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Flour Milling in the US: Market Research Report

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Flour Milling Market Research Report | NAICS 31121 | Mar 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Flour Milling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$20bn
Annual Growth 09-14
8.7%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
15,398
Businesses
225
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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Typically, industry operators in the Flour Milling industry locate in proximity to wheat and rice farmers, as well as other input commodity producers. Additionally, some industry operators are vertically integrated, and thus include crop production and flour milling operations. Therefore, some firms must locate in areas that are favorable for growing crops.

The industry is primarily located in the Southeast region, which accounts for 23.7% of total establishments. The Southeast region is home to a vast majority (an estimated 75.0%) of rice farmers, which offers an incentive for operators to locate in this region, due to lower transportation costs... 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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