Operators in the Pasta Product Manufacturing industry make dried, fresh, stuffed, frozen and canned pasta, as well as noodles and couscous. The United Kingdom accounts for only 1% of total EU pasta production, which is dominated by Italy due to consumers' desire for products that come from areas that have long been associated with pasta. As a result, the majority of pasta eaten in the United Kingdom is imported. Despite the relative strength of the pound against the euro, the past five years have brought even higher levels of import penetration.
Companies in this industry manufacture pasta products that may be cooked, uncooked, stuffed or not stuffed. These products include items such as macaroni and noodles. The industry also includes the manufacture of canned or frozen pasta products and the manufacture of couscous, but not prepared couscous dishes.
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.