No pain, no grain: The industry has endured extremely volatile revenue in the past five years

IBISWorld’s Cereal Grain Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Grain is one of Australia’s most valuable agriculture products. Wholesalers play a major role in the distribution of grain from farmers to end markets, both domestically and internationally. Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is forecast to grow by an annualised 4.2% to reach $16.5 billion. Industry revenue is anticipated to fall by 3.5% in 2015-16. This is due to falling world wheat prices and slowing demand growth from grain producers. Although industry profit has fluctuated over the past five years, it has generally trended upwards.

Industry revenue volatility is high. The supply of cereal grains from the Grain Growing industry is the most important factor affecting wholesalers’ revenue...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Cereal Grain Wholesaling industry has a moderate level of market share concentration. A small number of large grain traders account for the majority of industry revenue. The four largest players control more than half of the market. There have been multiple takeovers in the past decade, which has increased concentration even further. Examples include Cargill's acquisition of the Australian Wheat Board's commodity business (December 2010) and Glencore's acquisition of Viterra (December 2012). These are the result of deregulation, which has encouraged merger and acquisition activity. Numerous smaller participants also operate in niche segments of the market, servicing narrow geographic areas or dealing in a small number of grains. How..

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Industry Products

What is the Cereal Grain Wholesaling Industry?

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

Industry Products
Coarse grains
Industry Activities
Wheat wholesaling
Coarse grain wholesaling
Oilseed wholesaling
Rice wholesaling
Legume wholesaling

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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