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UK Food & Drink Industry Growth

Food & Drink An Industry Insight. Manufacturing Statistics The food and drink manufacturing industry is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK, accounting for 18% of the total manufacturing sector by turnover. Average Turnover Added Gross Value The food and non-alcoholic drink sectors turnover is around £78.7bn and generate Gross Value Added of £20bn, accounting for 15% of the total manufacturing sector by turnover. 3. 92 billion 24 billion Worklorce and Trading The industry employs just over 400,000 workers. This represents 16% of the overall manufacturing workforce in the UK. This sector is an important trading partner with Europe exporting almost £19bn of food and drink products a year, with just over £12bn made up of food and non-alcoholic drink'exports, 76% of which go to the EU. The industry is a key partner for British farmers: buying two thirds of all the Uk's agricultural produce. All this economic activity is carried out by just under 7.000 food and soft drink enterprises (7,766 including alcohol) – many of which are small companies employing less than 10 people. The industry has increased the productivity of its labour force over the lást 10 years by 12% leaving food and drink workers in the UK nearly 50% more productive than the EU average. Working Environment Businesses in our sector have reduced their rate of injuries by over 50% over the last 20 years, one of the biggest reductions of any business sector in the UK An FDF survey conducted in 2010 indicated that the average tenure for employees was just under 9 years and more recent data shows that average earnings remain higher than the national average Infographic by: providing mixing and processing solutions for the Food & Drink industry. GREAVES FCF Statistics from: www.greaves.co.uk FLUID PROCESSING SOLUTIONS

UK Food & Drink Industry Growth

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The Food and Drink Industry is huge, accumulating 18% of the total manufacturing sector in the UK. With more and more new products hitting supermarket shelves every day, the demand for a quick yet qua...

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