Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Ethanol Fuel Production industry is running on fumes. The past five years have been good for the industry with production volumes rising. Revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 6.4% over the five years through 2014-15 to reach $277.9 million. However, most of this growth has been due to government assistance. The industry is characterised by its reliance on heavy subsidies in the form of fuels excise rebates.
Despite some growth over the past five years, the future for the industry is bleak. The 2014-15 budget proposed the scrapping of the excise rebate. A... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The industry is highly concentrated, with just three major players accounting for almost all industry revenue. The small number of participants in the industry reflects the scale required to produce profitably, even with subsides in place. Most industry participants produce ethanol alongside other activities, such as food manufacturing. For these participants, ethanol production is way of extracting value from products left over from other processes. These waste products, and the waste products from ethanol production, are often in turn on sold. In the past five years, industry concentration has remained stable as industry participants have made few changes to their production facilities... purchase to read more