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Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C20.150 | Mar 2017

Fertile ground for growth: Revenue is set to expand as global demand increases

IBISWorld’s Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
J & H Bunn Ltd J & H Bunn Ltd market share
Yara UK Limited Yara UK Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Operators have faced challenges from import penetration and concern about fertilisers
  • Some niche operators have managed to enter the market by specialising in organic fertilisers
  • Increasing natural gas prices over the next five years are expected to raise the cost of fertiliser production
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Fertiliser and Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing industry produces fertilisers containing nitrogen, potassium, phosphate and potting soil. Before the start of the five-year period through 2016-17, industry revenue fell as prices tumbled following a staggering increase in 2008-09. During the decade through 2008-09, the industry was beset by the long-term trend of falling fertiliser usage, with nitrogen usage in particular being hit. This trend has abated over the past five years. In view of this, global fertiliser prices have been the main determinant of industry performance over recent years. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the five years through 2016-17, reaching just below £1.7 billion, including an expansion of 1.8%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

Much like its European and North American counterparts, the UK market for fertiliser is characterised by embattled consumption, clearly defined product and market segments, and limited technological developments. These characteristics are indicative of a mature industry. Another defining feature of the industry over the past five years has been its ongoing consolidation process. This has been reflected in falling establishment numbers, the exit of a number of former key players and an increasing reliance on the international market as players have ceased production of key products.

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Additional Insights for the Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Availability of resource
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream demand from agriculture and Fertiliser prices in the Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry covers companies that manufacture fertilisers. It also includes companies that manufacture associated nitrogen products, potting soil and potting soil mixtures comprising natural soil, sand, clays and minerals.

    Industry Products
    NitrogenPotassiumPhosphorusOrganic fertilisers
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing mineral or chemical fertilisers containing nitrogen, phosphorus and potassiumManufacturing animal or vegetable fertilisers and ureaManufacturing ammonia, ammonium chloride and ammonium carbonateManufacturing nitrites, nitric acid, sulphonitric acids and nitrates of potassiumManufacturing potting soils

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream demand from agriculture
  • Fertiliser prices
  • Agricultural income
  • Nitrogen application rates
  • World price of natural gas
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Current Performance
  • Technological advances
  • Pricing pressure
  • Environmental concerns
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Cultivating growth
  • Green sentiment
  • Sustainable management
  • Table: Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Cereals, Leguminous Crops & Oilseed Growing
  • Vegetable Growing
  • Dairy Cattle Raising
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical & Fertiliser Mineral Mining
  • Natural Gas Extraction
  • Products & Services
  • Nitrogen
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Organic fertilisers
  • Chart: Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Land planted with cereals
  • Grassland
  • Land planted with oilseed rape
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    GrowHow UK Limited
    Koch Fertiliser UK Holdings
  • Table: GrowHow UK Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Koch Fertiliser UK Holdings - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • The basis for all nitrogen fertilisers, ammonia can either be applied directly to the soil or further processed into urea or nitrates.
  • Compound Fertiliser
  • Fertiliser containing a combination of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
  • Feedstock
  • Raw material that supplies an industrial process.
  • Nitric Acid
  • A powerful oxidising agent used to manufacture explosives, dyestuffs and fertilisers such as ammonium nitrate.
  • Prill
  • A pellet formed from a liquid solidified as part of an industrial process.
  • Urea
  • The main nitrogen fertiliser product. Sales of urea tend to drive sales of nitrogen products as a group.

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