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

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Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents Market Research Report | SIC G46.120 | May 2017

Fuel on the fire: Revenue is set to grow over the next five years as commodity prices rebound

IBISWorld’s Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents 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
Sinochem International Oil (London) Limited Sinochem International Oil (London) Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Revenue is expected to grow over the next five years, supported by rising commodity prices
  • Profit has been constrained has some operators have lowered prices to retain customers
  • Demand from car manufacturers and construction companies is expected to remain strong
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Industry operators are 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 have 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 - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Fuels, Industrial Chemicals and Metals Agents industry is made up of agents that are involved in the wholesale of fuels, ores, industrial chemicals and metals. There are several key distinguishing features that separate industry operators from the traditional wholesaling businesses. The main difference between the two is that agents in the industry do not take hold of the goods in which they deal, instead acting as the intermediary between the supplier and the customer, facilitating the transaction. The goods are not handled by the agent, but are instead transported directly from the manufacturer to the end user. By .. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Access to niche markets
  • Access to secure revenue
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of crude oil and Industrial production index in the Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents industry impact industry performance... 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

    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
  • World price of crude oil
  • Industrial production index
  • World price of steel
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Total value of construction
  • Current Performance
  • Revenue volatility
  • Over supply and falling prices
  • Cutting back production
  • Profit margins
  • Market structure and challenges
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand
  • Unsustainable prices
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Vegetable Growing
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Freight Rail Transport
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical & Fertiliser Mineral Mining
  • Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing
  • Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Products & Services
  • Fuels
  • Metals
  • Industrial chemicals and fertilisers
  • Ores
  • Chart: Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream demand
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Environmental awareness and consumer preferences
  • Major Markets
  • Industrial customers
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages, rent, utilities and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Sinochem International Oil (London) Co Limited
  • Table: Sinochem International Oil (London) Co Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents 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 Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A type of payment that an agent or broker receives for the rendering of services.
  • Opec
  • Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
  • Sasac
  • The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, an organisation responsible for operating Chinese state-owned operations.
  • Vertical Integration
  • The extent to which a firm owns its upstream suppliers and its downstream buyers.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • An emerging trend among retailing and manufacturing businesses where producers supply goods directly to retailers, bypassing the wholesaler.

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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 Fuels, Industrial Chemicals & Metals Agents 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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