Research and Markets: 2013 Report on the $35 Billion US Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing Industry Featuring Dow and Monsanto
by Business Wire
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t6pk2n/agricultural) has announced the addition of the "Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing" report to their offering.
Companies in this industry manufacture fertilizers and pesticides. Major companies include Bayer and BASF (Germany), Dow and Monsanto (US), Potash (Canada), and Syngenta (Switzerland). Many smaller companies are involved in mixing purchased raw materials to produce customized fertilizer compounds with special characteristics.
The global agricultural chemical manufacturing industry is driven by food production requirements. Large, fast-developing countries with major agricultural economies are increasingly being targeted for industry growth.
The US agricultural chemical manufacturing industry includes about 700 companies with combined annual revenue of about $35 billion and is expected to grow at a modest rate in the next two years. Population growth, which increases food demands and yield requirements, is the industry's primary growth driver.
Demand for agricultural chemicals depends mainly on demand for various crops, which in turn depends on crop prices. The profitability of individual companies is linked to efficient operations and marketing. Big producers have large economies of scale in production. Smaller companies can compete effectively by making specialty chemicals or fertilizer mixtures for local markets. The US industry is highly concentrated. The eight largest producers of fertilizers generate around 70 percent of segment revenue, and the eight largest producers of pesticides generate about 75 percent of revenue for that segment.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Industry Overview
2. Quarterly Industry Update
3. Business Challenges
4. Business Trends
5. Industry Opportunities
6. Call Preparation Questions
7. Financial Information
8. Industry Forecast
9. Web Links and Acronyms
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