Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling industry trends (2014-2019)

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Structural changes in upstream industries and ongoing wholesale bypass have put pressure on operators in the Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling industry over the past five years. As larger wholesalers have diversified their product ranges to benefit from economies of scale, they have entered the General Line Grocery Wholesaling industry, leaving a highly fragmented market for meat wholesaling. Despite this, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 4.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $16.3 billion. This includes a projected rise of 1.6% in the current year. However, this growth slightly overstates the industry's performance, as it disproportionately represents rising meat prices, rather than volume or market growth....
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Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The next five years are anticipated to present challenges for the Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling industry. Revenue is projected to increase due to moderate growth in production, coupled with a projected rise in beef, pig meat and poultry prices. Domestic per capita meat consumption is forecast to rise slightly over the period. This trend, together with population growth, is also anticipated to benefit the industry. Demand from food-service establishments is also likely to contribute to growth. However, wholesale bypass is anticipated to continue, with large meat processing and agribusiness firms continuing absorbing the wholesale function, negatively affecting the industry. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised...
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Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $16bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,579
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 9,823

Biggest companies in the Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling industry

The Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators primarily purchase and sell fresh or frozen meat, bacon, ham, smallgoods, poultry and rabbit meat. Businesses generally purchase meat and meat products from abattoirs and sell these products to retailers with minimum further processing. The industry excludes wholesaling activities related to canned meat, fish and seafood, and firms that wholesale industry products in conjunction with a variety of other grocery products.

Industry Products and Services

  • Beef and veal
  • Lamb and mutton
  • Pork
  • Processed meats and smallgoods
  • Poultry
  • Game and other meats

Industry Activities

  • Frozen meat wholesaling
  • Meat wholesaling (except canned meat)
  • Bacon wholesaling
  • Smallgoods wholesaling
  • Rabbit meat wholesaling
  • Poultry meat wholesaling (except canned poultry)
  • Sausage wholesaling
  • Ham wholesaling

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators primarily purchase and sell fresh or frozen meat, bacon, ham, smallgoods, poultry and rabbit meat. Businesses generally purchase meat and meat products from abattoirs and sell these products to retailers with minimum further processing. The industry excludes wholesaling activities related to canned meat, fish and seafood, and firms that wholesale industry products in conjunction with a variety of other grocery products.

Main Activities

  • Frozen meat wholesaling
  • Meat wholesaling (except canned meat)
  • Bacon wholesaling
  • Smallgoods wholesaling
  • Rabbit meat wholesaling
  • Poultry meat wholesaling (except canned poultry)
  • Sausage wholesaling
  • Ham wholesaling

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Changes in the domestic price of meat influence industry purchase costs, sale prices and demand. Wholesalers can vary meat sale prices according to change...
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Domestic price of meat
Meat consumption
Demand from fish and seafood wholesaling
Health consciousness

Current Performance

Consumer preferences
Wholesale bypass
Profit squeeze
Operational changes
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Structural changes
 Table: Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing in Australia
Catering Services in Australia
Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia
Restaurants in Australia
Cafes and Coffee Shops in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Meat Processing in Australia
Cured Meat and Smallgoods Manufacturing in Australia





Products & Services

The Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling industry sells a variety of meats and smallgoods. Consumption patterns have altered in response to changing m...
Butchers
Supermarkets
Other markets



Demand Determinants

Demand for meat, poultry and smallgoods at the wholesale level is derived from consumer demand for meat products. However, the changing landscape of super...
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Major Markets

Butchers
Supermarkets
Other markets




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods 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 Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling industry exhibits low market share concentration. No player commands a significant proportion of the market. ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in Australia industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

The industry is moderately capital-intensive. In 2018-19, for every dollar paid as wages, an estimated $0.16 is invested in capital equipment across the i...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods 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 Meat, Poultry and Smallgoods Wholesaling in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

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, %

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

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