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Examples of lesser-known oligopolies

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    blank Well-Known Member

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    What are some examples of lesser-known oligopolies in our current markets? Not interested in oil or telecom oligopolies, but examples where a few companies control the majority of a given market and reap huge profits because of it. A good example is Luxotica, which nobody thinks of as an oligopoly because it maintains dozens of "independent" brands.
     
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    Unfortunately,there are a few oligopolies in hat felting. There are only a few felters left which is why there are such limited options in regards to color and weights compared to the past. Here are a few of the felting elite. Tonak, Winchester Hat Corp, Hat Co.,
     
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    Well, in my country, which is Norway, we have only two large airline companies (Norwegian Air Shuttle and Scandinavian Airline Systems SAS). They own a very large market share, with SAS as the market leader. Norwegian Air Shuttle catches up by buying over 200 airplanes for 22,3 billion dollars.
     
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    Accounting. Big 4 firms controls like 90% of the market in US, most of Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan, and almost any other major country.
     
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    This is fun.

    Keep it going.
     
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    Men's fashion websites . . .
     
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    eBay, paypal
     
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    Boeing v. Airbus, duopoly on commercial aircraft manufacturing

    DeBeers, Rio Tinto, etc., oligopoly on diamond mining. Although the recent discovery in Siberia could shake things up
     
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    Canadian (more specifically, Saskatchewan) Potash Exports (potash is a popular ingredient in fertilizers).

    3 Companies (Agriam, Mosaic, and PCS) produce 1/3 of the worlds potash and market it as a single company (Cantotex).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canpotex
     
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    Breakfast cereals.

    Chemicals (the manufacture of).

    Food additives.
     
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    Meat packing. 4 companies (Cargill, Tyson, JBS, and National Beef) control over 80% of all beef slaughtered.
     
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    Bloomberg
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    How so? Are you thinking Givaudan, or what?
     
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    Nielsen for consumer market information.


    CHEP for pallets
     
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    Newport and Thorlabs control basically the entire scientific optics/photonics industry. They've both been buying up all the smaller companies.
     
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    The Woodbridge Company (Thomson) and Reed Elsevier (Lexis) for legal/business data maybe
     
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    i had no idea one company owned all of those brands.
     
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    True^^^..Westlaw and Lexis are the frontrunners.
    Bloomberg is starting to take away some market share...
     

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