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Ethanol Fuel Production in Australia: Market Research Report

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Ethanol Fuel Production Market Research Report | Specialist Engineering, Infrastructure & Contractors | Infrastructure | Aug 2015

Wilting: The slump in the world price of crude oil has pushed down industry demand

IBISWorld’s Ethanol Fuel Production 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Manildra Group Manildra Group market share
United Petroleum United Petroleum market share
Wilmar Sugar Wilmar Sugar market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$143m
Annual Growth 11-16
-11.4%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
120
Businesses
3
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Ethanol Fuel Production industry is running on fumes. The industry has struggled to maintain market share over the past five years as the cost competitiveness of ethanol-blended fuel (EBF) has been squeezed by lower world crude oil prices and falling demand from the Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing industry. The only factor supporting the industry has been continued government subsidisation. A 2014 study by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) suggested that without this assistance, the industry would collapse as it is otherwise economically unviable to produce ethanol as a substitute for petrol in Australia... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Government subsidisation was the catalyst for the accelerated growth of the Ethanol Fuel Production industry during the 2000s. However, despite continued government support over the past five years, the industry’s performance has collapsed due to the slump in global crude oil prices, the relatively high production costs of locally distilled ethanol, and some consumer resistance to ethanol-blended fuel (EBF).

The world price of crude oil is projected to decline by an annualised 9.1% over the five years through 2015-16 (although this is largely due to the sharp fall in 2014-15). The fall in crude oil prices has significantly reduced the refining costs of petroleum products and put downward pressure of the pump price of petrol... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Ethanol Fuel Production Industry?

Operators in this industry produce ethanol fuel. The industry concentrates on non-potable ethanol (ethyl alcohol) that is used as a motor fuel, mainly as a biofuel additive for gasoline.

Industry Products
Ethanol distilled from starchEthanol distilled from sorghumEthanol distilled from sugar by-products
 
Industry Activities
Ethanol fuel productionEthanol fuel production


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