Greener pastures: Rising demand and support for biofuels will support industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Agribusiness 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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Free-trade agreements and interest in biofuels benefit industry performance
  • Food manufacturers and processors have tried to shelter themselves from input price fluctuation
  • Continued vertical integration of the farm process will boost profit margins

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Large multinational companies are increasingly getting in on the agribusiness act. These corporations are encouraging vertical integration in the industry and are actively boosting the industry's profitability as a whole. During the five years to 2016, the Agribusiness industry has experienced increasing interest in biofuel, strong growth in the number of free-trade agreements signed by the federal government and a rise in the prevalence of genetically modified seeds. These trends are forecast to continue over the next five years...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    Agribusiness is in the mature stage of its life cycle. There are aspects of the industry that are experiencing growth phases and other aspects that are in decline, but these effects offset each other and place the aggregate industry in a mature phase. Industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to expand at an average annual rate of 1.5% over the 10 years to 2021. Meanwhile, US GDP is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 2.1% during the same period.

    Technology plays an important role in the industry's revenue growth. Advancements have allowed the workforce to become more efficient, enabling revenue to grow despite falling employment. Ind..

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    Additional Insights for the Agribusiness Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Agribusiness Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Economies of scale
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
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    Industry Products

    What is the Agribusiness Industry?

    The Agribusiness industry includes businesses that directly engage in or directly benefit from agricultural activities. Businesses in this industry may produce agricultural commodities, buy agricultural produce or supply goods and services to farms and the agriculture industry. This industry focuses on the food-supply chain up to, but not including, the point of retail sale.

    Industry Products
    Crop and livestock farming
    Food production
    Agribusiness services
    Equipment and other manufacturing
    Food and supplies wholesaling
    Industry Activities
    Soybean and corn farming
    Frozen foods
    Beef cattle production, dairy cattle farming and meat processing
    Margarine and cooking oil processing
    Corn, soybean and wheat wholesaling
    Dairy product and milk production
    Farm supplies and farm equipment wholesaling
    Fruit and vegetable wholesaling
    Tractors and agricultural machinery retailing
    Fertilizer and pesticide

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Agricultural price index
  • Natural disaster index
  • Population
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World GDP

  • Current Performance
  • Industry segmentation
  • Corporate agribusiness and GM traits
  • Toll of epidemics
  • Export declines
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Fields of green on the horizon
  • Biofuel
  • Worldwide demand
  • Table: Agribusiness Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Agribusiness Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Meat Markets
  • Chain Restaurants
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Caterers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Banking
  • Loan Brokers
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking
  • Machinery Maintenance & Heavy Equipment Repair Services
  • Rail Transportation

  • Products & Services
  • Food and supplies wholesaling
  • Food production
  • Crop and livestock farming
  • Agribusiness services
  • Equipment and other manufacturing
  • Chart: Agribusiness Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Internal agribusiness segments (excluding farmers)
  • Supermarkets, convenience stores and grocery stores
  • Farms and direct farming activities
  • Food service industries (e.g. restaurants and cafes)
  • Other markets
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Agribusiness Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Agribusiness

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Agribusiness Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Cargill Inc.Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Table: Cargill Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Archer Daniels Midland Company - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Agribusiness Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Agribusiness Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Agricultural price index (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Also called agri-fuel or bio-diesel. A fuel consisting of or derived from dead biological material, usually plants.
  • Genetic Modification (Gm)
  • A technique in which specific changes are introduced into a plant or animal's DNA through genetic engineering techniques.
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta)
  • An agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States to create a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
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