Cereal Grain Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Cereal Grain Wholesaling industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -0.6%

Grain is one of Australia's most valuable agriculture products. Wholesalers play a major role in distributing grain from farmers to end markets, both domestically and internationally. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 0.6% over the five years through 2018-19, to total $20.3 billion. This trend includes an expected decline of 5.2% in the current year. Revenue is expected to decline in the current year as production volumes fall. Industry profitability has fluctuated over the past five years in response to volatile production volumes, with profit margins declining slightly overall. Industry revenue is highly volatile. The supply of cereal grains from the Grain Growing industry is the most important factor affecting wholesalers' rev...
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Cereal Grain Wholesaling industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Cereal Grain Wholesaling industry's performance will continue to depend on domestic grain production, global consumption and production, world prices, regulatory implications and water scarcity issues over the next five years. Potential El Nino conditions could reduce production and hinder the industry's performance. Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to total $XX.X billion. Industry margins are anticipated to rise marginally over the period, with higher production volumes improving economies of scale. However, intensifying competition is expected to constrain profit growth. Domestic production outlook The extent and timing of rainfall will continue influencing the Grain Growing in...
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Cereal Grain Wholesaling industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $20bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 492
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 3,211

Biggest companies in the Cereal Grain Wholesaling industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Cereal Grain Wholesaling in Australia industry include Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited, GrainCorp Limited, Glencore Grain Pty Ltd and Cargill Australia Limited.

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What is Cereal Grain Wholesaling industry?

Industry Definition

The industry consists of companies that wholesale wheat or other cereal grains.

Industry Products and Services

  • Wheat
  • Coarse grains
  • Oilseeds
  • Legumes and other
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Wheat wholesaling
  • Coarse grain wholesaling
  • Oilseed wholesaling
  • Rice wholesaling
  • Legume wholesaling

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

The industry consists of companies that wholesale wheat or other cereal grains.

Main Activities

  • Wheat wholesaling
  • Coarse grain wholesaling
  • Oilseed wholesaling
  • Rice wholesaling
  • Legume wholesaling

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Grain growers use cereal grain wholesalers to distribute their products. During periods of high domestic and international demand for grain, or during yea...
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Demand from grain growing
Trade-weighted index
Level of annual rainfall
World price of wheat

Current Performance

The global market
Global consumption
Export deregulation
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Global grain outlook
Market dynamics
 Table: Cereal Grain Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Cereal Grain Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Beef Cattle Farming in Australia
Dairy Cattle Farming in Australia
Flour and Grain Mill Product Manufacturing in Australia
Cereal, Pasta and Baking Mix Manufacturing in Australia
Bread Production in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Grain Growing in Australia
Cereal Grain Wholesaling in Australia





Products & Services

The proportion of each grain sold by wholesalers largely reflects the proportions of grains produced across Australia. Global demand and production also i...
Domestic food manufacturers
Livestock and feed-producing industries




Demand Determinants

Demand for wholesaled grains is determined by different factors according to the intended market, whether domestic or international. Domestic demand Dom...
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Major Markets

Domestic food manufacturers
Livestock and feed-producing industries





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cereal Grain Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Cereal Grain Wholesaling industry exhibits low market share concentration, with the four largest players accounting for less than 40% of industry reve...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cereal Grain Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Cereal Grain Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Established in 1933, Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited (CBH) is a Western Australia-based group that stores, handles and markets grain. It exports grain ...
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CBH Group

 Table: CBH Group - financial performance

GrainCorp

 Table: GrainCorp - financial performance

Glencore Grain

 Table: Glencore Grain - financial performance

Cargill

 Table: Cargill - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Cereal Grain Wholesaling industry is highly capital intensive. For every dollar spent on labour, an estimated $0.91 is spent on capital. The industry'...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cereal Grain Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Cereal Grain Wholesaling in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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