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Global Agrochemicals Market Analysis & Forecasts, 2017-2021 & 2022-2028 -

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DUBLIN, January 27, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Agrochemicals Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product (Fertilizers, Plant Growth Regulators), by Application (Cereal & Grains, Fruits & Vegetables), by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2021-2028" report has been added to's offering.

The global agrochemicals market size is anticipated to reach USD 272.0 billion by 2028, registering a CAGR of 2.8%

The global market is predominantly driven by the increasing demand for crop protection products in the agricultural field across the globe. Approximately 25% of the world crop output is lost every year due to diseases and attacks by pests & weeds. Hence, agrochemicals play a vital role in enhancing crop yield and production.

Growing food demand, increasing adoption of precision farming methods, shrinking arable land due to increasing population, and rapid urbanization & industrialization across the globe are some of the key factors driving the market.

Manufacturing companies are majorly focusing on acquisition to enhance their product portfolios and global reach. For instance, in October 2020, Syngenta Group through its Syngenta Crop Protection business division acquired Valagro, a leading biological company.

This acquisition helped Syngenta in enhancing its position as one of the major global companies shaping the fast-growing biologicals market. In December 2019, Biopreparaty, spol. s r.o, a Czech company engaged in biological plant protection products, and the European division on UPL came into an exclusive distribution agreement for Polyversum WP biological fungicide. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there was a disruption in the domestic and international supply chain and global trading systems.

In response to concerns over food safety and food security across the globe, various nations imposed policy measures to curb adverse impacts on their agricultural markets. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Secretariat of the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP), agricultural trade has proved resilient to the pandemic despite disruptions.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2021 to 2028, in terms of revenue, on account of the increasing production of agricultural commodities in countries, such as India, China, Japan, and Australia. China is one of the major consumers, exporters, and producers of pesticides in the world.

According to the University of Melbourne and Zhejiang researcher Baojing Gu, China is the major agricultural user of pesticides in the world. It uses approximately 30% of the global pesticides & fertilizers and supplies over 90% of the global technical raw material requirements.

The key market players are adopting various strategies including acquisitions, mergers, geographical expansion, and product portfolio expansion to enhance their market position and to increase their customer base. For instance, in April 2020, Sumitomo Chemical completed the acquisition of four subsidiaries of Nufarm in South America. This acquisition helped Sumitomo in enhancing its sales network of agrochemical products in South America.

Agrochemicals Market Report Highlights

  • The fertilizer segment accounted for the maximum revenue share in 2020 owing to its extensive consumption of fertilizers in the global agricultural sector for the enhancement of crop production

  • It also helps in providing nutrients to the crops; thus, farmers incorporate various types of fertilizers, such as nitrogen fertilizers and diammonium phosphate, in their agricultural practices

  • The herbicides sub-segment held a significant market share in 2020. Herbicides are the most extensively used pesticides in the world. They are mainly used to control weed formation in the agricultural cropland

  • According to the FAO, in 2019, the total consumption of herbicides was more than 2 million tons, more than 2 folds compared to insecticides

  • The cereals & grains application segment led the market in 2020 owing to the high production of grains and cereals compared to other crops

  • Moreover, the demand for these products is increasing across the world owing to the increasing population. Cereals and grains cover vast cropland and thus the requirement for fertilizers and pesticides is more in this segment

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope
1.1. Research Methodology
1.2. Research Scope and Assumptions
1.3. Information Procurement
1.4. Information Analysis
1.5. Market Formulation & Data Visualization
1.6. Data Validation & Publishing

Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Market Outlook
2.2. Segmental Outlook
2.3. Competitive Insights

Chapter 3. Agrochemicals Market Variables, Trends, & Scope
3.1. Market Lineage Outlook
3.1.1. Global Chemical Industry
3.2. Market Segmentation & Scope
3.3. Penetration & Growth Prospect Mapping
3.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.5. Regulatory Framework
3.6. Technology Overview
3.7. Agrochemicals Market-Market Dynamics
3.7.1. Market Driver Analysis
3.7.2. Market Restraint Analysis
3.8. Business Environment Analysis: Agrochemicals Market
3.8.1. Industry Analysis-Porter's
3.8.2. PESTEL Analysis

Chapter 4. COVID-19 Impact Analysis
4.1. Impact of COVID-19 on Global Agrochemicals Market

Chapter 5. Agrochemicals Market: Product Estimates & Trend Analysis
5.1. Agrochemicals Market: Product Movement Analysis, 2020 & 2028
5.2. Fertilizers
5.3. Crop Protection Chemicals
5.4. Plant Growth Regulators
5.5. Others

Chapter 6. Agrochemicals Market: Application Estimates & Trend Analysis
6.1. Agrochemicals Market: Crop Movement Analysis, 2020& 2028
6.2. Cereals & Grains
6.3. Oilseeds & Pulses
6.4. Fruits & Vegetables

Chapter 7. Agrochemicals Market: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis
7.1. Regional Movement Analysis & Market Share, 2020 & 2028

Chapter 8. Agrochemicals Market: Competitive Analysis
8.1. Key Players, Recent Developments & Their Impact on the Industry
8.2. Major Deals & Strategic Alliance Analysis
8.3. Vendor Landscape
8.4. Public Companies
8.5. Private Companies

Chapter 9. Company Profiles


  • Bayer AG

  • The DOW Chemical Company

  • Solvay SA

  • Croda International PLC

  • Evonik Industries AG

  • Clariant AG

  • Nufarm

  • Huntsman International LLC

  • Ashland Inc.

  • Land O' Lakes Inc.

  • Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC

  • FMC Corporation

  • Stepan Company

  • ADAMA Ltd.

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