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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Fluid Milk Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Fluid Milk 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 Fluid Milk 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 Fluid Milk 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

Fruit And Vegetable Canning

Fluid Milk Manufacturing

Fluid Milk And Cream, Bulk Sales

Fluid Milk And Related Products, Packaged (Including Cartons, Bottles, Cans, And Dispenser Cans), Excluding Ultra High Temperatu

Cottage Cheese (Including Bakers', Pot, And Farmers' Cheese)

Yogurt, Excluding Frozen

Perishable Dairy Product Substitutes

Other Packaged Milk Products

Fluid Milk Manufacturing, Not Categorized, Total

Creamery Butter Manufacturing

Creamery Butter

Cheese Manufacturing

Process Cheese And Related Products

Dry, Condensed, And Evaporated Dairy Product Manufacturing

Milk Products, Shipped In Consumer-Type Cans, Excluding Substitutes

Ice Cream Mixes And Related Products

Dairy Product Substitutes

Ice Cream And Frozen Desserts

Ice Cream And Frozen Dessert Manufacturing

Soft Drink Manufacturing

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.

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Fluid Milk 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 Fluid Milk 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 Fluid Milk 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 Fluid Milk 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 Fluid Milk 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 8%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Production Occupations 48%
Food Processing Workers 15%
Miscellaneous Food Processing Workers 15%
Food Batchmakers 12%
Other Production Occupations 27%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 13%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 13%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 20%
Motor Vehicle Operators 6%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 6%
Material Moving Workers 13%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 9%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fluid Milk Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • Dean Foods (DF) Recovers on Strategic Actions: Time to Hold? - However, we cannot fully ignore the dismal top-line trends, which have been a major setback for the company as soft volumes, higher raw milk costs, and loss of share in U.S. fluid milk volumes ... of Friendly’s Ice Cream manufacturing and retail ... (01/08/2018)
  • Organic Milk Woes, Factory Farms Drowning Small Dairies - “It’s reached a market saturation,” said Evan Rainwater, senior vice president for manufacturing at supermarket ... and improve in 2019. Organic milk had been a bright spot for the beleaguered dairy industry. Fluid milk consumption has been declining ... (01/04/2018)
  • Added investment in Pennsylvania’s dairy processing sector could generate $36m per year, new study shows - Pennsylvania exported nearly 2.5m lbs of milk in 2016 that went into manufacturing finished dairy products in ... north are really being pulled more in the direction of serving the fluid milk industry,” Novakovi? said. “Pennsylvania is sitting ... (01/04/2018)
  • Dairies Are Awash With Organic Milk -- WSJ - "It's reached a market saturation," said Evan Rainwater, senior vice president for manufacturing at supermarket ... year and improve in 2019. Organic milk had been a bright spot for the beleaguered dairy industry. Fluid milk consumption has been declining ... (01/03/2018)
  • Non-dairy alternatives dry demand for organic milk - “It’s reached a market saturation,” said Evan Rainwater, senior vice-president for manufacturing at supermarket ... and improve in 2019. Organic milk had been a bright spot for the beleaguered dairy industry. Fluid milk consumption has been declining ... (01/03/2018)
  • Dairies Are Awash in Organic Milk as Consumers Jump to Alternatives - “It’s reached a market saturation,” said Evan Rainwater, senior vice president for manufacturing at supermarket ... and improve in 2019. Organic milk had been a bright spot for the beleaguered dairy industry. Fluid milk consumption has been declining ... (01/02/2018)
  • Milk Powder Market Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022 - Thus, ever since its discovery, milk powder manufacturing has slowly advanced to a ... IMARC's latest study "Milk Powder Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022 ... (03/07/2017)
  • Friendly's sale: What is Dean Foods and what does it want with the Western Mass ice cream brand? - WILBRAHAM -- Dean Foods Co., new owners of Friendly's ice cream manufacturing ... Foods is a giant in the milk business, ice cream makes up only about 4 percent of its sales. Seventy precent of the company's business is fluid milk and the rest is cheese ... (05/11/2016)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $14,595,286 on Fluid Milk Manufacturing. It has awarded 1,800 contracts to 79 companies, with an average value of $184,750 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:
Acidophilus milk manufacturing, Cheese, cottage, manufacturing, Milk, fluid (except canned), Cottage cheese manufacturing, Homogenizing milk, Eggnog, fresh, nonalcoholic, Buttermilk manufacturing, Fluid milk substitutes processing, Milk drink, chocolate, acidophilus, Beverages, milk based (except dietary), Yogurt (except frozen) manufacturing, Milk substitutes manufacturing, Pasteurizing milk, Sour cream manufacturing, Chocolate milk manufacturing, Milk pasteurizing, Nondairy creamers, liquid, Milk processing (e.g., bottling, homogenizing, pasteurizing, vitaminizing) manufacturing, nonalcoholic (except canned), Flavored milk drinks manufacturing, Whipped topping (except dry mix, frozen) manufacturing, Drink, chocolate milk, Chocolate drink (milk based) manufacturing, Dips, sour cream based, Sour cream substitutes manufacturing, Whipping cream manufacturing, Milk based drinks (except dietary) manufacturing, Cream manufacturing, etc.

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