NAICS Code 311211 - Flour Milling

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NAICS Code 311211 Description

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) milling flour or meal from grains (except rice) or vegetables and/or (2) milling flour and preparing flour mixes or doughs.

NAICS Code 311211 - Flour Milling is a final level code of the “Flour Milling and Malt Manufacturing” Sector. There are 266 companies verified as active in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 13,073 people.

Industry Sector

Flour Milling and Malt Manufacturing

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SBA Size Standard

Maximum 1,000 Employees

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Industry Examples of NAICS 311211

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 311211 - Flour Milling are:

  • Barley flour manufacturing
  • Batters, prepared, made in flour mills
  • Blended flour made in flour mills
  • Brewers' and distillers' flakes and grits, corn, manufacturing
  • Buckwheat flour manufacturing
  • Bulgur (flour) manufacturing
  • Cereal grain flour manufacturing
  • Cereal grain germ manufacturing
  • Corn flour manufacturing
  • Corn meal made in flour mills
  • Doughs, prepared, made in flour mills
  • Durum flour manufacturing
  • Farina (except breakfast food) made in flour mills
  • Flour mills, cereals grains (except breakfast cereals, rice)
  • Flour mixes made in flour mills
  • Flour, blended, prepared, or self-rising (except rice), made in flour mills
  • Fruit flour, meal, and powders, manufacturing
  • Graham flour manufacturing
  • Grain mills (except animal feed, breakfast cereal, rice)
  • Grits and flakes, corn brewer's, manufacturing
  • Hominy grits (except breakfast food), manufacturing
  • Meal, corn, for human consumption made in flour mills
  • Mixes, flour (e.g., biscuit, cake, doughnut, pancake) made in flour mills
  • Oat flour manufacturing
  • Potato flour manufacturing
  • Prepared flour mixes made in flour mills
  • Rye flour manufacturing
  • Semolina flour manufacturing
  • Sorghum flour manufacturing
  • Vegetable flour manufacturing
  • Vegetable flour, meal, and powders, made in flour mills
  • Wheat bran manufacturing
  • Wheat flour manufacturing
  • Wheat germ manufacturing

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For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 311211 - Flour Milling that is a better classification match. Preparing breakfast cereals from flour milled in the same establishment--are classified in NAICS Code 311230 - Breakfast Cereal Manufacturing; Manufacturing prepared flour mixes or doughs from flour ground elsewhere--are classified in U.S. NAICS Code 311824 - Dry Pasta, Dough, and Flour Mixes Manufacturing from Purchased Flour; Milling rice or cleaning and polishing rice--are classified in U.S. NAICS Code 311212 - Rice Milling; Wet milling corn and vegetables--are classified in U.S. NAICS Code 311221 - Wet Corn Milling; and Crushing soybeans and extracting soybean oil--are classified in U.S. NAICS Code 311224 - Soybean and Other Oilseed Processing.

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USA Import, Export, and Balance of Trade

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Top Countries by U.S. Imports

Canada $482,670,629
Australia $176,743,193
Mexico $93,826,670
Turkey $84,061,286
Germany $67,228,303

Top Countries by U.S. Exports

Mexico $206,688,470
Canada $204,857,245
Japan $21,850,393
Australia $21,263,559
United Kingdom $18,144,261

Countries With Highest Trade Surplus

Mexico $112,861,800
Japan $18,887,054
Vietnam $9,071,756
Trinidad and Tobago $6,263,228
Korea, South $4,346,060

Countries With Highest Trade Deficit

Canada -$277,813,384
Australia -$155,479,634
Turkey -$84,053,557
Germany -$62,259,180
China -$52,799,958

U.S. Total Import value for NAICS Code 311211 is $1,290,965,868. Canada, Australia, and Mexico accounted for the top imports of Flour & Other Grain Mill Products in 2018.

U.S. Total Export value for this industry is $634,647,756. Mexico, Canada, and Japan accounted for the top exports of Flour & Other Grain Mill Products in 2018.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the SBA size standard for NAICS 311211?

    Businesses up to 1,000 Employees in size are considered small businesses by SBA.

  • How many active businesses operate in NAICS Code 311211?

    There are 266 verified business locations operating primarily in this industry.

  • What was the total revenue for NAICS Code 311211?

    In 2017 the total revenue for Flour Milling was $11,631,961,000

  • What was the annual payroll for NAICS Code 311211?

    In 2017 the annual payroll for Flour Milling was $732,321,000

  • How many people work in NAICS Code 311211?

    The number of reported paid employees is 13,073.