Essential oils are derived from the leaves, flowers, roots or stems of plants using a cold press or by steam distillation. They are then used by a variety of different industries, ranging from pharmaceutical and industrial companies to manufacturers needing food and beverage flavourings. The performance of the industry depends on a range of cultural, economic and environmental factors including the value of the pound, the performance of key downstream markets in the United Kingdom and internationally and environmental conditions in key growing areas for raw materials.
Companies in this industry manufacture essential oils, including natural aromatic products, resinoids and mixtures of odoriferous products for the manufacture of perfumes or foods. The industry does not include the manufacture of synthetic aromatic products or the manufacture of perfumes and similar toiletries.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.