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Agricultural Chemical and Fertilizer Manufacturers

SIC 2870 | NAICS 325300

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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 ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Our Industry
Various sections provide an overview of the U.S. fertilizer industry, with topics covered including nutrient consumption, production and mining facilities, economic contribution to the overall economy, summary of state laws, and more. All information can be viewed 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

Information resources available from this organization include:

Knowledge Resources  Select sections from drop-down menu for this title
Various sections provide a summary overview of the fertilizer industry, with topics covered including the role of fertilizers as plant nutrients, types of products, production and usage, market outlook, sources of commercial information, and more. All information can be viewed free online.

Market Outlooks
Market outlook reports provide supply and demand estimates and short-term and long-term forecasts for nitrogen, phosphate, potash, and sulfur products by product type on a global basis. Selected reports and other presentations can be downloaded free online.

Statistics section provides production and trade data for nitrogen, phosphate, potash, and sulfur products, with data provided including production, trade, and consumption by year, country/region/world, and product category or specific product. Selected data can be viewed free online.

Freedonia Group
Fertilizers / Agricultural Pesticides  Search for above titles
Comprehensive studies provides in-depth analysis of the fertilizer and pesticide industries, with topics covered including market environment and trends; historical demand and forecasts by product, type, crop, market, and region; and company profiles. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available online; complete study or individual sections or pages can be purchased online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Agricultural Chemical and Fertilizer Manufacturers  Search for "3253"

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 sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chemical Manufacturing (NAICS 3251/3252/3253/3259)
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this manufacturing sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with measures for national data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

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