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Fuel Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Falling demand and continued oversupply have pushed industry revenue down in recent years
  • Rising environmental concerns have significantly altered the industry's product mix
  • Profitability is expected to grow over the next five years, supported by technological investment
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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 - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Fuel Wholesaling industry has had to contend with the continued fall in demand for petrol over the past five years. A number of wholesalers are part of or affiliated with multinational oil companies that operate across the whole supply chain. As a result of the historical prevalence of petrol as a fuel in the United Kingdom, many refineries are geared towards petrol production. However, petrol usage has tailed off in recent years due to the environmental benefits associated with diesel and the improved fuel efficiency of diesel vehicles. This shift to diesel vehicles has resulted in an oversupply of petrol, which has posed a significant challenge to wholesalers. A n.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Fuel Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Access to secure revenues
  • Economies of scale
  • Downstream ownership links
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from petrol stations and Public concern over environmental issues in the Fuel Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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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

    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
  • Demand from petrol stations
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Demand from scheduled passenger air transport
  • Downstream demand from manufacturing
  • World price of crude oil
  • Current Performance
  • Prices slip
  • Diesel and biofuel
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • A refined approach
  • Industry profitability
  • Future threats
  • Table: Fuel Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fuel Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Electricity Production
  • Petrol Stations
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Products & Services
  • Automotive diesel
  • Other
  • Petrol
  • Jet fuel
  • Biofuel
  • Chart: Fuel Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Petrol stations
  • Electricity generators
  • Aviation and shipping industries
  • Other industries and agriculture
  • Commercial resellers
  • Domestic suppliers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fuel Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fuel Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fuel Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Greenergy Fuels Ltd
    DCC plc
  • Table: Greenergy Fuels Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: DCC plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fuel Wholesaling 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 Fuel Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A somewhat heavier fuel than petrol that can be used by cars and heavy vehicles. Diesel is also known as automotive distillate.
  • Jet Fuel
  • A form of kerosene used to power aircraft. It is also known as aviation turbine fuel.
  • Petroleum Gases
  • These include ethane, propane, butane and other gases. Propane and butane are often sold as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

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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.
    The Fuel Wholesaling 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
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