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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 - Industry Investment Chapter

The Farm Supplies Wholesaling industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity; for every dollar spent on employee wages, $0.30 is spent on capital. Capital intensity has remained relatively stagnant over the past five years though the industry is becoming increasingly automated. Operators have adopted new technologies to help streamline the wholesaling process. For instance, technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) are used to track orders and inventory levels, limiting the need for labor.

At the same time, workers’ functions are shifting away from labor-intensive stocking and packaging activities toward customer relations... 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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