Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
With a history dating back to the 1860s, the Fertiliser Manufacturing industry plays an essential role in ensuring that the nation's agricultural production systems are both economically efficient in the short term and sustainable in the long term. The industry supplies a range of phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium and sulphur fertilisers, and a growing mix of high analysis blends and trace elements.
Australian farmers on average use 5.0 to 6.0 million tonnes of mineral fertiliser products each year, half of which is imported (although in the case of potassium fertilisers, 100% is from imported sources)... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The capital intensity of the industry is considered to be high. Large amounts of capital are required to operate a world-class fertiliser manufacturing plant. An upgrade of facilities to ensure world-class competitiveness or economies of scale would require a significant sum, as would setting up a new plant. The Fertiliser Manufacturing industry in Australia invests 43 cents into capital for every dollar spent on wages.
Moreover, emphasising the continued move towards greater automation, productivity and efficiency, growth in employment has been sluggish, with employees per establishment numbers experiencing a slight fall over the five years to 2012-13... purchase to read more