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Warm welcome: Higher wool prices are expected to boost current year industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Wool Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased market penetration of synthetic fibre alternatives has affected demand for wool
  • Developments in man-made fibres have contributed to fluctuating export demand for wool
  • The domestic price of wool is forecast to increase, supporting industry revenue growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Wool Wholesaling industry has endured significant volatility over the past five years. Varying weather conditions have influenced domestic production, and increased market penetration of synthetic fibre alternatives has affected demand for wool. The industry has also contended with mismatches between global wool production and demand. Industry revenue jumped over the two years through 2011-12 due to a spike in domestic wool prices, only to plummet in 2012-13 as wool prices fell. Profit margins have also fluctuated over the past five years, but are expected to be lower in 2016-17 than five years prior. Industry revenue is projected to fall at an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $2.9 billion...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Wool Wholesaling industry is in a mature phase of its life cycle. This is evident from the slowing value added growth, structural adjustments in to improve operating efficiency and well-established downstream markets. Industry value added (IVA), a measure of the industry's contribution to the economy, is forecast to grow at an annualised 0.5% over the 10 years through 2021-22. This is an underperformance relative to the economy, with GDP forecast to grow at an annualised 2.6% over the same period. The industry's slowing but positive contribution to GDP is a key characteristic of a mature industry.

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    Additional Insights for the Wool Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wool Wholesaling Industry are

  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Ability to effectively manage risk
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    Industry Products

    What is the Wool Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry businesses primarily wholesale wool. This involves purchasing bulk volumes of wool from farmers to sell to downstream markets.

    Industry Products
    Fine wool
    Medium wool
    Coarse wool
    Industry Activities
    Wool wholesaling

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Wool production
  • Domestic price of lamb
  • Domestic price of wool
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Production and prices
  • Global wool demand
  • Changing structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Future prospects
  • Competition and prices
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Wool Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wool Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Grain-Sheep or Grain-Beef Cattle Farming
  • Sheep Farming
  • Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming
  • Wool Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Fine wool
  • Medium wool
  • Coarse wool
  • Chart: Wool Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wool traders and buying houses
  • Other wholesalers
  • Wool processors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wool Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wool Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wool Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Agrium SP Holdings Pty LtdRuralco Holdings Limited
  • Table: Agrium SP Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Ruralco Holdings Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wool Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Wool Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Micron
  • A form of measurement used to express the diameter of a wool fibre. The lower the micron, the finer the wool.
  • Turnoff Rate
  • The number of sheep or lambs the farmer sells to meat processors.
  • Wool Clip
  • The total quantity of wool shorn from a flock or flocks of sheep in a particular region or country in one year.
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    This report on Wool Wholesaling:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Wool Wholesaling market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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