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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Processed Meat

Overview of the U.S. Processed Meat 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 Processed Meat: 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[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 Processed Meat 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

Animal (Except Poultry) Slaughtering

Meat Processed From Carcasses

Pork, Processed Or Cured, Not Canned Or Made Into Sausage, Made From Purchased Carcasses

Sausage And Similar Products, Excluding Canned, Made From Purchased Carcasses

Canned Meats (Excluding Dog, Cat, And Baby Food), Made From Purchased Carcasses

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

Meat Processed From Carcasses, Not Categorized, Total

Poultry Processing

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

Mayonnaise, Dressing, And Other Prepared Sauce Manufacturing

Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing

Perishable Prepared Foods

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 Processed Meat by state

Processed Meat 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 Processed Meat 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 Processed Meat 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 Processed Meat 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 Processed Meat 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

Processed Meat Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Creminelli Fine Meats trademarks "CREMINELLI FINE C MEATS" - Processed foods - 01/03/2018
  • Isc trademarks "ISERNIO'S PREMIUM" - Beef; Pork; Poultry; Processed lamb; Sausage meat; Sausages - 12/05/2017
  • Sausage Craft trademarks "SAUSAGE CRAFT" - Sausages - 03/07/2017
  • Creminelli Fine Meats patents Ham And Porcine Products And Process For Preparing The Same - 03/03/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Creminelli Fine Meats36
    Cattaneo Bros

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

    Latest Industry News

    • As a wildlife-killing disease spreads in Montana, big game hunting may never be the same - When they die, the infected animals’ carcasses leach prions ... The hunter decided to throw the meat away, but still had to pay the processing fee, which Wagler said he discounted out of pity. A normally processed deer costs $125. The one that was ... (01/11/2018)
    • Retiring meat industry leader goes farming - Initially a sales and marketing company, Anzco did not own a meat slaughter plant until it had been in business 10 years. Instead it contract-processed through five plants in Korea, cutting and repackaging New Zealand sheep carcasses for Japan and Taiwan. (01/10/2018)
    • Research and Markets: U.S. Meat Processed From Carcasses Market - Analysis And Forecast to 2020 - has announced the addition of the "U.S. Meat Processed From Carcasses Market - Analysis And Forecast to 2020" report to their offering. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. Meat Processed From Carcasses market. It presents the latest data ... (11/25/2015)
    • Wyoming Game and Fish donates meat from poached pronghorn - Yellowstone Meat Processing in Casper processed the carcasses for free and Game and Fish on Wednesday donated the meat to four local families. “Having that processed, it really helped out a lot of people,” said Game and Fish spokeswoman Janet Milek. (10/08/2015)
    • Thousands are duped by goat meat sold as lamb: Bosses appear in court after 'vast number of carcasses' were labelled as shanks and mutton - Thousands of consumers are feared to have unknowingly eaten foreign goat meat believing it was British lamb after being deceived by businessmen. Colin Patterson, 44, and Dafydd Raw-Rees, 67, processed 'a vast number of goat carcasses' bought from an ... (05/18/2015)
    • Slaughterhouse staff indicted over meat from cows with cancer - This included directing employees to carve "USDA Condemned" stamps out of certain cow carcasses and to process them for ... Massive recall Between January 2013 and January 2014, Rancho processed and distributed meat from approximately 101 condemned cattle ... (08/19/2014)
    • Meat From Shuttered Petaluma Plant Was Sold Through Fast Food Retailers Including Jack In The Box - PETALUMA (CBS SF) – It appears Jack In The Box and other fast food restaurants were among the retailers who received meat that originated at a Petaluma meat company that was shut down last month after the USDA said the slaughterhouse processed diseased ... (03/20/2014)
    • Let Them Eat Carcass - Pre-packaged and heavily processed, it might be described in the scientific literature as "formulated foodstuffs." One common commercial feline diet consists of ground whole-carcass horsemeat along with an array of vitamins and minerals. Think of the meat ... (01/03/2014)
    • Horse Meat Scandal: Test Results Due On British Processed Meals - Ms Brown said: "That would say there has been a significant amount of carcasses with bute going into the food chain for some time." However tests on Findus processed beef products withdrawn from sale in the UK after the discovery of traces of horse meat ... (02/15/2013)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $5,801,033 on Processed Meat. It has awarded 394 contracts to 54 companies, with an average value of $107,427 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:
    Collagen sausage casings made from purchased hides, Smoked meats made from purchased carcasses, Hams, preserved (except poultry), made from purchased carcasses, Pastrami made from purchased carcasses, Salted meats made from purchased carcasses, Sausage casings, collagen, made from purchased hides, Pig's feet, cooked and pickled, Pork, primal and sub-primal cuts, Meats (except poultry), cured or smoked, Luncheon meat (except poultry) made from purchased carcasses, Lamb, Meats, fresh or chilled (except poultry and small game), frozen, Frozen meat pies (i.e., tourtires) made from purchased carcasses, Dried meats made from purchased carcasses, Corned meats made from purchases carcasses, Cooked meats made from purchased carcasses, Boxed meat produced from purchased carcasses, Veal, Bologna made from purchased carcasses, Meat canning (except baby, pet food, poultry), Bacon, slab and sliced, Processed meats manufacturing, Potted meats made from purchased carcasses, Sausage and similar cased products made from purchased carcasses, Beef stew made from purchased carcasses, Variety meats, edible organs, made from purchased meats, Boxed beef made from purchased carcasses, Meat products canning (except baby, poultry) made from purchased carcasses, Sandwich spreads, meat, canned, Meat extracts made from purchased carcasses, Hot dogs (except poultry) made from purchased carcasses, Beef, Cured meats (e.g., brined, dried, and salted) made from purchased carcasses, etc.

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