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US CENSUS

JUST IN
New 'First Look' estimates from the 2017 Economic Census serve as
a benchmark for US dog and cat food manufacturing businesses.
By Jennifer Semple | jsemple@sosland.com

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On Sept. 19, 2019, the US Census Bureau released the
first results from the agency's 2017 Economic Census.
This data offers a comprehensive and detailed statistical look at employer businesses in the US and
provides a perspective on the US business economy.
Using the North American Industry Classification
System (NAICS), federal statistical agencies classify
business establishments for the purpose of collecting,
analyzing and publishing data on various sectors and
subsectors including NAICS 311111 - dog and cat
food manufacturing.
While this first look provides data at the national
level, later releases, starting in January 2020, will
provide local area data. "The 2017 Economic Census
First Look estimates provide an in-depth look at
the economy as a whole," said Nick Orsini, associate director of Economic Programs at the US Census
Bureau. "Future releases will provide data for local
geographies including states, counties, metro areas
and cities/towns."
The most recent data available prior to this release
were the results of the 2012 Economic Census. In
comparison to 2012, the US Census Bureau pointed
out some notable sectors. Retail trade (NAICS 44-45)

continued to account for the largest share of employer
establishments, with almost 1.1 million, accounting
for 14.0% of all employer establishments. The construction sector (NAICS 23) saw the largest increase
in the number of establishments between 2012 and
2017, up 19.5% over this period; and the wholesale
trade sector (NAICS 42) ranked 10th in terms of the
number of establishments in 2017 but first in terms of
total sales, with $8.5 trillion.
But enough about those other sectors. What did the
data reveal about dog and cat food manufacturing in
the US? The total number of companies engaged in
the production of food for dogs and cats increased by
36.7% since 2012 for a total of 313 businesses. Those
companies operate a total of 396 processing facilities,
which reflects a 33.8% increase from 2012. The total
number of paid employees across this sector grew by
33.4%. Along with more employees, annual payroll
grew by 44.9% for a total of more than $1.3 billion.
Production workers wages accounted for more than
$1 billion of the total annual payroll and grew at an
impressive 62.1%.
The growth this represents outperformed overall
US manufacturing. The total number of companies

Between 2012 and
2017, the number
of pet food manufacturing businesses in
the US grew by nearly
37%, significantly
outpacing the
national average,
which fell by 3%.

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Contents
Off the Leash - The intersection of industries
Industry Survey - Good problems
Statistics - By the numbers
Processor Profiles
Associations
Certifications - Living up to the label
Accelerators - On the fast track
Consultants - Tour guides
US Census - Just in
Ad index
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