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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 | Jul 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Beef & Pork Wholesaling 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$49bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
44,515
Businesses
2,042
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

During the past five years, downstream demand for beef and pork decreased due to the recession's lingering effects. 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 2019 as the economy strengthens. 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 Products Chapter

Beef

Beef makes up the largest segment, accounting for 61.6% of revenue in 2013. The United States is the world's largest beef producer, and beef is the second most-consumed meat per capita. Except for chicken, US expenditure on beef is higher than expenditures for any other meat. However, per capita beef consumption has declined during the past five years as the media linked health problems such as heart disease with excessive beef consumption. Consequently, this segment's share of revenue declined during the past five years.

Pork

Pork is expected to account for 17.7% of revenue in 2013. Rising pork production relative to beef products has increased sales from pork products during the past five years... 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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