Thursday, 11 June 2015

Soybean Oil: Big Market for Potential Investors

Soybean oil represents a big market for potential investors. Driven by its applications for both edible and industrial uses, the global demand for soybean oil is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4% during the next five years.

Unlike the seeds of most other legumes, the soybean has a high oil content, and is often called an "oilseed." The value of the soybean, which contains significant amounts of both oil and proteins, lies in the fact that there is a strong demand for both of these ingredients, either directly or indirectly, in human foods. It has been found that soybean contains about 18% oil and 35% protein and the need to separate these two major components has given rise to the soybean crushing industry. The two products that emerge after crushing are soybean oil and soybean meal.

Soybean oil processing plant

Soybean oil represents a big market for potential investors. According to Industry reports, palm and palm kernel oil represented the world’s most popular vegetable oil accounting for 31% of the total global vegetable oil consumption. Soybean oil represented the second most popular vegetable oil accounting for around 22% of the total global vegetable oil consumption.  Reports also suggest that most (around 85%) of the global soybean oil was consumed in edible products such as cooking oil, margarine, mayonnaise, salad dressing, etc. This was followed by industrial uses such as in paint, varnish, linoleum, rubber fabrics, biodiesel etc. and the feed sector. As far as soybean oil prices are concerned, they depend upon a number of factors. This includes the demand of its end use sectors, raw soybean supply and prices, crude oil prices and the supply demand of other major vegetable oils. Industry reports currently expect the global demand of soybean oil to grow at a CAGR of around 4% in the next five years.

Recognising the potential of soybean oil for both edible and industrial uses, IMARC Group has released a new report titled, “Soybean Oil Processing Plant Project Report: Industry Trends, Manufacturing Process, Machinery, Raw Materials, Cost and Revenue”.  This report gives a comprehensive insight to stakeholders who plan to set up a soybean oil processing plant. The analysis includes:

·         Market trends
·         Key players
·         Key risk and success factors
·         Process flow for production of soybean oil
·         Various types of unit operations involved
·         Land, location and site development requirements
·         Plant layout
·         Plant machinery requirements
·         Raw materials, utilities and manpower requirements
·         Capital investments
·         Operating costs
·         Incomes and expenditures of the plant
·         Profits
·         Cash flows

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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Mechanisation Drives the Growth of the Indian Agriculture Equipments Industry

Driven by factors such as increasing labour costs, easy availability of credit, government incentives, emergence of contract farming, rising rural incomes, etc., the Indian agriculture industry is shifting from being labour intensive to becoming mechanized. This shift is driving the demand of agriculture equipments in the country.

India has witnessed an unprecedented growth in agriculture yields.  A new report by IMARC Group titled, “Agriculture Industry in India: Market Segments, Key Drivers, Challenges, Market Trends and Regulations” finds that the agriculture market has grown at a CAGR of 14% in the last eight years. The increase in agriculture produce has ensued a shift in the agriculture industry from being labour-intensive to becoming mechanised. This has contributed to the growth of the agriculture equipments industry in the country.  

The report finds that the key factors that contributed to the growth of the agriculture equipment industry are easy availability of credit, government incentives, increasing agricultural productivity, emergence of contract farming, increasing rural incomes, etc. According to an analyst at IMARC Group “The significance of ensuring timeliness of agriculture operations has necessitated the need to mechanise agriculture or use equipments. Mechanisation also enables optimum utilisation of inputs such as seeds, water, fertilizers, etc. Even farmers with small land holdings have developed the practice of utilising selected farm equipments, mainly through custom hiring”.

Indian agriculture equipments industry

 According to the report, the agriculture equipment industry encompasses a wide range of equipments that includes - tractors, harvesting and threshing equipment, plant protection machines, irrigation and drainage pumps, sprinkler systems, land development machinery, agro-processing equipment, etc. Of these, tractors represent the biggest market segment accounting for 38% of the entire market. The report also finds that, although there is an increasing penetration of agriculture equipment in India, there are wide disparities in mechanisation across the country which leaves a lot of room for future growth.

Apart from the agriculture equipments industry, this report also gives an insight into the market trends, market segments, drivers and challenges, opportunities, various sub-sectors, regulations and the marketing requirements of various other agriculture segments such as farming, fertilizers, pesticides, floriculture, apiculture, sericulture, seeds, animal husbandry, etc. The report, which is based on both desk based research and multiple waves of qualitative primary research is a must read for anyone who plans to venture into the agriculture industry.

To buy the complete report or to get a free sample of Agriculture Industry in India, please contact:

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