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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 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 about 28.0% 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 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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