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Fuel Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Fuel Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.710 | Nov 2016

Slippery business: Falling oil prices have led to sliding revenue figures in recent years

IBISWorld’s Fuel Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
DCC plc DCC plc market share
Greenenergy Fuels Ltd Greenenergy Fuels Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Fuel Wholesaling industry has faced a slow-burning market for petrol over the past five years. The industry's performance has been heavily affected by volatile crude oil prices, which have caused shifts in revenue and equally large movements in costs, weighing on margins. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to fall at a compound annual rate of 0.3% to £71.9 billion over the five years through 2016-17. Revenue is expected to fall by 1.3% in 2016-17.

The overall decline in revenue is due to the sharp fall in the price of crude oil globally as a result of oversupply, which has fed into lower prices of petroleum products... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

There are considerable barriers to entering the Fuel Wholesaling industry. The formidable competitive force posed by the distribution networks of incumbent fuel retailers and petroleum product refiners constitutes a major barrier to entry. Domestic refineries can readily sell the petroleum products they manufacture to retailers, large businesses or existing wholesalers. At the same time, these refiners or established independent petroleum operators own or lease the majority of seaboard terminals used to import fuel. Typically, prospective wholesale operators would need to displace existing firms. The substantial amount of capital required to establish or, more commonly, lease storage depots is an important barrier to entry.

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What is the Fuel Wholesaling Industry?

Firms in this industry sell a range of fuel products and some by-products from the petroleum refining process. The industry includes the wholesale of charcoal, coal, coke, fuel wood, naphtha, crude oil, diesel fuel, petrol, fuel oil, heating oil and kerosene. The industry also includes the wholesale of greases, oils and gases such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), butane and propane.

Industry Products
Automotive dieselPetrolJet fuelBiofuel
Industry Activities
Wholesaling petroleum productsWholesaling crude oilWholesaling liquefied petroleum gasesWholesaling lubricants

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