Sensitive material: Variations in global chemical prices negatively affect the industry

The Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling industry plays a major role in Australia's chemical sector. The industry distributing a range of products, including organic chemicals, adhesives, industrial gases, explosives, fertilisers, pesticides, plastic resins, plasticisers and agricultural chemicals. Many of these products are then used by other firms to produce a variety of base products, intermediate goods and components, and finished products. Although competing imports are included at the manufacturing level rather than the wholesaling level, chemical product imports affect industry firms.Industry products tend to be homogeneous commodities, with prices set internationally in response to global demand and supply more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Global chemical price variations and a weak Australian dollar have negatively affected the industry
  • Slowing activity in organic chemical manufacturing has adversely affected wholesalers
  • Forecast growth in mining production volumes will positively influence demand
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Entry barriers to the industry for new firms are at a moderate level. Major barriers include the need to obtain distributorship agreements from, or establish alliances with, reputable suppliers. At the same time, new entrants must contend with the established market presence and strength of the existing major wholesaler competitors, particularly if they are local subsidiaries of global chemical giants and are therefore able to draw on the strength and resources of their parent operations.The costs of establishing warehousing and distribution systems can present as an entry barrier for new wholesalers. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling are:

  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from manufacturing and Demand from agriculture in the Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry companies wholesale a range of basic and specialty industrial and agricultural chemicals, and allied products. These products are sourced from upstream manufacturing industries or imported. The industry is not involved in manufacturing relevant chemical products, or wholesaling pharmaceuticals or personal-care products.

    Industry Products
  • Polymer and plastic products
  • Other basic chemical products
  • Specialty chemical products
  • Other agricultural chemical products
  • Fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides
  • Explosives
  • Industrial chemicals and gas
  • Pigment and colour chemicals
  • Industry Activities
  • Acid, adhesive, bleaching compound, detergent and gelatine wholesaling
  • Explosives wholesaling (except ammunition)
  • Fertiliser, pesticide, insecticide, herbicide and weedkiller wholesaling
  • Industrial detergent, soap, oil, fat and alcohol wholesaling
  • Industrial gas and liquefied gas wholesaling (except liquefied petroleum gas)
  • Marine oil, methylated spirit and oil treating compound wholesaling
  • Other miscellaneous chemical product wholesaling
  • Pigment, dyestuff and chemical colour wholesaling
  • Photographic chemical, plasticiser, polish and synthetic rubber wholesaling
  • Plastic block, rod, plate, sheeting and other unfinished products wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Demand from agriculture
  • Demand from mining
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from construction

  • Current Performance
  • Changing demand
  • Revenue and demand
  • Profit and pricing
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Key demand drivers
  • Imports and profit
  • Upstream rationalisation
  • Challenges ahead
  • Table: Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Mining
  • Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Explosives Manufacturing
  • Fertiliser Manufacturing
  • Industrial Gas Manufacturing
  • Pesticide Manufacturing
  • Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides
  • Specialty chemical products
  • Other basic chemical products
  • Industrial chemicals and gas
  • Other agricultural chemical products
  • Polymer and plastic products
  • Explosives
  • Pigment and colour chemicals
  • Chart: Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Chemical manufacturing companies
  • Agricultural companies
  • Other manufacturing companies
  • Mining, oil and gas companies
  • Construction and other companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Ixom HoldCo Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Ixom HoldCo Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Basic Chemicals
  • Also commodity chemicals, these include polymers, basic industrial chemicals, inorganic chemicals and fertilisers.
  • Crop-Production Products
  • General term for fertilisers and related goods.
  • Crop-Protection Products
  • General pesticide products including pesticides, herbicides and insecticides.
  • Plasticisers
  • An additive to plastics that increase flexibility and resilience.
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