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

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

Bringing home bacon: Higher meat prices will keep industry revenue stable in volatile conditions

IBISWorld’s Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing 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
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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Most manufacturing and packaging processes are highly automated and mechanized, but some processes require manual labor and attention to detail. This industry's medium level of capital intensity has resulted from ongoing dependence on workers to carry out the slaughtering and processing, though the processing of meats into higher value-added food products has required significant investment in modern plants and equipment. The industry's capital intensity is rising. Capital expenditures have nearly doubled during the past five years, signaling the effects of increased technology and, specifically, cutting-edge machinery designed to increase worker safety... 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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