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Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers

Overview: the U.S. Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 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 Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers: 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.

market size 2018
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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.

market forecast

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 Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 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

Oil Well, Oil Field, Oil Refinery, And Pipeline Machinery, Equipment, And Supplies

Industrial Containers And Supplies

Grocery Specialties

Chemicals And Allied Products, Excluding Agricultural Chemicals, Plastics, Industrial And Natural Gases, Liquefied Petroleum (Lp

Biofuels, Including Ethanol, Methanol, Biodiesel, And Gasohol Not Included With Petroleum Products

Other Chemicals And Allied Products

Automotive Chemicals, Including Polishes And Cleaners, Fuel And Oil Additives, And Antifreeze

Refined Petroleum Products, Excluding Liquefied Petroleum (Lp)

Aviation Gasoline

Motor Gasoline

Special Naphtha

Jet Fuel, Naphtha Or Kerosene

No. 2 Distillate Fuel Oil, Including No. 2 Diesel And No. 2 Heating Oil

All Other Distillate Fuel Oil, Including No. 1 And No. 4 Diesel And Heating Oil

Residual Fuel Oil, Including No. 5 And No. 6 Heavy Diesel

Lubricating Oil And Greases

Liquefied Petroleum (Lp)

Crude Oil

Other Petroleum Products, Including Asphalt Binder, Road Oil, And Wax

Farm Supplies

Insecticides, Fungicides, And Pesticides

Other Agricultural Chemicals And Fertilizers

Seeds And Bulbs For Planting

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Miscellaneous Commodities

Pipeline Transportation Receipts

Rental And Operating Lease 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.

U.S. map by state

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 Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 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 Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 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 Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 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 7%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Sales and Related Occupations 17%
Retail Sales Workers 6%
Cashiers 6%
Cashiers 6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 9%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 9%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20%
Financial Clerks 6%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 40%
Motor Vehicle Operators 30%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 30%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 25%
Material Moving Workers 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Home Service Oil trademarks "GOCOMPLETE" - Administration of a customer loyalty program which provides points redeemable for the purchase of goods; Administration of a customer loyalty program which provides customers with fuel cards so that they can purchase fuel for their company vehicles with discounts that can be taken either as a rebate or a per-gallon price roll back based on the number of gallons purchased over a specified period of time; Arranging and conducting incentive reward programs to promote the sale of vehicle fuel and convenience store goods and services - 03/02/2018
  • C. N. Brown trademarks "CN BROWN ENERGY" - Diesel fuel; Fuels; Heating oil; Kerosene; Propane; Liquid fuels - 02/17/2018
  • Bill Wolf Petroleum trademarks "WW" - Real estate management services - 02/16/2018
  • Sgc Energia patents Systems, Methods, And Apparatuses For Fischer-tropsch Reactor Cascade - 02/01/2018
  • Texon Distributing patents Methods For Reducing Transmix Production On Petroleum Pipelines - 01/25/2018
  • Reladyne patents Varnish Mitigation Process - 10/26/2017
  • Elevation Beer raises $1 million in funding. - 02/13/2017
  • Dooley's Petroleum raises $10 million in funding. - 11/05/2015
  • Empire Petroleum Partners raises $19 million in funding. - 01/27/2015

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Refined Technologies22
    Warren Distribution

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Conifer Expands and Extends Endorsement from the Associated Food & Petroleum Dealers (AFPD) - Conifer’s commercial insurance products encompass ... convenience stores, petroleum retailers, service stations, specialty food markets and bars, taverns and restaurants. Our membership also includes wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers who ... (01/12/2018)
    • U.S. Wholesale Inventories Climb Slightly More Than Expected In November - Inventories of petroleum and farm products showed significant increases ... With sales rising by more than inventories, the inventories/sales ratio for merchant wholesalers dipped to 1.24 in November from 1.25 in October. (01/10/2018)
    • Lariat Partners Invests in Offen Petroleum - The Company has grown to over 500 million gallons annually and today serves as both a branded and unbranded wholesale fuel supplier. Offen sources and sells fuel in 12 states. In addition to fuels, Offen's lubricants division provides products and ... (01/10/2018)
    • Two refineries process 331,705MT crude oil in one month - This, according to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC ... “The Corporation has been adopting a Merchant Plant Refineries Business Model since January 2017. The model takes cognizance of the Products Worth and Crude Costs. (01/10/2018)
    • Valero Energy Corporation Will Attend The Credit Suisse Energy Summit - Valero, a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, with approximately 10,000 employees, is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol ... Valero sells its products in both the wholesale rack and bulk markets, and approximately 7,400 outlets ... (01/08/2018)
    • PCC approves Phoenix Petroleum’s acquisition of Family Mart - Phoenix is a publicly-listed domestic corporation that trades petroleum products on the wholesale and retail basis and operates of gas stations, oil depots, storage facilities, and allied services. The ultimate parent of Phoenix is Udenna Corporation. (01/04/2018)
    • Liberia: Hoarding of Petroleum Products Sparks Hike in Transport Fares - Commercial driver Abdullah Kromah, 45, told the Daily Observer in an interview that some gasoline dealers have shut down their service stations due to the sharp increase in the wholesale prices of petroleum products. "I visited three gas stations early ... (12/07/2017)
    • Domestic wholesale trade growth eases to 11.3% in Q3 - After adjusting for price changes, overall domestic wholesale trade rose by 1.3 per cent from a year ago. On a year-on-year basis, domestic sales of petroleum & petroleum products, ship chandlers & bunkering and chemicals & chemical products industries ... (11/20/2017)
    • PDI Acquires TelaPoint™ – Strengthening Its Leadership in Enterprise and Fuel Supply Chain Software for the Convenience Retail, Petroleum Wholesale & Logistics Industries - TEMPLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PDI, ( a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions to the convenience retail, wholesale petroleum ... vice president of Merchant and Partner Development, WEX. “Given our focus on payment ... (11/01/2017)
    • China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (SNP) Undervalued By Several Metrics - The company s Marketing and Distribution segment owns and operates oil departments and service stations; and distributes and sells refined petroleum products, such as gasoline and diesel through wholesale and retail sales networks. Its Chemicals segment ... (12/30/2013)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $61,641,456 on Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 2,182 contracts to 349 companies, with an average value of $176,623 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Refined Petroleum Products
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Petroleum Bulk Stations & Terminals Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Refined Petroleum Products are less than those from Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Refined Petroleum Products sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Refined Petroleum Products Product Sales Report

    Liquefied Petroleum (Lp)
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Petroleum Bulk Stations & Terminals Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Liquefied Petroleum (Lp) are less than those from Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Liquefied Petroleum (Lp) sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Liquefied Petroleum (Lp) Product Sales Report

    Chemicals And Allied Products
    Chemicals And Allied Products Product Sales Report

    Miscellaneous Commodities
    Miscellaneous Commodities Product Sales Report

    Service Receipts And Labor Charges
    Service Receipts And Labor Charges Product Sales Report

    Grocery Specialties
    Grocery Specialties Product Sales Report

    New And Rebuilt Automotive Parts And Supplies
    New And Rebuilt Automotive Parts And Supplies Product Sales Report

    Farm Supplies
    Farm Supplies Product Sales Report

    Grains, Beans, And Seeds
    Grains, Beans, And Seeds Product Sales Report

    Oil Well, Oil Refinery, And Pipeline Machinery
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