Agrochemicals and Fertilisers Market Report

  • ID: 3476
  • January 2000
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Key Note Ltd
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The apparent UK market value for synthetic fertilisers and agrochemicals is estimated by Key Note to have declined by 19.5% from around £2.48bn in 1996 to slightly under £2bn in 2000. The biggest drop in sales is in fertilisers where sales have fallen by 35.1% from £1.33bn to £865m, but sales of pesticides have remained virtually static over the same period at £1.15bn.

Agriculture and the horticultural industry are the biggest users of fertilisers and pesticides, accounting for around 70% of their total consumption, with its other users divided among forestry, grassland, amenity facilities, golf courses, local authority parks, and industrial and home gardening outlets.

Although the use of fertilisers and pesticides is essential for crop growth and for protection against pests, the supply industry is beset by many problems that have intensified in recent years and have seriously affected its current sales and further prospects. The agricultural industry, its biggest customer, is experiencing a decline in demand for many of its products and there has been a steep fall in prices. The policy of heavily subsidising farmers to continue increasing production READ MORE >

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