plimsoll’s senior analyst David Pattison said: “It seems that companies supplying turf are seeing averages sales increases of just under 10% while also generating a healthy return on their investment. 

“The results for the overall agricultural sector are mixed. While some industries are achieving solid sales growth, many industries such as agricultural machinery and mixed farming are reporting declining sales.

“From an investment point of view, however, most of the agricultural sector does appear to be profitable. With the exception Fish Farmers, who aren’t generating any return on investment, many sectors are showing reasonable investment returns – namely turf growers and florists.”

Industry

Average sales growth %

For every £100 invested, an average company makes the following return:

Turf Growers & Suppliers

9.9

£9.40

Agricultural & Amenity Contractors

6.6

£7.90

Fruit & Vegetable Growers

6.5

£6.50

Farm Shops

5.5

£1.80

Horticultural Products & Supplies

4.7

£7.90

Garden Centres

4.3

£5.70

Tree Growers & Suppliers

4.1

£5.30

Wholesale Nurseries

2.9

£5.50

Turkeys

2.7

£6.70

Egg Suppliers

2.1

£9

Florists

0.6

£21.90

Poultry

0.6

£8.40

Fish Farms

-0.4

£-0.50

Mushrooms

-0.9

£4.70

Meat Processors

-0.9

£7.60

Supermarkets

-1.5

£2.40

Livestock Auctioneers

-1.6

£2

Mixed Farming

-2.7

£1.30

Arboricultural

-3.6

£5.90

Dairy Products

-4.2

£8.70

Agricultural Supplies

-4.3

£5.50

Animal Feeds

-5.3

£8.10

Animal By-Products

-6.1

£6.30

Flour & Grain Milling

-6.7

£5

Agricultural Machinery

-6.9

£3.10

**returns calculated by dividing pre-tax profit over total assets

Plimsoll produces a market report on each industry that is outlined in the table above. Each report looks at the key companies operating in that market and provides a financial health check, valuation and takeover rating on every business.

Plimsoll’s range of reports will give you the inside track on the UK’s agricultural sector and is designed to help anyone looking to gain insight into their market and related industries that impact on their livelihood.

For more information please contact Chris Glancey on 01642 626 419 or alternatively email chrisg@plimsoll.co.uk.

 

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