Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

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IBISWorld's analysts constantly monitor the industry impacts of current events in real-time – here is an update of how this industry is likely to be impacted as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic:

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COVID-19 is anticipated to heavily influence the Basic Chemical and Chemical Product Manufacturing subdivision.

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Disruptions in the Chinese supply chain have affected many manufacturers. A considerable proportion of imports from this subdivision are derived from China.

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Demand for pharmaceuticals manufacturing products is anticipated to rise over the short term, as both consumers and healthcare providers require medicine supplies.

Note: The content in this report is currently being updated to reflect the trends outlined above.

Fertiliser Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 3.5%

The Fertiliser Manufacturing industry plays an essential role in ensuring that the nation's agricultural production systems are economically efficient in the short term and sustainable in the long term. Approximately five to six million tonnes of fertiliser are sold each year in Australia, about half of which is manufactured locally. The industry supplies a range of phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium and sulphur fertilisers, and an increasing mix of high-analysis blends and trace elements. Nitrogen-based fertiliser products (including ammonium phosphates and urea) are applied to over half of all fertilised agricultural land in Australia, and make up a key industry product segment. Industry performance is variable, reflecting its reliance on the local fa...
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Fertiliser Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Fertiliser Manufacturing industry's future performance depends on many external factors. These factors include the agricultural sector's performance, global fertiliser prices, demand trends, consumption patterns, changes in the Australian dollar, import competition, evolving international export markets, and changes in environmental laws and regulations. Industry revenue is projected to increase by an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Industry challenges The agricultural sector's performance significantly influences the industry. Consequently, weather conditions will continue to strongly influence industry performance. In addition, the value of the Australian dollar and the global price of fertilisers will con...
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Fertiliser Manufacturing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $4bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 384
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 3,500

Biggest companies in the Fertiliser Manufacturing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia industry include Incitec Pivot Limited and Wesfarmers Limited.

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What is Fertiliser Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms manufacture or mix fertilisers, including those based on the three major plant nutrients (phosphorous, nitrogen and potassium), and organic fertilisers, including those derived from bonemeal and animal by-products.

Industry Products and Services

  • Nitrogen-based fertilisers
  • Superphosphate and other phosphatic fertilisers
  • Ammonium phosphates
  • Organic fertilisers
  • Potash fertilisers
  • Other manufactured fertilisers

Industry Activities

  • Prilled ammonium nitrate manufacturing
  • Ammonium phosphate and ammonium sulphate manufacturing
  • Animal or vegetable fertilisers and other organic fertiliser manufacturing
  • Bone dust, bonemeal and fishmeal fertiliser manufacturing
  • Phosphate, ground and superphosphate fertiliser manufacturing
  • Potash fertiliser manufacturing
  • Potassium chloride fertiliser manufacturing
  • Sodium nitrate fertiliser manufacturing
  • Controlled release fertiliser preparation manufacturing
  • Urea manufacturing (fertiliser grade)

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms manufacture or mix fertilisers, including those based on the three major plant nutrients (phosphorous, nitrogen and potassium), and organic fertilisers, including those derived from bonemeal and animal by-products.

Main Activities

  • Prilled ammonium nitrate manufacturing
  • Ammonium phosphate and ammonium sulphate manufacturing
  • Animal or vegetable fertilisers and other organic fertiliser manufacturing
  • Bone dust, bonemeal and fishmeal fertiliser manufacturing
  • Phosphate, ground and superphosphate fertiliser manufacturing
  • Potash fertiliser manufacturing
  • Potassium chloride fertiliser manufacturing
  • Sodium nitrate fertiliser manufacturing
  • Controlled release fertiliser preparation manufacturing
  • Urea manufacturing (fertiliser grade)

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The agricultural sector's performance strongly influences demand for industry products. Seasonal factors, weather conditions, global commodity prices and ...
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Demand from agriculture
Domestic price of fertiliser
Level of annual rainfall
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

Dominant international trade patterns
Major player developments
Changing operating environment
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Environmental issues
New projects
Changing players
 Table: Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Grain Growing in Australia
Sheep Farming in Australia
Beef Cattle Farming in Australia
Sugar Cane Growing in Australia
Cotton Growing in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Oil and Gas Extraction in Australia
Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia





Products & Services

The three major plant nutrients (phosphorous, nitrogen and potassium) form the basis of the industry's major product segments. Fertilisers made from these...
Livestock farmers
Other cereal grain farmers
Non-agricultural users
Oilseed farmers
Export markets
Industrial crop farmers
Other farmers

Demand Determinants

According to ABARES, Australian agriculture accounts for 58% of Australian land use. Thus, with the agricultural sector accounting for the lion's share of...
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Major Markets

Livestock farmers
Other cereal grain farmers
Non-agricultural users
Oilseed farmers
Export markets
Industrial crop farmers
Other farmers
 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry has a moderate market share concentration level, with the two largest companies accounting for just under half of industry revenue in 2019-20...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Headquartered in Melbourne, Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) is a global industrial chemicals company that manufactures and distributes industrial explosives, ...
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Incitec Pivot

 Table: Incitec Pivot - financial performance

Wesfarmers

 Table: Wesfarmers - financial performance

Capital Intensity

Industry capital intensity levels are high as large amounts of capital are required to set-up and operate a world-class fertiliser manufacturing plant. Up...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2006-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2006-2026)
Establishments (2006-2026)
Businesses (2006-2026)
Employment (2006-2026)
Exports (2006-2026)
Imports (2006-2026)
Wages (2006-2026)
Domestic Demand (2006-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

NITROGEN FERTILISERS

PHOSPHATE FERTILISERS

POTASH

SINGLE SUPERPHOSPHATES (SSP)

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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