Sprout up: Revenue is likely to grow in the future as prices rise and new markets open up

Operators in the Grain, Seed, Animal Feed and Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling industry have had to contend with volatility in crop yields and prices, fluctuations in downstream demand and changing consumer tastes. Industry revenue has fluctuated, partly due to volatile wheat, tobacco and coarse grain prices. Other factors that have affected the industry's performance include exchange rate fluctuations, the rise of wholesale bypass and ongoing industry consolidation. These issues have shaped the industry's structure over the past five years, resulting in the strong presence of vertically integrated global agribusinesses...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£10.7bn
Annual Growth 15-20
-1.7%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
10,522
Businesses
1,088

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Volatile wheat, tobacco and coarse grain prices have caused fluctuations in industry revenue
  • Wheat prices have spiked in the latter half of the period, which has supported revenue recovery
  • Revenue generated from unmanufactured tobacco sales is forecast to fall steeply, slowing growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographical spread of business locations roughly correlates with the distribution of farmland, which is often associated with the production of industry products. Proximity to transport hubs and downstream markets are also factors. England accounts for the vast majority of industry establishments, with 74.4% of the total.The East of EnglandThe area with the highest concentration of industry establishments is the East of England. Approximately 12% of establishments are located in this region. Some of the reasons for this are the region’s significant share of crop farming, especially in wheat and oilseed. The region also benefits from excellent transportation links, such as Britain’s largest container port at Felixstowe, the Tilbury Docks and good road links. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling Industry are

  • Proximity to transport
  • Ability to avoid wholesale bypass
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream demand from agriculture and World price of wheat in the Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in this industry wholesale grains and seeds, unmanufactured tobacco, oleaginous fruits such as olives, animal feed and agricultural raw materials, including wool, hemp, cotton and animal hair.

    Industry Products
  • Unmanufactured tobacco
  • Grain and seeds
  • Animal feed and agricultural raw materials
  • Oleaginous fruit
  • Industry Activities
  • Grain and seed wholesaling
  • Olive wholesaling
  • Unmanufactured tobacco wholesaling
  • Animal feed wholesaling
  • Raw agricultural material wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream demand from agriculture
  • World price of wheat
  • Health consciousness
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • World price of crude oil
  • World price of tobacco

  • Current Performance
  • Stubbed out
  • Food trends
  • Pushing down prices
  • Exchange rates
  • Industry enterprises
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Up in smoke
  • Meat consumption
  • Expanding markets
  • New revenue streams
  • Future threats
  • Table: Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Dairy Cattle Raising
  • Poultry Raising
  • Animal Feed Production
  • Tobacconists

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Animal Feed Production
  • Cereals, Leguminous Crops & Oilseed Growing
  • Tobacco Growing

  • Products & Services
  • Grain and seeds
  • Animal feed and agricultural raw materials
  • Oleaginous fruit
  • Unmanufactured tobacco
  • Other
  • Chart: Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Food processors, farmers and consumer tastes
  • Environmental and health awareness

  • Major Markets
  • Agricultural cooperatives
  • Other
  • Tobacco manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesRentWagesDepreciationUtilitiesMarketingOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Cefetra Ltd, Openfield Agriculture Ltd,
  • Table: Cefetra Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Openfield Agriculture Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling 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 Grain, Seed, Animal Feed & Unmanufactured Tobacco Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Genetically Modified
  • Crops that have had their genetic material altered to improve a certain characteristic.
  • Stock Feed
  • Food for livestock.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • The process by which manufacturers bypass wholesalers to establish direct relationships with retailers.
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