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Vegetable Oil Manufacturers

SIC 2070  |  NAICS 311220

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Vegetable Oil Processing  (view report)
Cooking Oil Recycling  (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:

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Vegetable Oil Processing
EPA publication provides an overview of the processes used in manufacturing these products―with a primary focus on soybean oil which accounts for about 80 percent of the total volume―and includes a discussion of emissions and control issues relevant to these operations. All information can be viewed free online.

Corn Refiners Association
Information resources available from this organization include:

About CRA
Introductory section provides an overview of the corn refining (wet corn milling) industry and its contribution to the national economy. All information can be viewed free online.

Industry Overview
Annual publication includes information on the overall size and scope of the corn refining industry, total shipments by product category, food and industrial use trends by product category, and product exports. Current and prior editions of this publication can be downloaded and viewed online.

The Corn Refining Process
Refining process infographic provides an overview of the manufacturing steps involved in producing refined corn products, including inspection and cleaning, steeping, germ separation, fine grinding and screening, starch separation, syrup conversion, and fermentation. All information can be viewed free online

American Soybean Association
Soy Stats
Annual publication provides U.S. soybean oil production statistics for the last 25 years on an annual basis and also includes information on the most recent year's soybean oil consumption statistics by product usage and in comparison to other edible oils and fats. Current and prior editions are available online.

Freedonia Group
Soybean Products
Research report analyzes the U.S. soybean product market, with topics covered including market size and environment, product and market segmentation, pricing trends, environmental and regulatory factors, and historical demand and forecasts by product (soybean meal and soybean oil) and market (animal feed, food and beverage, biodiesel, and other). Summary table of contents can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Vegetable Oils
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including product sector overview, market analysis and trends, and historical and forecast consumption by product segment (e.g., soybean, corn, canola, olive, sunflower, safflower, palm, coconut, and others). Summary description and detailed table of contents are available 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
Vegetable Oil Manufacturers  Search for "31122"
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:

Vegetable Oil Processing
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free 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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