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Agricultural Chemical Manufacturers – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 287  |  NAICS 3253

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Fertilizer Manufacturing  (view report)
Pesticide Manufacturing  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

The Fertilizer Institute
State of the Industry

Annual report provides data on the social, economic, and environmental impacts of the industry, with historical trend data provided in the appendix addressing topics such as finished material shipments, water and energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, transportation modes and distance, agronomic professional employment, and capital investment. Current and prior reports are available free online.

International Fertilizer Association
Publications available from this trade association include:

Market Outlooks
Market outlook reports provide short-term fertilizer supply and demand projections (current year plus next year) and medium-term outlook supply and demand projections covering five years for nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium products. Summary outlook reports are available free online, with detailed short-term and medium-term outlook supply and demand projections available to IFA members only.

Supply & Trade Statistics
Statistical reports provide production and trade data by nutrient and type of end product, with product categories covered including nitrogen products (e.g., ammonia, urea, AS, AN/CAN, UAN), phosphate products (e.g., phosphate rock, processed phosphates, SSP), potassium products (e.g., MOP, SOP, MgSOP, NOP), and NPK complex fertilizers. Excel-based regional statistics are available free online.

Agricultural Pesticides

Comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of the agricultural pesticides market on a global basis, with information provided including market size and forecast by product type (e.g., herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, others) and global region and companies profiled including BASF SE, Bayer AG, Monsanto Company, Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited, Syngenta AG, and DowDuPont Inc.

Freedonia Group
Publications available from this organization include:

Agricultural Pesticide Market in the U.S. by Type and Crop
Freedonia research study analyzes agricultural pesticide active ingredient demand and production at the manufacturers' level, with data provided in the report including historical and forecast demand by pesticide product (e.g., herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, other products) and field crop (e.g., corn soybeans, vegetables and melons, fruits and nuts, cotton, other crops such as wheat and sorghum).

Fertilizers: United States
Freedonia Focus market research report analyzes fertilizer demand and supply at the manufacturers' level, with data provided in the report including historical demand and forecasts by nutrient type (e.g., nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, other nutrients) and market (e.g., agricultural, nonagricultural) and manufacturers profiled including CF Industries Holdings, Inc., The Mosaic Company, and Nutrien Ltd.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturers  Search for "3253" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturers  Search for "3253" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Fertilizer and Pesticide Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys
Compensation Benchmark Review

Biennial agribusiness survey provides base salary, incentive, and total cash compensation data for a wide array of job positions, with survey results reported by industry group (e.g., agricultural chemical/ fertilizer/seed, animal health/nutrition, commodities/biofuels, cooperative/agricultural retail, beef, pork production, meat processing), annual revenues, number of employees, region, and city/rural location.

PayScale, Inc.
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, plant manager, chemical engineer, process engineer, agronomist, analytical chemist, and lab technician, with employers for which data is provided including Monsanto Company, Dow AgroSciences, LLC, BASF Corporation, The Mosaic Company, and CF Industries Holdings, Inc.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 287 - Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing
  NAICS Code 3253 - Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Fertilizer manufacturers - establishments that produce fertilizers, which are materials added to soil to improve plant growth and productivity.
Pesticide manufacturers - establishments that produce pesticides, which are chemicals used to control pests and diseases that can damage crops and other plants.
Herbicide manufacturers - establishments that produce herbicides, which are pesticides used to control or kill unwanted plants, such as weeds.
Insecticide manufacturers - establishments that produce insecticides, which are pesticides used to control or kill insects that can damage crops or spread diseases.
Fungicide manufacturers - establishments that produce fungicides, which are pesticides used to control or kill fungi that can damage crops or other plants.
Rodenticide manufacturers - establishments that produce rodenticides, which are pesticides used to control or kill rodents, such as rats and mice.
Soil amendment manufacturers - establishments that produce soil amendments, which are materials added to soil to improve its physical, chemical, or biological properties, such as pH, nutrient availability, and water retention.
Seed treatment manufacturers - establishments that produce seed treatments, which are materials applied to seeds to protect them from pests and diseases or to enhance their germination and growth.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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