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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 | Mar 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Farm Supplies Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$121bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-1.3%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
93,237
Businesses
6,754
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 2021, 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entry into the Farm Supplies Wholesaling industry are few and low, as indicated by the several thousand operators within the industry at present. No official license or permission is necessary to get started, although distributors that handle dangerous agricultural chemicals harmful to human health must follow storage and handling guidelines. This fact, however, does not represent a major barrier to entry.

Additionally, there are few industry incumbents who hold substantial market share beyond their limited regional reach. The result is an industry easy to enter and exit, which has been demonstrated by the recent downsizing of industry operators. Initial investments may be a barrier for some new entrants, but this is typical of any industry within this sector... 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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