Global Grain and Cereal Crop Protection Market 2016-2020

  • Published: May 2016
  • Pages: 80
  • SKU: IRTNTR9397
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This industry research report presents a detailed segmentation of the global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market by type (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and others) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, Europe, and ROW). This global market research also outlines the market shares of leading vendors including BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, FMC, and Syngenta.

Overview of the global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market to grow at a CAGR of more than 5% by 2020. Factors such as soil erosion and land pollution have led to the reduction in the size of arable land and have subsequently forced farmers to increase the crop yield from limited size of the arable land. This requirement has increased the demand for crop protection chemicals, which helps in enhancing the yield and quality of crops. Pesticides are used to control the pests that feed on crops and also help in regaining the essential nutrients that are suitable for the crops. Moreover, the growing demand for food products, especially high-quality nutritious food, in the market will also augment the usage of pesticides so as to increase the crop yield and reduce the loss of crop from pests and diseases in the coming years.

The growing importance towards agricultural sustainability has led to the development of farming techniques, such as drip irrigation, crop protection, and soil management, to increase the crop yield. Several governments are providing subsidies and are also training farmers on using the new improved techniques for hybrid seeds, which require less water, less land, and grows at a faster rate. They are also encouraging the use of green pesticides to maintain the balance in the soil and to improve the crop productivity for future harvests.

Segmentation by type and analysis of the grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market

  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides

The herbicides segment will dominate the grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market during the forecast period and is expected to account for around 65% of the overall market share by 2020. Herbicides act by deterring the growth of the weed and are often the synthetic mimics of natural plant hormones. Due to their low cost, herbicides are extensively used as a crop protection chemical. This segment is expected to witness robust growth in the coming years because of the introduction of new herbicidal active ingredients and increased R&D investments.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW

APAC is expected to be the fastest-growing region in the market by 2020 where countries like China and India will be the major producers of crop protection chemicals. Factors such as the high growth of population and increasing consumption of food products have boosted the demand for crop protection chemicals in this region. Moreover, crops such as cotton, cereal, and maize are more prone to the insect attacks and require crop protection chemicals, which in turn will increase the usage of such products in the coming years. The market in APAC is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 6% by 2020.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is characterized by the presence of numerous local, regional, and international vendors. The global players dominate the market with their advanced product portfolio. The local vendors compete with these players on the basis of sales network, price, product portfolio, quality, and technology. The competitive environment in this market will intensify during the forecast period with an increase in product portfolio, technological expertise, mergers and acquisitions, and agreements. The introduction of energy-efficient agricultural technologies in developing countries provides immense growth opportunities for the market players to increase their market shares.

Key vendors in the market are -

  • BASF
  • Bayer CropScience
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • FMC
  • Syngenta

Other prominent vendors in the grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market include Agrium, Monsanto, Sinochem Group, Sapec Group, and Yara.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, Europe, and ROW.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market?

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The development of chemicals to protect grain and cereal crops is one of the most important activities in the chemical industry. Without these chemicals, most farmers would suffer significant crop losses. Although the environmental and toxicological properties of these chemical compounds have improved substantially over the last few years, research aims to produce chemicals that are not just potent but have a specific activity and do not have any harmful effects on the environment. Since pests have a tendency to develop resistance to crop protection, it is necessary for new products to be regularly introduced in the market. Crop protection chemicals mostly constitute – herbicides, substances that kill or inhibit the growth of weeds; insecticides, substances that kill arthropod pests; and fungicides, substances that destroy or prevent the growth of pathogenic fungi.

 The report, global grain and cereal crop protection market, is part of Technavio’s chemicals and materials research portfolio. This portfolio provides a comprehensive market analysis along with the market share, market sizing, and market segmentations covering areas such as additives, adhesives and sealantsagrochemicals and fertilizersbio-chemicals and bio-materialschemical engineering equipmentglass and ceramicsindustrial gasesmetals and mineralsolefinspaints, coatings, and pigmentspersonal protective equipmentplastics, polymers, and elastomers, and specialty chemicals. These market research reports provide a perspective on the various market opportunities and market threats along with the key trends that would influence the market growth during the forecast period. It presents insights into the changing competitive landscape and a detailed profiling and market analysis of the vendors. Also covered in the research are the key regions or countries that would have an impact on the market during the assessment years.

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Agricultural production
  • Global agricultural land

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation  by type

  • Global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market by type
  • Global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market by herbicides
  • Global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market by fungicides
  • Global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market by insecticides
  • Global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market by other crop protection chemicals

PART 07: Market segmentation by geography

  • Global grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market by geography
  • Grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market in Americas
  • Grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market in Europe
  • Grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market in APAC
  • Grain and cereal crop protection chemicals market in ROW

PART 08: Market drivers

  • Revolutionary changes in farming practices
  • Increase in global food consumption
  • Use of GM technology
  • Limited availability of arable land

PART 09: Impact of drivers

PART 10: Market challenges

  • Increase in demand for organic farming
  • Low adoption of fertilizers in low-income countries
  • Expiry of patents
  • Regulatory ban on pesticides

PART 11: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 12: Market trends

  • Rise in agricultural sustainability
  • Increase in number of collaborations
  • Growth in consumption in developing markets

PART 13: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 14: Key vendor analysis

  • BASF
  • Bayer CropScience
  • FMC
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • Syngenta

PART 15: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 16: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.

TechnavioINFORMATION SOURCES

Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases
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TechnavioDATA ANALYSIS

Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts
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TechnavioREPORT WRITING

Qualitative

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis

Quantitative

  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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