Automotive fuel retailers have experienced a revenue roller-coaster over the past five years. Revenue is expected to expand by about 9.3% in 2012-13 to $38.2 billion. The increase reflects slightly higher retail sales volumes and, more particularly, higher fuel prices. Although activity remains sluggish in the United States and weak in much of Europe, ongoing growth in China has lifted the global demand for fuel, boosting prices. Despite the large increase expected for 2012-13, industry revenue is expected to expand by only 1.3% per year for the five years through 2012-13.Firms in this industry sell automotive fuel or lubricating oils at the retail level, typically at a service station.
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.