Understanding the agricultural and veterinary chemical markets in Australia


The research will address the current dearth of information available to policy makers on agvet chemical market issues that include: Key factors influencing agvet chemical price change and why the price of some groups of products have increased modestly while others have skyrocketed; Market place competition and key trends including the increase in the availability of generics; The range of chemicals available in Australia compared to international competitors in developed countries (Canada, the US and EU); The type, nature and significance of any gaps in Australian agvet chemistry; Reasons for differences in availability (e.g. current and potential market size, pest prevalence, conditions in the natural environment, registration costs, etc.); Mechanisms that may constrain or encourage chemical manufacturers to bring chemicals to Australia and or innovate new products for the Australian market; Be mindful of the reform of chemical registration that is currently underway.


National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

Project objectives were to provide: 1. A better understanding of the size and operation of the Australian agvet chemical market; 2. The factors affacting the availability of agvet chemicals in Australia; and 3. The impact chemical availability has on Australia's international agricultural competativeness

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Project Start Date

Friday, March 1, 2013

Project Completion Date

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues