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The Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling industry wholesales a range of goods, such as livestock, hay crops, seeds and leather. Industry players have faced a volatile but largely positive operating environment over the past five years. Revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised 3.4% over the five years through 2017-18, to $17.2 billion. However, current year revenue is expected to dip by 5.2% due to reduced demand from agriculture markets.Revenue from farm outputs sold by the industry, such as hay and silage, raw sugar, leather and nursery stock, has varied over the past five years due to local factors such as ill-timed rainfall, and varying global demand and supply conditions...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$17bn
Annual Growth 13-18
3.4%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
14,770
Businesses
3,672
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue has fluctuated in the face of mixed demand and volatile commodity markets
  • Wholesale bypass has been a significant threat to industry revenue over the past five years
  • Distribution logistics are likely to become more challenging for industry operators
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Most operators are based in the eastern seaboard states. New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland account for almost 80% of industry establishments. These states have some of the most productive agricultural operations due to fertile soils and suitable terrain. Industry operators benefit from being located in geographic proximity to both their upstream growers and suppliers, and their downstream agricultural markets. South Australia's share of industry establishments has expanded over the past five years, reflecting a shift in agricultural production towards the state.Most industry participants are situated in rural areas. Stock and station agents are located near livestock sale yards, while most other wholesalers are based either in producing areas or close to markets. For...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling are:

  • Provision of a related range of goods/services ("one stop shop")
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labour
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from agriculture and Level of annual rainfall in the Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry operators wholesale livestock (including agent and brokering services), skins and hides, tallow, stock feed, farm supplies and agricultural products (excluding wool, cereal grains, fruit, vegetables and dairy products). The industry includes wholesalers operated by marketing authorities, but excludes the wholesale of agricultural chemicals (e.g. fertilisers and pesticides), fencing materials, veterinary drugs, machinery and equipment.

    Industry Products
  • Hay and stockfeed wholesaling
  • Seed and plant stock wholesaling
  • Livestock wholesaling
  • Other produce wholesaling
  • Industry Activities
  • Feed wholesaling
  • Leather and hides wholesaling
  • Livestock wholesaling
  • Nursery stock and orchard supplies wholesaling
  • Farm or garden seeds wholesaling
  • Tallow wholesaling
  • Cotton wholesaling
  • Farm produce wholesaling
  • Cut flower wholesaling
  • Raw sugar 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 agriculture
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Realised farm income
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Farm-level demand
  • Opportunities
  • Ongoing challenges
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Challenges ahead
  • Genetically

    modified produce

  • Consolidation

    and profit

  • Table: Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Agribusiness
  • Organic Farming

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agribusiness
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Organic Farming
  • Sugar Cane Growing

  • Products & Services
  • Livestock wholesaling
  • Other produce wholesaling
  • Hay and stockfeed wholesaling
  • Seed and plant stock wholesaling
  • Chart: Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Livestock producers
  • Horticulture producers
  • Farm produce purchasers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies 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 Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Ruralco Holdings Limited, Elders Limited,
  • Table: Ruralco Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Elders Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies 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 Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Fodder
  • Food for livestock, often in the form of hay or straw
  • Genetically Modified (Gm)
  • This refers to crops that have had their genetic material changed by technological means to enhance or add certain characteristics, such as resistance to pests.
  • Vertically Integrated
  • An entity that has merged numerous supply chain operations under one umbrella company.
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