The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Employment ('000)

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry's performance will hinge on strong demand growth expected from emerging economies
  • An increasing number of crops are being grown for biofuel production instead of food production
  • The global industry is expected to return to long-term growth
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    In 2012 and 2013, fertilizer and agrochemical demand increased in both traditional and emerging markets, where food pressures have led to calls for higher agricultural productivity and crop yields. Over the second half of the five-year period, weak demand from agricultural markets and decreasing crop prices negatively affected demand for the industry's products, as fertilizer prices fell substantially. Consequently, industry revenue is expected to decline slightly over the five years to 2017. Overall revenue trends have been influenced by many factors, including changing climate, fluctuations in key agricultural commodities and a trend toward greener practices...

    Industry SWOT Analysis

    The Global Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Product and market segments are clearly defined, and technological developments within the fertilizer-manufacturing segment tend to be confined to improving manufacturing efficiency or complying with increasingly stringent environmental controls, as opposed to introducing new products. In the case of pesticides, the increasing emphasis on introducing new products that meet regulatory approval has raised research and development costs to extremely high levels.

    At the same time, the industry has come under increased pressure from intense competition, which has resulted in a spate of mergers and acquisitions to reduce costs and remain competitive. Wit..

    Additional Insights for the Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing Industry are

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Availability of resources
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global population and World price of wheat in the Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry formulates and prepares fertilizer products, pesticides (e.g. herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) and other agricultural chemicals (e.g. insect repellents, sheep dips, fly sprays and flea powders). Key markets serviced include the agricultural sector, households and various commercial and industrial users.

    Industry Products
    Other agricultural chemicals
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing nitrogenous fertilizers
    Manufacturing phosphate-based fertilizers
    Manufacturing potash-based fertilizers
    Manufacturing herbicides
    Manufacturing insecticides
    Manufacturing fungicides
    Manufacturing other agricultural chemicals

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global population
  • World price of wheat
  • World price of crude oil
  • World price of natural gas

  • Current Performance
  • Volatile growth rates
  • Competing demands for food
  • Intense competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth spurred by the United States
  • Environmental concerns
  • Table: Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Other Global Agriculture

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Basic Inorganic Chemicals Manufacturing
  • Global Basic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing
  • Global Petrochemicals Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides
  • Other agricultural chemicals
  • Chart: Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Maize and other cereals
  • Wheat
  • Fruit and vegetable
  • Corn
  • Rice
  • Nonagricultural users
  • Cotton
  • Soybean
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of crude oil (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A generic term for various chemical products used by the agricultural sector, including pesticides, synthetic fertilizer, hormones and other chemical growth agents.
  • Fertilizers
  • Chemical compounds applied to promote plant and fruit growth. Inorganic fertilizers are composed of simple chemicals and minerals.
  • Pesticides
  • A substance or mixture of substances intended to prevent, destroy, repel or mitigate any pest.
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