SIC 2020 | NAICS 311500
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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:
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for the dairy processing industry, with special features including the "State of the Industry Report" (November issue) which examines the prospects for the fluid milk, cheese, ice cream, cultured products, and butter categories and the "The Dairy 100 List" which ranks the top North American processors based on finished product sales (August issue).
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Monthly report provides detailed statistics on production, shipments, inventory, and prices by product (e.g., butter, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, condensed and dry milk products, and whey and modified whey products) for the most recent month with comparisons to the previous month and the same time period in the prior year for trending purposes. Monthly report is accessible free online.
Data section provides detailed statistics on U.S. supply, demand, and trade of various products, with data sets provided including milk production, fluid milk sales quantities, milk supply and utilization by product, supply and allocation of milk fats and skim solids by product, number and annual production volume of fluid milk product plants, and per capita annual consumption estimates for major products.
Monthly report analyzes trends in production, inventories, commercial use, imports and exports, and commodity and retail prices by product category (e.g., fluid milk, butter, cheese, nonfat dry milk, skim milk powder, dry whey, and whey protein concentrate) for the most recent period available compared to the same time period in the prior year. Monthly reports can be downloaded and viewed free online.
Freedonia Focus market research report analyzes demand and shipments at the manufacturer level, with data provided in this report including historical and forecast shipments by product segment (e.g., fluid milk, cream, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, butter, and other products such as dry, condensed, and evaporated milk) and industry leaders profiled including Nestlé SA, Saputo Inc., and Dean Foods Co.
Comprehensive market research report provides a detailed analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with information provided in this report including historical and forecast annual sales by product segment (e.g., fluid milk, milk powder, butter, cream, ice cream, yogurt, and cheese) and firms profiled including Nestlé SA, Saputo Inc., Dean Foods Company, and Danone SA.
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.
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenues for companies that manufacture milk-based products (e.g., pasteurized liquid, buttermilk, cottage cheese, heavy cream, dips, eggnog, flavored drinks), frozen products (e.g., ice cream, sherbet, gelato, tofu, novelties), cheese, butter, and dry, condensed, and evaporated milk.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as plant manager, production manager, production supervisor, packaging or filling machine operator, and quality assurance technician, with employers for which wage data is provided including Darigold, Inc., Dean Foods Company, Saputo Inc., Prairie Farms Dairy Inc., and Dairy Farmers of America Inc.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for job positions employed by organizations that manufacture milk-based products (e.g., pasteurized liquid, buttermilk, cottage cheese, heavy cream, dips, eggnog, flavored drinks), frozen products (e.g., ice cream, sherbet, gelato, tofu, novelties), cheese, butter, and dry, condensed, and evaporated milk.