Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The next five years promise to lift the Gas Stations industry out of the red, but only slightly. As disposable income and employment levels increase, more people will take to the road, boosting demand for gas stations. Still, consumers will increasingly favor gas stations with on-site convenience stores. This trend will lead to an exodus of customers and operators from the industry... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of establishments in this industry mirrors the distribution of gasoline sales, which in turn reflects US population distribution and the presence of reliable public transport infrastructure. Gas stations are located where trucking establishments are highly concentrated (i.e. areas where the output from industrial, manufacturing and agricultural production are high). Furthermore, industry establishments are most densely concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic, with nearly 10.0% of total gas stations residing in New Jersey.
The Southeast is the second most densely concentrated region, accounting for about 19.6% of total industry establishments. However, a much greater share of the total population resides in this region... purchase to read more