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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Dried & Dehydrated Food Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Dried & Dehydrated Food Manufacturing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Dried & Dehydrated Food Manufacturing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Dried & Dehydrated Food Manufacturing industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product Description Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Specialty Canning

Dried And Dehydrated Food Manufacturing

Dried And Dehydrated Fruits And Vegetables, Including Freeze-Dried

Other Purchased Products Packaged With Dried And Dehydrated Ingredients

Dried And Dehydrated Food Manufacturing, Not Categorized, Total

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Dried & Dehydrated Food Manufacturing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Dried & Dehydrated Food Manufacturing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Dried & Dehydrated Food Manufacturing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Dried & Dehydrated Food Manufacturing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Dried & Dehydrated Food Manufacturing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8%
Production Occupations 50%
Food Processing Workers 15%
Miscellaneous Food Processing Workers 15%
Food Batchmakers 8%
Other Production Occupations 27%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 14%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 14%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 17%
Material Moving Workers 16%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 6%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 6%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 10%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Dried & Dehydrated Food Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Wise trademarks "SIMPLE KITCHEN MEALS" - Packaged meal kits consisting primarily of pasta or rice - 04/05/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • The Best Dog Food for the Money: 17 Brands Worth Their Price (from Cheap to Costly) - Their foods are made and freeze-dried in a family owned and operated facility ... company from North America that’s dedicated to high quality pet food manufacturing. NRG Maxim dehydrated raw dog food has had no recalls of their pet foods to date. (01/05/2018)
    • Food Dehydrators Buying Guide - What can I process in a food dehydrator? The opportunities are ... difficult to ruin a batch of food beyond repair. Many manufacturers offer in-depth resources that can help you properly prepare, dry, store, and utilize different types of foods, making ... (12/31/2017)
    • Global Industrial Food Dehydrator Market: Increasing demand for dry freezing dehydration... - Dehydrated food includes apple, pineapple, bananas, meat, root vegetables, potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc. Increasing demand for dry freezing dehydration process especially from food processing industries is a key factor driving growth of the global ... (12/26/2017)
    • How dry I am: Dehydrator can be a useful kitchen tool - But I use my dehydrator. Usually, I use it to make jerky, but occasionally other things as well. I've run through several dehydrators through the years, and the trays of my most recent dehydrator were falling apart. Some manufacturers sell replacement ... (11/19/2017)
    • Global Dehydrated Food Market (2017-2022): Growing Use of Natural Additives in Dried Processed Food - Research and Markets - thus, pushing several other manufacturers to add gluten-free dried food offerings to their products portfolio. The dehydrated food market analysis can be segmented based on technology, which includes drum-dried, spray-dried, freeze-dried, vacuum-dried ... (10/24/2017)
    • Dehydrated food: Dried, wrinkly and nothing but flavor - dehydrating began as early as 12,000 B.C., according to the National Center for Home Food Processing and Preservation. But it’s not just the caveman dieters among us who appreciate this simple technique. Dried foods aren’t always the prettiest ... (08/12/2016)
    • Dehydrating a thing of beauty to taste buds - dehydrating began as early as 12,000 B.C., according to the National Center for Home Food Processing and Preservation. But it’s not just the caveman dieters among us who appreciate this simple technique. Dried foods aren’t always the prettiest ... (09/09/2013)
    • Research and Markets: Dried and Dehydrated Food Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [2012 Q2 Release] - LLC's new report "Dried and Dehydrated Food Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [2012 Q2 Release]" to their offering. Executive Summary Definition & Classification This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in ... (04/26/2012)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $105,730,701 on Dried & Dehydrated Food Manufacturing. It has awarded 184 contracts to 53 companies, with an average value of $1,994,919 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Salad dressing mixes, dry, made in a dehydration plant, Rice mixes (i.e., uncooked and packaged with other ingredients) made in dehydration plants, Raisins made in dehydration plants, Fruits dehydrating (except sun drying), Freeze-dried, food processing, fruits and vegetables, Dates, dried, made in dehydration plant, Sulphured fruits and vegetables manufacturing, Noodle mixes made in dehydration plants, Soup mixes made in a dehydration plant, Grapes, artificially drying, Bouillon made in dehydration plants, Vegetables dehydrating, Dehydrating potato products (e.g., flakes, granules), Olives, Fruit and vegetables, dehydrating, manufacturing, Prunes, made in dehydration plants, Sauce mixes, Dehydrating fruits and vegetables, Potato products (e.g., granules) dehydrating, etc.

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