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

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Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing Market Research Report | NAICS 31161 | Jul 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$221bn
Annual Growth 09-14
4.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
494,555
Businesses
5,667
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In light of reduced disposable incomes and low sentiment toward the economy in general, consumers scaled back their purchases of high-margin meat products. Still, meat processing is a fairly stable industry and demand is forecast to strengthen in the five years to 2019. 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

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

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 (i.e. boxed 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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