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Dairy Products Manufacturers

SIC 2020 | NAICS 311500

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Dairy Products Production  (view report)
Cheese Production  (view report)

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
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

BNP Media
Diary Foods Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for companies that manufacture and distribute dairy foods and beverages, with special features including the annual "State of the Industry Report" (November issue) and "Top 100" list of North America's largest processors (August issue). Current and archived digital editions of the magazine can be viewed online, with free digital edition subscription available upon request.

Dairy Products Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year 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

National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dairy Products
Monthly reports provide detailed data for production, shipments, inventories, and prices by product category (e.g., butter; cheese; frozen products; evaporated, condensed, and dry milk; and whey and whey products) for the most recent month and on a year-to-date basis with comparisons to the same time periods in the prior year for year-over-year trending purposes. Current and prior reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

National Milk Producers Federation
Dairy Market Report
Monthly market reports analyze current trends for production, commercial (disappearance) use, imports and exports, inventories, and commodity and retail prices by product (e.g., fluid milk, butter, cheese, dry milk, milk powder, dry whey, and whey protein concentrate) on a year-to-date basis with comparison to the same period in the prior year for trending purposes. Current and prior reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

Dairy Facts
Comprehensive annual publication provides current and historical statistical trend data for production, sales, consumption, wholesale prices, retail prices, and imports and exports by product segment (e.g., fluid milk; dry, condensed, and evaporated products; cheese; creamery butter; ice cream and frozen deserts; and yogurt and other cultured products). Sample excerpt containing detailed table of contents can be previewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Dairy Products Manufacturers  Search for "3115" to see reports for specific products

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

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Dairy Product Manufacturing
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this manufacturing sector (e.g., food processing workers, packaging and filling machine operators, and cooling and freezing equipment operators) on a national, state, and metro area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

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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 manufacturing categories covered in the study including diary products manufacturers. Detailed table of contents and sample page from the report can be previewed free online.

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