Sluggish performance: Pesticide concerns and rising imports affect industry revenue

The Australian Pesticide Manufacturing industry has faced a challenging operating environment over the five years through 2017-18. Key patents have expired, leading to rapid growth in generic pesticide products, which has negatively affected the industry's performance. Furthermore, as consumer concerns about the use of pesticides in the food chain have increased, so too have industry regulations, particularly as residual detection methods have improved. Several active ingredients have been withdrawn in view of human health concerns, which has reduced the industry's product portfolio, forcing industry operators to incur the escalating costs associated with bringing new active ingredients to market. The industry has also contended with volatile weather more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators will contend with ongoing environmental, health and safety concerns about pesticides
  • Profitability has fluctuated in line with changing input costs and demand patterns
  • Rising food security concerns should boost demand for crop-protection products
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry is characterised by a medium level of capital intensity. Pesticide manufacturing in Australia is mostly by formulation, with manufacturers involved in the production of formulated high-volume products for the domestic market. This is less capital intensive than the production of actives, which mainly occurs in the home countries of the major multinational players that dominate the global industry. In 2017-18, the industry is estimated to have a capital-to-labour ratio of 1:39 suggesting that for each dollar spent on capital (as measured by depreciation) $3.88 is spent on labour (as measured by wages). The global crop-protection industry is technology dependent, which requires a high level of capital resources. Inc...purchase to read more.

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    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pesticide Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having marketing expertise
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from agriculture and Realised farm income in the Pesticide Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pesticide Manufacturing Industry?

    The industry includes companies that manufacture chemicals designed to control pests, weeds or fungi. Its three main product types are herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, most of which target agricultural users. The industry also manufactures ready-to-use products used by non-agricultural markets including households, turf growers and professional pest management companies.

    Industry Products
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • All other agricultural chemicals
  • Industry Activities
  • Animal dip, animal spray and flyspray
  • Formulated pest control product
  • Fungicide
  • Insect repellent
  • Insecticide
  • Plant hormone and seed dressing
  • Rat poison
  • Soil fumigant
  • Weedkiller
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from agriculture
  • Realised farm income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Demand from organic farming

  • Current Performance
  • Higher profitability and prices
  • Improved international performance
  • Changing product portfolios
  • Regulatory changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Potential growth constraints
  • Modifications ahead
  • Table: Pesticide Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pesticide Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Floriculture Production
  • Grain Growing
  • Cotton Growing
  • Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services
  • Building Pest Control Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Fertiliser Manufacturing
  • Industrial Gas Manufacturing
  • Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Herbicides
  • All other agricultural chemicals
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Chart: Pesticide Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Broadacre industries
  • Other agricultural and horticulture industries
  • Export markets
  • Households
  • Non-agricultural users
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pesticide Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pesticide Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pesticide Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Nufarm Limited, Bayer CropScience Holdings Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Nufarm Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Bayer CropScience Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pesticide 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 Pesticide Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The chemicals responsible for the biological effect on a targeted species of plant or insect.
  • Crop-Protection Products
  • A generic term referring to pesticides or agrochemical products.
  • Fungicide
  • An agent, such as spray or dust, used to prevent or control fungal plant diseases.
  • Glyphosate
  • A broad spectrum organophosphate herbicide used to control herbaceous and woody weeds particularly found on croplands.
  • Herbicide
  • A chemical or biological agent that prevents or reduces weeds.
  • Insecticide
  • A substance used to kill insects.
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