Out of gas: Strong competition and customer switching have limited industry revenue

The Gas Supply in New Zealand market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gas Supply industry includes gas retailers and gas distributors. Gas retailers purchase gas from wholesalers and pay for transmission and distribution to sell to end users. Gas distributors own and operate networks of medium- and low-pressure gas mains and charge fees to gas retailers for transporting gas to customers. Industry operators have faced rising input costs, higher final gas prices and greater competition over the past five years. Stronger competition has encouraged retailers to increase their focus on customer service, driving employment growth and higher industry wage costs. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 0.1% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $557.1 million...

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What is the Gas Supply in New Zealand industry?

The Gas Supply industry has high entry barriers, and this trend has remained unchanged over the past five years. Entry barriers are highest in the gas distribution segment, with Vector Limited and Powerco holding a high market share. It is uneconomical for new players to establish new gas pipelines alongside these players’ existing infrastructure, due to duplication of costs. Gas pipelines are highly regulated monopolies that are overseen by the Commerce Commission, and entry into this market is unfeasible unless through merger or acquisition.

Entry barriers are strong in the retail segment. Exi...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Gas retailing
Gas distribution

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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