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Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 31161CA | Jul 2014

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IBISWorld’s Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$25bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
63,258
Businesses
930
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Meat, Beef and Poultry Processing industry represents a large portion of Canada's food processing sector, both in terms of exports and employment. The industry has seen declines in recent years due to decreased per capita meat consumption. Increasingly health-conscious consumers have decreased their consumption of red meats and opted for healthier sources of protein (e.g. fish, soy meats, and poultry). Decreased disposable income has also increased demand for poultry products, as poultry is typically a cheaper protein source than most red meats. Nevertheless, a rebounding economy and improved consumer sentiment toward industry products is expected to boost industry revenue over the next five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Due to high and mounting transportation costs, Meat, Beef and Poultry Processing establishments in Canada are strategically located near sources of key upstream industries (e.g. beef cattle, pig and chicken farming operations). Firms must also remain within a serviceable distance to large city markets. As a result, the establishments are mainly concentrated in the provinces with the highest populations: Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.

Ontario, which accounts for the largest share of the Canadian population at about 38.8%, holds the majority of industry establishments at an estimated 32.2% of the total. Similarly, Quebec houses about 25.6% of total industry operations, while accounting for about 23.1% of the nation's population... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing Industry?

Operators in this industry slaughter animals, process the carcasses and package the meat into products and by-products. Industry firms also purify and refine animal fat, bones and meat scraps. Products are sold to other food manufacturers, renderers, grocery and meat wholesalers and retail traders. Establishments that mainly cut and pack meats (i.e. boxed meats) from purchased carcasses are also included in this industry.

Industry Products
Slaughtered animal productsPoultry processingRendering and meat processing from carcasses
 
Industry Activities
Slaughtering animalsCutting and packing meatsPreparing processed meats and meat by-productsRendering and refining animal fat, bones and meat scraps


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