The Ethanol Fuel Production industry is running on fumes. The past five years have been good for the industry with production volumes rising. Revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 6.4% over the five years through 2014-15 to reach $277.9 million. However, most of this growth has been due to government assistance. The industry is characterised by its reliance on heavy subsidies in the form of fuels excise rebates.
Despite some growth over the past five years, the future for the industry is bleak. The 2014-15 budget proposed the scrapping of the excise rebate.Operators in this industry produce ethanol fuel. The industry concentrates on non-potable ethanol (ethyl alcohol) that is used as a motor fuel, mainly as a biofuel additive for gasoline.
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.