Overview

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

The Grain Storage 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.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Grain growers typically attempt to increase the volume of grains exported when prices rise
  • Falling grain production over the past five years has reduced demand for grain storage services
  • Grain exporters may shift to using on-farm storage facilities rather than industry services

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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 Locations Chapter

    Industry enterprises tend to be located close to export terminals or near areas where grains are primarily grown. Most grain crops are grown in areas that receive between 230 and 380 millilitres of annual rainfall and business locations are generally distributed accordingly. As wheat accounts for the majority of grains stored in the industry, storage facilities tend to be located in states with large wheat crops, such as New South Wales and Victoria. These two states are estimated to account for over 70.0% of industry enterprises, while only accounting for only 57.0% of Australia's total population. Barley is primarily grown in Western Australia and oats tend to be more tolerant of wetter conditions in Victoria and southern New South Wales. Sor..

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    Additional Insights for the Grain Storage Industry

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

  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Use of most efficient work practices
  • Provision of superior after-sales service
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    Industry Products

    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
    Oilseeds
    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 Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from grain growing
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • World price of wheat

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Rainfall and grain production
  • Grain supply chain
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profitability and structure
  • Grain production and climate change
  • Genetically modified crops
  • Table: Grain Storage Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Grain Storage Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grain Growing
  • Cereal Grain Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Rail Freight Transport
  • Road Freight Transport
  • Water Freight Transport

  • Products & Services
  • Wheat used for milling
  • Barley used for stockfeed and human consumption
  • Oats, triticale and sorghum
  • Wheat used for feed
  • Oilseeds
  • Barley used for malting
  • Chart: Grain Storage Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wheat growers
  • Barley growers
  • Other grain growers
  • Oilseed growers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Grain Storage 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 Grain Storage

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Grain Storage Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Co-operative Bulk Handling LimitedGrainCorp LimitedCargill Australia LimitedGlencore Grain Pty Ltd
  • Table: Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited - financial performance
  • Table: GrainCorp Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Cargill Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Glencore Grain Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Grain Storage 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 Grain Storage Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Coarse Grains
  • Grains such as millet, oats and barley.
  • Oilseeds
  • Sunflower and canola, used in the production of vegetable oils.
  • Silo
  • Facility for the storage of bulk materials, usually grains.
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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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