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Soybean & Oilseed Processing Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Soybean & Oilseed Processing

Overview: the U.S. Soybean & Oilseed Processing 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 Soybean & Oilseed Processing: 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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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
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.

market forecast

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 Soybean & Oilseed Processing 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

Wet Corn Milling

Soybean And Other Oilseed Processing

Soybean Oil

Soybean Cake, Meal, And Other By-Products

Cottonseed Oil, Once-Refined (After Alkali Or Caustic Wash But Before Deodorizing Or Use In End Products)

Cotton Linters

Other Crude And Refined Vegetable Oils And Other Vegetable Mill Products

Fats And Oils Refining And Blending

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 by state

Soybean & Oilseed Processing 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 Soybean & Oilseed Processing 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.

example price index trendline

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 Soybean & Oilseed Processing 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 Soybean & Oilseed Processing 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 Soybean & Oilseed Processing 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

Soybean & Oilseed Processing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • Plenish Soybeans Gain Global Regulatory Approval - ... become the fourth-largest grain and oilseed crop in the U.S., with a goal of planting 18 million acres,” according to USB. Make sure the market is available before trying high oleic soybeans since processing plants aren’t in all 50 states. See the ... (01/13/2018)
  • Key Reversal Noted in Lean Hogs Yesterday on High Volume - While still profitable, pork processing margins have taken a major hit in ... have financial interest in the following derivative products: (corn, soybeans, soybean meal, soybean oil, lean hogs, live cattle, feeder cattle). Dennis Smith has been a full ... (01/12/2018)
  • M’sian delegation to meet EU reps over palm oil ban - “This is discrimination, as the ban only applies to palm oil, while the other (crop) oils like grapeseed, sunflower and soybean are still allowed ... independent and organised smallholdings and palm oil processing facilities. He said Malaysian ... (01/09/2018)
  • Against the Odds - ... was coupled with construction of AGP’s new on-site soybean oil refinery, which supplies feedstock to the biodiesel plant. The complex now features integrated soybean processing, oil refining and large-scale biodiesel production. AGP owns 10 soybean ... (01/08/2018)
  • Everchanging Argentina forecast affects soybean outlook - Interior U.S. bids have been mostly steady as nearby processing and shipping needs seem to be ... and well below USDA's projected 2 percent gain in exports. Soybeans crushed for crude oil was 5.2 million tons (173 million bushels) in November 2017 ... (01/08/2018)
  • Grain used for feed production trends upwards - According to Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI), increasing grain prices lead to a decrease in processing to biofuels ... emphasises the German oilseed association UFOP. (01/07/2018)
  • South Dakota soybean producer looks ahead as USB director - “China raises a lot of soybeans, but all of those soybeans are for themselves,” Reiner said. “Most of their imported beans come from the United States. They use it for livestock diets — areas like pork production, poultry processing and aquaculture. (01/06/2018)
  • Middle East and Africa's soybean derivatives market’s strong growth published by leading research firm - ... for Soybean Derivatives is segmented on the basis of Lecithin processing, application, type and region. Based on type, the market is segmented into Soybean, Soy Meal, and Soy Oil. Based on application, the market is segmented into Feed, Food, and Other ... (01/04/2018)
  • Cargill profit falls as grain glut limits trading - Four years of bumper grain and oilseeds harvests have squeezed profits for ... Trading performance in North America and oilseed processing in Asia stayed ahead of the same quarter last year, Cargill said. Still, the unit’s overall decline was offset ... (01/04/2018)
  • Grain, Soybean Futures Steady; Oilseed Processing Hits Record - Grain and soybean futures traded sideways in a mixed session on Friday. Contracts for soybeans closed slightly lower, despite signs of added demand. The National Oilseed Processors Association said that its members crushed a record 163.5 million bushels of ... (12/15/2017)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $14,108,446 on Soybean & Oilseed Processing. It has awarded 83 contracts to 15 companies, with an average value of $940,563 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:
Soybean oil, deodorized, made in oil mills, Lecithin, soybean, made in crushing mills, refined, Coconut oil made in crushing mills, Peanut cake, meal, and oil made in crushing mills, Linseed oil, cake and meal, Olive oil made in crushing mills, Sunflower seed oil, cottonseed, crude, manufacturing, Safflower oil made in crushing mills, Soybean protein concentrates made in crushing mills, Rapeseed (i.e., canola) oil made in crushing mills, Vegetable oils made in crushing mills, Tree nut oils (e.g., tung, walnut) made in crushing mill, Shortening made in crushing mills, Palm-kernel oil, cake, and meal made in crushing mills, Cottonseed oil, Castor oil and pomace made in crushing mills, Soybean protein isolates made in crushing mills, Soybean oil mills, Canola (rapeseed) oil, Flaxseed oil made in crushing mills, and meal, Soybean millfeed made in oil mills, Soybean flour and grits manufacturing, Soybean cakes and meal manufacturing, etc.

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