Planting the seed: Industry performance will hinge on strong demand growth expected from emerging economies

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...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$363bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-0.9%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
1.3m
Businesses
10,444
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

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 Report - Industry Products Chapter

    FertilizersThe fertilizer product segment covers a wide range of products that service a variety of markets. Fertilizers are typically made from three key plant nutrients: phosphorus, nitrogen or potassium. They also contain secondary plant nutrients such as calcium, sulfur and magnesium.Nitrogenous fertilizer production is based on the manufacture of ammonia, which is used as an essential raw input for the manufacture of granulated fertilizers, ammonium nitrate and liquid fertilizers. With nitrogen as the most popular applied nutrient, nitrogen fertilizers can be applied in the form of urea, nitrates, ammonium compounds or pure ammonia. Granulated fertilizers, such as urea (a soluble organic compound containing 46.0% n...purchase to read more.

    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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    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
  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides
  • 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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 ratesCompeting demands for foodIntense competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Growth spurred by the United StatesEnvironmental 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

  • 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
    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
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Agrochemicals
  • 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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