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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Poultry Processing

Overview: the U.S. Poultry 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 Poultry 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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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 Poultry 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

Meat Processed From Carcasses

Other Processed, Frozen, Or Cooked Meats, Made From Purchased Carcasses

Rendering And Meat By-Product Processing

Poultry Processing

Young Chickens (Usually Under 20 Weeks Of Age), Including Bulk, Chilled, Frozen, Whole, And Parts

Hens And Fowl, Including Frozen, Whole, And Parts

Processed Poultry And Small Game (Excluding Soups), Containing 20 Percent Or More Poultry Or Meat

Poultry Processing, Not Categorized, Total

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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Poultry 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 Poultry 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.

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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 Poultry 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 Poultry 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 Poultry 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 2%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers0%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 67%
Food Processing Workers 47%
Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing Workers 40%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 21%
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 17%
Miscellaneous Food Processing Workers 7%
Other Production Occupations 15%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 16%
Material Moving Workers 14%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 12%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Poultry 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

  • Citizen Group Promises to Be ‘Thorn in the Side’ of New East Texas Factory Farm - and 80 farms that will send 1.5 million broiler chickens a week for processing. The project is slated for completion in early 2019. Mullins said Sanderson Farms is more “environmentally sensitive” than other industrial poultry growers, but couldn’t ... (01/10/2018)
  • FG to create 1m jobs through eggs production, processing, sale - The Federal Government said on Tuesday egg production, processing and marketing could create no fewer ... would be self-sufficient in egg production through the scheme, by which poultry value chain would be developed across the 36 states of the country ... (01/09/2018)
  • Poultry Processing Market in India 2017 - According to Publisher research, the poultry processing industry in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.5% until FY 2022 to reach a value of INR 96.2 billion. Download our latest research report Poultry processing Market in India 2017 for a ... (01/09/2018)
  • Poultry Science Signs Exchange Agreement with Malaysian University - U of A students will study Malaysian poultry production and processing practices as well as Malaysian culture. UPM students can transfer to Arkansas for their senior year to complete the certificate program. This is similar to the recent poultry science ... (01/09/2018)
  • Poultry farmers appeal for government assistance; say sector is dying - Spokesperson of the Ghana Poultry Farmers Association ... to get things streamlined - to aid the farmers to acquire processing plants, regulate the importation of chicken and provide a ready market for their products. The goal of the project is to cut ... (01/09/2018)
  • Council supports $8M proposed turkey processing plant despite outcry from activists - Windsor City Council approved a grant for a $8.1-million turkey processing plant that promises to create 50 jobs, despite warnings from about a dozen animal rights activists and concerned citizens. Belwood Poultry filed an Economic Revitalization Community ... (01/09/2018)
  • CP building poultry mega project in key north China - The project is being billed as the region’s first “complete industry chain ” poultry project, with broiler farming, feed processing, slaughter and processing activities all on-site. Speaking recently at a ceremony marking the ground-breaking on the ... (01/09/2018)
  • Mitsubishi to Launch Thai Poultry Processing JV - JAPAN - Trading house Mitsubishi Corp. intends to open a plant in Thailand to fry, steam and freeze chicken for export to Japan and elsewhere, under a joint venture with local food company Betagro Group. Nikkei Asian Review reports that the 6 billion yen ... (01/05/2018)
  • Mitsubishi to launch Thai poultry processing joint venture - TOKYO -- Trading house Mitsubishi Corp. intends to open a plant in Thailand to fry, steam and freeze chicken for export to Japan and elsewhere, under a joint venture with local food company Betagro Group. The 6 billion yen ($53.2 million) poultry ... (01/04/2018)
  • Report Highlights Fears Among Workers In The Meat Processing Industry - OSHA sets safety standards and plays a role in establishing and enforcing regulations that affect the health of the estimated 480,000 people in the U.S. meat and poultry processing industry. The department increased inspections from 177 in 2005 to 244 in ... (01/02/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $367,794,433 on Poultry Processing. It has awarded 650 contracts to 79 companies, with an average value of $4,655,626 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:
Poultry (e.g., canned, cooked, fresh, frozen) processing, Rabbits processing (i.e., frozen), Turkeys, slaughtering and dressing, Geese, processing, frozen, or cooked, frozen) manufacturing, Poultry slaughtering, dressing, and packing, Small game, slaughtering, dressing and packing, Meat canning, poultry (except baby and pet food), manufacturing, Ducks, Rabbits slaughtering and dressing, Meat products (e.g., hot dogs, luncheon meats, sausages) made from a combination of poultry and other meats, Canning poultry (except baby and pet food), Poultry canning (except baby, pet food), Hams, poultry, Luncheon meat, Hot dogs, Dressing small game, Chickens, or cooked (except baby and pet food), canned or cooked, Processed poultry manufacturing, etc.

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