Playing chicken: Consolidation activity has been encouraged by price pressure from supermarkets

Operators in the Poultry Meat Processing industry engage in killing, dressing and packing poultry such as chicken, turkey, goose, duck and other fowl. Sales of chicken to downstream retailers and operators in the food service industry dominate industry revenue. Demand for chicken has stimulated modest growth in recent years as consumers grow increasingly health conscious, and revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 1% over the five years through 2019-20. Processors have also benefited from growing consumer demand for convenient meals, as the versatility of poultry meat has facilitated the proliferation of value-added product segments, including breaded chicken and chicken-based more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising export demand has supported industry expansion over the past five-year period
  • There has been a high degree of consolidation activity in the industry over the past five years
  • Operators will focus on key segments like value-added and ready-to-cook meals
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the past five years, the Poultry Meat Processing industry has recorded modest performance in the face of several potential challenges. Industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 1% over the five-years through 2019-20 to reach £5.4 billion. Rising health consciousness and the precarious economic environment have contributed to increased poultry meat consumption over the period. Despite a significant decline in the value of exports in 2015-16, export growth has supported industry expansion, as operators have capitalised on the weak pound increasing the price competitiveness of UK products on overseas markets. Nevertheless, import competition has remained intense, limiting growth over the period. Avi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Poultry Meat Processing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Poultry Meat Processing Industry are

  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Animal feed prices in the Poultry Meat Processing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Poultry Meat Processing Industry?

    This industry consists of firms operating slaughterhouses engaged in killing, dressing or packing poultry. Operators are involved in the production of fresh, chilled or frozen meat in individual portions as well as the rendering of edible poultry fats. Also included is the production of feathers and down, whereas the packaging of meat is excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Whole chicken
  • Fresh cuts of chicken
  • Frozen cuts of chicken
  • Turkey
  • Offal and fats
  • Geese, duck and other fowl
  • Industry Activities
  • Chicken processing
  • Turkey processing
  • Duck processing
  • Goose processing
  • Game bird processing
  • Feather and down selling
  • Poultry fat rendering
  • Poultry packing
  • Poultry slaughtering
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Animal feed prices
  • Health consciousness
  • Demand from takeaway and fast-food restaurants
  • Domestic price of beef
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Total meat consumption

  • Current Performance
  • Appetite for convenience
  • The vegan revolution
  • Gobbling up the competition
  • Volatile inputs
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumption trends
  • Technological advances
  • Increased uncertainty
  • Table: Poultry Meat Processing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Meat Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Meat & Meat Product Retailing
  • Full-Service Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Poultry Raising

  • Products & Services
  • Fresh cuts of chicken
  • Whole chicken
  • Turkey
  • Frozen cuts of chicken
  • Other
  • Offal and fats
  • Geese, duck and other fowl
  • Chart: Poultry Meat Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Wholesalers
  • Food-service operators
  • Food manufacturers
  • Exports
  • Butchers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Poultry 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 Poultry Meat Processing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Poultry Meat Processing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Boparan Holdings Ltd, Moy Park Limited, Avara Foods Ltd,
  • Table: Boparan Holdings Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Moy Park Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Avara Foods Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Poultry 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 Poultry Meat Processing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Exports (2011-2025)
  • Imports (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A layer of finer feathers found under a bird's tougher exterior feathers.
  • Game Bird
  • A bird that can be legally hunted. These include pheasants, quails and pigeons.
  • Offal
  • The internal organs of a slaughtered animal. These include products such as liver, which can be sold as by-products.
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