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Commodity Dealing and Brokerage in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Commodity Dealing and Brokerage in the US

Revenue in the Commodity Dealing and Brokerage industry is driven by brokerage fees from facilitating the trade of commodities and commodity derivatives as well as earnings from buying and selling commodity derivative contracts. Revenue is projected to increase marginally over the five years to 2018. This seemingly temperate increase masks intermittent declines perpetuated by decreased brokerage fees and increased competition, which are restricting revenue growth for many industry operators. However, in the present economic environment of rising interest rates and inflation, commodities are an increasingly attractive investment vehicle as compared with equities and bonds. Over the five years to 2023, the Commodity Dealing and Brokerage industry is forecast to grow modestly.

This industry includes operators and individuals who trade commodity derivatives. Commodity derivatives, such as futures, forwards, swaps and options, are financial securities that offer returns based on the return of an underlying commodity, such as agricultural products, energy resources and foreign currency. Brokers execute buyers’ orders by arranging transactions on a commission or transaction-fee basis, while dealers buy and sell derivatives on their own accounts for profit.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table S&P 500
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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