The Meat Wholesaling industry is being squeezed by structural changes in upstream industries and increasing wholesale bypass by retailers. A decline in the volume of meat exports over the five years through 2012-13 is expected to result in revenue declining at an annualised 2.6%. Industry revenue is forecast to decline by 1.8% in 2012-13, to $7.18 billion.
Domestic consumption of red meat has remained relatively stable over the past five years, increasing the importance of export markets to industry growth. Meat wholesalers typically have high volumes of stock turnover and low margins.
The Meat Wholesaling industry comprises businesses that wholesale fresh or frozen meat (except poultry or rabbit meat). Businesses in this industry generally purchase meat and meat products from abattoirs and sell these products to retailers (e.g. supermarkets and restaurants), normally with minimum or no further development and processing of the product.
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.