Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b7vn49/meat_product) has announced the addition of the "Meat Product Manufacturing" report to their offering.
Companies in this industry slaughter animals and prepare meat products. Major companies include Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods, and Pilgrim's Pride, all based in the US, along with BRF-Brasil Foods, Danish Crown, Nippon Meat Packers (Japan), and Shuanghui Group (China).
About 245 million metric tons of pork, poultry, and beef are manufactured worldwide each year, including about 42 million metric tons manufactured in the US. The US, EU, Brazil, and China are the largest meat producers.
The US meat products manufacturing industry includes about 3,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $175 billion and is forecast to grow moderately over the next two years. Key growth drivers include consumer spending and trends in food consumption.
Demand is driven by consumer income and by exports. Because meat is largely a commodity, the profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and an effective distribution network. Large companies have big economies of scale in production and distribution. Small companies can compete effectively in a local area or by producing unique products.
The slaughtering segment of the industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest companies generate about 90 percent of segment revenue. The secondary processing segment, meat processed from carcasses, is also concentrated: the top 50 companies generate about 65 percent of segment revenue. Poultry processing is highly concentrated: the top 50 companies generate more than 90 percent of revenue.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Industry Overview
2. Quarterly Industry Update
3. Business Challenges
4. Business Trends
5. Industry Opportunities
6. Call Preparation Questions
7. Financial Information
8. Industry Forecast
9. Web Links and Acronyms
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