The Agrochemicals Market is estimated to grow from USD 208.6 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 246.1 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 3.4% during the forecast period. Increasing demand for food supply due to the rapid growth in the human population has triggered agricultural intensification during the last few decades. For addressing the growing food demands, agrochemicals (fertilizers and diverse pesticides) are rigorously used in agriculture, which accomplishes the gap between food production and consumption.
Agrochemicals play a vital role in crop growth, showing improved performance and noticeable results. Pesticides enable farmers to produce safe, quality foods at affordable prices. They also help farmers provide an abundance of nutritious, all-year-round foods, which are necessary for human health.
While agrochemicals have been the major contributor for addressing the growing food demands globally, growing concern over the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture has led to growth in the use of bio-based agrochemicals, such as bio-fungicides and bio-fertilizers, to protect crops and the environment. Hence, agrochemical manufacturing companies are constantly adapting to the changing demands by developing novel products and technologies. Unbalanced use of agrochemicals further causes environmental deterioration and poses severe challenges to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
Fruits and Vegetables, by crop application, is estimated to hold the largest share in the agrochemicals market during the forecast period
With an increase in the number of health-conscious people in the Asia Pacific region, there has been a significant increase in the consumption of fruits, thus causing the demand for fruits to rise. This has compelled the farmers to use various agrochemicals to meet the increasing demand. Furthermore, the high export potential of fruits & vegetables has also led to an increase in production levels. This has propelled the requirement of nitrogenous fertilizers products for efficient usage of agricultural inputs to meet export quality standards.
Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing market during the forecast period in the global market
Being the largest as well as the most populous region in the world, Asia Pacific is one of the key markets for agrochemicals. However, it continues to remain untapped by major market players. The region accounted for almost 30% of the land available on Earth and nearly 60% of the human population, according to the World Bank. To meet the food requirement of this huge population, the use of pesticides has increased significantly in the region. India, Japan, Australia, and Thailand are the highest pesticide- consuming countries in the world. In addition to this, a decrease in arable land per person in India, China, and Southeast Asia countries is a very serious concern.
This report includes a study on the marketing and development strategies, along with a study on the product portfolios of the leading companies operating in the agrochemicals market. It consists of the profiles of leading companies such as Bayer (Germany), BASF (Germany), Yara International (Norway), Compass Minerals (US), and Syngenta (Switzerland), Adama Ltd (Israel), Sumitomo Chemicals (Japan), Nufarm Limited (Australia), UPL (India), K+S Group (Germany), and Israel Chemical Company (Israel).