Beef Market by Cut (Brisket, Loin, Shank), Slaughter (Halal, Kosher), Product, Form, Distribution - Global Forecast 2024-2030
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[195 Pages Report] The Beef Market size was estimated at USD 159.34 billion in 2023 and expected to reach USD 167.08 billion in 2024, at a CAGR 4.98% to reach USD 223.94 billion by 2030.

The beef market encompasses producing, processing, distributing, and selling cattle meat products for both consumer and industrial applications. It covers various stages, including breeding, raising, slaughtering, packaging, and marketing of beef products. Increased demand for protein-rich food sources with changing consumer preferences towards high-quality meat products with better taste and nutritional value is driving the growth of the beef market. Rising technological advancements that improve livestock management practices and increasing acceptance of Halal-certified beef products create a platform for the beef market. Increasing price volatility and fluctuating availability of beef are hampering market growth. Rising development of innovative packaging solutions that prolong the shelf life of beef while minimizing environmental impact is expected to create opportunities for market growth.

Regional Insights

The beef market in the Americas is mature, with efficient production systems, a strong consumer base, and strategic trade relationships. In countries including the United States and Canada, beef consumption remains high, with consumers valuing quality over quantity. Approximately 25% of the world's beef production comes from the U.S., making it a dominant player in the global market. Canada has witnessed a surge in beef exports due to increasing product demand. In Europe, strict regulations on animal welfare and meat quality standards ensure food safety within the European Union. Growing concerns about environmental sustainability have led European customers to prefer organic or locally sourced products. Several EU-funded programs have been initiated to promote research on sustainable livestock farming practices. The Middle East region offers lucrative opportunities for beef exporters due to rapid urbanization and a burgeoning middle-class population seeking high-quality meat. Africa's growing population and rising income levels provide unique possibilities for beef exporters; however, logistical hurdles such as inadequate transportation infrastructure may impede market expansion. The beef market in the Asia-Pacific region is rapidly growing, presenting growth opportunities for beef manufacturers due to increasing middle-class populations, disposable incomes, and urbanization. Demand for high-quality meats is rising in India and China, providing opportunities for local producers and international exporters.

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Market Dynamics

The market dynamics represent an ever-changing landscape of the Beef Market by providing actionable insights into factors, including supply and demand levels. Accounting for these factors helps design strategies, make investments, and formulate developments to capitalize on future opportunities. In addition, these factors assist in avoiding potential pitfalls related to political, geographical, technical, social, and economic conditions, highlighting consumer behaviors and influencing manufacturing costs and purchasing decisions.

  • Market Drivers
    • Rapid urbanization and high consumer demand for beef
    • Increase in government investments and programs to strengthen meat industry
    • Growing availability of beef with cold storage and other advanced packaging
  • Market Restraints
    • Price volatility and fluctuating availability of beef
  • Market Opportunities
    • Growing emergence of net carbon zero beef
    • Penetration of livestock monitoring and other technologies to enhance production
  • Market Challenges
    • Health hazards associated with consumption of beef
Market Segmentation Analysis
  • Product: Innovation in product portfolios to meet demand for affordable prices with convenient options without compromising flavor

    The beef industry comprises four primary product segments, including fresh cooked, frozen, processed, and raw, and each product category caters to specific consumer preferences and demands. Freshly cooked beef products focus on taste, tenderness, and quality and are prepared using high-quality ingredients while keeping food safety standards in mind. This category primarily includes steaks, roasts, and ground beef dishes served in restaurants or by catering services. Frozen beef products come in various forms, including patties, steaks, meatballs, and more, and revolve around affordability and ease of use without compromising on taste. They offer convenience to consumers who prefer ready-to-cook options with longer shelf life. Processed beef includes sausages, hot dogs, deli meats, and canned goods such as corned beef. The need-based preference for processed beef products is primarily driven by convenience and versatility in incorporating them into various dishes. Raw Beef values freshness, quality, and safety in whole cuts or ground meat for home or business consumption, including in restaurants and hotels. Fresh cooked and raw beef target premium customers valuing quality and taste; frozen and processed segments focus on affordable prices with convenient options without compromising flavor. Manufacturers across all product categories increasingly prioritize healthier choices as consumer preferences shift towards sustainability and health consciousness.

  • Distribution: Adoption of different distribution channels to meet various consumer needs and preferences

    The beef distribution sector caters to diverse consumer preferences and needs through various channels, which include convenience stores, discount stores, e-tailers, fine dining restaurants, food outlets, supermarkets, and upscale restaurants. These channels emphasize different factors such as quality, sustainability, convenience, affordability, and dining experience. Convenient stores provide easy access to pre-packaged beef products. Discount stores cater to budget-conscious consumers by offering affordable beef options from cost-saving sources. E-tailers have tapped into the home delivery market, focusing on efficiency and freshness while maintaining competitive prices. Fine dining establishments prioritize premium cuts sourced from esteemed suppliers for a superior dining experience. Food outlets range from fast-food chains to casual dining restaurants that emphasize speed and affordability for their customers. Supermarkets offer extensive selections of beef products with detailed labeling information to help consumers make informed choices based on health concerns or ethical values. Upscale restaurants aim to deliver an elevated dining experience by procuring high-quality ingredients responsibly from sustainable suppliers and employing innovative cooking techniques crafted by experienced chefs. Manufacturers and providers operating within the beef distribution segment adapt their strategies to cater to evolving market demands while emphasizing factors crucial to their target demographics.

Market Disruption Analysis

The market disruption analysis delves into the core elements associated with market-influencing changes, including breakthrough technological advancements that introduce novel features, integration capabilities, regulatory shifts that could drive or restrain market growth, and the emergence of innovative market players challenging traditional paradigms. This analysis facilitates a competitive advantage by preparing players in the Beef Market to pre-emptively adapt to these market-influencing changes, enhances risk management by early identification of threats, informs calculated investment decisions, and drives innovation toward areas with the highest demand in the Beef Market.

Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

The porter's five forces analysis offers a simple and powerful tool for understanding, identifying, and analyzing the position, situation, and power of the businesses in the Beef Market. This model is helpful for companies to understand the strength of their current competitive position and the position they are considering repositioning into. With a clear understanding of where power lies, businesses can take advantage of a situation of strength, improve weaknesses, and avoid taking wrong steps. The tool identifies whether new products, services, or companies have the potential to be profitable. In addition, it can be very informative when used to understand the balance of power in exceptional use cases.

Value Chain & Critical Path Analysis

The value chain of the Beef Market encompasses all intermediate value addition activities, including raw materials used, product inception, and final delivery, aiding in identifying competitive advantages and improvement areas. Critical path analysis of the <> market identifies task sequences crucial for timely project completion, aiding resource allocation and bottleneck identification. Value chain and critical path analysis methods optimize efficiency, improve quality, enhance competitiveness, and increase profitability. Value chain analysis targets production inefficiencies, and critical path analysis ensures project timeliness. These analyses facilitate businesses in making informed decisions, responding to market demands swiftly, and achieving sustainable growth by optimizing operations and maximizing resource utilization.

Pricing Analysis

The pricing analysis comprehensively evaluates how a product or service is priced within the Beef Market. This evaluation encompasses various factors that impact the price of a product, including production costs, competition, demand, customer value perception, and changing margins. An essential aspect of this analysis is understanding price elasticity, which measures how sensitive the market for a product is to its price change. It provides insight into competitive pricing strategies, enabling businesses to position their products advantageously in the Beef Market.

Technology Analysis

The technology analysis involves evaluating the current and emerging technologies relevant to a specific industry or market. This analysis includes breakthrough trends across the value chain that directly define the future course of long-term profitability and overall advancement in the Beef Market.

Patent Analysis

The patent analysis involves evaluating patent filing trends, assessing patent ownership, analyzing the legal status and compliance, and collecting competitive intelligence from patents within the Beef Market and its parent industry. Analyzing the ownership of patents, assessing their legal status, and interpreting the patents to gather insights into competitors' technology strategies assist businesses in strategizing and optimizing product positioning and investment decisions.

Trade Analysis

The trade analysis of the Beef Market explores the complex interplay of import and export activities, emphasizing the critical role played by key trading nations. This analysis identifies geographical discrepancies in trade flows, offering a deep insight into regional disparities to identify geographic areas suitable for market expansion. A detailed analysis of the regulatory landscape focuses on tariffs, taxes, and customs procedures that significantly determine international trade flows. This analysis is crucial for understanding the overarching legal framework that businesses must navigate.

Regulatory Framework Analysis

The regulatory framework analysis for the Beef Market is essential for ensuring legal compliance, managing risks, shaping business strategies, fostering innovation, protecting consumers, accessing markets, maintaining reputation, and managing stakeholder relations. Regulatory frameworks shape business strategies and expansion initiatives, guiding informed decision-making processes. Furthermore, this analysis uncovers avenues for innovation within existing regulations or by advocating for regulatory changes to foster innovation.

FPNV Positioning Matrix

The FPNV positioning matrix is essential in evaluating the market positioning of the vendors in the Beef Market. This matrix offers a comprehensive assessment of vendors, examining critical metrics related to business strategy and product satisfaction. This in-depth assessment empowers users to make well-informed decisions aligned with their requirements. Based on the evaluation, the vendors are then categorized into four distinct quadrants representing varying levels of success, namely Forefront (F), Pathfinder (P), Niche (N), or Vital (V).

Market Share Analysis

The market share analysis is a comprehensive tool that provides an insightful and in-depth assessment of the current state of vendors in the Beef Market. By meticulously comparing and analyzing vendor contributions, companies are offered a greater understanding of their performance and the challenges they face when competing for market share. These contributions include overall revenue, customer base, and other vital metrics. Additionally, this analysis provides valuable insights into the competitive nature of the sector, including factors such as accumulation, fragmentation dominance, and amalgamation traits observed over the base year period studied. With these illustrative details, vendors can make more informed decisions and devise effective strategies to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Recent Developments
  • Minerva expands its beef empire with USD 1.53 billion acquisition from Marfrig

    Minerva Foods, a beef industry company, has acquired cattle slaughtering and deboning plants from Brazilian competitor Marfrig in a deal valued at USD 1.53 billion. This acquisition strengthens Minerva's position in the South American meat-processing market, as it includes key assets in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. [Published On: 2023-08-30]

  • Israel’s Aleph Farms gears up to sell first cultivated beef cuts in Europe

    Israel-based Aleph Farms Ltd., a startup in the cultivated meat industry, has initiated the first-ever regulatory approval process for its Black Angus-style thin cuts in Europe. The company aims to sell its innovative meat products in Switzerland, a country with deep-rooted food traditions and a strong affinity for innovation. The startup plans to launch a cultivated thin-cut steak in limited quantities in Singapore and Israel later this year, subject to regulatory approvals. [Published On: 2023-07-27]

  • Walmart Announces Equity Investment in Sustainable Beef LLC To Provide More High-Quality, Affordable Beef to Shoppers

    Walmart has invested in Sustainable Beef LLC, a Nebraska-based rancher-owned company, acquiring a minority stake to enhance its supply of high-quality Angus beef. The investment aims to boost the current beef industry, and offer ranchers increased business opportunities, complementing Walmart's commitment to improving grazing management and ensuring the long-term growth of cattle ranchers and family farmers. The investment enables Sustainable Beef LLC to construct its new beef processing facility in North Platte, Nebraska. [Published On: 2022-08-31]

Strategy Analysis & Recommendation

The strategic analysis is essential for organizations seeking a solid foothold in the global marketplace. Companies are better positioned to make informed decisions that align with their long-term aspirations by thoroughly evaluating their current standing in the Beef Market. This critical assessment involves a thorough analysis of the organization’s resources, capabilities, and overall performance to identify its core strengths and areas for improvement.

Key Company Profiles

The report delves into recent significant developments in the Beef Market, highlighting leading vendors and their innovative profiles. These include Agri Beef Co., American Foods Group, LLC, Aufschnitt Meats, Australian Agricultural Company Limited, Bisra Meats LLC, Black Hawk Farms, Blackmore Wagyu, BRF S.A., Cargill, Incorporated, Charoen Pokphand Foods Group, Conagra Brands, Inc., Danish Crown A/S, Grow and Behold Foods, Hamilton Kosher, Hormel Foods Corporation, JBS USA Food Company Holdings, KOL Foods, LLC, Marfrig Global Foods S.A., Meat Products of India Ltd., Minerva Foods SA, NH Foods Ltd., OSI Group, LLC, Smithfield Foods, Inc. by WH Group International Limited, St. Helen's Meat Packers Limited, Starzen Co., Ltd., Tyson Foods, Inc., Vion N.V., and WAGYU MASTER Europe GmbH.

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Market Segmentation & Coverage

This research report categorizes the Beef Market to forecast the revenues and analyze trends in each of the following sub-markets:

  • Cut
    • Brisket
    • Loin
    • Shank
  • Slaughter
    • Halal
    • Kosher
  • Product
    • Fresh Cooked
    • Frozen
    • Processed
    • Raw
  • Form
    • Ground
    • Steak
  • Distribution
    • Convenience Stores
    • Discount Stores
    • E Tailers
    • Fine Dine
    • Food Outlets
    • Supermarket
    • Upscale Restaurants

  • Region
    • Americas
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      • United States
        • California
        • Florida
        • Illinois
        • New York
        • Ohio
        • Pennsylvania
        • Texas
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Australia
      • China
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Japan
      • Malaysia
      • Philippines
      • Singapore
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Vietnam
    • Europe, Middle East & Africa
      • Denmark
      • Egypt
      • Finland
      • France
      • Germany
      • Israel
      • Italy
      • Netherlands
      • Nigeria
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Qatar
      • Russia
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Switzerland
      • Turkey
      • United Arab Emirates
      • United Kingdom

This research report offers invaluable insights into various crucial aspects of the Beef Market:

  1. Market Penetration: This section thoroughly overviews the current market landscape, incorporating detailed data from key industry players.
  2. Market Development: The report examines potential growth prospects in emerging markets and assesses expansion opportunities in mature segments.
  3. Market Diversification: This includes detailed information on recent product launches, untapped geographic regions, recent industry developments, and strategic investments.
  4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: An in-depth analysis of the competitive landscape is conducted, covering market share, strategic approaches, product range, certifications, regulatory approvals, patent analysis, technology developments, and advancements in the manufacturing capabilities of leading market players.
  5. Product Development & Innovation: This section offers insights into upcoming technologies, research and development efforts, and notable advancements in product innovation.

Additionally, the report addresses key questions to assist stakeholders in making informed decisions:

  1. What is the current market size and projected growth?
  2. Which products, segments, applications, and regions offer promising investment opportunities?
  3. What are the prevailing technology trends and regulatory frameworks?
  4. What is the market share and positioning of the leading vendors?
  5. What revenue sources and strategic opportunities do vendors in the market consider when deciding to enter or exit?

Table of Contents
  1. Preface
  2. Research Methodology
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Market Overview
  5. Market Insights
  6. Beef Market, by Cut
  7. Beef Market, by Slaughter
  8. Beef Market, by Product
  9. Beef Market, by Form
  10. Beef Market, by Distribution
  11. Americas Beef Market
  12. Asia-Pacific Beef Market
  13. Europe, Middle East & Africa Beef Market
  14. Competitive Landscape
  15. Competitive Portfolio
  16. List of Figures [Total: 26]
  17. List of Tables [Total: 472]
  18. List of Companies Mentioned [Total: 28]
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    Ans. The Global Beef Market size was estimated at USD 159.34 billion in 2023 and expected to reach USD 167.08 billion in 2024.
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    Ans. The Global Beef Market to grow USD 223.94 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 4.98%
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