Against the grain: Volatile rainfall and wheat prices have contributed to revenue declines

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Grain Storage industry have struggled over the past five years. Industry revenue is forecast to fall at an annualised 2.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to total $2.4 billion. However, this result is not reflective of the volatility that many industry operators have experienced over the past five years. Shifting wheat prices, movements in the Australian dollar and fluctuating grain production due to changing rainfall levels have influenced industry demand and therefore earnings. Additionally, a record national grain harvest during 2011-12 created a high base year and skewed the industry's revenue growth figure for the five-year period. Industry revenue is forecast to contract 5.2% during 2016-17, due to reduced demand from grain growers for storage services...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Industry operators store a range of grain products, including wheat, barley, oats, triticale, sorghum and oilseeds. Wheat and barley grains that industry operators store are primarily used for milling and feeding purposes. The products that grain storage firms handle are segmented based on the proportion of total grain that is stored.

Wheat used for milling

The largest product segment in the industry is wheat used for milling. Thousands of varieties of wheat are milled and processed to produce flour, which is then used in a variety of food products such as bread, baked goods, pasta and pizza. Wheat milling involves several stages, including quality control, cleaning, conditioning, grinding, sifting and purification. Ove..

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What is the Grain Storage Industry?

Industry firms primarily store cereal grains. Following crop harvest, grain handlers receive and sort grain according to its use and protein content. Grain is then dispatched as required, either for domestic consumption or export.

Industry Products
Wheat used for milling
Wheat used for feed
Barley used for malting
Barley used for stockfeed and human consumption
Oats, triticale and sorghum
Industry Activities
Grain storage services
Grain silo operation
Grain elevator 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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