Raising feathers: Major players have faced welfare scandals, but chicken's popularity remains high

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. The enhanced reputation of chicken amongst an increasingly health-conscious consumer base has stimulated modest growth in recent years, with revenue expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.8% to £5.2 billion over the five years through 2018-19. Consumer preferences have trended towards poultry meat over substitutes, such as beef, as chicken and other poultry are considered to be a healthy source of protein...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£5.2bn
Annual Growth 14-19
0.8%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
31,204
Businesses
109

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The popularity of chicken has supported moderate revenue growth in recent years
  • Chicken has benefited from rising health consciousness, as it is perceived as healthy
  • Animal feed prices are expected to rise over the coming five years, weighing on profit margins
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Sales of chicken dominate the industry and are expected to account for almost 90% of industry revenue in 2018-19. Products can be sold in various forms, including carcasses, animal sections and smaller cuts like wings and breasts. Value-added poultry products include seasoned, marinated or breaded chicken as well as chicken based ready-meals. These added-value products have become increasingly popular, which has supported poultry producers because they can present their meat as a healthy and convenient meal option. Processors also sell by-products such as poultry fats and feathers.Cuts of chickenThis segment includes cuts of chicken sold fresh or frozen. These cuts of chicken are often sold as thin strips or cube-shaped chunks of boneless chicken. In ...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
  • 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
  • Input price rises
  • 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
  • Frozen cuts of chicken
  • Turkey
  • Other
  • Offal and fats
  • 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
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • 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, Faccenda Foods Limited,
  • Table: Boparan Holdings Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Moy Park Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Faccenda Foods Limited - 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
    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
    Down
  • 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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