Packing it in: Strong export demand has supported revenue growth

The Meat Processing industry has expanded over the past five years. However, varying turnoff rates at the farm level have contributed to fluctuations in the volume of beef, veal and sheep meat produced over the period, limiting the industry’s expansion. Additionally, demand from downstream export markets, such as the United States and China, has fluctuated over the period, largely due to movements in the New Zealand dollar, which affects the affordability of New Zealand meat products in these markets. Overall, industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 4.1% over the five years through 2018-19. Increases in domestic meat prices, beef and veal production, and sheep meat production are expected to lift industry revenue by 2.9% during 2018-19, to $9.4 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth 14-19
4.1%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
24,185
Businesses
244

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Varying conditions at the farm gate have contributed to fluctuating turnoff rates
  • Profitability varies immensely across the industry, due to varying reliance on production inputs
  • Average profit margins across the industry are projected to rise over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Meat Processing industry exhibits moderate market share concentration, with the four largest operators expected to account for just under 70% of industry revenue. The four largest industry operators, Silver Fern Farms, the Alliance Group, ANZCO Foods and Talley's Group, are all export-focused meat processors that operate on a large scale and benefit from strong economies of scale. In addition to the major players and similar export-oriented processors, the industry contains medium-sized players that focus on the domestic market, and small-scale processors that service a local region or focus on niche products, such as goat meat. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Meat Processing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Meat Processing are:

  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labour
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic price of meat and Trade-weighted index in the Meat Processing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Meat Processing in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators primarily slaughter animals, and bone, freeze, preserve or pack meat products (excluding poultry). Operators that primarily manufacture meat from by-products (except poultry), and render lard or tallow are also included.

    Industry Products
  • Beef and veal
  • Sheep meat
  • Other meats
  • Industry Activities
  • Abattoir operation
  • Animal meat packaging and freezing
  • Lard or tallow rendering
  • Unrefined animal oil or fat
  • Meat packaging (excluding poultry)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic price of meat
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Beef and veal production
  • Sheep meat production
  • Meat consumption

  • Current Performance
  • Meat production
  • International influences
  • Profit and structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Meat production
  • International markets
  • Table: Meat Processing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Meat Processing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Specialised Grocery Retailing in New Zealand
  • Supermarkets, Grocery Stores and Convenience Stores in New Zealand
  • Cafes and Restaurants in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef Cattle Farming in New Zealand
  • Deer, Pig and Other Livestock Farming in New Zealand
  • Sheep Farming in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Beef and veal
  • Sheep meat
  • Other meats
  • Chart: Meat Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other export markets
  • Exports to the United States
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Meat Processing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Meat Processing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Meat Processing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Limited, Alliance Group Limited, ANZCO Foods Limited, Talley's Group Limited,
  • Table: Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Alliance Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: ANZCO Foods Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Talley's Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Meat Processing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Meat Processing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Hogget
  • A lamb between weaning and first shearing.
  • Hormonal Growth Promotants
  • Supplements of naturally occurring hormones.
  • Turnoff Rate
  • The number of livestock farmers sell for slaughter.
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