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Petrol Stations in the UK: Market Research Report

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Petrol Stations Market Research Report | SIC G47.300 | Apr 2017

Out of gas: Rising price competition has caused industry revenue and profit to decline

The Petrol Stations market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
BP Oil UK Ltd BP Oil UK Ltd market share
Esso UK Limited Esso UK Limited market share
Sainsbury's Sainsbury's market share
Shell UK Ltd Shell UK Ltd market share
Tesco Stores Limited Tesco Stores Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Petrol Stations industry have endured a turbulent past five years. Rising competition within the industry has negatively affected industry profit. Additionally, increased public concern over environmental issues has encouraged some drivers to switch to more fuel-efficient diesel-powered cars while other consumers limited their fuel consumption in favour of public transport, hampering industry revenue growth. IBISWorld anticipates that industry revenue will fall at a compound annual rate of 3.7% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £18.2 billion. The largest product segments for operators are diesel and petrol... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Petrol Stations industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle. The value that the industry adds to the economy is forecast to decline at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the 10 years through 2021-22, while GDP is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period. Petrol stations have been underperforming the economy because of changes in British attitudes towards driving cars. Concerns about the environment have encouraged consumers to drive less and demand more fuel-efficient vehicles. As a result, demand for petrol has been decreasing and the number of petrol stations is expected to continue falling.

The market is highly saturated, with the six largest operators being estimated to account for 58.1% of industry revenue in the current year. Com.. purchase to read more


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What is the Petrol Stations Industry?

Companies in this industry sell automotive fuel such as petrol, diesel, autogas and alternative fuels directly to consumers. Most petrol stations also operate a convenience store and some provide car-washing services. A significant proportion of sales to drivers of heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches are not included in the industry because these often go through wholesalers.

Industry Products
PetrolDieselConvenience storesCar washes and other servicesAlternative fuels
Industry Activities
Fuel retailingRetailing convenience itemsProviding car-washing servicesRetailing oil-related products such as lubricants

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