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Farm Supplies Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Farm Supplies Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42491 | Jun 2015

Tainted harvest: Large drops in fertilizer and feed prices will cause significant revenue declines

IBISWorld’s Farm Supplies Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$92bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-0.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
92,860
Businesses
6,786
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While the performance of the Farm Supplies Wholesaling industry largely depends on demand from the agriculture sector as a whole, the single most important determinant of revenue growth is the price of farm-supply inputs. Material inputs underwent a period of net growth during the past five years. Moreover, the industry is projected to experience stifled growth over the five years to 2020, as heightened demand from downstream livestock farmers is offset by a slow rise in farm input prices. Industry revenue tends to grow alongside the price of inputs because wholesalers pass along the majority of increased costs to downstream markets. IBISWorld forecasts subdued feed and fertilizer prices will grow revenue slowly... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Fertilizers

Fertilizers and other propagating chemicals bring in the most sales for the industry, accounting for about 41.4% of revenue. Fertilizer is a key input in intensive farming, where soil nutrients are usually replaced after each cropping season. Several types of fertilizers are available, including phosphorous and nitrate varieties. This product segment is affected by the upstream producer price of fertilizer. In recent years, the price and the value of sales within this segment have fallen due to the decreased price of natural gas (a primary material used in marking fertilizer)... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Farm Supplies Wholesaling Industry?

This industry distributes a range of manufactured and other goods to crop and livestock farmers. A wholesaler may have exclusive distributorship to sell a particular brand within a specified territory, but most often they will sell such products in competition with other wholesalers.

Industry Products
Animal feedFertilizersFungicides and insecticidesSeeds and plant bulbsHerbicides and soil conditioners
 
Industry Activities
Animal feed distributionFertilizer, herbicide and pesticide distributionPlant seed and plant bulb distribution


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