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The Fertiliser and Nitrogen Compounds Industry in South Africa 2019

  • ID: 4761606
  • Report
  • April 2019
  • Region: South Africa, Africa
  • 127 Pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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  • Avison (Pty) Ltd
  • Ecosoil (Pty) Ltd
  • Garden Goods CC
  • Kelp Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Peninsula Organics CC
  • Rolfes Agri (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE

The Fertiliser and Nitrogen Compounds Industry: In 2017 the estimated value of purchases in the fertiliser industry was R13.8bn, representing 9.5% of total purchases in the agricultural sector, according to Statistics South Africa. South Africa remains a relatively small player internationally but it has one of the largest and most sophisticated fertiliser markets on the African continent. The fertiliser  industry will be affected by the delay in the 2018/19 planting season due to drought, where it has been estimated that maize plantings reduced by 20%.

Competition: The industry is highly concentrated, with Omnia and Kynoch being the largest companies in the sector. Sasol and Foskor also play a large role as they are significant providers of inputs to the manufacture of fertilisers. A number of rulings by competition authorities have had a significant effect on the sector. It may also be affected by the draft Fertiliser Bill provides for regulation concerning raw material and licensing of facilities, and land expropriation. On the other hand, it may benefit from European Union regulations to reduce the level of cadmium in fertilisers as South African fertilisers have low cadmium levels.

Report Coverage: This report focuses on the manufacture, wholesale and retail of fertilisers and nitrogen compounds in South Africa and the factors influencing the sector’s success including competition and regulatory issues. There are comprehensive profiles of 41 companies including major players such as Sasol, Foskor and Omnia, which is building a nitro phosphate plant in Sasolburg at a cost of R690m. Profiles include those of Farmisco, trading as Kynoch, which has bought Profert, which is also profiled, out of business rescue.

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  • Avison (Pty) Ltd
  • Ecosoil (Pty) Ltd
  • Garden Goods CC
  • Kelp Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Peninsula Organics CC
  • Rolfes Agri (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE

1. Introduction

2. Description of the Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size of the Industry

4. State of the Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
5.3. Labour
5.4. Environmental Concerns

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. SWOT Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites

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  • Aquasol Agrocom Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Atlas Organic Fertilisers (Pty) Ltd
  • Avison (Pty) Ltd
  • Ball Straathof (Pty) Ltd
  • Bosveld Phosphates (Pty) Ltd
  • Conradie Organics CC
  • Culterra (Pty) Ltd
  • Ecosoil (Pty) Ltd
  • Efekto Care (Pty) Ltd
  • Farmers Agri-Care (Pty) Ltd
  • Farmisco (Pty) Ltd
  • Florahaven Landskapkontrakteurs SA CC
  • Foskor (Pty) Ltd
  • Garden Goods CC
  • Gavilon South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Gromor (Pty) Ltd
  • Guano Sales (Cape) (Pty) Ltd
  • Irri Comm (Pty) Ltd
  • Kaap Agri Ltd
  • Kelp Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Laeveld Agrochem (Pty) Ltd
  • Multi Green (Pty) Ltd
  • NWK Ltd
  • Omnia Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Peninsula Organics CC
  • Plant Boutique (Pty) Ltd
  • Premier Fishing SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Profert (Pty) Ltd
  • Reliance Group Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Rivabrite (Pty) Ltd
  • Rolfes Agri (Pty) Ltd
  • Sasol South Africa Ltd
  • Senwes Ltd
  • Snyman Business Trust
  • Solvay Polymers and Chemicals South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Stanler Farms (Pty) Ltd
  • Suidwes Landbou (Pty) Ltd
  • Talborne Organics Franchise Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Triomf Fertilizer (Pty) Ltd
  • Viewpoint Farming CC
  • Yara Africa Fertilizer (Pty) Ltd
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