Out of power: Revenue will decline in the current year due to falling electricity prices

IBISWorld’s Electricity Retailing 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.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Companies in the Electricity Retailing industry have worked their way through an increasingly challenging environment over the past five years. Industry operators facilitate the supply of electricity from generators to end users through electricity transport networks. By purchasing energy from wholesale markets, industry operators manage price volatility for end users. Several industry operators are also active in power generation industries, which provides them with a less volatile supply of electricity.

The industry's revenue growth is contingent on growing demand from households, businesses and operators in other industries...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry displays a high capital intensity level. In 2016-17, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.48 is invested in capital. The industry is essentially a service industry, with wages and depreciation expenses accounting for very small shares of total revenue. Purchase costs dominate the cost structures of companies in the industry.

As industry players deal directly with end users, a considerable number of employees are involved in areas such as customer relations and billing. The main technology and capital equipment used in the industry includes communication equipment that is used by customer-facing staff. Capital intensity has decreased as wage costs have grown as a share of revenue over the past five years.


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Industry Products

What is the Electricity Retailing Industry?

Companies in the industry sell electricity via power distribution systems that are operated by other firms. The industry also includes operators that primarily provide services to the electricity market, and match electricity supply and demand.

Industry Products
Electricity generated using black coal
Electricity generated using other fossil fuels
Electricity generated using renewable energy sources
Industry Activities
Electricity market operation
Electricity retailing
Electricity wholesaling

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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