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Cornmeal Market in the US 2016-2020

Cornmeal Market in the US 2016-2020

About Cornmeal

The market demand for cornmeal products is attributed to the growing demand for corn-based snacks including tortilla chips, corn chips, taco shells, and a wide variety of other popular Mexican foods. Snack manufacturers in the US utilize whole cornmeal and corn flour for making snacks as the high starch content of both cornmeal as well as corn flour helps in giving a high puff in the preparation of processed/extruded snack products where corn flavor is required. The American household is now shrinking and cooking at home has decreased compared to previous years, which in turn is resulting in rising consumer preference for snack products. This shift is now leading to the increasing demand for single-portion, portable as well as healthy snack products. Thus, corn-based snacks are expected to see high growth during the forecast period attributed to the myriad health benefits of corn. In addition, the demand for gluten-free snacks is rising in the US owing to the increase in the number of people with gluten sensitivity. In 2015, around 1,080 new snack products were launched in the US with gluten-free claim.



    Technavio’s analysts forecast the cornmeal market in US to grow at a CAGR of 1.81% during the period 2016-2020.

    Covered in this report

    The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the cornmeal market in US for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report analyzes the market potential for each product based on the growth rate, macroeconomic parameters, consumer buying patterns, and market demand and supply scenario.
Technavio's report, Cornmeal Market in US 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Associated British Foods
  • Bob’s Red Mill
  • Bunge
  • Cargill
  • General Mills
  • J.M. Smucker
  • LifeLine Foods
  • Maseca
  • Raymond-Hadley
  • SEMO Milling
Other prominent vendors
  • Agricor
  • CGB Enterprises
  • C. H. Guenther & Son
  • Hodgson Mill
  • King Arthur Flour
  • Lakeside Mills
  • Shawnee Milling Company
  • Suntava Purple Corn
  • Tate & Lyle
  • Wilkins Rogers Mills
Market driver
  • Rise in demand for corn-based snack products.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Rising health concerns over genetically modified corn seeds.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Continuous product innovation in terms of corn ingredients and product variants.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Cornmeal Market in US 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the cornmeal market in US: Archer Daniels Midland, Associated British Foods, Bob’s Red Mill, Bunge, Cargill, General Mills, J.M. Smucker, LifeLine Foods, Maseca, Raymond-Hadley, and SEMO Milling.

Other prominent vendors in the market are: Agricor, CGB Enterprises, C. H. Guenther & Son, Hodgson Mill, King Arthur Flour, Lakeside Mills, Shawnee Milling Company, Suntava Purple Corn, Tate & Lyle, and Wilkins Rogers Mills.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is continuous product innovation in terms of corn ingredients and product variants. Continuous product development and innovation is essential for the sustainability of any industry. The market in the US has been growing steadily and strongly. Yet, even a promising market like this requires product innovations and dynamism to be able to remain lucrative. Therefore, manufacturers have been launching several new corn-based ingredients varieties in terms of texture as well as their taste profile. For example, in 2015, Cargill, one of the leading manufacturer of corn sweeteners, dry corn ingredients, corn gluten meal, and other value-added products in the global marketplace, launched new instant corn starch C*PulpTex12931, which is useful in improving the texture as well as visual appeal in tomato-based soups, sauces, and condiments.”

According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is rise in demand for corn-based snack products. Whole cornmeal is generally used for making snacks. This is attributed to the fact that the high starch content of both cornmeal as well as corn flour aids significantly in giving a high puff in the preparation of processed/extruded snack products where corn flavor is required. The growing demand for corn flour by snacks manufacturers across the US is further fueling market growth. For instance, Gruma Group, a leading corn flour producer in the US, reported that it witnessed 8% year-on-year growth in volume sales of corn flour owing to the increase in demand for corn flour from the US snack manufacturers.

Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is fluctuations in corn prices. A major challenge for manufacturers in the US market is the fluctuation in corn prices. Across the US, El Niño conditions in 2015 damaged many crops. Spring and summer rains delayed the planting of corn in the eastern Corn Belt, consisting of Western Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. There is still uncertainty about the overall impacts of the El Niño on corn crop yields. Therefore, any sudden rise or fall in prices of corn due to abnormal climate, such as damage triggered by El Niño, affects the profit margins of many US corn-based food manufacturers. Such fluctuations and volatility in prices often create problems in production and thereby cause demand and supply gap in the market.

Companies Mentioned

Archer Daniels Midland, Associated British Foods, Bob’s Red Mill, Bunge, Cargill, General Mills, J.M. Smucker, LifeLine Foods, Maseca, Raymond-Hadley, SEMO Milling, Agricor, CGB Enterprises, C. H. Guenther & Son, Hodgson Mill, King Arthur Flour, Lakeside Mills, Shawnee Milling Company, Suntava Purple Corn, Tate & Lyle, Wilkins Rogers Mills.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview of corn milling process
    • Corn dry milling process
      • Table Overview of corn dry milling process
      • Table Corn dry milling process
    • Corn wet milling process
      • Table Overview of corn wet milling process
      • Table Corn wet milling process
    • Nixtamalization/masa corn milling process
      • Table Overview of nixtamalization/masa corn milling process
      • Table Archer Daniels Midland: Product classification of various major products based on corn milling process
  • Country profile: US
    • Key economic indicators
      • Table Urban population in US 2010-2015 (millions)
      • Table GDP per capita in US 2010-2015 ($)
      • Table Real median household income in US 2010-2015 ($)
      • Table Inflation rate measured by consumer price index in US 2010-2015
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of cornmeal market in US
    • US corn production 2010-2015
      • Table US corn production 2010-2015 (million metric tons)
    • US corn production by key geographical regions 2013-2015
      • Table Key states in each region
    • Corn production in midwest region of US 2013-2015
      • Table Corn production in midwest region of US 2013-2015 (million metric tons)
    • Corn production in southern region of US 2013-2015
      • Table Corn production in Southern region of US 2013-2015 (million metric tons)
    • Corn production in northeast region of US 2013-2015
      • Table Corn production in northeast region of US 2013-2015 (million metric tons)
    • Corn production in western region of US 2013-2015
      • Table Corn production in western region of US 2013-2015 (million metric tons)
    • Price analysis of processed yellow cornmeal in US 2015
      • Table Historical price of processed yellow cornmeal at Chicago market 2015-2016 ($ per hundredweight)
      • Table Historical price of processed yellow cornmeal at New York market ($ per hundredweight)
    • Cornmeal market in US 2015-2020
      • Table Cornmeal market in US 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product type
    • Cornmeal market in US by product type
      • Table Cornmeal market in US by product type 2015 and 2020
      • Table Growth outlook for cornmeal market in US by product type 2015-2020
    • Brewery grits market in US
      • Table Brewery grits market in US 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Corn flour market in US
      • Table Corn flour market in US 2015-2020 (thousand metric tons)
    • Ready-to-eat cornmeal market in US
      • Table Ready-to-eat cornmeal market in US 2015-2020 (thousand metric tons)
    • Corn grits market in US
      • Table Corn grits market in US 2015-2020 (thousand metric tons)
    • Whole grains market in US
      • Table Whole grains market in US 2015-2020 (thousand metric tons)
    • Wheat flour and mixes market in US
      • Table Wheat flour and mixes market in US 2015-2020 (thousand metric tons)
    • Other cornmeal products market in US
      • Table Other cornmeal products market in US 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
      • Table Other cornmeal products market in US breakup as of 2015 (million metric tons)
  • Market segmentation by end use
    • Cornmeal market in US by end use
      • Table Cornmeal market in US by end use 2015 and 2020
      • Table Growth outlook for cornmeal market in US by end use 2015-2020
    • Cornmeal market in US in industrial sector
      • Table Cornmeal market in US in industrial sector 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Cornmeal market in US in retail sector
      • Table Cornmeal market in US in retail sector 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Cornmeal market in US in foodservice sector
      • Table Cornmeal market in US in foodservice sector 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
      • Table Foodservice market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market overview by the Hispanic population
    • Cornmeal consumption by the Hispanic population in US
      • Table Cornmeal consumption by the Hispanic population in US 2015
  • Marketing and distribution analysis of cornmeal
    • Cornmeal market in US by distribution channel
      • Table Value chain analysis of cornmeal market in US
      • Table Cornmeal market in US by distribution channel for retail sector 2015
      • Table Internet users in US 2011-2015 (millions)
    • Key foodservice and industrial distributors
  • Market drivers
    • Health benefits associated with consumption of corn
      • Table Nutritional profile of corn
    • Rise in demand for corn-based snack products
      • Table Top 10 corn snacks brands in US in 2015
      • Table Tortilla chips market in US 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Top 10 tortilla/tostada chips brands in US in 2015
    • Growing demand for gluten-free foods
      • Table Gluten-free food market in US 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Fluctuations in corn prices
      • Table US corn prices ($/metric ton)
    • Rising health concerns over genetically modified corn seeds
      • Table GM corn: Percentage of corn acres in US 2010-2015
    • Threat of ingredients and raw material contamination
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Consumer focus shifting toward organic corn-based foods
      • Table Penetration rate of organic products among US adult population during 2005-2014
      • Table Countries of origin for US corn imports in 2014 (% share of imports)
    • Continuous product innovation in terms of corn ingredients and product variants
    • Increase in strategic alliances
  • Competitor analysis
    • Competitive scenario
    • Market positioning matrix based on product portfolio and market presence for key market players
      • Table Market positioning matrix based on product portfolio and market presence for key market competitors
    • Archer Daniels Midland
      • Table Archer Daniels Midland: Product portfolio
    • Associated British Foods
      • Table Associated British Foods: Product portfolio
    • Bob's Red Mill
      • Table Bob's Red Mill: Product portfolio
    • Bunge
      • Table Bunge: Product portfolio
    • Cargill
      • Table Cargill: Product portfolio
    • General Mills
      • Table General Mills: Product portfolio
    • J.M. Smucker
      • Table J.M. Smucker: Product portfolio
    • LifeLine Foods
      • Table LifeLine Foods: Product portfolio
    • Maseca (Gruma Group)
      • Table Maseca: Product portfolio
    • Raymond-Hadley
      • Table Raymond-Hadley: Product portfolio
    • SEMO Milling
      • Table SEMO Milling: Product portfolio
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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