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Grain and Flour Mills

SIC 2040 | NAICS 311210

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Grain & Flour Milling  (view report)
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Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Operating conditions
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Five-year growth forecast

Sosland Publishing Company
Information resources available from this organization include:

World Grain
Monthly trade magazine features news, information, and analysis for the grain processing industries, with topics covered including the grain market, handling and processing, feed processing, and flour milling operations. Current digital edition and articles from current and prior issues can be viewed free online.

North American Grain & Milling Annual
Comprehensive guide provides a complete reference to the North American grain industry, with topics covered including industry profile, on- and off-farm storage capacity; supply and demand for wheat, corn, and soybeans; production, import, and export statistics; historical prices; U.S. wheat flour production capacity; and U.S. and Canadian wheat flour and durum production facilities by capacity, state, and province.

Grain Milling

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

All About Wheat / All About Corn / All About Oats
Sections listed above provide an overview of the grain milling process and the resulting products including various types of wheat flour and wheat bran; corn grits, corn meal, corn flour, and corn bran; and oat groats, oat flour, oat bran, and rolled oats. All information can be viewed free online.

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Grain Processing
Publication provides an overview of the production processes used in flour, oat, rice, and dry corn milling, animal feed processing, and malted barley production, and includes a discussion of emissions and control issues relevant to these processing operations. All information can be viewed free online.

Euromonitor International
Grain Mill Products in the US
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this sector of the economy, with topics covered including industry growth and performance, competitive environment, customers and suppliers, and future outlook and forecast. Summary description and table of contents are available free online.

Supplier Relations US, LLC
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Comprehensive reports provide in-depth analysis of the U.S. grain and oilseed milling industries, with topics covered including key financial data, capital expenditures, pricing and cost analysis, foreign trade, industry structure, competitive landscape, and more. Product segments analyzed separately in individual reports include flour, rice, oilseed, and wet corn milling; malt manufacturing; and soybean processing. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Grain and Flour Mills  Search for "31121"

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

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Flour Milling  Search for "311211"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for flour producers. Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report is available online.

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Compensation Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Grain and Oilseed Milling
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this manufacturing sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.

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