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The Meat Processing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Meat Processing industry has performed strongly over the past five years. Improved weather conditions and surging export demand have aided the industry. Production volumes of beef and lamb have risen over the past five years, with strong demand boosting prices and encouraging farmers to sell livestock. Increased prices and production have, in turn, helped boost revenue for meat processors. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 8.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $21.4 billion. However, industry revenue is forecast to fall by 2.4% during 2016-17. Reduced turn-off rates, particularly for beef cattle, will limit production at the processing level and depress industry revenue...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Meat processing occurs in almost all states and territories. However, operations tend to be concentrated in the eastern seaboard, with Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland collectively accounting for 82.3% of total industry operators. Industry abattoirs are commonly located in rural areas. Being located close to livestock producers provides numerous benefits. Foremost, it lowers transport costs for processors because it is cheaper to transport carcasses than live animals. It also reduces the time livestock are held in transit, which reduces bruising and distress during transportation. The lower cost of land is another incentive for meat processors to build in these locations. An ..

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Industry Products

What is the Meat Processing Industry?

Industry operators primarily slaughter animals (except poultry), bone, freeze, preserve or pack meat (except poultry) or can meat (except poultry, seafood, bacon, ham and corned meat). Businesses that primarily manufacture meat from abattoir by-products (except from products of poultry slaughtering), and render lard or tallow are also included.

Industry Products
Beef and veal
Lamb and mutton
Pig meat
Other meats
Industry Activities
Abattoir operation
Animal meat packing and freezing
Meat (except bacon, ham and poultry)
Meat meal or bone meal (except fish or poultry meal)
Meat packing (except poultry)
Canned meat (except poultry, bacon, ham and corned meat)
Dehydrated meat (except poultry)
Frozen meat (except poultry)
Unrefined animal oils or fats
Lard or tallow rendering

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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