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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

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
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 - Industry Analysis Chapter

Operators in the Meat, Beef and Poultry Processing 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.

Despite average revenue growth of 4.3% per year expected during the five years to 2014, meat processors have experienced some turbulent times. Increases in feed prices have caused the price of industry inputs (i.e. cattle, hogs and poultry) to rise during the period. Industry operators can partially pass these costs on to consumers, but in most cases, their profit margins also take a hit... 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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