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The Fertiliser and Nitrogen Compounds Industry
BY Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen
South Africa
26 May 2017
R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
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The Fertiliser and Nitrogen Compounds Industry


In South Africa and other developing markets the supply of fertilisers is increasingly linked to developmental objectives of ensuring food security and supporting and growing the small-scale farming sector. The estimated value of the South African fertiliser market is approximately R10bn. The industry supplies around 2 million tons of fertiliser products to the local market, with the maize industry consuming between 40% and 50% of total production.


Market Dominance


South Africa has become a net importer of fertilisers. Although a range of large, medium and small players is involved in the sector, research by the African Centre for Biodiversity shows that three players dominate the South African fertiliser industry: Omnia Fertiliser with market share of 45%, followed by Kynoch Fertiliser and Profert Holdings with an estimated 15% each. Foskor is the only producer of phosphates and phosphoric acid and Sasol remains the largest producer of chemical inputs into fertiliser but is no longer allowed to sell the end-product. This follows Competition Commission intervention in an attempt to ensure competitive pricing in the manufacture of fertilisers.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on the manufacture, wholesale and retail of fertilisers and nitrogen compounds in South Africa. It examines current conditions including the recent drought which resulted in reduced demand for fertilisers, new investments and technological developments in the industry. The report profiles 41 companies including blending companies such as Atlas Organic Fertilisers (Pty) Ltd and Aquasol Nutri as well as Gavilon South Africa (Pty) Ltd which imports and supplies fertilisers to co-operatives, an important source of fertiliser sales. Also profiled is Premier Food and Fishing which listed on the JSE in 2017 and is one of the few companies in South Africa to produce fertilisers from composted ocean fish and crustaceans.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 13
4.1. Local 13
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 15
4.1.2. Regulations 15
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 16
4.2. Continental 17
4.3. International 19
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 20
5.1. Cyclicality 20
5.2. Economic Environment 21
5.3. Government Initiatives 21
5.4. Labour 22
5.5. Environmental Concerns 23
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 24
6. COMPETITION 26
6.1. Barriers to Entry 27
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 28
8. OUTLOOK 28
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 29
10. REFERENCES 29
10.1. Publications 29
10.2. Websites 30
COMPANY PROFILES 31
AFRICOM COMMODITIES (PTY) LTD 31
AG-CHEM AFRICA (PTY) LTD 33
AQUASOL AGROCOM SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 35
ATLAS ORGANIC FERTILISERS (PTY) LTD 37
AVISON (PTY) LTD 39
BALL STRAATHOF (PTY) LTD 41
BOSVELD PHOSPHATES (PTY) LTD 43
CONRADIE ORGANICS CC 45
CULTERRA (PTY) LTD 46
ECOSOIL TRUST 48
EFEKTO CARE (PTY) LTD 49
FARMERS AGRI-CARE (PTY) LTD 52
FARMISCO (PTY) LTD 54
FARMYARD ORGANICS CC 57
FLORAHAVEN LANDSKAPKONTRAKTEURS SA CC 59
FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 60
GARDEN GOODS CC 65
GAVILON SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 67
GROMOR (PTY) LTD 68
GUANO SALES (CAPE) (PTY) LTD 70
INTER-WASTE (PTY) LTD 71
IRRI COMM (PTY) LTD 74
KAAP AGRI LTD 76
KELP PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 79
LAEVELD AGROCHEM (PTY) LTD 81
NWK LTD 82
OMNIA GROUP (PTY) LTD 88
PENINSULA ORGANICS CC 91
PLANT BOUTIQUE (PTY) LTD 92
PREMIER FISHING SA (PTY) LTD 94
PROFERT (PTY) LTD 97
RELIANCE GROUP TRADING (PTY) LTD 99
RIVABRITE (PTY) LTD 101
SASOL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 103
SENWES LTD 107
SNYMAN BUSINESS TRUST 116
SOLVAY POLYMERS AND CHEMICALS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 117
STANLER FARMS (PTY) LTD 119
SUIDWES LANDBOU (PTY) LTD 121
TALBORNE ORGANICS FRANCHISE GROUP (PTY) LTD 124
VIEWPOINT FARMING CC 126
YARA AFRICA FERTILIZER (PTY) LTD 127