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Industry data: Key ratios in contract catering

01 March 2006 by

The tables below show some of the key ratios in the UK contract catering industry.

Food as a percentage of turnover declined to 32.4% in 2005, while the cost of labour as a percentage of turnover increased to 45.7%.

These facts and figures are reported in the Food and Service Management Survey 2006, published by the British Hospitality Association.

FOOD AS A PERCENTAGE OF TURNOVER: 1993-2005

200532.4%
200433.2%
200333.6%
200235.8%
200135.8%
200036.0%
199937.0%
199837.0%
199738%
199640%
199340.0%

LABOUR COST AS A PERCENTAGE OF TURNOVER: 1993-2005

200545.7%
200444.1%
200343.8%
200243.6%
200144.1%
200043.8%
199944.4%
199844.3%
199742.8%
199642%
199343%

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