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 Locations Chapter
While the industry distributes to major markets nationwide, production is concentrated in just two states, New South Wales and Queensland. The majority of industry operators source waste products from food processors and refiners to make ethanol. As these products are bulky and perishable, industry establishments are located close to production facilities. Over the past five years, the industry's production base has slowly shifted towards Queensland, where production capacity has increased most strongly... purchase to read more