Malt is produced from barley. Of the 7 million tonnes of barley produced in the United Kingdom each year, the industry uses about 1.8 million. Its low nitrogen content is what makes barley appropriate for malting. Barley with the lowest nitrogen levels is usually used to make malt for distillers, but brewing malt can be made from barley with a slightly higher nitrogen content. The vast majority of malting in the United Kingdom is carried out by just five companies: Pauls Malt, Crisp Malting Group, Muntons, Simpsons Malt and Bairds Malt.
This industry covers operators that malt grains to produce a range of malt-based products. Much of the malt they make is used in whisky distilling and beer brewing, but malt products are also used in confectionery, bread, vinegar and non-alcoholic beverages.
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.