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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Fertilizer Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Fertilizer Manufacturing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Fertilizer Manufacturing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Fertilizer Manufacturing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Fertilizer Manufacturing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Fertilizer Manufacturing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Fertilizer Manufacturing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Fertilizer Manufacturing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 7%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Production Occupations 42%
Plant and System Operators 12%
Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators 12%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 12%
Other Production Occupations 24%
Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 7%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 6%
Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending Workers 9%
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12%
Material Moving Workers 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fertilizer Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

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  • Average Retail Prices for All Fertilizers Higher at Start of 2018 - The good news for crop producers is the cost of production has declined significantly from just a few years ago, they reported. However, there is some bad news as well. "Most of these declines have come in the form of lower fertilizer prices," Gloy and ... (01/10/2018)
  • Fertilizer policy goals - Another vital avenue to look out for is how the government opts to deal with natural gas allocation and prices for fertilizer plants. The year gone by witnessed a drop in production, as plants running on imported LNG had trouble keeping the cost down ... (01/10/2018)
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  • World's First DNA-Based Traceability System Delivered To Secure Fertilizer Production - PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SafeTraces, Inc. announced today the delivery of the world's first DNA-based traceability systems for fertilizer to twenty manufacturers in an unnamed NATO member country. Illegal diversion, tax evasion ... (01/09/2018)
  • Detailed examination of the key players in natural fertilizer industry analyzed in new report to 2025 - The ‘Global Natural Fertilizer Market 2017 Industry Research Report' report provides a basic overview of the industry including its definition, applications and manufacturing technology. Then, the report explores the Global major industry players in detail. (01/08/2018)
  • Why did IRS auditors keep bonds for one fertilizer plant tax-exempt, but not another? - The $1.2 billion bonds for the Iowa Fertilizer Co. were spent within two years, the project was built, and it launched production in April 2017. Almost all of the bonds for Midwest Fertilizer Co. in Indiana remain unspent and the project hasn’t gotten ... (01/08/2018)
  • Farmers appreciate updated fertilizer rules - ... that required farmers to complete a fertilizer certification program if they applied fertilizer to more than 50 acres of land in agricultural production primarily for sale. Fertilizer applied by a planter, commercial applicator and farmers whose crops ... (01/06/2018)
  • Fertilizer Institute recognizes 4R Advocates - ... Institute recently recognized five farmers and fertilizer retailers for implementing 4R fertilizer management practices that increase production and reduce their environmental impact. The High Plains region is represented on this list by Chuck and ... (01/02/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $9,219,371 on Fertilizer Manufacturing. It has awarded 84 contracts to 36 companies, with an average value of $256,094 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount