Agricultural Adjuvants Market Size By Product (Activator, Utility), By Chemical Group (Alkoxylates, Sulfonates, Organosilicone), By Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses, Fruits & Vegetables), By Application (Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, China, India, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE), Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018 – 2025
Published Date: Oct 2018 | Report ID: GMI2612 | Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Soumalya Chakraborty Report Format: PDF
Agricultural Adjuvants Market size exceeded USD 2 billion in 2017 and will grow at a CAGR of over 4.5% to 2025.
U.S. Agricultural Adjuvants Market Size, By Application, 2014 – 2025 (USD Million)
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The global agricultural adjuvants market will be augmented by increasing demand for better yield crops across the globe, especially in the developing Agro-based economies of Asia Pacific. Agricultural adjuvants enhance the productivity of all the major agents that regulates or removes unwanted pests, insects, and other plant infections. Hence, these adjuvants help in increasing crop productivity by enhancing the agrochemical efficiency and promoting sustainability. Rising population in the developing countries would lead to a greater requirement for food crops in near future. This would increase the demand for efficient plant protection products. Limited land availability in these emerging nations would further drive the demand in the agricultural adjuvants market in the coming years.
Lack of awareness about the product would hamper the growth of agricultural adjuvants market in the developing regions during the study period. Most developing regions are agro-based economies, majority of which include small and medium scale farmers with limited resources. The major motive of these farmers is to produces maximum possible yield from the limited resources they have. Propelling demand for food crops leads to increased use of pesticides and other pest control chemicals. Lack of knowledge regarding the benefits of agricultural adjuvants and product suitability based on the type of crop may limit the product penetration production such regions in the near future.
Agricultural Adjuvants Market, By Product
Based on product, the global agricultural adjuvants market has been segmented into activators and utility adjuvants. Activator adjuvants are sub divide into surfactants and oil-based adjuvants whereas utility adjuvants are of various types including compatibility agents, buffers, antifoam agents, drift control agents, etc. Activator adjuvants enhances the herbicide activity when added to spray tanks. Salt adjuvants are also used as activator adjuvants to fertilize and augment the growth of the crop in the short-term. Activator is the largest product segment in the market generating close to USD 1.5 billion in 2017.
Oil-based adjuvants are very popular with pesticide application. Crop oils are able to increase the dispersion of pesticide spray in to the procuticle of insects. These adjuvants contain 80 – 85% of phytobland emulsifiable crop oil (petroleum based) and 15 to 20% of nonionic surfactant. Oil based adjuvants is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4.5% during the study period.
Agricultural Adjuvants Market, By Chemical Group
Based on chemical group, the global agricultural adjuvants market has been segmented into alkoxylates, sulfonates, organosilicone and others. Alkoxylates is the largest chemical group segment which is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 5.5% in the forecast timeframe. It is majorly used for making surfactant adjuvants which make up the largest group of spray adjuvants.
Sulfonate is another important chemical group used making agricultural adjuvants. Theses are anionic compounds used in buffering agents. Sulfonates are expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the study period.
Agricultural Adjuvants Market, By Crop Type
Based on crop type, the global agricultural adjuvants market has been segmented into oilseeds & pulses, cereals & grains, fruits & vegetables and others. Large variety of adjuvants are available in the market and the critical part is choosing the most appropriate one. This selection procedure majorly depends on factors like the crop type, lifecycle of that crop, condition of land, environmental conditions, the technique of application etc. Cereals and grains are the largest crop type segment which accounted for a market share of around 40% in 2017. This segment is further divided into corn, wheat, rice and others.
Agricultural Adjuvants Market, By Application
Based on application, the agricultural adjuvants market is segmented into herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and others. Herbicide is the largest application segment which will grow by more than 5% CAGR during the forecast timeframe, as weed growth, if unchecked, can reduce the product yield and quality. This product is used to control weed growth among the target crops.
Insecticides is another key application segment of the agricultural adjuvants market. Insects are one of the major factors leading to crop damage. They either directly feed on the crops or transmit several forms of bacterial infection into the crop. The product modifies the properties and improves the ability of the insecticides to penetrate, target or protect the crop from damage. Rising demand for insecticides would further boost the growth in the market.
Agricultural Adjuvants Market, By Region
Asia Pacific is the largest agricultural adjuvants market in the world, driven by rising demand in China, India and Japan. Rising population is one of the major reasons driving this regional market. Other drivers of this market are increasing demand for food crops, developing farming industry and limited arable land availability. The market of this region recorded a revenue around USD 950 million in 2017.
Europe is another significant agricultural adjuvants market which will gain by a CAGR of approximately 4% during the forecast timeframe. Rising demand from countries such as UK, Germany, Spain, France, etc. would drive the market in the region. The major growth of the market in this region is due to rising demand for sustainable farming techniques.
Competitive Market Share
Global agricultural adjuvants market is characterized by the presence of many global and regional companies. Some of the major players in the market includes Dow Dupont Inc., BASF SE, Clariant AG, Huntsman Corporation, Akzo Nobel, Brandt Consolidated Inc., Momentive Performance Materials Inc., Wilbur-Elis Company Inc., Loveland Products Inc., Brenntag North America, Inc., and Alzchem LLC.
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Agricultural adjuvants is a crucial industry as it helps in improving the farming productivity and controlling pest and other unwanted plant growth. Herbicides and insecticides are the most common applications of these products. In the coming years, the demand for biodegradable agriculture adjuvants will increase in developed regions while in developing and agriculture-based economies the demand of adjuvants will spur along with bio-based products. Rising research and development activities would further increase the efficiency of the product in the forecast timeframe.
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