The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and
statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.
Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
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 trends
- Current performance
- Competitive landscape
- Major firms and market share
- Key risk and success factors
- Five-year growth forecast
Sosland Publishing Company
Information resources available from this organization include:
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 sheet detail in dollars and percentages
- Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
RMA Annual Statement Studies
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.
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.