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

IBISWorld’s Fuel Retailing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Falling oil prices have contributed to lower pump prices, adversely affecting revenue
  • A high volume of fuel needs to be sold to cover operating costs and generate profit
  • Demographic changes may curb growth in car ownership, kilometres driven and fuel demand

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    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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    Additional Insights for the Fuel Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fuel Retailing Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Financial support from a downstream activity
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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 Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of crude oil
  • US dollars per Australian dollar
  • Number of motor vehicles
  • Domestic tourist visitor nights

  • Current Performance
  • Demand trends
  • Profit
  • Service station ownership
  • Fuel discount offers
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Fuel Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fuel Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Road Freight Transport
  • Taxi and Limousine Transport
  • Road Freight Forwarding
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaling
  • Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Petrol
  • Non-fuel products and other services
  • Diesel
  • LPG and other gas fuels
  • Oils, lubricants and additives
  • Chart: Fuel Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • People aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fuel Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fuel Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fuel Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Wesfarmers LimitedCaltex Australia LimitedWoolworths LtdBP Australia Investments Pty Ltd7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd
  • Table: Wesfarmers Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Caltex Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Woolworths Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: BP Australia Investments Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fuel Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Fuel Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Fuel Consumption (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A heavier fuel than petrol, which can be used in cars as well as heavy vehicles.
  • Ethanol
  • A fuel substitute or additive derived from plant sources.
  • Lpg
  • Liquefied petroleum gas has a lower energy content than petrol or diesel. However, it can be used as an automotive fuel in vehicles with suitably modified engines.
  • Petrol
  • A relatively light transport fuel, refined from crude oil, which is commonly used to power cars.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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