Well-oiled machine: Despite volatile revenue, demand and market power support profit

The Petroleum Product Wholesaling industry is dominated by a handful of integrated fuel retailers and wholesalers. Z Energy, BP and ExxonMobil have stakes in the upstream Marsden Point oil refinery in Northland, and also operate an extensive service station network in the Fuel Retailing industry. Consequently, these three players hold a significant share in the Petroleum Product Wholesaling industry, and benefit from scale economies and synergies associated with an integrated petroleum supply chain. Each major player stores and distributes petrol, diesel, LPG and other petroleum products from numerous bulk storage facilities to their own branded petrol stations and other independent operators...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Profit margins for the industry’s large players are rising due to their strong market power
  • Falling crude oil prices in some years have boosted margins for industry operators
  • Rising crude oil prices are forecast to boost revenue over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Operators in the Petroleum Product Wholesaling industry wholesale an array of petroleum-based products, primarily for fuel. Goods are sourced from the Marsden Point oil refinery in Northland, or imported and distributed from ports. Industry wholesalers use a range of infrastructure for storing, distributing and supplying petroleum. Due to varied prices among operators, products and stages of the supply chain, product segments are split according to the volume of each good transported and sold.DieselThe diesel segment is the industry's largest product segment in volume terms. The industry supplies diesel to commercial customers via truck stops or in bulk to downstream industrial storage terminals. Hea...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Petroleum Product Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Petroleum Product Wholesaling are:

  • Economies of scale
  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of crude oil and Demand from fuel retailing in the Petroleum Product Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Petroleum Product Wholesaling in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators wholesale petroleum, diesel oil, LPG, fuel oil, jet fuel and other petroleum products. The industry excludes refining or retailing activities.

    Industry Products
  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Aviation fuels
  • Fuel oil, LPG and other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Petroleum wholesaling
  • Diesel oil wholesaling
  • Fuel oil wholesaling
  • LPG wholesaling
  • Bitumen wholesaling
  • Jet fuel wholesaling
  • 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
  • Demand from fuel retailing
  • Number of motor vehicles
  • US dollars per New Zealand dollar

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure
  • Petroleum products and pricing trends
  • Consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Oil prices and participation trends
  • Investigation into petrol pricing
  • Fuel efficiency

    and demand

  • Table: Petroleum Product Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Petroleum Product Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Road and Bridge Construction in New Zealand
  • Fuel Retailing in New Zealand
  • Road Freight Transport in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Oil and Gas Extraction in New Zealand
  • Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Diesel
  • Petrol
  • Fuel oil, LPG and other products
  • Aviation fuels
  • Chart: Petroleum Product Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Passenger vehicle transport
  • Commercial vehicle transport
  • Agricultural and industrial users
  • Aviation operators
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Petroleum Product Wholesaling 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 Petroleum Product Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Petroleum Product Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Petroleum Product Wholesaling 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 Petroleum Product Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Crude Oil
  • Crude oil is the unrefined raw input for most industry products.
  • Diesel
  • A fuel that is heavier than petrol and is often used in commercial vehicles, such as trucks.
  • Lpg
  • Liquefied petroleum gas is an alternative fuel to diesel or petrol for motor vehicles.
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