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Meat and Poultry Processing

SIC 2010 | NAICS 311600

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Meat, Beef, and Poultry Processing  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

American Meat Institute
Information resources available from this organization include:

Fact Sheets / Info Kits  Select "Press Center - Fact Sheets / Info Kits"
Fact sheets and information kits provide a snapshot of the industry and its products, issues, and challenges. Available free online.

Business / Structure  Select "Business / Structure"
Various sections address price and export reporting issues, structural changes in the meat and poultry industry, charts showing trends in sales, production, consumption and exporting, and many other factors that impact the U.S. and international market for meat and poultry.

First Research

Poultry Product Manufacturing
Meat Product Manufacturing
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Meat & Poultry Magazine
News / Magazine / Resources

News and information for meat and poultry processors including annual industry outlook, company profiles, plant and product data, market updates, and more. All information can be viewed free online with registration.

National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Economics / Fact Sheets
Select "Policy & Business Climate - Economics or Fact Sheets"
Overview of the beef industry, its impact on the economy, and industry statistics on demand, spending, and consumption. Available free online.

National Pork Board
Quick Facts: The Pork Industry at a Glance
Publication provides an overview of the pork industry and its structure and includes information on production and productivity measures, costs and prices, consumer demand and expenditures, and more. Publication can be viewed free online.

National Chicken Council
Statistics & Research
Statistics section includes information on production, shipments, consumption, industry performance, product market share, and more. Available free online.

National Turkey Foundation
An overview of the turkey industry. Available free online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Meat and Poultry Processing  Search for "3116"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Compensation Surveys

Meat & Poultry Magazine
Annual Salary Survey  See July issue in magazine archives.
Annual survey provides compensation information for executive and management positions in the meat and poultry processing industry. Survey results are accessible free online with registration.

ERI Economic Research Institute
Meat Products Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI AssessorĀ®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Food Processing
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

Business Valuation Resources

The Food Institute
Food Business Mergers & Acquisitions
Annual study provides deal-level transaction detail and other information for mergers and acquisitions in the food and beverage business, with categories covered in the study including meat, poultry, and seafood processors. Detailed table of contents and sample page from the report can be previewed free online.