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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 | Apr 2014

Crop circle: Rising farm input prices will spur growth, but demand for GM seeds may wane

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
$107bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.7%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
79,962
Businesses
7,014
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Unlike most wholesalers, farm supply wholesalers are somewhat shielded from the rising trend of wholesale bypass due to their ability to stockpile surplus seed and sell when demand crests. Growing farm input prices will lead to steady revenue growth over the next five years. Nevertheless, uncertainty regarding GM seeds and crops will cut into industry growth, representing a potential threat in the years to come... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Farm Supplies Wholesaling industry is made up of more than 7,000 business operators throughout the United States; over one-third of these are nonemployer firms, which are single entities run by an owner-operator. This high degree of fragmentation makes the industry highly competitive and locally oriented. Extremely few players are large enough to have the organizational scope to distribute their products in multiple regions of the country. As a result, the concentration of enterprise ownership is very low, with the top four players accounting for less than 25.0% of industry revenue. Of the roughly 4,200 employer firms, over half employ fewer than five workers... 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 insecticidesPlant seeds and plant bulbsHerbicides and soil conditioners
 
Industry Activities
Animal feed distributionFertilizer, herbicide and pesticide distributionPlant seed and plant bulb distribution


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