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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 | Jul 2016

Out of fuel: Declining world prices for crude oil have pushed down industry demand

IBISWorld’s Ethanol Fuel Production market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 local Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing industry. Continued government subsidisation has been the principal factor supporting the industry. In 2014, Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (now Office of the Chief Economist) suggested that without government 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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is considered to be in a declining phase of its economic life cycle, as ethanol-blending fuels (EBF) struggle to gain traction with the consumer and local manufacturers remain heavily reliant on government support to survive.

The introduction of the Ethanol Production Grants Program in 2002 supported a period of accelerated industry expansion through to a record cyclical peak in sales during 2010-11. The steady flow of subsidies to compensate the industry for the imposition of fuel excise enabled the local manufacturers to compete with traditional petroleum and diesel products despite having a far higher unit cost structure... 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 production

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