On the line: Rising demand from export markets has supported industry revenue growth

Operators in the Fishing industry have benefited from strong export demand over the past five years. Developing export markets, particularly in Asia, have boosted industry revenue over the period. Domestically, rising fish and seafood prices, and strong demand from seafood processors, have supported industry operators over the past five years. However, government-imposed fishing quotas have constrained industry revenue growth by limiting the volume of seafood caught. The presence of low-cost imports from Asia and competition from the more sustainable Aquaculture industry have also limited industry revenue growth over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 2.2% over the five years through 2019-20, to $2.0 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 15-20
2.2%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
5,569
Businesses
4,783
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Developing export markets, particularly in Asia, are supporting industry revenue growth
  • Overseas demand for Australian fish and seafood has increased over the past five years
  • Export demand for premium seafood products will continue increasing over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Fishing industry is in the mature phase of its economic life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the wider economy, is projected to grow at an annualised 1.5% over the 10 years through 2024-25. This represents an underperformance relative to the economy, with GDP forecast to grow at an annualised 2.6% over the same period. This underperformance is indicative of a mature industry.The development of export markets has supported the industry over the past five years. Industry operators, particularly those who catch high-value products, such as rock lobsters and tuna, have benefited from increasing demand from countries in Asia, such as Vietnam and Japan, over the period. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fishing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Fishing are:

  • Must have licence
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Trade-weighted index and Demand from seafood processing in the Fishing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fishing Industry?

    Industry operators primarily catch ocean fish and seafood products, including finfish, molluscs, crustaceans, prawns, rock lobsters, oysters, pearls and other seafood products.

    Industry Products
  • Fish
  • Rock lobsters
  • Other crustaceans
  • Molluscs
  • Prawns
  • Industry Activities
  • Rock lobster fishing
  • Prawn fishing
  • Finfish trawling
  • Squid jigging
  • Line fishing
  • Marine fishing not elsewhere classified
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from seafood processing
  • Domestic price of fish and other seafood
  • Seafood consumption
  • Domestic price of poultry

  • Current Performance
  • Strong export demand
  • Depleting fish stocks
  • Challenges
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Competitive challenges
  • Demand for seafood
  • Free trade agreements
  • Table: Fishing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Seafood Processing
  • Fish and Seafood Wholesaling
  • Fresh Meat, Fish and Poultry Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Shipbuilding and Repair Services
  • Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Rock lobsters
  • Fish
  • Prawns
  • Molluscs
  • Other crustaceans
  • Chart: Fishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Export markets
  • Seafood processors
  • Fish and seafood wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fishing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fishing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fishing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fishing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Fishing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Exports (2011-2025)
  • Imports (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Australian Fishing Zone
  • Waters adjacent to Australia and its external territories (excluding Torres Strait and the Antarctic Territories) that extend from the shoreline to 200 nautical miles seawards.
  • Crustaceans
  • Aquatic arthropods, such as lobsters, prawns, barnacles, crabs and crayfish.
  • Gear
  • Tools and equipment used for catching fish and other seafood, including electric reels, kites, balloons, bait traps, bait nets and squid jigs.
  • Molluscs
  • Invertebrate creatures of the seashore with one, two or three piece shells that cover its unsegmented body, such as abalone, octopuses, scallops and squid.
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