Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Barley costs have been high and volatile for malt producers over the past five years, causing revenue and profit to contract during the recession. However, increasing global beer production has boosted foreign demand for the industry's products. In addition, the rising popularity of craft beer and the "buy local" trend is expected to further raise demand for domestic malt over the next five years.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Malt Production industry has a medium level of concentration, defined as the top four players accounting for between 40.0% and 70.0% of industry revenue. Malteurop and Cargill, the two largest malt producers, are estimated to account for a combined 44.4% of industry revenue and significant shares of the total tonnage produced and consumed in the United States. Other notable firms in the industry are Rahr Malting Co. and Briess Industries along with the malting operations of global brewer InBev (Busch Agricultural Resources).
According to latest available US economic census data, the top four industry firms made up about 64.4% of 2007 industry revenue, while the top eight firms accounted for about 95.8% of 2007 industry revenue... purchase to read more