Growth Opportunities in the Crop Protection Chemicals Market

The increasing awareness about pesticides and continuous technological advancements are factors contributing to the growth of the crop protection chemicals market.


edward scott

4 months ago | 2 min read

The global crop protection chemicals market size is estimated to be valued USD 63.7 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach a value of USD 74.1 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 3.1% during the forecast period. The growth of this market is attributed to an increasing need for food security of the growing population.

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Opportunity: Rapid growth in the biopesticides market and organic agriculture

Biopesticides are pesticides produced naturally, with minimum usage of chemicals. Since growing environmental considerations and the pollution potential and health hazards from many conventional pesticides are on an increase, the demand for biopesticides has been rising steadily in all parts of the world. Biopesticides are growing in popularity, due to their less or non-toxic nature as compared to synthetic pesticides. Moreover, biopesticides provide more targeted activity to desired pests, unlike conventional pesticides that often affect a broad spectrum of insects, birds, and mammalian species. Further, biopesticides can be very effective in small quantities, offering lower exposure and are quickly decomposable; they leave virtually no harmful residue after application.

The liquid segment, by form, is estimated to hold the largest share in the Crop protection chemicals during the forecast period.

Liquid forms of crop protection chemical products are preferred more by suppliers as well as end-users. Liquid forms offer a longer shelf-life with easy handling, transportation, and application. Also, they are cost-effective, eco-friendly, and sustainable. Companies are investing in the technological development of crop protection chemicals in liquid forms. The liquid forms of crop protection chemicals can either be water-based, oil-based, polymer-based, or their combinations. Typical liquid formulating lines consist of storage tanks or containers to hold active ingredients, inert materials, and a mixing tank for formulating the crop protection chemical products. Water-based formulations require inert ingredients such as stabilizers, stickers, surfactants, coloring agents, anti-freeze compounds, and additional nutrients. Examples of liquid forms are suspension concentrate, suspo-emulsions, and capsule suspension.

Cereals & grains, by crop type, is estimated to account for the largest market share during the forecast period.

The cereals & oilseeds segment accounted for the largest market share in terms of value; this is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The demand for cereals & oilseeds is increasing significantly across the globe owing to the increasing demand for food.

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South America is estimated to hold the largest market share during the forecast period.

South America is an emerging agricultural powerhouse, growing at a rapid pace above the global growth average. Growth in this region is significantly contributed by the growth in Brazil and Argentina, which are the world’s most potent agricultural producers and are expected to grow well above the regional average. The economic growth in South America has been stimulated by democratization, economic reforms, and the foundation of the two trading blocs namely, Mercosur and the Andean Pact.

Regulatory framework in South America is quite weak as compared to North America and Europe. The South American Pesticide Action Network controls the regulatory issues in the region. The international trade system from the WTO for regional and bilateral trade deals also undermines national pesticide laws and threatens the ability of South American nations to prohibit dangerous chemicals from being used. This is especially observed in the case of WTOs demand for establishing certain common minimum standards for pesticides among countries. For instance, if a country wants to implement a stricter standard on pesticides as compared to the WTO, it could be recognized as a technical barrier to trade.


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