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Region : Global | Published Date: Jul, 2019 | Report ID: FBI100769| Status : Published
The Global Agricultural Adjuvants Market, which was valued at US$ 2.92 Billion in 2018, is projected to reach US$ 4.55 Billion by the end of 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.77%. Growing demand for crop protection chemicals is the key factor that is driving the market for agricultural adjuvants. Increased awareness about the potential implications of aberrant usage of pesticides on the environment has received higher attention in the recent decade. During the application of crop protection chemicals, the drift of spray drops (due to weather conditions, application technology, and physical & chemical properties of pesticide) has led to contamination of water bodies across various regions.
According to PAN Europe, 7% of the groundwater stations in European countries reported excessive levels for one or more pesticides. Therefore, PAN Europe works on the contamination of European freshwater systems by pesticides, giving particular emphasis on the effects of endocrine-disrupting pesticides on aquatic ecosystems.
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Agricultural adjuvants industry is majorly self-regulated, and the formulations are considered as “trade secrets.” However, the majority of the adjuvant products are the same or vary by minor changes in components or the combination of products having different functionalities. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates adjuvant formulations, but it does not stringently regulate the manufacture and use of adjuvant products.
The adjuvants play a key role in controlling these variables to improve overall pesticide effectiveness. Some of the more commonly used adjuvants include drift retardants, wetter-spreaders, stickers, buffers, and foam retardants. Research studies revealed that agricultural adjuvants costs around US$ 0.75-1.0 per acre additionally along with herbicides and helps in improving the percent absorption spray by 50-85%.
Lack of strict regulations and limited awareness among crop producers about the benefits of using spray adjuvants are some of the inhibiting factors for the growth of agricultural adjuvants market.
Insecticides to Emerge as Most Attractive Product Type due to Growing Demand in Asia Pacific
Several adjuvant products available at the marketplace are mainly intended to offer a resolution of spray-mix incompatibilities resulting from the combination of one or more agrochemicals. Activator adjuvants especially surfactants are the major category of adjuvants that account for the largest share in the global market.
Brazil agricultural adjuvants market is projected to witness strong growth during the projected period between 2019 and 2026 due to growing crop protection chemicals market along with the strong adoption trend of improved technologies in cultivation crops.
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Adjuvants application is projected to continue to dominate with herbicides application
Among applications, herbicides segment accounts for the largest share as they are a major group of crop protection chemicals used in agriculture. Post-emergence herbicide effectiveness is significantly influenced by plant factors such as age, size, and growing conditions. Hence, adjuvants, specifically surfactants usage with the herbicide spray solution, generally improves the effectiveness of post-emergence herbicides.
North America and Europe dominate the agricultural adjuvants market
North America followed by Europe are the two largest markets for agricultural adjuvants at present, and they are expected to account for a significant proportion of the market in the forecast period as well. Stringent regulations on the usage of crop protection chemicals to protect the environment from hazardous effects are driving the market for agricultural adjuvants in North America and Europe.
North America Agricultural Adjuvants Market, 2018
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South America and the Asia Pacific are projected to witness strong growth due to growing crop protection chemicals market. In addition to this, the increasing awareness among the crop producers about the benefits of adjuvants with the spray chemicals is another factor driving the market in these two regions.
Launch of new products having innovations is a key strategy for growth in the market
Several companies in the industry are involved in the discovery, development, and launch of agricultural adjuvant products. Companies such as Evonik, Clariant, BASF, Croda International, AkzoNobel, DowDuPont, and Solvay are dominating the agricultural adjuvants market.
According to EPA, adjuvants are chemicals added to a pesticide by users to improve the pesticide's efficiency. Adjuvants are added to a pesticide product (in-formulation) or pesticide spray mixture (tank-mix) to enhance the pesticide’s performance and/or the physical properties of the spray mixture. A spray of crop protection chemicals is majorly affected by various physical variables such as pesticide stability, solubility, compatibility, foaming, droplet size, suspension, surface tension, coverage, volatilization, penetration, and others.
The report provides qualitative and quantitative insights on the agricultural adjuvants industry and detailed analysis of market size and growth rate for all possible segments in the market. The market is segmented by type, application, and crop type. On the basis of type, the global agricultural adjuvants market is categorized into activator adjuvants and utility adjuvants. Herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and others are the key applications covered in the study. Various crop types included in the report are cereals, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, and other crops. Geographically, the market is segmented into four major regions, which are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. The regions are further categorized into countries.
Along with this, the report provides an elaborative analysis of the market dynamics and competitive landscape. Various key insights provided in the report are the overview of related markets, recent industry developments such as mergers & acquisitions, the regulatory scenario in key countries, and key industry trends.
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· Activator Adjuvants
· Utility Adjuvants
· Fruits & Vegetables
· Other Crops
· North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)
· Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe)
· Asia Pacific (China, India, Australia, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific)
· Rest of the World (Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, and Others in RoW)