Dropping like flies: Chemical concerns and a plague of low-cost imports affect industry numbers

IBISWorld’s Pesticide Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Australian Pesticide Manufacturing industry has faced a challenging operating environment over the five years through 2016-17. 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 Several active ingredients have been withdrawn in view of human health concerns, which has reduced the industry's product portfolio, forcing industry operators to incur the escalating costs associated with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...

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Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

Relative to robust growth during the mid-1990s, industry growth has slowed down and matured significantly since then. The industry has come under increased pressure from intense competition and consolidation processes over the past 10 years. Various players sought to rationalise their operations to remain competitive, with several engaging in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Some key players left the industry altogether, including Monsanto and Orica (Crop Care). While the five years through 2016-17 has had little M&A activity, competitive and consolidation pressures remain. In addition, the increasing emphasis introducing new products significantly raised research and development (R&D). As ..

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Industry Products

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
All other agricultural chemicals
Industry Activities
Animal dip, animal spray and flyspray
Formulated pest control product
Insect repellent
Plant hormone and seed dressing
Rat poison
Soil fumigant

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About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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