The Fish Wholesaling industry is expected to contract over the five years through 2011-12. IBISWorld estimates that revenue will decline at an average annual rate of 0.9% to $4.07 billion. The decline reflects falls in real prices and static domestic consumption. Falls in real prices are a long-term trend and have been driven by an increased share of imported seafood and a decrease in export returns for seafood, as well as an increase in competition between wholesalers due to wholesale bypass. Over the long-term, total consumption of seafood has been increasing in Australia with increases in imports and falls in exports.
The Australian Fish Wholesaling industry purchases fish and seafood from the aquaculture and wild fishing industries as well as from seafood processors. These products may be repackaged or simply sold straight onto specialist fish and seafood retailers as well as supermarkets, food catering companies, cafes, hotels and restaurants. This report relates to establishments that wholesale fresh or frozen fish or other seafood.
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.