Here’s an early look at our estimated sales in our 2017 Crop Protection Manufacturers Report, which includes sales volumes for the top 20 manufacturers, plus an estimated sales summary for the remaining companies. Total crop protections sales volume is estimated at $10.65 billion in 2017, an increase of 5.1% increase over 2016. Generic company volumes are estimated at $2.4 billion or about 23% of the total.Continue reading
The U.S. crop protection chemical industry experienced a 3.5% decrease among distributors at the cost of goods sold (COGS) level during 2015, according to the recently published report Leading Distributors in the U.S. Crop Protection Industry: A Strategic Market Analysis by global management consulting and market research firm Kline. The report tracks the leading 20 distributors, which account for over 95% of the total sales of crop protection chemicals within the United States. Total 2015 COGS at the distributor level are over USD 10 billion.
The 2015 crop protection industry began with challenging market conditions due to lower commodity prices and tight farmer economics, ultimately resulting in lower corn planted acres and affecting crop protection sales for most manufacturers of crop protection products. High inventories rolled over from the 2014 season forced distributors to provide incentives to growers.Continue reading