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Agricultural Chemical and Fertilizer Manufacturers

SIC 2870 | NAICS 325300

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Fertilizer Manufacturing  (view report)
Pesticide Manufacturing  (view report)

Comprehensive market 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. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

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.

Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

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.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturers  Search for "3253" to see reports for specific products

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Fertilizer / Pesticide Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of annual revenues for firms that manufacture fertilizer products and household and agricultural pest control chemicals, with the latter product group including chemical products such as herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and insect repellents. Sample reports 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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