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Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing in the US: Market Research Report

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Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing Market Research Report | NAICS 31122 | Aug 2016

Marginal growth: Health consciousness will drive demand, but imports will hamper sales

IBISWorld’s Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Operators are restructuring product lines to better fit demand for healthy, organic products
  • Rising health concerns stimulated demand for edible vegetable oils over the past five years
  • Local and state regulations are expected to incentivize restaurants that use healthier cooking oils
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Margarine and Cooking Oil Processing industry experienced significant revenue volatility over the past five years due to fluctuations in the price of inputs such as soybeans, oilseeds and corn. Producers responded by rising and dropping product prices in line with commodity costs, which skewed revenue figures in both directions. Meanwhile, due to growing health consciousness among consumers, demand for edible vegetable oils strengthened, while demand for animal-derived fats declined. As a result, producers introduced a greater variety of edible oils that are marketed as healthier alternatives to traditional cooking oil and margarine... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Margarine and cooking oil processing facilities are concentrated in regions where key ingredients are grown. As such, the Plains accounts for 25.9% of establishments. Due to its proximity to oilseed farmers, which supplies the inputs for processing, the Plains region is a highly popular margarine and cooking oil manufacturing area. Iowa in particular makes up 10.6% of establishments despite the fact that it holds only 1.0% of population.

The Southeast is home to 20.1% of the industry's establishments. Although it is not close to upstream farmers, the region is close to some of the nation's largest seaports for easy distribution and trade. The Southeast is a key location for oil processors because about 15.8% of the industry's revenue is derived from exports.

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Additional Insights for the Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing Industry are

  • Downstream ownership links
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from grocery wholesaling and Demand from food manufacturing in the Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing Industry?

    Operators in this industry produce vegetable oil, shortening and margarine. Activities include wet milling corn and vegetables, crushing oilseeds and tree nuts, refining and blending vegetable oils and blending purchased animal fats with vegetable fats. The industry also includes starch production.

    Industry Products
    Wet corn millingSoybean processingFats and oils refining and blending
    Industry Activities
    StarchDeodorized vegetable oilEdible oils or fats blending andRefined lardMargarineRefined tallowVegetable oil, meal or cake

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from grocery wholesaling
  • Demand from food manufacturing
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Price of corn
  • Price of oilseeds
  • World price of soybeans
  • Current Performance
  • Volatile commodity markets
  • Health trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Modest expansion
  • Health trends stimulate growth
  • Increasing competition
  • Table: Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing
  • Chocolate Production
  • Seasoning, Sauce and Condiment Production
  • Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Chain Restaurants
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Corn Farming
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing
  • Oilseed Farming
  • Soybean Farming
  • Products & Services
  • Soybean processing
  • Fats and oils refining and blending
  • Wet corn milling
  • Other
  • Chart: Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food manufacturers
  • Grocery wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Exports
  • Foodservice providers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Table: Archer Daniels Midland Company - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Price of Oilseed (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (Haccp)
  • A preventative approach to food safety.
  • High-Fructose Corn Syrup (Hfcs)
  • Sweet syrup derived via an enzymatic process to convert its naturally occurring glucose into fructose.
  • Trans-Fat
  • A man-made, unsaturated fat that is created by partial hydrogenation. This type of fat is associated with an elevated risk of coronary heart disease.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of forward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or backward integration (owning downstream buyers).

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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