No pain, no grain: The industry has endured extremely volatile revenue in the past five years

Grain is one of Australia's most valuable agriculture products. Wholesalers play a major role in the distribution of grain from farmers to end markets, both domestically and internationally. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 6.6% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $21.7 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 22.8% in the current year due to record grain crops, which are attributable to favourable weather conditions during the growing season. Large production in turn increases the need for wholesaling services. Although industry profit has fluctuated over the past five years, it has generally trended upwards.Industry revenue volatility is more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The unpredictable nature of annual rainfall contributes to industry revenue volatility
  • The deregulation of grain exports in 2012 has contributed to increased mergers and acquisitions
  • Challenging climatic conditions are expected to challenge the industry over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The proportion of each grain sold by wholesalers largely reflects the proportions of grains produced across Australia. Global demand and production also influence demand for the industry's products. Cereal grains are expected to continue to play a major role in feeding the growing world population in the future. The industry's products are segmented according to their contribution to industry revenue. The wholesaling of rice is also included in the industry, although this accounts for a comparatively minor share of industry revenue.WheatWheat accounts for the largest portion of industry revenue. The world price of wheat is typically volatile, moving according to fluctuations in global output. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cereal Grain Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cereal Grain Wholesaling Industry are

  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Ready access to investment funding
  • Financial position of the company (as against financial structure)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from grain growing and Trade-weighted index in the Cereal Grain Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cereal Grain Wholesaling Industry?

    The industry consists of companies that wholesale wheat or other cereal grains.

    Industry Products
  • Wheat
  • Coarse grains
  • Oilseeds
  • Legumes
  • Rice
  • Industry Activities
  • Wheat wholesaling
  • Coarse grain wholesaling
  • Oilseed wholesaling
  • Rice wholesaling
  • Legume wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from grain growing
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • World price of wheat

  • Current Performance
  • Domestic production
  • The global market
  • Global consumption
  • Loosening the collar
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Domestic production outlook
  • Global grain outlook
  • Market dynamics
  • Table: Cereal Grain Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cereal Grain Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Beef Cattle Farming
  • Dairy Cattle Farming
  • Flour and Grain Mill Product Manufacturing
  • Cereal, Pasta and Baking Mix Manufacturing
  • Bread Production

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cereal Grain Wholesaling
  • Grain Growing

  • Products & Services
  • Wheat
  • Coarse grains
  • Oilseeds
  • Legumes
  • Rice
  • Chart: Cereal Grain Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Domestic demand
  • Overseas demand

  • Major Markets
  • Export markets
  • Domestic food manufacturers
  • Livestock and feed-producing industries
  • Seed users
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cereal Grain Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cereal Grain Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cereal Grain Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Glencore Grain Pty Ltd, Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited, GrainCorp Limited, Cargill Australia Limited, Emerald Grain Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Glencore Grain Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited - financial performance
  • Table: GrainCorp Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Cargill Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Emerald Grain Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cereal Grain Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Cereal Grain Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bulk Wheat
  • Wheat containers of more than 50 tonnes.
  • Silo
  • A large storage facility that protects grain from weather and pests.
  • Stockfeed
  • Grains that are used as feed for livestock. Demand is usually inversely correlated with unfavourable weather conditions.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • Interaction between primary producers and end users such as food manufacturers or retailers, which removes the need for the wholesaler.
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