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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 | 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 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
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 - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

This industry is estimated to be in the mature stage of its economic life cycle, despite several factors suggesting that the industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. This is primarily due to volatile input prices distorting the industry's revenue performance in the short term.

In an industry operating on narrow profit margins, cost minimisation has become paramount to survival. The need to cut costs has resulted in a greater number of vertically integrated companies making up the industry. To a large extent, businesses that simply provide agent services to the market have been unable to compete in this market, except those catering to niche markets and others with strong supply and demand contracts in place in upstream and downstream industries. Thi.. 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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