Strike oil: Expanding demand for oilseeds is expected to stabilize revenue and profit margins

Over the past five years, the price of oilseeds declined, leading revenue for the Oilseed Farming industry to fall. However, industry revenue is expected to rebound over the five years to 2022 as oilseed prices stabilize. Moreover, the growing acceptance and adoption of vegetable oils will continue to help improve demand from the US consumer. Biofuel production will also increase, which is anticipated to generate steady demand for oilseeds as part of the Renewable Fuels Program. However, low prices as a result of overproduction in the past will likely make industry operators leery of overplanting over the next five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-4.4%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
15,566
Businesses
15,431
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The price of oilseeds is typically the most reliable driver of industry performance
  • Oilseed farming is vulnerable to unpredictable weather conditions
  • Demand for high-quality vegetable oil in key foreign markets will boost exports
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Oilseed Farming Industry is highly capital intensive. Operators use machines in nearly every phase of production, including soil preparation, planting, applying fertilizers and pesticides, and harvesting. By using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, it is estimated that for every $1.00 industry operators spend on labor, operators will spend $3.53 on capital expenditures. Since farms rely on this heavy machinery for production, the equipment experiences more wear and tear, causing operators to spend more on repairs and replacements. Consequently, depreciation costs have risen during the five-year period.However, farms still require the use of workers to assist in activities like planting and harvesting. Dur...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Oilseed Farming Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • Appropriate climatic conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of oilseeds and Demand from food manufacturing in the Oilseed Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Oilseed Farming Industry?

    Farmers in this industry grow a variety of oilseeds, including canola seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, safflower seeds and mustard seeds. Soybeans (IBISWorld report 11111) and cottonseeds are not included in this industry report.

    Industry Products
  • Canola
  • Flaxseed
  • Mustard seed
  • Safflower
  • Sunflower
  • Peanuts
  • Rapeseed
  • Industry Activities
  • Canola farming, field and seed production
  • Flaxseed farming, field and seed production
  • Mustard seed farming, field and seed production
  • Rapeseed farming, field and seed production
  • Safflower farming, field and seed production
  • Sunflower farming, field and seed production
  • Sesame farming, field and seed production
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Price of oilseeds
  • Demand from food manufacturing
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Natural disaster index
  • World price of soybeans

  • Current Performance
  • Competition
  • Demand from biofuel production
  • Unpredictable weather and profit
  • Industry participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Profit
  • Genetic modification
  • Table: Oilseed Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Animal Food Production
  • Flour Milling
  • Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing
  • Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling
  • Crop Services
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Tractors & Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Peanuts
  • Canola
  • Sunflower
  • Flaxseed
  • Safflower
  • Mustard seed
  • Rapeseed
  • Chart: Oilseed Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Edible oils production
  • The price of oilseeds relative to alternative oilseeds
  • Consumer tastes and preferences
  • Activity in intensive livestock production
  • Activity in biofuel production
  • Exchange rates

  • Major Markets
  • Domestic oilseed wholesalers
  • Domestic oil processors
  • Exports
  • Domestic seed sales
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Oilseed Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Oilseed Farming

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Oilseed Farming Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Oilseed Farming Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Oilseed Farming Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Price of Oilseeds (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Canola
  • A cultivator of rapeseed that has lower levels of erucic acid.
  • Genetic Modification
  • A technique where specific changes are introduced into a plant or animal's DNA by genetic engineering techniques. The most common modified foods include soybean, corn and canola.
  • Trans-Fat
  • Also known as trans fatty acid, it is found in small amounts in foods such as dairy products and animal meat, but it can also be created by the hydrogenation of some vegetable oils.
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    IBISWorld’s Oilseed Farming Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Oilseed Farming industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.

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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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