Pesticide Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

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Industry revenue has been significantly affected by extreme weather conditions, with both widespread drought and flooding. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on Pesticide Manufacturing industry in Australia.

IBISWorld Market Research

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Increasing consumer concerns over the use of pesticides within the food chain have intensified industry regulations.

Historically, the biggest factor influencing operators in the Pesticide Manufacturing industry in Australia was the level of agricultural output and income. Over the past five years, however, industry revenue has been significantly affected by extreme weather conditions, with both widespread drought and flooding. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Arna Richardson, “the rapid growth in generic products as key patents expire has also influenced the industry's operating environment, pushing prices downwards.” Another increasingly important variable influencing the industry's performance has been the regulatory framework governing the pesticide value chain.

As consumer concerns over the use of pesticides within the food chain have increased, so too have industry regulations – particularly as residual detection methods have become more sophisticated. “The withdrawal of a number of active ingredients in view of human health concerns has had implications for the industry's product portfolio, as has the escalating costs associated with bringing new active ingredients to market,” says Richardson. This explains the downward trend in industry revenue over the past few years, with revenue expected to fall by 1.7% in 2014-15. The industry is forecast to be worth $1.0 billion in 2014-15, following an annualised fall of 2.2% over the past five years. In comparison, domestic demand for the year is expected to reach $1.7 billion, indicating the strong role of industry imports.

Within the immediate future, the Pesticide Manufacturing industry will continue to contend with rising environmental, health and safety concerns over pesticide usage. The organic farming movement and the use of new farming practices that adopt a more holistic approach to pest control are expected to gain ground, as is the size of crop areas dedicated to genetically modified (GM) crops. Alternative pesticides including biopesticides and new pest control products developed with new technology platforms will make headway, as the lines between crop protection and crop production become increasingly blurred. Growth will remain constrained by increasingly stringent environmental controls, growing consumer distrust and demand for environmentally friendly food. Regulatory reform will be another key issue affecting the industry in the immediate future.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Pesticide Manufacturing industry in Australia report page.

This industry is concerned with companies that are involved in the formulation and preparation of pest control chemicals designed to control pests, weeds or fungi. Predominantly geared towards the agricultural sector, the three main product types are herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. It also includes ready-to-use products used by non-agricultural users including households, the turf industry and professional pest management companies.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalisation
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call (03) 9655 3886.

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