The Fuel Wholesaling industry has faced a slow-burning market for petrol over the past five years. Volatile crude oil prices have driven the industry's performance over the past five years, causing shifts in revenue and equally large movements in costs. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.3% to £71.9 billion over the five years through 2014-15. Revenue is expected to fall marginally during 2014-15, at a rate of 0.2%.
The overall increase in revenue is due to rising costs and higher prices for petroleum products earlier in the period.
Firms in this industry sell a range of fuel products and some by-products from the petroleum refining process. The industry includes the wholesale of charcoal, coal, coke, fuel wood, naphtha, crude oil, diesel fuel, petrol, fuel oil, heating oil and kerosene. The industry also includes the wholesale of greases, oils and gases such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), butane and propane.
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.