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Gas Stations in the US: Market Research Report

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Gas Stations Market Research Report | NAICS 44719 | Nov 2016

Running low: Demand for stations with convenience stores will suppress long-term growth

IBISWorld’s Gas Stations market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$89bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-8.1%
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Profit
Profit
Employment
121,015
Businesses
14,824
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Higher oil prices are projected to flow through to retail prices and drive industry revenue up
  • More consumers have turned to retail sites that operate convenience stores on site
  • The retail price of gasoline is expected to inch up as the world price of oil increases
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gas Stations industry has experienced a moderate amount of volatility over the past five years. As more Americans returned to work, total vehicle miles increased, bolstering purchases of gasoline. Additionally, as per capita disposable income continued to improve, some consumers traded up to premium fuel, which is priced higher than lower-octane fuel. However, significant drops in the world price of crude oil resulted in substantial revenue loss in the latter half of the period. Looking forward, oil prices are expected to rise and flow through to retail prices, driving up revenue, and consumers are anticipated to absorb price increases as they return to the road. Nevertheless, volume sales of gasoline are forecast to decline, threatening industry growth... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Retail sales of automotive fuel are estimated to account for 91.0% of industry revenue in 2016. The share of industry revenue represented by the sale of vehicle fuel has increased as fuel prices grew faster than the price of other goods over the past five years. Automotive fuel is a more central source of revenue in this industry than for its sister industry, Gas Stations with Convenience Stores, where the sale of other merchandise reduces the importance of vehicle fuel to its total revenue.

An estimated 41.8% of automotive fuel sales are accounted for by various grades of gasoline, while diesel fuel accounts for the remaining 49.2%. Diesel fuel's share of industry revenue has expanded over the past five years, due to the quick recovery of trucking enterprises. Fur.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Gas Stations Industry

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

  • Proximity to high traffic areas
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total vehicle miles and Per capita disposable income in the Gas Stations industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more

     


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    What is the Gas Stations Industry?

    This industry comprises gas stations that retail automotive fuels, offer repair services and sell replacement parts and accessories. Gas stations that operate convenience stores on their premises are included in the Gas Stations with Convenience Stores industry (IBISWorld report 44711).

    Industry Products
    GasDieselAutomotive services (e.g. repairs, car washes and general parts)Nonautomotive fuel
     
    Industry Activities
    Retailing automotive fuels (e.g. diesel fuel and gasoline)Selling automotive-related goodsProviding automotive-repair services


    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
  • Total vehicle miles
  • Per capita disposable income
  • World price of crude oil
  • Tax credits for energy efficiency
  • Current Performance
  • Falling oil prices affect revenue gains
  • A matter of convenience
  • Reorganization
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Muted growth
  • Growing competition
  • Distributors move in
  • Table: Gas Stations Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gas Stations Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Local Freight Trucking
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking
  • Local Specialized Freight Trucking
  • Tank & Refrigeration Trucking
  • Public Transportation
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Wholesaling
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Tire Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Other
  • Nonautomotive fuel
  • Automotive services (e.g. repairs, car washes and general parts)
  • Chart: Gas Stations Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers
  • Businesses
  • All other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gas Stations Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gas Stations
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gas Stations Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Royal Dutch Shell PLC
  • Table: Royal Dutch Shell PLC - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gas Stations 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 Gas Stations Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World price of crude oil (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Diesel
  • A mid-range petroleum product (with a higher boiling point than gasoline) typically used as a fuel for internal combustion engines.
  • Gasoline
  • A light liquid petroleum product typically used as a fuel for internal combustion engines.
  • Hybrid Vehicle
  • A vehicle that uses two different power sources to run, in most cases referring to an electric battery in conjunction with a gasoline engine.
  • Major Oil Company
  • A large vertically integrated oil company that refines and wholesales fuel, and may also operate gas stations and pump crude oil.
  • Swipe Fee
  • A fee that banks and credit card companies charge gas stations owners when consumers use credit cards for purchases.

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    This report on Gas Stations:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Gas Stations market research report includes:
    • 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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