The Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling industry has faced significant volatility in its operating environment over the past five years. Industry revenue has fluctuated due to movements in demand for agricultural products and supplies, shifting weather patterns and volatility in commodity markets. As a result, industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualised 1.1% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $14.9 billion. However, this low growth figure is understated due a high base year in 2010-11, resulting from an 8.6% jump in revenue that year.
Companies in this industry wholesale livestock (including agent and brokering services), skins and hides, tallow, stock feed, farm supplies and agricultural products (excluding wool, cereal grains, fruit, vegetables and dairy products). The industry includes wholesalers operated by marketing authorities, but excludes the wholesale of agricultural chemicals (e.g. fertilisers and pesticides), fencing materials, veterinary drugs, machinery and equipment.
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.