The flour milling industry plays a vital role in the UK. With a £1.25 billion turnover, the industry strengthens the economy and supports Britain's farmers by using predominantly homegrown wheat. Flour milled in the UK also supplies Britain’s food and supports the nation’s health and wellbeing. Bread was the most popular item purchased in 2017/18 with 99.8% of households buying it; and, among other things, flour provides 37% of the fibre, 35% of the calcium and 31% of the iron in our diet.
Find out more about the work, commitment and skills within the UK flour milling industry that provides quality, nutritious and safe products.
of GB households buy bread
tonnes of wheat milled each year
slices of bread eaten every day
packets of biscuits eaten every day
cakes eaten every day
UK wheat goes to make bread, cakes and biscuits
pizzas eaten every day
wheat milled in UK is homegrown
flour milled in UK is exported
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tonnes of flour produced
days mills are operational
Ireland buys 80% of its flour from the UK