Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Chemical pesticides are an integral part of the United Kingdom's agriculture sector, boosting production and productivity. Over the years, the use and importance of pesticides has increased gradually, while the industry's product profile has evolved in line with technological advancements and changing land use. The performance of the industry relies on a range of factors, the most important of which has historically been the level of agricultural output and income.
However, in the past few years the parameters of the regulatory framework governing the operating backdrop of the industry have become more and more encompassing, and are now having a significant effect on industry performance... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The industry is characterised by a medium level of capital intensity. This reflects the fact that an increasing degree of pesticides manufacturing within the country is by formulation, with manufacturers involved in the production of formulated high-volume products. This is less capital intensive than the production of actives, which is gradually declining as both the number of active ingredients falls as well as the number of plants used to produce active ingredients. However, as players increasingly move towards crop production, in conjunction with their existing crop-protection activities, this level of capital intensity will again gradually increase.
The global crop-protection industry is technology dependent, which requires a high level of capital resources... purchase to read more