Flour Milling in the US: Market Research Report

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Flour Milling Market Research Report | NAICS 31121 | Sep 2014

Flour power: Despite changing diet preferences and volatile input prices, demand for flour and rice will remain stable

The Flour Milling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Since flour mills provide goods that are considered diet staples, the industry will remain relevant in the years to come. Revenue and profit will depend on the price and production of wheat and rice, which are expected to remain stable during the five years to 2014. As companies vertically integrate and merge operations to take advantage of economies of scale, revenue will rise... purchase to read more

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Flour is the main product of the Flour Milling industry, accounting for an estimated 63.8% of revenue. Milled rice makes up 21.0% of revenue, while malt and other products comprise 5.7% and 9.5% of industry revenue, respectively.


The flour product segment is made up of wheat flour (44.5% of revenue), corn flour (8.9%), flour mixes (4.5%) and flour by-products such as wheat germ (5.9%). During the five years to 2014, wheat flour consumption has declined slightly due to many consumers being wary of carbohydrate-heavy diets, which has been linked to weight gain. In response to health concerns, many producers have offered whole wheat and gluten-free flour in their product portfolio... purchase to read more


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What is the Flour Milling Industry?

Companies in this industry participate in the following activities: milling grains and vegetables into flour; cleaning, polishing and milling rice; and producing malt from a variety of cereal grains. Industry operators purchase grain inputs, such as wheat, corn, barley and rice, from wholesalers or directly from growers. They then process them into flour, gluten, starch and malt and sell such products to grocery wholesalers or other food-related industries.

Industry Products
Wheat flourWheat products (except flour)Corn flourFlour mixesMilled riceMalt
Industry Activities
Producing flour from wheatProducing flour from cornProducing flour mixes from a variety of grain cropsMilling rough riceProducing malt from a variety of cereal grainsProducing meal and animal feed

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