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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 2013

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IBISWorld’s Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$24bn
Annual Growth 08-13
-0.2%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Employment
66,890
Businesses
937
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Regulation poses a major barrier to entry into the Meat, Beef and Poultry Processing industry. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency imposes stringent standards to ensure food safety and protect the public from contamination. Noncompliance with these standards may potentially result in shutting down company operations or denial of entry for a particular player.

Preexisting supply arrangements pose another barrier. Established businesses typically have contracts in place to supply other meat processors with raw materials. Similarly, these companies will also have relations with distributors and even retailers to supply high value-added food products for final consumption... 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 byproducts. 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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