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Crop Protection Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends And Forecast (2020 - 2025)

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Crop Protection Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends And Forecast (2020 - 2025)
Published: April 1, 2020
Mordor Intelligence Pvt Ltd
Content info: 200 Pages
Delivery time: 2-3 business days
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The global crop protection chemicals market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.7% over the forecast period (2020-2025). Herbicides accounted for the largest share of 42.7% in the market, followed by fungicides and insecticides with 28.4% and 24.3% respectively, in 2019, while nematicides are the fastest-growing market over the forecast period.

The crop protection chemical industry has been transforming over the years, with robust growth, coupled with changing crop mix trends, and environmental regulations. Growing population, declining arable land, food security, and the need for augmented agricultural productivity are the significant factors, which are driving the demand for higher agricultural output, thus augmenting the growth of the pesticide industry, globally. Increasing R&D cost, low per capita use of crop protection chemicals in several developing economies and ban in pesticides in certain regions are the major factors, which act as restraints to the market.

Key Market Trends

High Adoption of Biopesticides

Owing to the escalating demand for food safety and quality, biopesticides are gaining popularity over their synthetic counterparts. Relatively low R&D costs associated with the former is also a major factor that is driving the biopesticides market. Being less detrimental to humans, animals, and environment, highly target-specific with no danger to non-target species, and biopesticides' capability to rapidly decompose without leaving any noxious residues are the other principal factors, which are contributing to the growth of the market. Valent Biosciences Corporation, Koppert BV, Certis USA LLC, Bayer Cropscience AG, and Syngenta are the leading companies, which are operating in the biopesticides market.

The lower residual toxicity levels of biopesticides against synthetic crop protection chemicals make them ideal inputs to be used in organic agriculture. The demand for organic fruits and vegetables has been witnessing an upward trend over the years, which in turn, led to the increment in the prominence of organic farming with the area under organic farming accelerated from 48.8 million ha in 2014 to 69.8 million ha in 2017 across the globe. Therefore, this has boosted the demand and production of biopesticides.

Asia-Pacific Dominates the Global Market

China, Japan, India and Australia accounted for more than 80% share in the crop protection chemicals market in Asia-Pacific in 2019. In China, the Ministry of Agriculture introduced the "Zero Growth Policy of Pesticides and Fertilizers by 2020" in 2015, in order to phase out the use of synthetic pesticides and promoted the use of bio-based and organic pesticides. Furthermore, China, being the largest producer of cotton, has increased the adoption of GMO cotton, which also resulted in a substantial reduction in the use of chemical pesticides across the country.

In India, synthetic pesticides have been extensively used for alleviating the loss of crops, due to the high incidence of pests and diseases. Major factors driving the Indian pesticides market include higher demand for food grains, limited availability of arable land, along with elevating exports, growth in horticulture and floriculture, and increasing public awareness regarding pesticides and biopesticides. However, in Japan, companies are highly focused on conducting R&D activities, which is the backbone of the introduction of new and advanced pesticide products. For instance, in April 2017, Syngenta had launched an insecticide Minecto Duo for vegetable crops. Also, in 2018, BASF had co-developed a new insecticide, Inscalis®. with a Japanese company, Meiji Seika Pharma Co. Ltd, in order to protect crops from critical piercing and sucking insect pests.

Competitive Landscape

The crop protection chemicals market is highly consolidated, with major players including Syngenta International AG, Bayer CropScience AG, Corteva Agri Science, BASF SE, and UPL Limited accounted for more than 50% share in the global market. New product launches, mergers & acquisitions and partnerships are the major strategies adopted by these leading companies in the market. These companies are also focusing on making an investment in innovations, collaborations, and expansions, in order to increase their market share.

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Table of Contents


  • 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
  • 1.2 Scope of the Study




  • 4.1 Market Overview
  • 4.2 Market Drivers
  • 4.3 Market Restraints
  • 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
    • 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    • 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
    • 4.4.3 Threat of Substitute Products
    • 4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants
    • 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


  • 5.1 Origin
    • 5.1.1 Synthetic
    • 5.1.2 Bio-based
  • 5.2 Type
    • 5.2.1 Herbicide
    • 5.2.2 Fungicide
    • 5.2.3 Insecticide
    • 5.2.4 Nematicide
    • 5.2.5 Molluscicide
    • 5.2.6 Others
  • 5.3 Application
    • 5.3.1 Grains and Cereals
    • 5.3.2 Pulses and Oilseeds
    • 5.3.3 Fruits and Vegetables
    • 5.3.4 Commercial Crops
    • 5.3.5 Other Applications
  • 5.4 Geography
    • 5.4.1 North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      • Rest of North America
    • 5.4.2 Europe
      • Spain
      • United Kingdom
      • France
      • Germany
      • Russia
      • Italy
      • Rest of Europe
    • 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • Pakistan
      • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • 5.4.4 South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Rest of South America
    • 5.4.5 Africa
      • South Africa
      • Rest of Africa


  • 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies
  • 6.2 Market Share Analysis
  • 6.3 Company Profiles
    • 6.3.1 Bayer CropScience AG
    • 6.3.2 Syngenta International AG
    • 6.3.3 BASF SE
    • 6.3.4 Corteva Agriscience
    • 6.3.5 UPL Limited
    • 6.3.6 ADAMA Agricultural Solutions
    • 6.3.7 FMC Corporation
    • 6.3.8 Nufarm Ltd
    • 6.3.9 Sumitomo Chemicals
    • 6.3.10 American Vanguard Corporation
    • 6.3.11 ISAGRO Spa
    • 6.3.12 Bioworks Inc.
    • 6.3.13 Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Ltd
    • 6.3.14 Marrone Bio Innovations Inc.
    • 6.3.15 Nippon Soda