The industry is involved in the sale of a diverse range of products including fuels, ores, metals and industrial chemicals. Many of these products are essentially intermediate products used by an equally diverse range of consuming industries, ranging from the agricultural sector to numerous manufacturing industries and downstream consumers. In addition, most of the products in question are traded as commodities and are therefore particularly susceptible to fluctuations in global demand and supply.
This industry includes the activities of commission agents, commodity brokers and other types of wholesalers acting on behalf of others in the sale of fuels, ores, metals and industrial chemicals, including fertilisers. Participants in the industry generate revenue on a fee, commission or contract basis. The industry includes transactions conducted over the internet.
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.