Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Participants in the Grain Storage industry provide external sites of storage to grain farmers. The industry typically serves as a link in the chain between farmers and export. Wholesalers and grain marketers use the industry's services and are active within the industry through logistics and warehousing divisions. The industry's value proposition to customers is stable over time, but demand for industry services is extremely volatile. In the five years through 2012-13, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 13.2% to reach $2.2 billion. In 2012-13, revenue is forecast to decline by 6.3% with crop volumes expected to be lower than the record volumes of 2011-12... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Many operators in the industry are integrated providers of storage and marketing services for commodities. Grain storage is an intermediate step in the grain supply chain between grower and export. As such, the industry provides a range of services to prepare grain for sale while it is in storage.
Classification and weighing
Classification and weighing of grains occurs as commodities arrive to be stored. Operators store like grains together to reduce costs, which means that produce from many sources is commingled in one bulk store. They then fulfil orders of the stored grains from the store as instructed by grain producers. Weight bridges are used by operators in the industry to record the volume of grain supplied by individual grain producers... purchase to read more