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Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents Market Research Report | SIC G46.120 | Mar 2016

Reactive agents: The industry has to adapt to wholesale bypass and considerable volatility

IBISWorld’s Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents 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
Sinochem International Oil (London) Limited Sinochem International Oil (London) Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£5bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-7.7%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
2,951
Businesses
1,165
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry is involved in the sale of a diverse range of products including fuels, ores, metals and industrial chemicals. Many of these products are essentially intermediate products used by an equally diverse range of industries, ranging from the agricultural sector to numerous manufacturing industries and downstream consumers. In addition, most of the products in question are traded as commodities and are therefore particularly susceptible to fluctuations in global demand and supply.

Over the past five years, industry agents have faced several setbacks, including a number of external shocks. In particular, they had to contend with volatile global commodity prices and equally dramatic falls in demand in response to subdued domestic and global economic conditions... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the industry are medium. Aside from the general competitive pressures new entrants face in an industry with narrow profit margins that relies on high volume of sales, a major obstacle they must overcome is securing long-term supply contracts. This has proven to be a challenge for participants in the industry over many years, which has seen most of the companies that remain in the industry today being vertically integrated, with agent activities being only a small part of their total operations.

Wholesale bypass is a trend evident throughout the economy and this industry is no exception. So,.. purchase to read more

 


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What is the Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents Industry?

This industry includes the activities of commission agents, commodity brokers and other types of wholesalers acting on behalf of others in the sale of fuels, ores, metals and industrial chemicals, including fertilisers. Participants in the industry generate revenue on a fee, commission or contract basis. The industry includes transactions conducted over the internet.

Industry Products
FuelsMetalsOresIndustrial chemicals and fertilisers
 
Industry Activities
Brokering the sale of commoditiesfuels, ores, metals, industrial chemicals and fertilisersAgent services facilitating the sale of fuels, ores, metals, industrial chemicals and fertilisersInternet industry products


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