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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

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
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 Investment Chapter

Firms within the Flour Milling industry use a high level of capital during production. Milling grains and rice requires heavy machinery such as traditional mills or stone grinders. Also, cereal grain malting requires specialized equipment because the malting process consists of two unique steps: germinating and drying. This process requires equipment such as malthouses, which are designed to dry the germinated seeds in perforated wooden floors. Because some equipment is so specialized and expensive, many firms are vertically integrated to lower their per-unit costs. Therefore, for every dollar spent on labor, the industry incurs $0.40 in capital expenditures.

The ratio of capital to labor is expected to increase during the five years to 2014... 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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