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Grain and Flour Mills

SIC 2040  |  NAICS 311210

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more. See the following sections listed below to view available resources by category: industry analysis, trends, statistics, and forecasts; financial statements and financial ratios; compensation and salary surveys; and business valuation resources. For guides to other industries, see our index of over 400 industries.

Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

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 report and selected data including market size based on revenue, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Sosland Publishing Company
Information resources available from this organization include:

World Grain
https://www.world-grain.com/
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
https://www.world-grain.com/
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
All About Wheat / All About Corn / All About Oats
https://www.namamillers.org/

Sections listed above provide 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
https://usda.library.cornell.edu/

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
https://www.grandviewresearch.com/

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
Grain and Flour Mill Market Analysis
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "31121"

Market analysis report provides 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.



Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Grain and Flour Mills
https://www.bizminer.com  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 including:
Sample reports are available free online.

IBISWorld
Grain & Flour Milling
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenues for 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.



Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Flour Milling
https://www.payscale.com/

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
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

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.



Business Valuation Resources

BVMarketData
www.bvresources.com
Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.



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