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Farm Supplies Wholesaling in Canada: Market Research Report

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Farm Supplies Wholesaling in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 41839CA | Feb 2015

Farm out: Revenue will rise, but the industry will face volatility from commodity markets

The Farm Supplies Wholesaling 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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$19bn
Annual Growth 10-15
4.4%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
8,929
Businesses
797
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Both fertilizer and pesticide prices experienced several convulsions over the past five years; as a result, revenue for the Farm Supplies Wholesaling industry has been extremely volatile. Nevertheless, both inputs experienced an overall increase during the period, resulting in revenue growth. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to continue to face volatility due to shifts in the price of inputs. Demand from key downstream industries involved in crop and animal production will strengthen as the overall economy improves and individuals spend more on food items. Nevertheless, volatility in the price of key product inputs, including oil and natural gas, will continue to obstruct steady revenue growth. As prices of these goods fluctuate, so too will revenue for the industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Farm Supplies Wholesaling industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity; for every dollar spent on employee wages, $0.49 is spent on capital. Capital intensity has increased over the past five years as the industry becomes increasingly automated. Operators have adopted new technologies to help streamline the wholesaling process. For instance, technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) are used to track orders and inventory levels, limiting the need for labour.

At the same time, workers' functions are shifting away from labour-intensive stocking and packaging activities toward customer relations... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Farm Supplies Wholesaling Industry?

This industry is primarily engaged in wholesaling agricultural chemicals, such as fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and general farm supplies to farmers. A wholesaler may have an exclusive distributorship to sell a particular brand within a specified territory, but generally they sell products in competition with other wholesalers.

Industry Products
Nitrogen fertilizersPotash fertilizersPhosphate fertilizersAmmonium sulfate and other fertilizersHerbicidesInsecticidesFungicides
 
Industry Activities
Chemical fertilizer distribution Fumigant distributionFungicide distributionHerbicide distributionInsecticide distributionFarm supplies distribution


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