Sugar Cane Growing in Australia - Market Research Report

Sugar Cane Growing industry trends (2014-2019)

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The Sugar Cane Growing industry has faced volatile trading conditions over the past five years, largely due to variable weather patterns, lower commodity prices and fluctuations in global sugar production. Favourable weather conditions allowed growers to increase sugar cane output over the three years through 2016-17. However, both drought conditions and flooding have had a negative impact on output over the past two years. Adverse weather in Queensland and a forecast decline in the domestic price of sugar are expected to reduce industry revenue by 16.8% in the current year. Overall, industry revenue is forecast to fall at an annualised 4.6% over the five years through 2018-19, to total $1.0 billion. Over 75% of Australia's processed sugar is export...
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Sugar Cane Growing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Prospects for the Sugar Cane Growing industry are positive but modest, given its ongoing vulnerability to external variables, including weather patterns and global industry changes. The recent marketing shake-up in the downstream Sugar Manufacturing industry will influence industry performance over the next five years, due to the additional export channels created. These changes may expose growers to greater price competition. Global demand for sugar cane is projected to remain strong over the next five years due to growing demand for alternative fuels such as ethanol. Furthermore, world sugar consumption is anticipated to grow over the next five years. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years throug...
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Sugar Cane Growing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $1bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 5,485
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 9,115

Biggest companies in the Sugar Cane Growing industry

The Sugar Cane Growing in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Sugar Cane Growing industry?

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry store large quantities of fuel and operate fuel import terminals. This fuel is not processed or transformed while it is in storage.

Industry Products and Services

  • Automotive diesel oil
  • Automotive gasoline
  • Aviation turbine fuel
  • LPG
  • Other fuel products

Industry Activities

  • Operation of fuel import terminals
  • Automotive diesel oil storage
  • Automotive petroleum storage
  • Aviation turbine fuel storage
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage
  • Other bulk fuel storage

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Operators in the industry are primarily engaged in sugar cane growing.

Main Activities

  • Sugar cane growing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Sugar cane must be processed into sugar shortly after it is harvested. Consequently, demand from sugar manufacturing reflects demand for sugar cane. Nearb...
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Demand from sugar manufacturing
Domestic price of sugar
Level of annual rainfall
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

A global market
Export controversy
Profit fluctuations
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Global demand

and supply
Domestic consumption
 Table: Sugar Cane Growing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Sugar Cane Growing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Sugar Manufacturing in Australia






Key Selling Industries

Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services in Australia
Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia
Pesticide Manufacturing in Australia
Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling in Australia



Products & Services

The Sugar Cane Growing industry produces just one product: sugar cane. Millers use sugar cane in the production of raw sugar and refined sugar. Sugar can...
Sugar refiners selling to supermarkets
Sugar refiners selling to industrial users
Sugar refiners selling to wholesalers



Demand Determinants

Ongoing health concerns have a negative effect on the consumption of sugar and foods containing high sugar quantities. Most sugar sold in Australia is sup...
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Major Markets

Sugar refiners selling to supermarkets
Sugar refiners selling to industrial users
Sugar refiners selling to wholesalers




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sugar Cane Growing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Sugar Cane Growing industry exhibits low market share concentration. No player in the industry holds significant power. The industry is characterised ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sugar Cane Growing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Sugar Cane Growing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Sugar Cane Growing in Australia industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

The industry's low wage costs indicate a highly capital-intensive industry. For every dollar invested in capital across the industry, an estimated $2.08 i...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sugar Cane Growing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Sugar Cane Growing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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