IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Biodiesel procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
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Biodiesel - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2017, biodiesel prices have fallen at an estimated annualized rate of 9.1% due to declines in crude oil prices and input costs. Domestic oil production has increased due to advancements in extraction techniques in the past three years, causing crude oil prices to fall significantly from 2014 to 2017 and decreasing the cost of producing conventional diesel. As...


Biodiesel - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for biodiesel is low, benefiting buyers. The most significant cost of ownership is transportation and storage. Transportation costs for biodiesel are either charged as a fee, or they are built into the total price of the fuel. Wholesalers and third-party distributors of petroleum products typically have expansive distribution systems that can result in diminished...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of biodiesel. Biodiesel is an alternative diesel fuel produced by reacting vegetable oil or animal fats with short-chain alcohols in a process called transesterification. Biodiesel can be used as a pure diesel fuel or blended with other oil-based fuel products that can be sourced from manufacturers, wholesalers and retail outlets. This report excludes other energy sources, such as diesel, gasoline, ethanol and solar power. This report also excludes other biofuels, such as bioethanol and biogas.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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