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

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Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 31161CA | Mar 2016

Beef up: Operators will focus on improving efficiencies via technological advancements

IBISWorld’s Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Meat, Beef and Poultry Processing industry is the largest within the Canadian food-manufacturing sector. While meat products remain a staple part of the diet for Canadian consumers, industry operators have experienced some turbulent times in the past five years due to volatile input prices and unstable economic conditions in several export markets. In the coming years, as the economy is anticipated to rebound and consumer sentiment is expected to improve, industry revenue is forecast to beef up... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Most food manufacturing and packaging processes are highly automated and mechanized, but some processes require greater degree of manual labour and attention to detail. Currently, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.15 on capital. The Meat, Beef and Poultry Processing industry's medium level of capital intensity has resulted from ongoing reliance on workers to carry out the slaughtering and processing, although the processing of meats into higher value-added food products has required significant investment in modern plants and equipment. The industry's capital intensity has expanded over the past five years, signalling the effects of increased technology and, specifically, cutting-edge machinery designed to enhance worker safety... 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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