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Petrol Stations in the UK: Market Research Report

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Petrol Stations Market Research Report | SIC G47.300 | Oct 2016

Fuelling down: Increased economic uncertainty could limit industry demand in the short term

IBISWorld’s Petrol Stations 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
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
Revenue
£19bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-2.1%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
42,480
Businesses
2,742
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Petrol Station industry has endured a turbulent past five years. Increased competition within the industry has negatively affected industry demand. 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. Over the five-year period, IBISWorld anticipates that industry revenue will fall at a compound annual rate of 2.1% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £18.7 billion.

In the current year, revenue is forecast to increase by 0.5%, which can be partly attributed to lower oil prices... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Petrol stations are generally located close to population hubs, but also in areas that are handy to drivers such as motorway exits. Motorway service stations tend to be larger than other petrol stations and have a wide variety of services and additional shops attached to them.

The South East

The South East region is forecast to account for the largest number of industry establishments, with an estimated 11.9% of the total. The South East region is a highly populous and has a high level of car ownership, which attracts operators to the area. According to the Department for Transport, the South East ranks highest in terms of number of cars per region. Moreover, the region has a relatively high average household disposable income. Gen.. 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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