Driving on: Industry revenue will recover despite the popularity of fuel-saving alternatives

The Fuel Retailing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Fuel retailers have struggled with volatile revenue over the past five years. The world price of crude oil has fluctuated substantially over the period, declining significantly in 2014-15 and 2015-16. The plunge in oil prices has contributed to lower pump prices for consumers. As demand for fuel is largely inelastic, this adversely affected industry revenue in 2014-15 and 2015-16. The world price of crude oil is expected to remain low in 2016-17, reducing industry revenue by 2.1%. Revenue is expected to contract by an annualised 5.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to $31.6 billion.

The industry's main fuel-related products are petroleum and diesel...

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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Fuel Retailing industry has performed poorly over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to contract by an annualised 5.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to $31.6 billion. The world price of crude oil has been declining for most of the period. This has prompted moderate industry revenue volatility, as international prices largely influence retail petrol prices. The strong Australian dollar at the start of the period partly protected Australian consumers from high international oil prices. However, according to the ACCC, the average petrol prices taken from Australia’s five largest cities reached record highs in 2013-14, at 150.6 cents per litre. Oil..

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Industry Products

What is the Fuel Retailing Industry?

Industry firms retail automotive fuel or lubricating oils, typically at a service station. Participants also retail convenience store goods and provide services such as car washing as a supplement to fuel sales.

Industry Products
LPG and other gas fuels
Oils, lubricants and additives
Non-fuel products and other services
Industry Activities
Diesel oil retailing
Automotive CNG retailing
Distillate retailing
Engine oil retailing
Kerosene retailing
LPG retailing
Lubricating oil or grease retailing
Petrol retailing
Service station operation

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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