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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Fats & Oils Refining & Blending

Overview of the U.S. Fats & Oils Refining & Blending 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 Fats & Oils Refining & Blending: 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[PREMIUM]

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 Fats & Oils Refining & Blending 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

Soybean And Other Oilseed Processing

Soybean Oil

Fats And Oils Refining And Blending

Shortening And Cooking Oils

Margarine, Butter Blends, And Butter Substitutes

Mayonnaise, Salad Dressings, And Sandwich Spreads

Total Miscellaneous Receipts

Resales - Sales Of Products Bought And Sold Without Further Manufacture, Processing, Or Assembly

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 of Fats & Oils Refining & Blending by state

Fats & Oils Refining & Blending 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 Fats & Oils Refining & Blending 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 Fats & Oils Refining & Blending 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 Fats & Oils Refining & Blending 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 Fats & Oils Refining & Blending 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 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8%
Production Occupations 51%
Supervisors of Production Workers 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 5%
Food Processing Workers 16%
Miscellaneous Food Processing Workers 16%
Food Batchmakers 8%
Other Production Occupations 28%
Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending Workers 7%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 12%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 12%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 14%
Material Moving Workers 12%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fats & Oils Refining & Blending Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Refuels trademarks "NATURES PREMIUM PRODUCTS" - biofuels - 09/18/2009

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Dynamic Green Products
    Cibaria International

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

    Latest Industry News

    • EFSA increases safe levels for contaminant 3-MCPD - A contaminant found in refined vegetable oils and fats, 3-MCPD esters form from chlorinated substances during the refining process. In 2016, an EFSA opinion warned that ) 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD) could pose risks to kidneys and male reproductive ... (01/12/2018)
    • NATURELLE – a unique cooking oil - Not much longer than a hundred years ago most people fried or cooked their food in animal or butter fat ... from the other oils on the market because of the way it is refined. It is a vegetable oil in its natural form, without refining by chemicals ... (01/08/2018)
    • New U.S. refining demand expected to spur Canadian heavy oil demand in 2018 - It calculates that Western Canada Select, a blend of northern ... Deloitte’s oil and gas leader. “But if Canada can take advantage of declining Venezuelan and Mexican exports to the U.S. and access some of its heavy oil refining capacity, the price ... (01/04/2018)
    • Blend different oils for a healthy life, says National Institute of Nutrition - HYDERABAD: Moderate consumption of a blend of oils will provide much-needed nutrients for a healthy life, scientists at the city-based National Institute of Nutrition ... refining of crude palm oil," the guidelines say. "Use of more than one source of fat ... (02/06/2017)
    • Eating vegetable oils could lead to fatigue, migraines and dementia - The report cautioned against potential gerotoxins and carcinogens that are created when the oil is heated over roughly 400 degrees Fahrenheit during the refining process ... for old-school fat sources. Health nuts are blending butter, once a pariah ... (01/31/2017)
    • Make olive oil your No. 1 oil - The more refining olive oil undergoes, the more it loses those benefits, although it will always retain its high (average 75 percent) heart-healthy monounsaturated fat composition. When a label simply says "olive oil," the product is usually a blend of ... (07/10/2014)
    • Brazil raises biodiesel requirement in diesel blend - The increase is aimed at replacing Brazil's diesel fuel imports with more domestically produced biodiesel that uses oils from soybeans and animal fats such ... has domestic refining constraints in both fuels. With a 7 percent biodiesel blend requirement ... (05/28/2014)
    • Solazyme Announces Successful MH 60S Seahawk Helicopter Test Flight on a 50/50 Blend of Algal Derived Solajet® HRJ-5 Jet Fuel - The successful flight demonstration of the Seahawk helicopter on a 50/50 blend of Solajet® HRJ ... products can replace or enhance oils derived from the world’s three existing sources – petroleum, plants and animal fats. Initially, Solazyme is focused ... (06/20/2011)
    • Fighter jet takes to the sky with biofuel blend - Though military researchers have yet to analyze the flight data, the mission is being considered a success: a fighter jet can fly on a synthetic fuel blend ... fats and plant oils, HRJ is cleaner burning than conventional petroleum-based fuels. The ... (03/30/2010)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $98,131,553 on Fats & Oils Refining & Blending. It has awarded 120 contracts to 22 companies, with an average value of $4,460,525 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:
    Corn oil made from purchased oils, Canola (rapeseed) oil, cake and meal, made from purchased oils, Flaxseed oil made from purchased oils, Shortening made from purchased fats and oils, Table oil made from purchased oils, Peanut oil made from purchased oils, Palm-kernel oil made from purchased oils, Rapeseed (i.e., canola) oil made from purchased oils, Vegetable oils made from purchased oils, Margarine-butter blend made from purchased fats and oils, Coconut oil made from purchased oils, Safflower oil made from purchased oils, Hydrogenating purchased oil, Margarines (including imitation) made from purchased fats and oils, Oil, olive, vegetable stearin, Linseed oil made from purchased oils, Cottonseed oil made from purchased oils, Soybean cooking oil made from purchased oils, Lecithin made from purchased oils, Tree nut oils (e.g., tung, walnut) made from purchased oils, Olive oil made from purchased oils, Grease, inedible, animal and vegetable, refining and blending purchased oils, etc.

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