Demand wilts: The rise of organic farming has negatively affected the industry, causing revenue to fall

Despite the generally positive performance of the agriculture sector, the Pesticide and Other Agrochemical Manufacturing industry's revenue has been volatile and is expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 2.8% over the five years through 2017-18. The performance of the industry relies on a range of factors, the most important of which has historically been the level of downstream agricultural demand. Chemical pesticides are an integral part of Britain's agriculture sector and play an important role in boosting output and productivity. The industry's product portfolio has evolved in line with technological advances, changing land use and use of pesticides overall...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£894.1m
Annual Growth 13-18
-2.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
2,991
Businesses
78

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Regulation has tightened over the past few years, causing costs to escalate for operators
  • There has been consolidation activity occurring in the industry as players have attempted to lower costs
  • Restrictions to current production methods may cause some manufacturers to relocate abroad
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The term ‘pesticide' covers a wide range of products used to prevent, repel, mitigate or destroy unwanted pest organisms. Most of these products are manufactured, patented and marketed by agrochemical companies that operate on a global scale. Pesticides contain an active ingredient that is designed to disrupt the biochemical and physiological processes in a pest organism, essentially killing it. Most pesticides are derived from engineered chemicals, some are natural (such as pyrethrins, which are obtained from chrysanthemums) and others are altered versions of natural chemicals. Therefore, pesticides can be classed as inorganic, synthetic or biological (bio-pesticides)...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Having marketing expertise
  • Production of premium goods/services
  • Management of seasonal production
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Agricultural income and Downstream demand from agriculture in the Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry covers firms that produce pesticides and other agrochemical products, which are generally known as crop-protection products. Predominantly used in the agricultural and horticultural industries, such products play an important role in maintaining the quality, consistency and affordability of food and plants grown in the United Kingdom.

    Industry Products
  • Herbicides
  • Fungicides
  • Disinfectants
  • Rodenticides
  • Insecticides
  • Plant growth regulators
  • Industry Activities
  • Insecticide, rodenticide, fungicide, herbicide, acaricide, molluscicide and biocide
  • Anti-sprouting product and plant-growth regulator
  • Disinfectant for agricultural use
  • Other agrochemical product
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Agricultural income
  • Downstream demand from agriculture
  • Number of organic operators in the UK
  • Public concern over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Product changes
  • Industry consolidation
  • Regulation changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • EU regulations
  • Industry innovation
  • Table: Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Cereals, Leguminous Crops & Oilseed Growing
  • Vegetable Growing
  • Flower & Plant Growing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial Gas Manufacturing
  • Soap & Detergent Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Herbicides
  • Fungicides
  • Disinfectants
  • Rodenticides
  • Insecticides
  • Other
  • Plant growth regulators
  • Chart: Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Agricultural and horticulture sectors
  • Households
  • Industrial and forestry sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Nufarm UK Limited, Syngenta UK Ltd, BASF plc,
  • Table: Nufarm UK Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Syngenta UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: BASF plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pesticide & Other Agrochemical 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 & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Acaricide
  • Pesticides used specifically to control unwanted mites.
  • Bio-Pesticides
  • Plant-protection products that contain biological control agents including microbials, pheromones and plant extracts.
  • Formulation
  • A pesticide formulation is a mixture of chemicals designed to control a pest.
  • Fungicide
  • A product used to control unwanted fungal diseases in plants.
  • Herbicide
  • A product used to control unwanted vegetation.
  • Insecticide
  • A pesticide used to control unwanted insects.
  • Soft Pesticide
  • A pesticide used in conjunction with an integrated pest control programme that relies on beneficial insects and mites. The pesticide has a minimal effect on the beneficial insects and mites.
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