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Beef & Pork Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Beef & Pork Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42447 | Dec 2013

Lean meat: While revenue will increase, health concerns and wholesale bypass will thin demand

IBISWorld’s Beef & Pork Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$42bn
Annual Growth 08-13
-1.3%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Employment
43,608
Businesses
2,147
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

During the past five years, downstream demand for beef and pork decreased due to the recession, which caused revenue to significantly decline that year. Instead of buying fresh red meat included in this industry's product offerings, some consumers switched to meat products outside this industry's scope. However, the industry is projected to experience revenue growth during the five years to 2018, as the economy undergoes expected recovery. Per capita disposable income is projected to increase as employment levels recuperate and consumers regain confidence in the economy. As a result, Americans will slowly increase spending and consumption, subsequently increasing demand for pork and beef throughout downstream markets... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Capital expenditures in the Beef and Pork Wholesaling industry include the purchase, storage and distribution of industry products. These tasks involve minimal transformation of the product, but they incorporate marketing activities, preparation and checking and shipping orders to customers. Because these tasks are generally labor intensive, the industry heavily depends on labor rather than capital goods, which is why the industry has a moderate level of capital intensity.

The capital costs for this industry are slightly higher than other wholesale industries because meat is perishable... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Beef & Pork Wholesaling Industry?

Operators in this industry wholesale beef, pork and other red meat products. There are two types of wholesalers that execute the industry’s activities: merchant wholesalers, which include independent wholesaling operations, and manufacturers' sales branches and offices, or those that represent the wholesale division of vertically integrated meat processors. Additionally, canned and packaged frozen goods are excluded from this industry, as are poultry and seafood products.

Industry Products
BeefPorkOther meat products, including deli meatsSausage and prepared meatsLambVeal
 
Industry Activities
Wholesaling beef Wholesaling porkWholesaling other meats, including deli meatsWholesaling sausage and prepared meatsWholesaling lambWholesaling veal


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