Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in the US: Market Research Report

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Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing Market Research Report | NAICS 31161 | Apr 2015

Beefing up: Meat consumption will remain strong despite volatile industry conditions

The Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing 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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Despite strong revenue growth during the five years to 2015, meat processors have experienced some turbulent times. During the early part of the period, increases in feed prices caused the price of industry inputs to rise. Industry operators can partially pass these costs on to consumers, but in most cases, their profit margins also take a hit. Still, meat processing is a fairly stable industry and demand is forecast to strengthen in the five years to 2020. However, adverse weather conditions, disease outbreaks and competition from seafood, which the public increasingly views as a more healthful option, may limit future industry growth... purchase to read more

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Regulation poses the major entry barrier into the Meat, Beef and Poultry Processing industry. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) both impose stringent standards to ensure food safety and protect the public from contamination. The USDA and state-based EPAs can close down any operation failing to comply with industry standards or refuse entry to a particular player.

Preexisting supply arrangements pose another barrier. Established businesses will have contracts in place to supply other meat processors with raw materials. Similarly, these companies will also have associations with distributors and even retailers to supply high value-added food products for final consumption... purchase to read more


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What is the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing Industry?

Operators in this industry slaughter animals, process the carcasses and package the meat into products and by-products. The industry also purifies and refines animal fat, bones and meat scraps. Products are sold to other food manufacturers, renderers, grocery and meat wholesalers, and retail traders. Establishments that mainly cut and pack meats from purchased carcasses are also included in this industry.

Industry Products
Slaughtered animal products (except poultry)PoultryProcessed meatsMeat by-products
Industry Activities
Slaughtering animalsPreparing processed meats and meat by-productsRendering and refining animal fat, bones and meat scrapsCutting and packing meats

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