The industry has faced significant volatility over the past five years as the prices of agricultural inputs and products have fluctuated widely. Prices paid for agricultural inputs generally increased strongly until 2007-08, but have decreased moderately from 2008-09. Farm supplies that have followed these price trends include fertiliser, farm chemicals, fodder, feedstuff, fuels and lubricants. Revenue from farm output sold by the industry, ranging from raw sugar, hides and leather to nursery stock, has also fluctuated over the past five years because it is contingent on a variety of factors, including drought, world demand and supply conditions.
Companies in this industry purchase and resell, or sell as agents, livestock (by auction or private treaty), skins, hides, tallow, stock feed, fertilisers, veterinary supplies, farm supplies, and agricultural products (excluding wool, cereal grains, fruit, vegetables and dairy products). This industry includes wholesalers operated by marketing authorities.
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.