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 - Starting a New Business Chapter
The Malt Production industry has medium and steady barriers to entry that have not changed significantly over the past five years. The primary barrier to entry for market entrants is the level of initial capital investment. Malting requires large up-front investment in a processing plant, equipment, a malting house and initial purchases. As a result, many new market entrants will finance initial operations through lending institutions, such as banks and financing companies. However, credit has been tight and lending institutions have not lent capital in the same amounts or with favorable terms as they had prior to the recession.
In addition to capital, new market entrants have to secure supply contracts of cereals grains to ensure consistent production... purchase to read more