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Grain and Flour Mills

SIC 2040  |  NAICS 311210

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Grain & Flour Milling  (view report)
Breakfast Cereal 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

Sosland Publishing Company
Information resources available from this organization include:

World Grain
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.

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
Grain Processing
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.

Euromonitor International
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.

Market Analysis Report

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

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 including:

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Flour Milling  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.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

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.

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