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Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling in the US

The Corn, Wheat and Soybean Wholesaling industry has had to contend with difficult market conditions over the five years to 2018. As a result of declining agricultural prices and extremely weak demand, industry performance has been particularly soft, resulting in overall revenue declines. Due to the extreme oversupply and weak supply utilization in the US, end stocks of industry products have increased, which has denied the opportunity for greater price appreciation and increases in industry-specific revenue. Moreover, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), demand for industry products as feed grains has declined to the lowest level since the 2007-2008 observation period, which has undercut industry revenue performance and exacerbated price declines. However, over the five years to 2023, IBISWorld expects that revenue will return to growth, buttressed by price appreciation of industry products and recovering downstream demand.

Operators in this industry purchase and distribute grains such as corn, rice, wheat, dry beans, soybeans and other inedible beans. They distribute these products to food processors, industrial manufacturers, animal feed producers, exporters and other buyers. The industry includes players that operate grain elevators for bulk wholesale, but excludes players that operate grain elevator establishments for storage. Wholesalers of field and garden seeds are also excluded from this industry.

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 Demand from animal food production
    • 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 (Market share)
    • Table Archer Daniels Midland Company (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance
    • Table CHS Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance
    • Table Cargill 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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