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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 | Jan 2017

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

IBISWorld’s Farm Supplies Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Farm Supplies Wholesaling industry has thrived amid volatility in agricultural input prices over the past five years. Industry operators sell a variety of fertilizers, pesticides and other agrochemicals in the agricultural sector; farmers are the primary market for industry operators. While demand from industries involved in crop production has risen steadily over the past five years, fluctuations in the price of fertilizer and commercial feed stifled revenue growth over the period. The industry continues to mirror broader trends of contraction and consolidation occurring in Canada's agricultural sector. As the overall number of farms continues to decline, more independent operators are merging into partnerships or being bought out by large corporations... purchase to read more

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The barriers to entry into the Farm Supplies Wholesaling industry are few and low, as indicated by the several thousand operators within the industry at present. No official licence or permission is necessary to get started, although distributors that handle dangerous agricultural chemicals harmful to human health must follow storage and handling guidelines. This fact, however, does not represent a major barrier to entry.

Additionally, there are few industry incumbents who hold substantial market share beyond their limited regional reach. The result is an industry easy to enter and exit, which has been demonstrated by the recent downsizing of industry operators. Initial investments may be a barrier for some new entrants, but this is typical of any industry within this sector. Far.. 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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