Grain processing is an advanced, modern industry with highly specialised, automated production processes. Nonetheless, it is also in a somewhat perilous position. The industry depends on a number of unpredictable factors, such as climate, pests and wheat prices. Wheat, the industry's primary input, is one of the most important agricultural commodities in the world and is used in a number of staple foods, such as bread. Maize and rice are also important cereal grains and are subject to the same volatility, making the industry inherently risky.
This industry includes the production of flour, groats, meal or pellets of wheat, rye, oats, maize (corn) or other cereal grains. It also includes the manufacture of flour mixes and the manufacture of various starches, including potato starch and glucose syrup. The industry excludes the production of breakfast cereals.
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.