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The Manufacture of Pesticides and other Agrochemicals 2022

Carole Veitch | South Africa | 08 April 2022

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Report Coverage

This report focuses on the manufacture of pesticides and other agrochemicals, including information on the state and size of the industry, trends, research, development and innovation, environmental and health issues and other influencing factors. There are profiles of 23 companies including international players operating in South Africa such as Bayer, BASF and Syngenta and local manufacturer AECI. Other profiles include companies such as Oro Agri, UPL and River Bioscience.

The Manufacture of Pesticides and Other Agrochemicals

South Africa is Africa’s largest exporter of pesticides and related agrochemicals. Although pesticide export volumes have doubled over the past decade, South Africa is a net importer of agrochemicals and is wholly dependent on foreign suppliers for the active ingredients required in the formulation of chemical pesticides. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, supply has been affected by supply chain disruptions, shipping delays and stock shortages. Despite the strong performance of South Africa’s agriculture sector in 2021, pesticide sales growth was constrained by stock shortages and export volumes declined.

Key Trends

The industry is driven by climatic factors, a greater focus on improving crop yields and production efficiency and the control of harmful insect outbreaks. There is growing consumer awareness of the potential health and environmental risks associated with chemical pesticides and this is driving demand for organic products that are sustainably cultivated. Traditional chemical pesticides are increasingly being used in conjunction with biopesticides.

Environmental and health issues

Chemical pesticides pose a substantial threat to the environment and pesticides may also kill non-targeted plants and animals. Pesticides can also cause soil degradation, which can cause a decline in crop yields, threatening food security. Some pesticides may be carcinogens, irritate the skin or eyes, or affect the endocrine and nervous systems. Lobbyists say that many products do not comply with current international risk assessment standards. Another concern is the widespread availability of acutely toxic pesticides that are used to manufacture illicit drugs.

Table of Contents

PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 5
2.3. Size of the Industry 6
2.4. Key Success Factors and Pain Points 7
3. LOCAL 8
3.1. Key Trends 9
3.2. Notable Players 10
3.3. Trade 11
3.4. Corporate Actions 13
3.5. Regulations 13
3.6. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 16
4. AFRICA 17
5. INTERNATIONAL 19
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 22
6.1. COVID -19 22
6.2. Economic Environment 22
6.3. Environmental Issues 24
6.4. Health and Safety Concerns 25
6.5. Labour 26
6.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 27
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 28
7.1. Competition 28
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 29
7.3. Barriers to Entry 29
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 29
9. OUTLOOK 31
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 31
11. REFERENCES 31
11.1. Publications 31
11.2. Websites 2
APPENDIX 1 1
Summary of Notable Players 1
COMPANY PROFILES 5
ADAMA South Africa (Pty) Ltd 5
AECI Ltd 7
AgBiTech Pty Ltd 13
Agro-Serve (Pty) Ltd 14
Andermatt PHP (Pty) Ltd 16
Avima (Pty) Ltd 18
BASF Agricultural Specialities (Pty) Ltd 20
BASF South Africa (Pty) Ltd 22
Bayer (Pty) Ltd 24
Corteva Agriscience RSA (Pty) Ltd 27
Degesch South Africa (Pty) Ltd 30
Enviro Bio Chem (Pty) Ltd 32
Farm-AG International (Pty) Ltd 34
InteliChem (Pty) Ltd 36
Kombat (Pty) Ltd 38
Nufarm Agriculture (Pty) Ltd 40
Oro Agri SA (Pty) Ltd 41
River Bioscience (Pty) Ltd 43
Scientific Chemicals (Pty) Ltd 45
Sumitomo Corporation Africa (Pty) Ltd 47
Syngenta South Africa (Pty) Ltd 49
UPL South Africa (Pty) Ltd 52
Villa Crop Protection (Pty) Ltd 56