Petroleum Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Petroleum Product Wholesaling industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -1.8%

The Petroleum Product Wholesaling industry's four largest companies account for over 90% of industry revenue. Caltex Australia, Viva Energy, BP Australia and ExxonMobil all source petroleum products from their local fuel refining operations and imports. Many smaller independent wholesalers and importers compete for a share of the local market. The supply chain for petroleum products has significantly changed over the past five years due to the closure of upstream petroleum refineries, and investment in petroleum import terminals and storage facilities. Changes in ownership have further affected the industry's structure, such as Shell Australia's sale of its local refining, wholesaling and retail operations to Viva Energy and its exit from the indust...
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Petroleum Product Wholesaling industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Petroleum Product Wholesaling industry's performance is anticipated to moderately strengthen over the next five years due to greater demand for industry products and a forecast modest rise in global crude oil prices. Industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to reach $XX.X billion. The world price of crude oil is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the period, constrained by strong growth in global production. The volume of petroleum products supplied by the industry is projected to climb at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to an estimated XX,XX megalitres (ML). Forecast solid growth in the number of motor vehicles will support higher supply volumes over the n...
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Petroleum Product Wholesaling industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $49bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 798
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 12,872

Biggest companies in the Petroleum Product Wholesaling industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Petroleum Product Wholesaling in Australia industry include Caltex Australia Limited, Viva Energy Holding Pty Ltd, BP Australia Investments Pty Ltd and ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd.

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What is Petroleum Product Wholesaling industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms wholesale petroleum or petroleum products. They may also retail liquefied petroleum gas (in bulk or containers), heating oil or other fuel oils. Major oil refiners have petroleum-wholesaling operations, but other firms also operate in the industry. Industry firms supply locally refined and imported products.

Industry Products and Services

  • Automotive petroleum
  • Automotive diesel oil
  • Aviation turbine fuel
  • Liquefied petroleum gas
  • Other petroleum products

Industry Activities

  • Bitumen wholesaling
  • Crude oil wholesaling
  • Crude petroleum and petroleum product wholesaling
  • Diesel oil wholesaling
  • Distillate wholesaling
  • Fuel oil wholesaling
  • Heating oil dealing
  • Kerosene wholesaling
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) wholesaling
  • Oil or grease, industrial or lubricating, wholesaling

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms wholesale petroleum or petroleum products. They may also retail liquefied petroleum gas (in bulk or containers), heating oil or other fuel oils. Major oil refiners have petroleum-wholesaling operations, but other firms also operate in the industry. Industry firms supply locally refined and imported products.

Main Activities

  • Bitumen wholesaling
  • Crude oil wholesaling
  • Crude petroleum and petroleum product wholesaling
  • Diesel oil wholesaling
  • Distillate wholesaling
  • Fuel oil wholesaling
  • Heating oil dealing
  • Kerosene wholesaling
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) wholesaling
  • Oil or grease, industrial or lubricating, wholesaling

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

A higher world price of crude oil increases wholesale fuel prices, while declining crude oil prices limit revenue growth at the wholesale level. A signifi...
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World price of crude oil
Demand from fuel retailing
Number of motor vehicles
Demand from petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing

Current Performance

Participation falls
Structural shake-up
Local demand changing
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Competition trends
Demand drivers
Changing fuels
 Table: Petroleum Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Mining
Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing in Australia
Construction in Australia
Fuel Retailing in Australia
Road Freight Transport in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Oil and Gas Extraction in Australia
Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing in Australia





Products & Services

Firms in the Petroleum Product Wholesaling industry wholesale petroleum or petroleum products sourced from local refineries and imports. The industry incl...
Independent fuel retailers
Refiner-branded retailers
Resellers and distributors



Demand Determinants

Activity in the transport sector, one of the largest consumers of industry products, strongly influences demand patterns for petroleum products. The indus...
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Major Markets

Independent fuel retailers
Refiner-branded retailers
Resellers and distributors




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Petroleum Product 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 industry is highly concentrated, with the four major players accounting for an estimated 91.9% of industry revenue in 2019-20. The industry's concentr...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

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

Industry Globalization

Caltex Australia Limited is an ASX-listed company that refines, retails and wholesales petroleum products. Caltex operates more than 1,900 service station...
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Caltex

 Table: Caltex - financial performance

Viva Energy

 Table: Viva Energy - financial performance

BP Australia

 Table: BP Australia - financial performance

ExxonMobil Australia

 Table: ExxonMobil Australia - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Petroleum Product Wholesaling industry is highly capital-intensive. Most of the industry's activities involve managing relationships through the suppl...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Petroleum Product 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 Petroleum Product Wholesaling in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
World crude oil price (2007-2026)

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, %

ACCC

DIESEL

ETHANOL

LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG)

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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
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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