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Grain Storage in Australia: Market Research Report

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Grain Storage Market Research Report | ANZSIC I5301 | Jan 2016

Grain waves: Revenue volatility caused by weather conditions may be mitigated by a weaker dollar

IBISWorld’s Grain Storage market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

On the surface, the Grain Storage industry appears to have performed poorly over the past five years. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at a marginal 0.1% annualised over the five years through 2015-16, to total $2.4 billion. However, this is not reflective of the volatility that has occurred in the industry over the past five years. Fluctuating grain production, due to changing rainfall levels, shifting wheat prices and movements in the Australian dollar have influenced industry demand and therefore earnings. Record rainfall levels and resulting increased grain harvests in 2010-11 contributed to 22.7% revenue growth for that year. This created a high base year and skewed the industry's revenue growth figure for the five-year period... purchase to read more

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A medium market share concentration characterises the industry. In 2015-16, the industry's four major players are estimated to account for just under 50.0% of total revenue. Large companies tend to operate with vertically integrated supply chains, in an effort to control the distribution of grains from growers to handlers and from processors to consumers. As a result, any changes in the structure of grain growing and exporting industries may have flow-on effects in the industry.

The remaining market share is distributed among many smaller private operators that occupy niche markets. According to ABS Counts of Business data, in 2013-14 only three firms employed more than 200 staff. In addition, nearly 80.0% of enterprises generated less than $2.0 million in revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Grain Storage Industry?

The industry consists of companies primarily engaged in storage of cereal grains. Following crop harvest, grain handlers receive and sort grain according to its use and protein content. Grain is then dispatched as required, either for domestic consumption or export.

Industry Products
Wheat used for millingWheat used for feedBarley used for maltingBarley used for stockfeed and human consumptionOats, triticale and sorghumOilseeds
Industry Activities
Grain storage servicesGrain silo operationGrain elevator operation

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