Performance is stalling: Industry revenue has declined due to lower crude oil prices

Volatility in the world price of crude oil has affected the Fuel Retailing industry over the past five years. An oversupply of crude oil in the global market caused the world price of crude oil to decline substantially between 2012-13 and 2015-16, with the most significant drop occurring in 2014-15. The drop in oil prices contributed to lower domestic petrol prices for consumers. Regular petrol prices fell from a peak of 233.3 cents per litre in 2013, to 186.4 cents per litre in 2016. Due to the inelastic nature of demand for fuel, this translated into lower revenue for industry firms. Industry revenue is expected to decline by an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2017-18, to $8.2 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Service station ownership has undergone substantial change over the past five years
  • Acquisition activity in the industry has increased over the past five years
  • A shift towards more fuel-efficient vehicles is expected to constrain demand for fuel retailers
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Fuel Retailing industry has high entry barriers. New entrants need significant capital to construct a petrol station, requiring access to land, storage facilities and other necessary infrastructure. This cost can be prohibitive for prospective firms. The presence of several large-scale players within the industry also makes it difficult for new, independent entrants to compete on price. Larger players often have extensive distribution and wholesale networks, allowing them to pass cost savings on to consumers. New entrants therefore need to consider the cost of gaining access to secure and economical supply contracts. Barriers to entry have remained at a high level over the past five years...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fuel Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Fuel Retailing are:

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having an integrated operation
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as US dollars per New Zealand dollar and Number of motor vehicles in the Fuel Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fuel Retailing in New Zealand Industry?

    Establishments in the industry are engaged in retailing fuels, including petrol, LPG or lubricating oils, typically at a service station. Industry players also retail convenience store goods and provide services such as car washing to supplement revenue.

    Industry Products
  • Petrol
  • Diesel and other fuel products
  • Non-fuel products and services
  • Oils, lubricants and additives
  • Industry Activities
  • Automotive CNG retailing
  • Automotive LPG retailing
  • Diesel oil retailing
  • Distillate retailing
  • Engine oil retailing
  • Kerosene retailing
  • Lubricating oil or grease retailing
  • Petrol retailing
  • Service station operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • US dollars per New Zealand dollar
  • Number of motor vehicles
  • World price of crude oil
  • Domestic tourist visitor days

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer demand
  • Profit margins
  • Industry changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry structure
  • Profit
  • Table: Fuel Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fuel Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Road Freight Transport in New Zealand
  • Taxi and Limousine Transport in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Petrol
  • Diesel and other fuel products
  • Non-fuel products and services
  • Oils, lubricants and additives
  • Chart: Fuel Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Commercial firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fuel Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fuel Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fuel Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Z Energy Limited, BP New Zealand Holdings Limited, ExxonMobil New Zealand Holdings, Boran NZ Limited,
  • Table: Z Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Table: BP New Zealand Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: ExxonMobil New Zealand Holdings - financial performance
  • Table: Boran NZ Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fuel Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Fuel Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A heavier fuel than petrol, which can be used in cars as well as heavy vehicles.
  • Lpg
  • Liquefied petroleum gas can be used as fuel in suitably modified motor vehicles.
  • Petrol
  • A transport fuel, refined from crude oil, which is commonly used to power cars.
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