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Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in the US: Market Research Report

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Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing Market Research Report | NAICS 31161 | Oct 2016

Cash cow: Declining meat prices will temporarily cause industry revenue to fall

The Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The recession hampered revenue growth only slightly, since meat is a staple food
  • Higher corn prices are passed on to livestock farmers in the form of higher feed prices
  • Exports are forecast to reverse and increase in the next five years
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While per capita meat consumption is expected to remain stagnant in the five years to 2016, economic woes before this period exacerbated consumption declines. In addition to broad trends related to consumer preferences and disposable income, disease outbreaks have limited industry growth in specific years. Due to recovering consumer sentiment, population growth and strong export demand, meat-processing revenue is forecast to increase over the five years to 2021. Despite the stability of consumer demand for meat-based products, unpredictable weather conditions and disease outbreaks can cause volatility year to year. To combat this, operators will continue to vertically integrate, guaranteeing their supply... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Most manufacturing and packaging processes are highly automated and mechanized, but some processes require manual labor and attention to detail. This industry's medium level of capital intensity has resulted from ongoing dependence on workers to carry out the slaughtering and processing, though the processing of meats into higher value-added food products has required significant investment in modern plants and equipment. The industry's capital intensity is rising. Capital expenditures have nearly doubled during the past five years, signaling the effects of increased technology and, specifically, cutting-edge machinery designed to increase worker safety. The.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing Industry are

  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Vertical integration
  • Production of goods currently favored by the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of feed and Per capita disposable income in the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing Industry?

    Operators in this industry slaughter animals, process the carcasses and package the meat into products and by-products. The industry also purifies and refines animal fat, bones and meat scraps. Products are sold to other food manufacturers, renderers, grocery and meat wholesalers and retail traders. Establishments that mainly cut and pack meats from purchased carcasses are also included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Slaughtered animal products (except poultry)PoultryProcessed meatsMeat by-products
    Industry Activities
    Slaughtering animalsPreparing processed meats and meat by-productsRendering and refining animal fat, bones and meat scrapsCutting and packing meats

    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
  • Price of feed
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from wholesale trade, nondurable goods
  • Per capita meat consumption
  • Price of poultry meat
  • Price of red meat
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Meat consumption and demand persist
  • Profit and input costs
  • Disease outbreaks stall progress
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Bigger is better
  • Some cause for concern
  • Table: Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Animal Food Production
  • Frozen Food Production
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing
  • Snack Food Production
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Egg & Poultry Wholesaling
  • Beef & Pork Wholesaling
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef Cattle Production
  • Chicken & Turkey Meat Production
  • Hog & Pig Farming
  • Livestock Ranching & Farming
  • Sheep Farming
  • Products & Services
  • Slaughtered animal products (except poultry)
  • Poultry
  • Processed meats
  • Meat by-products
  • Chart: Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Consumer preferences
  • Disease and environmental concerns
  • Seasonality
  • Major Markets
  • Beef and pork wholesalers
  • Poultry wholesalers
  • Other meat processors and renderers
  • Frozen food manufacturers
  • Export markets
  • Animal feed manufacturers
  • Food service firms
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Tyson Foods Inc.
    JBS SA
    Smithfield Foods Inc.
    Cargill Inc.
  • Table: Tyson Foods Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: JBS SA - financial performance
  • Table: Smithfield Foods Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Cargill Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Meat, Beef & Poultry 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 Meat, Beef & Poultry 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)
  • Per Capita Meat Consumption (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Bird Flu
  • Viruses adapted to birds that emerged in 2006.
  • Mutton
  • The meat of sheep, especially a mature sheep, for use as food.
  • Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (Ped) Virus
  • A virus that infects the cells lining the small intestine of a pig, causing severe diarrhea. It is particularly fatal to piglets, and it cannot be transmitted to humans.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.

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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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