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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 2019. As a result of declining agricultural prices and extremely weak demand, industry performance has been particularly feeble. Over the five years to 2019, industry revenue is expected to decline. It is important to note that this industry's poor performance has primarily been a result of a comedown off of historic highs in the prices of corn, wheat and soybeans prior to the current period. However, over the five years to 2024, IBISWorld expects that revenue will return to growth, bolstered by price appreciation of industry products and recovering downstream demand from food and feed manufacturers.

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
    • 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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