Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Grain is one of Australia's most valuable agriculture products. Wholesalers play a major role in the distribution of grain from the farmer to end markets, both domestically and internationally. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is forecast to grow by an annualised 9.0% to reach $8.3 billion. This figure is positively skewed due to an enormous downward swing in revenue in 2009-10 caused by ongoing drought conditions and low world wheat prices. Consequently, the industry's growth rate over this period has been inflated.
As is often the case for industries that depend on agricultural commodities, revenue volatility is very high. The supply of cereal grains from the Grain Growing industry is the most important factor affecting wholesalers' revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Cereal Grain Wholesaling industry is concentrated in the major grain-growing states - Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. These states are estimated to account for almost 80.0% of industry locations. The negligible shares held by Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory reflect the limited extent of grain growing activities in these areas. Over the past five years, the proportion of grain wholesalers has declined marginally in New South Wales, but has increased for Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia... purchase to read more