A bumpy ride: Declines in crude oil prices have led to stalls in fuel retailer revenue

The Fuel Retailing industry has been affected by volatility in the world price of crude oil over the past five years. The world price of crude oil has dropped significantly over the period, falling consecutively between 2012-13 and 2015-16. A sudden oversupply of crude oil in the global market led to a dramatic decline in the world price of crude oil, particularly during 2014-15. The drop in oil prices contributed to lower domestic petrol prices for consumers. Due to the inelastic nature of demand for fuel, this translated into lower revenue generated by industry firms. As a result, regular petrol prices fell from a peak of 228.1 cents per litre in 2013 to 184.2 cents per litre in 2016. Industry revenue is expected to decline by an annualised 1.4%...read more.

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

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Fuel Retailing industry is characterised by moderate capital intensity. IBISWorld expects that for every dollar spent on capital costs, $4.17 is spent on wages. The industry relies on employees to process customer transactions, manage inventory levels, stock shelves, display merchandise and maintain the site. The majority of service station staff are employed on a part-time or casual basis, keeping average wages low. Advancements in technology have helped to automate many manual tasks over the past five years, reducing the industry's overall reliance on labour. As a result, wage as a share of revenue have fallen over the period...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Fuel Retailing Industry

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

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having an integrated operation
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of crude oil and US dollars per New Zealand dollar 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
  • World price of crude oil
  • US dollars per New Zealand dollar
  • Number of motor vehicles
  • Domestic tourist visitor nights

  • 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
  • Non-fuel products and services
  • Diesel and other fuel products
  • 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
  • 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, Gull Petroleum (NZ) Limited,
  • Table: Z Energy Limited - financial performance
  • Table: BP New Zealand Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: ExxonMobil New Zealand Holdings - financial performance
  • Table: Gull Petroleum (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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