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

IBISWorld’s Gas Supply in New Zealand market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


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?

Operators in the Gas Supply industry provide two core services along the gas supply chain: gas distribution and gas retailing. Gas distributors operate low- and medium-pressure pipelines that are connected to high-pressure pipelines at various gate stations. Gas distributors operate natural monopolies, and are consequently heavily regulated by the Commerce Commission. Gas retailers provide end users, such as households, businesses and manufactures, with a steady supply of gas. Gas retailers pay the cost of gas, distribution fees and transmission fees, and bundle these services with a mark-up for end users.

Gas retailing

Gas retailing is the main service provided by the industry. The largest retailers include Genesis Energy, Nova Energy, Contact Energy and Mercury NZ. Mos...

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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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