Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Industry performance tends to fluctuate widely, in line with crude oil prices and competitors' offerings. Fuel dealers can pass on product price increases or decreases to customers, which causes industry revenue react accordingly. Consequently, as the world price of crude oil dropped during the recession, so did industry revenue. The price of crude oil is expected to continue to decrease, hurting industry operators. However, an improving overall economy will boost revenue and lead to modest industry growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Fuel dealers are spread throughout the United States, supplying a range of commercial, industrial and residential customers. Overall, population and climate play the most important roles in determining the industry's geographic spread, which has remained stable during the past five years.
The Southeast houses a substantial share of industry activity, with establishments numbers close to its share of the US population. The Mid-Atlantic and New England regions follow close behind: both of have a much larger share of establishments than population due to the cold weather and market acceptance of much of the industry's products, especially heating oil.
The Fuel Dealers industry's major states in the Mid-Atlantic include New York and Pennsylvania... purchase to read more