Since flour mills provide goods that are considered diet staples, the industry will remain relevant in the years to come. Revenue and profit will depend on the price and production of wheat and rice, which are expected to remain stable during the five years to 2014. As companies vertically integrate and merge operations to take advantage of economies of scale, revenue will rise.
Companies in this industry participate in the following activities: milling grains and vegetables into flour; cleaning, polishing and milling rice; and producing malt from a variety of cereal grains. Industry operators purchase grain inputs, such as wheat, corn, barley and rice, from wholesalers or directly from growers. They then process them into flour, gluten, starch and malt and sell such products to grocery wholesalers or other food-related industries.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.