Advanced Materials and Chemicals

Agrochemicals Market is Projected to Reach USD 325.95 Billion by 2031

Feb 2024

Advanced Materials and Chemicals

As per the report published by Kings Research, the global Agrochemicals Market was valued at USD 256.58 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 325.95 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 3.08% from 2024 to 2031.

Agrochemicals, essential in modern agriculture, encompass fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides, facilitating enhanced crop yields and protection against pests and diseases. The drivers include a rising global population necessitating increased food production, technological advancements like precision agriculture, and growing awareness of sustainable farming practices. Trends shaping the market include the adoption of precision agriculture technologies, soaring demand for specialized agrochemicals tailored to genetically modified crops, and the development of eco-friendly alternatives. These factors underscore the pivotal role of agrochemicals in ensuring food security while navigating environmental and regulatory challenges in agricultural practices.

Key Insights

  • Based on product type, the fertilizers segment held the largest market share of 36.53% in 2023
  • Based on application, the crop-based segment garnered the highest revenue of USD 205.03 billion in 2023
  • Based on region, North America is expected to witness the fastest growth at a CAGR of 3.36% over the forecast period

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Protection Against Crop Losses and Increasing Yields To Create New Opportunities for Market Growth

A key growth opportunity for the agrochemicals industry lies in their crucial role in protecting crops against losses and enhancing yields. Agrochemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides play a vital role in safeguarding crops from pests, diseases, and weeds, thereby minimizing crop losses. By effectively managing these threats, agrochemicals help ensure a stable food supply by maintaining crop productivity and quality. Moreover, agrochemicals, like fertilizers, provide essential nutrients to plants, promoting healthy growth and higher yields. As the global population continues to grow, there is an increasing need to produce more food sustainably. Agrochemicals enable farmers to optimize crop production, meet the growing demand for food, and contribute to food security.

Increasing Stringency of Regulatory Requirements Could Pose a Challenge for Market Growth

The increasing stringency of regulatory requirements is likely to impede market development. Governments and regulatory bodies worldwide are imposing stricter regulations on the use of agrochemicals to address concerns related to environmental protection, human health, and food safety. These regulations often entail rigorous testing and approval processes for agrochemical products, including assessments of their efficacy, safety, and environmental impact. Compliance with these regulatory requirements adds complexity and costs to the development and commercialization of agrochemicals, posing challenges for agrochemical companies. Moreover, regulatory changes and evolving standards can impact market access and product availability, affecting the competitiveness and profitability of agrochemical manufacturers. Navigating the regulatory landscape requires substantial investments in research and development, as well as ongoing monitoring and compliance efforts, presenting a significant challenge for the agrochemicals market.

North America to Witness Fastest Growth with Advanced Agricultural Practices

Based on region, the global agrochemicals market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, MEA, and Latin America. The North America agrochemicals market is estimated to observe robust growth at a CAGR of 3.36% over the forecast period. This growth is mainly driven by advanced agricultural practices and a high level of mechanization adopted across the region, which is increasing the usage of agrochemicals for optimizing crop production and enhancing yields. Moreover, the presence of major agrochemical companies and research institutions in North America is fostering innovation and technological advancements in the industry, contributing further to market growth. Additionally, the increasing demand for food, fueled by population growth and changing dietary preferences, is boosting agricultural output and the use of agrochemicals in the region. Furthermore, government support for the agricultural sector, including subsidies and incentives for modernization and sustainability initiatives, is bolstering the growth of the agrochemicals market in North America.

Increasing Focus On Strategic Mergers and Acquisitions to Propel Industry Growth

The global agrochemicals market is fragmented with key players such as Bayer AG, Corteva, Yara International ASA, Nufarm Canada, Nutrien Ltd., UPL, ADAMA, BASF SE, CLARIANT, ADM, and Solvay. Companies employ a variety of strategic measures such as acquisitions, mergers, partnerships, product introductions, and collaborations to expand their business globally and enhance their competitive position.

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