The Agricultural Banks industry did not fare well through the recession. Five consecutive years of losses will be followed by one more in 2014, with positive growth returning to the industry in the next five-year period. Despite these negative losses, the industry managed to turn profit around sooner by restructuring to run a more efficient business. The next five years look to be more successful, as the economy recovers and the agricultural price index (API) rises. As the API rises, farmers will more readily pay loans in a timely manner, proving profitable for industry establishments.
Operators in this industry specialize in lending to the agricultural sector. More specifically, banks in this industry dedicate at least 14.42% of their total loans to agriculture.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.