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Oilseed Farming in the US: Market Research Report

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Oilseed Farming Market Research Report | NAICS 11112 | Oct 2016

Heavy drought: Plummeting oilseed prices in recent years will temporarily hurt industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Oilseed Farming 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Over the past five years, oilseed prices have decreased significantly due to a surplus of oilseeds
  • Oilseeds are generally more profitable than other field crops
  • Foreign goods will be relatively less expensive for US consumers
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Industry growth will be stimulated by several factors over the next five years, particularly as downstream markets experience a surge. The emerging biodiesel industry will boost demand for industry products, and the increasingly health-conscious public will also support growth for relatively healthy vegetable oils, such as canola and sunflower. These trends in demand will cause the price of oilseed to rise, resulting in better returns for industry operators... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter


Sunflowers traditionally make up the largest portion of the Oilseed Farming industry's revenue. However, their share of revenue has declined over the past five years, from 56.6% in 2011 to 48.4% in 2016. Sunflower oil has actually experienced a revenue increase, but because it has not grown at the rate of canola oil, it makes up a relatively smaller portion of the industry. This oilseed is used in a similar way to canola, mainly in frying oils and dairy substitutes. A small amount of sunflower oil is also used in cosmetics, resins and lubricants. High-quality food processors prefer the neutral taste of sunflower oil and are ready to pay a premium price for it. It is also used in biofuel production.

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Additional Insights for the Oilseed Farming Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Oilseed Farming Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • Appropriate climatic conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of oilseeds and Demand from food manufacturing in the Oilseed Farming industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Oilseed Farming Industry?

    Farmers in this industry grow a variety of oilseeds, including canola seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, safflower seeds and mustard seeds. Soybeans (IBISWorld report 11111) and cottonseeds are not included in this industry report.

    Industry Products
    Canola FlaxseedMustard seedSafflowerSunflower
    Industry Activities
    Canola farming, field and seed productionFlaxseed farming, field and seed productionMustard seed farming, field and seed productionRapeseed farming, field and seed productionSafflower farming, field and seed productionSunflower farming, field and seed productionSesame farming, field and seed production

    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 oilseeds
  • Demand from food manufacturing
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Natural disaster index
  • World price of soybeans
  • Current Performance
  • Demand from biofuel production
  • Revenue and profit
  • Industry participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Profit
  • Genetic modification
  • Table: Oilseed Farming Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Oilseed Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Animal Food Production
  • Flour Milling
  • Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing
  • Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling
  • Crop Services
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Tractors & Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Sunflower
  • Canola
  • Flaxseed
  • Safflower
  • Mustard seed
  • Chart: Oilseed Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Edible oils production
  • The price of oilseeds relative to alternative oilseeds
  • Consumer tastes and preferences
  • Activity in intensive livestock production
  • Activity in biofuel production
  • Exchange rates
  • Major Markets
  • Domestic oil processors
  • Exports
  • Domestic oilseed wholesalers
  • Domestic seed sales
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Oilseed Farming 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 Oilseed Farming
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Oilseed Farming Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Oilseed Farming 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 Oilseed Farming 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)
  • Canola Seed Planted Acres (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A cultivator of rapeseed that has lower levels of erucic acid.
  • Genetic Modification
  • A technique where specific changes are introduced into a plant or animal's DNA by genetic engineering techniques. The most common modified foods include soybean, corn and canola.
  • Trans-Fat
  • Also known as trans fatty acid, it is found in small amounts in foods such as dairy products and animal meat, but it can also be created by the hydrogenation of some vegetable oils.

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