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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Fuel Dealers

Overview: the U.S. Fuel Dealers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Fuel Dealers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Fuel Dealers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies

Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies

Dimensional Lumber & Other Building/Structural Materials & Supplies

Heating & Hvac Units, Ductwork, Heating Stoves

Automotive Fuels

Unleaded Regular Gasoline

Unleaded Mid-Grade Gasoline

Diesel Fuel

Automotive Lubricants, Including Oil, Greases.

Household Fuels, Including Oil, Lp Gas, Wood, Coal

Lp Gas, Including Bulk Tanks & Cylinders


No. 2 Distillate Fuel Oil

Other Distillate Fuel Oil, Including Nos. 1 & 4

Residual Fuel Oil, Including Nos. 5 & 6

Other Household Fuels

All Other Merchandise, Excluding Lottery Ticket Sales/Commissions

All Nonmerchandise Receipts

Labor Charges For Work Performed By This Establishment

All Other Nonmerchandise Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Fuel Dealers Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Fuel Dealers companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Fuel Dealers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Fuel Dealers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Fuel Dealers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Sales and Related Occupations 15%
Retail Sales Workers 8%
Retail Salespersons 6%
Retail Salespersons 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 26%
Information and Record Clerks 8%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 5%
Office Clerks, General 5%
Office Clerks, General 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 14%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 12%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 7%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34%
Motor Vehicle Operators 28%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 28%
Driver/Sales Workers 13%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 12%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fuel Dealers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Pacific Biodiesel Logistics trademarks "PACIFIC BIODIESEL" - Fat, oil and grease (FOG) management services - 01/19/2018
  • Interstate Gas Supply trademarks "IGS LABS" - Research and development services in the energy field for services related to the creation of new products for others, batteries, demand response technologies, smart electric metering, and internet of things devices - 01/19/2018
  • Blossman Companies trademarks "TAKE COMFORT IN BLOSSMAN GAS & APPLIANCE" - Propane; Propane for use as fuel - 12/30/2017
  • Critical Systems patents Gas Management System And Controller - 05/25/2017
  • Prometheus Energy Group raises $11 million in funding. - 02/27/2013

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Critical Systems
    Amerigas Propane
    Petroleum Heat & Power

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Union Gas Holdings launches Catalist IPO - Fuel products provider Union Gas Holdings has launched its initial public offering (IPO) for a listing on the Singapore Exchange's Catalist board. The home-grown firm - known for its "Union" brand of bottled liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders - is ... (07/14/2017)
    • Cooking gas runs LPG cars in Nalgonda - Auto LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), as an alternative fuel ... However, there are customers and dealers eager to see a LPG dispensing station in the town. “I applied for a gas bunk in 2011 but my proposal was rejected,” says Naresh, proprietor of ... (06/30/2017)
    • Subsidised LPG rate hiked by Rs2 a cylinder, jet fuel by 7.3% - New Delhi: The price of subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG ... up to Rs 2 per bottle every month to cut down its subsidy outgo. LPG rates were last hiked on 28 October by Rs1.5 per cylinder on account of hike in commission paid to dealers. (11/01/2016)
    • Knowing good fuel for your generator - We have gasoline, popularly known as petrol in Nigeria, diesel, propane or LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), popularly ... where propane is dispensed into bottles, you can attach your generator to the biggest bottle of gas hence giving your generator a ... (08/21/2016)
    • Law's criteria will limit gas station sales of alcohol - According to a state law that went into effect Monday, gas stations will be able to sell two six-packs of beer and up to four bottles of wine ... That disqualifies most of 350 private petroleum dealers that Don Bowers represents. “The LCB (Liquor ... (08/12/2016)
    • Propane shortage has area dealers scrambling - Indiana and Illinois propane dealers are hunting high and low for loads of the precious fuel, sending trucks as far as Kansas and Texas to keep customers homes heated and farms operating. Travis Barker, owner of Momence Bottled Gas in Momence ... (02/09/2014)
    • UPDATE 1-BP sells Turkish LPG assets to Russia's Oteko - The sale was part of BP’s plan to exit its liquefied petroleum gas bottle- and tank-filling businesses worldwide ... autogas units in Turkey serve around 500 domestic customers and dealers, employ 117 people and operate from various locations throughout ... (11/27/2012)
    • Propane Powers Patrol Cars in North Carolina - The grant helped to convert 13 of the office’s 150 Ford Crown Victoria cruisers to the same form of propane used in gas grilles, which contains butane and is also known as liquefied petroleum gas ... $7 million in cash from dealers, Mr. Phillips said ... (10/04/2011)
    • Transparent LPG cylinders soon - The government has taken the first step towards dual pricing of domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by allowing oil-marketing ... were not likely to be huge as the cylinders could be bottled in the existing LPG bottling plants with some minor changes. (03/24/2008)
    • South Africa: Gas Business Offers Opportunities - Liquefied petroleum gas, stored in bottles and cylinders, is used daily by households ... However as income increases, domestic consumer move up the energy chain". Gas Dealers Association of SA chairman Mphuthi Mphuthi says that Soweto is one of the ... (11/18/2002)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $114,133,580 on Fuel Dealers. It has awarded 2,794 contracts to 199 companies, with an average value of $573,536 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Firewood dealers, direct selling, Bottled gas dealers, Alternative fuels, Fuel oil (i.e., heating) dealers, Coal dealers, Heating oil dealers, Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) dealers, etc.

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