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Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing in Canada

Meat, Beef and Poultry Processing industry growth prospects have been threatened by slow growth in per capita meat consumption. Disease outbreaks and a growing awareness of the health risks associated with red meat consumption, in particular, have threatened Canadian appetites for steaks and fresh meats. However, capacity constraints in domestic cattle farms have forced red meat price upward, bolstering industry revenue despite declining red meat consumption. Consequently, industry revenue is projected to increase over the five years to 2018. As the economy is anticipated to improve and per capita disposable income is on the rise, industry revenue is forecast to increase over the five years to 2023.

Operators in this industry slaughter animals, process the carcasses and package the meat into products and by-products. Industry operators 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.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita meat consumption
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To...
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Olymel (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table JBS Food Canada Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Cargill Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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