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Cereal Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Cereal Production Market Research Report | NAICS 31123 | Jul 2014

Whole grains: Increasing demand for healthier options will enable modest growth

The Cereal Production 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$11bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-2.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
13,674
Businesses
35
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Stagnant performance for the Cereal Production industry over the past five years was largely guided by overall economic conditions. As per capita disposable income declined during the recession, more consumers turned to cereal as a healthy and inexpensive breakfast option. Over the five years to 2019, higher disposable income, coupled with the growing number of health-conscious consumers, will push companies to introduce more healthful products or create new cereal lines that will generate more demand... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Cereal production requires substantial capital investment, which leads to a high capital intensity. However, the level of capital intensity varies considerably with the size of the manufacturer. Small to medium-sized facilities have a low capital-to-labor ratio because they lack the resources to invest in expensive technology and equipment, and they have to employ more labor to increase production volumes. For every dollar spent on wages, operators spend an average of $0.40 in capital investment.

Modern manufacturing plants require high capital expenditure on advanced technology and equipment that aim to increase productivity without the need for additional labor... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Cereal Production Industry?

Operators in this industry acquire raw materials such as corn, wheat, flour, sugar, malt extract and rice that are processed into ready-to-eat and hot cereals. They also purchase raw materials, such as plastic and paperboard containers, from other manufacturers for packaging purposes. The finished breakfast cereals are subsequently sold to grocery wholesalers, retailers and food service providers. Energy, cereal, granola and protein bars are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Ready to serve corn breakfast foodsReady to serve wheat breakfast foodsOther ready to serve grain breakfast foodsHot Cereals
 
Industry Activities
Manufacturing ready to eat cerealManufacturing hot cereal like oatmealManufacturing other breakfast cereal foods


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