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Research and Markets: Analyzing the Global Oil Crops Industry 2012


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the Global Oil Crops Industry 2012" report to their offering.

The global oil crops industry expanded by nearly 13% in 2011 and by 2016 the industry is expected to rise by over 40% overall, which indicates a slowdown in the overall growth rate of the industry.

The Asia-Pacific region accounted for almost 65% of the total industry value at the moment and is expected to continue with the same momentum in the future. The oil crops market values the supply (consumption) of agriculture items such as soybeans, oil palm fruit, seed cotton, and rapeseed. The market volumes reflect supply in each country, calculated on the basis of production plus imports minus exports.

Last year, worldwide-traded oil production from crop plants was almost 130 million metric tons (MMT), mostly used as edible vegetable oil. The proportion of plant oils used for non-edible or industrial purposes has fluctuated as petroleum and coal feed stocks increasingly competed with plant oils as sources of hydrocarbon-based products such as polymers, lubricants, fine chemicals, and fuels.

Oil crops may be used by a range of industries, and this presents a wide variety of potential buyers. They may be processed for use by the food and animal feed industries, as well as in the production of chemicals, paints and bio-fuel. Low switching costs and relatively low product differentiation serve to enhance buyer power and increase the likelihood of new entrants. The main substitutes to oil crops include cereal crops as an alternative for animal feed and bio-fuel production.

Top players in the market are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Bunge Limited, Cargill, Inc. and CHS Inc. Although large co-operative farming companies do exist within many countries, most players within the oil crops market are typically individual farms, rated as small to medium sized businesses.

Aruvians Rsearch analyzes the global oil crops industry in its research presentation Analyzing the Global Oil Crops Industry. The report is a comprehensive coverage of the industry, which is analyzed through an industry definition, industry profile, market value and volume analysis, industry segmentation, and other factors that impact the market.

Competition in the industry along with factors impacting the entry of new players in the market are analyzed. Also, we analyze the future perspective of the industry till the year 2016.

The report includes an in-depth analysis of the major players themselves. The leading industry contributors are analyzed through a corporate profile, a business segment analysis, a financial analysis, their major products & services, and a SWOT analysis.

Key Topics Covered:

A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction to the Industry

C. Competition in the Industry

D. Global Oil Crops Industry: Future Perspective

E. Major Industry Players

- Bunge Limited

- Archer Daniels Midland Company

- CHS Inc.

- Cargill Inc

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Sector: Agriculture

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