The just released December edition of Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering Industry report is the comprehensive market research guide on the industry. It provides the latest information on the industry's key financial data, competitive landscape, cost and pricing, and trends during the current economic recession.Over the past 3 years, the industry has shown a strong growth in exports, at approximately 21% constant annual growth. This growth in international trade is further analyzed in the report's export section covering major trade partners. The downstream analysis section of this industry reveals a large dependency on personal consumption. Understanding the recessionary effects on consumer consumption for products within this industry is essential. At 180 pages with over 150 charts and tables, the report's extensive coverage includes a range of topics such as macroeconomic conditions, granular data on products, international trade, channel mix, government demand, and labor structure. Most importantly, it relies on over a decade of historical data and enhanced forecasting to project industry trends up to 2013 about the domestic market, global market and overseas growth opportunities. This current report contains monthly data on shipments, inventory levels, and international trade volume through September of 2009. Industry analysts and Fortune 500 customers leverage this essential quarterly report to make accurate forecasts and planning for 2010 in today's fluctuating economic environment.In this report, you will find industry data on the following major categories:Executive SummaryQuick Industry Statistics: 2-page overview for the CEO on the runSupply & Demand with Capacity Utilization2009 Monthly Shipments, Inventory, and Trade Data2009-2013 ForecastIndustry Income StatementAll relevant financial data including: Revenue, Cost of Materials, Labor Costs, Gross Profit, SG&A, Net Income, etc.4-year Financials Comparison and TrendsIndustry Balance SheetTraditional key elements of Assets, Liabilities, and EquityInventory fabrication stagesCalculated balance sheet ratiosCapital ExpenditurePlant additions and expansionsComputer and IT investmentsMachinery and Equipment for production and material handlingIndustry Cost AnalysisUpstream Industries and the cost allocations towards producer, wholesale, retail, and freight Materials and their percentage share of total material costsIndustry Pricing AnalysisProducer Pricing Indices at industry, wholesale, and retail levels for comparison and trend forecastingPricing Distribution among Downstream Industries differentiated at producer, wholesale, retail, and freight categoriesIndustry Foreign TradeDetailed Import/Export Data by commodities and by countriesMode of Shipment and insurance and freight costsIndustry StructureLabor and Compensation Structure: productivity indices, hourly wages, production hours, output index, HR structureEstablishments: Trends, Employee Statistics, State by State numbersValued added statistics: industry GDP contributionCompetitive LandscapeIndustry Concentration: HHI, number of companies, size distributions, market shares Major Players: company profiles and market size ranges Definition & Classification This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in slaughtering animals (except poultry and small game). Establishments that slaughter and prepare meats are included in this industry. This 6-digit NAICS industry (311611) is under the hierarchy of Animal Slaughtering and Processing Industry (31161), Food Manufacturing Subsector (311), and the Manufacturing Sector (31-33). Its SIC equivalent codes are: 751 - Livestock Services, Except Veterinary (custom slaughtering); 2011 - Meat Packing Plants; and 2048 - Prepared Feeds and Feed Ingredients for Animals and Fowls, Except Dogs and Cats (slaughtering animals for pet food).Revenue, Profitability & Foreign Trade Preview The industry's revenue for the year 2008 was approximately $72.2 billion USD, with an estimated gross profit of 8.73%. Import was valued at $5.2 billion USD from 63 countries. The industry also exported $10.9 billion USD worth of merchandise to 155 countries. Adding import value to and subtracting export value from the industry's shipment value, the total domestic demand for the industry in 2008 was $66.5 billion USD. Report SummaryThis industry report contains 180 pages of in-depth market research with over 150 charts and tables. Industry sales and shipment data within the U.S. and its international trade are presented and forecasted. For financial analysis, the report presents industry level income statements, balance sheets, and capital expenditure figures. In the cost analysis section, 33 upstream industries are analyzed to offer insight into the supply chain cost structure. For the channel and pricing structure, 73 downstream industries are analyzed. The competitive landscape section provides the number of companies and their respective revenue share, the market concentration, and a list of major players. At a more granular level, products within the industry are listed with their respective market sizes and import and export data. The appendices contain relevant references to additional trade statistics, U.S. State statistics, and industry trade associations.Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturers, international top consulting firms, major retailers and wholesalers, professional trade associations, financial corporations, universities, governmental entities, start-ups and individuals. We are committed to providing the highest level of quality to all our clients and assure your satisfaction in the report delivering as promised.