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Grain & Flour Mills – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 204  |  NAICS 31121

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Grain & Flour Milling  (view report)
Breakfast Cereal Production  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Sosland Publishing Company
Resources available from this organization include:

World Grain
Monthly trade magazine provides news and information for the grain handling, flour milling, and feed processing industries, with online article categories including commodities, biotechnology, legislation, health and safety, sustainability, operations, transportation, market segments, financial performance, global trade, and mergers and acquisitions. Digital editions are available free online with registration.

North American Grain & Milling Annual
Annual publication provides historical data on supply and demand, production, capacity, imports and exports, and prices for the grain industry in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean and includes a directory of manufacturers, distributors, and service providers serving the industry, an event calendar for the upcoming year, and lists of industry trade associations and major import and export terminals.

North American Millers Association
What Is Milling?

Introductory section provides an overview of the milling process and the resulting products for wheat (e.g., hard wheat bread flours, durum semolina flours, soft wheat flours, wheat bran), corn (e.g., grits, corn meal, corn germ flours, corn bran, crude corn oil, hominy feed), and oats (e.g., whole oat groats, steel-cut oats, rolled oats, oatmeal, whole oat flours, oat bran). All information is available free online.

National Agriculture Statistical Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Flour Milling Products

Quarterly mill survey provides detailed statistical data on wheat and rye grains ground for flours, flour production by type (e.g., all wheat, whole wheat, durum, semolina, and rye), millfeed production, and 24-hour milling capacity on a national, state, and regional basis with comparisons to the prior quarter and the same time period in the previous year. Current and archived reports are available free online.

Grand View Research
Grain Mill Products

Market research study provides a detailed analysis of this product sector on a global basis, with data provided including market estimates and forecasts by product type (e.g., wheat, rice, others including corn and barley) and region (e.g., North America, U.S.) and firms profiled including Ardent Mills, King Arthur Flour, Archer Daniels Midland Co. ("ADM"), Fazor Group, Goodman Fielder, and Conagra Ltd.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Grain and Flour Mill  Search for "31121" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Grain and Flour Mills  Search for "31121" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
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Industry Research Reports
Grain & Flour Milling
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Financial benchmarks section provides detailed comparative income statements and balance sheets and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial benchmarks available for each of the five most recent fiscal years and on a historical average basis for three-year, five-year, and ten-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet that includes breakdowns by total asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Flour Milling

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as plant manager, food safety manger, production supervisor, production operator, quality assurance associate, and machinery maintenance mechanic, with employers for which salary or wage rate data is provided including Ardent Mills LLC, Archer Daniels Midland Co. ("ADM"), and Riceland Foods Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Grain and Oilseed Milling

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for job position categories employed by organizations that mill grains and vegetables into flour, meal, bran, and other products used in food manufacturing, prepare flour mixes or doughs from flour milled in the same facility, mill, clean, and polish rice, and produce malt from barley and other cereal grains.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 204 - Grain Mill Products Manufacturing
  NAICS Code 31121 - Flour Milling and Malt Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Flour mills - establishments that grind wheat and other grains into flour, which is used in baking, cooking, and other processes to produce food products. The process involves cleaning, conditioning, grinding, and sifting the grains to produce different types of flour, including all-purpose, bread, cake, whole wheat, self-rising, and pastry flours.
Rice mills - establishments that process rice grains to produce polished and unpolished rice, such as white rice and brown rice, and specialty rice such as sushi rice which is a short-grain rice that has a sticky texture when cooked. The process involves cleaning, husking, and polishing rice to remove the outer layer and produce various rice products.
Malt Manufacturers - establishments that produce malt, a grain product used in brewing and distilling. The process of malt manufacturing involves steeping the grains, allowing them to germinate, then drying and kilning the malt to produce a range of flavors and colors used in the brewing and distilling process.
Cereal breakfast food manufacturers - establishments that manufacture breakfast cereals, including oatmeal, granola, and other cereal-based products. The process involves mixing various grains, sweeteners, and flavorings to create a range of products, from flakes to puffs and clusters, with various nutritional benefits.
Cornmeal mills - establishments that process corn kernels into cornmeal, which is used for making tortillas, cornbread, polenta, breading, grits, and other food products. The process involves cleaning, milling, and sifting the corn to produce cornmeal which is then sold to wholesale and retail customers or used in various food products.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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