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Agricultural Adjuvants Market Trends

ID: MRFR//3990-HCR | 110 Pages | Author: Pradeep Nandi| May 2024

Global Agricultural Adjuvants Market Overview

Agricultural Adjuvants Market Size was valued at USD 3.5 billion in 2022. The Agricultural Adjuvants market is projected to grow from USD 3.67325 Billion in 2023 to USD 4.9084 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.95% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). An increase in demand for crop protection chemicals and a greater focus on raising awareness of the possible environmental effects of pesticide usage are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Figure 1: Global Agricultural Adjuvants Market Size, 2023 & 2030 (USD Billion)

Agricultural Adjuvants Market


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Agricultural Adjuvants Market Trends

  • Increase in demand for crop protection chemicals to boost the market growth

The growth of the Global market is increased demand for crop protection chemicals. In the last ten years, there has been a greater focus on raising awareness of the possible environmental effects of pesticide usage that must comply with regulations. This factor is increasing the demand for agricultural adjuvants, which in turn is increasing market revenue. Water bodies in many regions have become contaminated due to spray drop drift during crop protection chemical application (caused by weather, application methods, and pesticide physical and chemical properties).

In the last ten years, a greater emphasis has been placed on raising awareness of the potential environmental effects of improper pesticide use. This factor is increasing the demand for agricultural adjuvants, which in turn is increasing market revenue. When crop protection chemicals are applied, the drift of the spray drops (due to environmental factors, application methods, and physical. According to PAN Europe, seven percent of groundwater stations in European nations reported having too much of one or more pesticides. To address the pesticide contamination of freshwater systems in Europe, PAN Europe focuses on the effects of endocrine-disrupting pesticides on aquatic ecosystems. This is driving the agriculture adjuvants market revenue.

Since the formulations are regarded as "trade secrets," the agricultural adjuvants industry is largely self-regulatory. The majority of adjuvant products, however, are the same or only differ slightly in their components or in the way they combine products with various functionalities. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) controls adjuvant formulations but does not strictly control the production and application of adjuvant products. To increase the overall effectiveness of pesticides, adjuvants are crucial in regulating these variables. Drift retardants, wetter-spreaders, stickers, buffers, and foam retardants are some of the most frequently used adjuvants. According to research, agricultural adjuvants improve the percent absorption spray by 50–85 percent and cost an additional US$ 0.75–1.0 per acre when used with herbicides. One of the factors preventing the agricultural adjuvants market from expanding is the absence of strict regulations, and the lack of awareness among crop producers of the advantages of spray adjuvants has enhanced the Agricultural Adjuvants market CAGR across the globe the recent years.

Agricultural Adjuvants Market Segment Insights

Agricultural Adjuvants Type Insights

Based on type, the Agricultural Adjuvants Market segmentation includes Activators Adjuvants and Utility Adjuvants. The Utility Adjuvants segment held the majority share in 2022, contributing to the Agricultural Adjuvants Market revenue. Because more pesticides are being used to control unwanted things in cropland. There are many different kinds of utility adjuvants, depending on the use. Compatibility agents, drift control agents, buffering agents, and water conditioning agents are essential utility adjuvants.

Agricultural Adjuvants Applications Insights

Based on Applications, the Agricultural Adjuvants Market segmentation includes Herbicides, Insecticides, and Fungicides. The Insecticides segment dominated the market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022-2030. Rising consumer demand for various crops, including cereals, grains, fruits, and vegetables. They successfully prevent pest attacks on various crops' early germination implants entail considerably lower costs than polymers. Hence, rising applications of metal material implants for Agricultural Adjuvants positively impact market growth.

Agricultural Adjuvants Crop-Type Insights

Crop-Type has bifurcated the Agricultural Adjuvants Market data into Grains & Cereals, Oil Seeds & Pulses, and Fruits & Vegetables. The Grains & Cereals segment dominated the market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022-2030. The largest crop consumed worldwide is cereal and grain, primarily in Asia and the Pacific. The rising consumption of cereal and grains in various other regions, including rice, wheat, rye, corn, oats, sorghum, and barley, drives demand for agricultural adjuvants. For cereals and grains, non-ionic surfactants and agrochemicals are generally advised.

Figure 2: Global Agricultural Adjuvants Market, by Utility Adjuvants, 2022 & 2030 (USD Billion)


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Agricultural Adjuvants Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North American Agricultural Adjuvants market, accounted for USD 1.603 billion in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period. This expansion can be attributed to the U.S.'s increased emphasis on agricultural activities. U.S. plus Canada. Adopting innovative farming practices like precision farming is anticipated to increase demand for agrochemicals in the area and for agricultural adjuvants.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 3: Agricultural Adjuvants Market Share By Region 2022 (%)

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Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe’s Agricultural Adjuvants market accounts for the second-largest market share significant portion of the global market during the anticipated period. The market is driven by strict regulations on using crop protection chemicals to safeguard the environment from harmful effects. Further, the German Agricultural Adjuvants market held the largest market share, and the UK Agricultural Adjuvants market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Agricultural Adjuvants Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. Population growth, increased demand for better crop varieties, and the presence of nations with large arable landmasses. The agricultural industry has a significant impact on the per capita income of the area. The area’s total amount of arable land is decreasing due to urbanization and industrialization. As a result, farmers choose agrochemicals that boost productivity and yield. The main drivers of regional market expansion are nations like India, China, and Japan.

Asia Pacific is the largest producer of agricultural commodities, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). By 2030, 53 percent of all fish and agricultural products produced worldwide will come from the Asia Pacific region. Moreover, the China Agricultural Adjuvants market held the largest market share, and the India Agricultural Adjuvants market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Agricultural Adjuvants Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Major market players are spending much on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the Agricultural Adjuvants market grow even more. Market participants are also taking various strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, with key market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the Agricultural Adjuvants industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.

Manufacturing locally to reduce operating costs is one of the primary business strategies manufacturers adopt in the Global Agricultural Adjuvants industry to benefit clients and expand the market sector. In recent years, the Agricultural Adjuvants industry has provided medicine with some significant benefits. The Agricultural Adjuvants markets major players such as Evonik Industries AG Germany, AkzoNobel N.V. Netherlands, Nufarm Ltd in Australia, Dow Corning Corp. in the U.S., Croda International PLC in the U.K., Clariant International Ltd in Switzerland, Adjuvant Plus Inc. in Canada, Helena Chemical in the U.S., Solvay in Belgium, Huntsman Corp. in the U.S., and others are working on expanding the market demand by investing in research and development activities.

Evonik Industries AG (Germany) Even though we don't make tires, mattresses, drugs, or animal feeds, Evonik is a component of all those items and many more. Even though we frequently only provide a few pieces of content, those contributions are exactly what matters. This is because Evonik products improve the effectiveness of fuel efficiency of medicines, mattresses, animal feeds, and tires. Exactly that is the purpose of specialty chemicals. We also rank among the best in the world regarding specialty chemicals.

Also, AkzoNobel N.V. (Netherlands) Most likely, one of our products is only a few meters away from you because we are coatings manufacturing experts. We are present in more than 150 nations and have set our sights on dominating our sector globally. It is what you would anticipate from the most environmentally friendly paints company, which has been creating the future for more than 200 years.

Key Companies in the Agricultural Adjuvants market include

  • Evonik Industries AG in Germany

  • Akzonobel N.V. in Netherlands

  • Nufarm Ltd in Australia

  • Dow Corning Corp. in the U.S.

  • Croda International PLC in the U.K.

  • Clariant International Ltd in Switzerland

  • Adjuvant Plus Inc. in Canada

  • Helena Chemical in the U.S.

  • Solvay in Belgium

  • Huntsman Corp. in the U.S.

Agricultural Adjuvants Industry Developments

November 2020 Turftech International, based in the UK, was purchased by Lamberti SPA. Turftech is a well-known business that creates and markets unique surfactants for use in horticulture and turf. The company is increasing its product line and market share in the area through this acquisition.

November 2020 Ampersand adjuvant's distribution in Mexico will now be facilitated by a partnership between Attune Agriculture and Nufarm Grupo. Comparable surfactants function differently from ampersand adjuvants. While most spreaders/stickers rely on droplet spread to cover leaves, Ampersand's science-based, 4-pronged approach prioritizes drift reduction, increased deposition, evaporation protection, and wash-off resistance for performance.

September 2020 A new crop of products was added to the market, according to Attune Agriculture. Accomplice, an all-in-one adjuvant made for use on row crops, is being sold by the business in collaboration with Commodity Ag.

Agricultural Adjuvants Market Segmentation

Agricultural Adjuvants Type Outlook

  • Activator Adjuvants

  • Utility Adjuvants

Agricultural Adjuvants Application Outlook

  • Herbicides

  • Insecticides

  • Fungicides

Agricultural Adjuvants Crop-Type Outlook

  • Grains & Cereals

  • Oil Seeds & Pulses

  • Fruits & Vegetables

Agricultural Adjuvants Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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