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Grain Protectants Market Analysis

ID: MRFR//5674-HCR | 140 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh| April 2024

The magnitude of grain protectants is considerably influenced by the set of elements such as farmers’ perceptions, soil and weather conditions, international trade, research and development, and social acceptance among others; all of which can support or stagnate their progress and success in agriculture." A major cause why this market is developing is a steadily growing demand for foodstuffs by the whole planet plus the necessity to secure corn after each reaping from pests and insects. A protective cover against grain pests, achieveable through use of insecticides and fungicides, plays a significant part in ensuring grain crops from the fields remain high in quality and in abundance, unravelled during storage and transportation. Resultantly, as the population of the world goes up over time, the need to put in place effective post-harvest controls gets more apparent that, at the end, the demand for grain protectants remains steady.
Projecting a revenue size of USD 1.2 Billion in the year 2027, the Growth Rate of Compound Annual (CAGR) is expected to be around 5.31% covering the forecast period of the years from 2021 to 2027. The grain market has been growing remarkably for the past couple of years and this is mainly because of the need to store the grains that are affected by the harsh weather conditions resulting in erratic prices of the sellers.
It is of vital importance that regulators determine the trading conditions of the grain protecants markets. Governments and the regulatory agencies enact the rules and limitations on application of chemicals by growing, indeed authorities are entitled to take care about food safety and environment. While implementing these regulations affects the empanelment, formulation, and application techniques, it also implies the strictness of grain protectants manufacturers in excess. Regulatory and policy updates like the introduction of new rules and guidelines will have a major impact on both the availability of and its consumers' utilization patterns of the grain's protectors.
The global pest control market concerning resistance of pest and the applicable pest management solutions are two driving factors taking part in market dynamics. Pesticides and pests know better how to avoid being burned by previously applied chemical means, which make their resistance grow, necessitating the designers to come up with new formulations and alternative pest management plans. Research and development activity works on making grains’ repellents stronger and more ecofriendly so that the develop of resistance to pesticides could be overcome and pest control in stored grains could be greatly improved.

Market development is also affected by the outside agriculture factors like the way farmers adopt green and ecological approach for agricultural production. Nowadays, farmers more and more, turn to non-polluting and environmentally conscious agricultural technologies; that is why there are particular burdony requirements for the grain protectants corresponding to these principles. The newer generations of grain protectants emanating from biology are becoming more mature as well as going eco-friendly protectants with minimal environmental impact and low chemical residues in stored grains are gaining prominence. The market provides, originated by consumer and the growers demand, a diverse groups of products as well. The offer seeks to meet the rising needs for environmentally friendly producers and customers.

Grain Protectants Market Scenario

Grain Protectants Market is expected to garner revenue of USD 1.2 Billion by 2030 at a CAGR of approximately 5.31%during the forecast period of 2023–2030.

The notable market growth can be attributed to the need for storing grains to overcome the impact of fluctuating market prices of grains. Farmers, traders, and stockists store their grains in warehouses until desirable market prices are received and demand for grains exceeds the supply. Another challenge faced during the storage of grains is the post-harvest loss caused during the storage due to pest infestation. To overcome such a challenge, grain protectants are widely being used to protect the grains from pest loss during storage, which, in turn, is driving the market growth of grain protectants. However, frequent usage of chemical grain protectants has led to increasing insecticide resistance in insects, thus hampering the sales of chemical insecticides and growth of market. 

The major challenge being faced by the market players is the availability of chemical residues used to protect the grains. The market is expected to emerge lucrative for the vendors active in the market due to the launch of innovative products that overcome the limitations of banned grain protection chemicals. 


Grain Protectants industry has been segmented based on Type, Target Pest, Grain Type, and Region. By type, the global market has been classified as chemical, biological, and physical. The chemical segment is further segregated into insecticides, rodenticides, and others  The global market has also been segregated, on the basis of the target pest, into rodents, insects, and others. The insect segment has been further segmented into beetles, grain borers, weevils, and others. Based on grain type, the market is segregated into, rice, wheat, corn, and others  The global market has been studied with regard to four key regions—North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world. The North America market has further been segmented into the US, Canada, and Mexico. The Europe grain protectants market has been classified as the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the rest of Europe. The market in Asia-Pacific has been divided into China, India, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and the rest of Asia-Pacific. The market in the rest of the world has been segmented into South America, the Middle East, and Africa.

Key Players

Nufarm (Australia), Bayer (Germany), Corteva (US), Degesch America (US), BASF SE (Germany), Syngenta (Switzerland), FMC Corporation (US), Hedley Technologies (Canada), Arysta LifeScience Corporation (US), Central Life Sciences (US), Sumitomo Chemical (Japan), and UPL (India) are some of the key players in the global grain protectants industry.

Regional Market Summary

North America is expected to dominate the global market throughout the review period owing to the presence of numerous grain warehouses and grain processing plants. Additionally, the need to meet the standards while storing grains in warehouses is also boosting the sales of grain protectants in the region. However, the market in Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the huge production of grains in the region and increasing the loss of grains during storage. 

Grain Protectants Market: Focus on Innovation to Combat Challenges

The grain protectants market is witnessing steady growth, driven by the need to minimize losses during storage and transportation. Recent developments in the market highlight a focus on innovation to address emerging challenges:Rise of Organic Options: Growing consumer preference for organic food is leading to a surge in demand for organic grain protectants. Manufacturers are developing bio-based and botanical alternatives to synthetic pesticides.Combating Evolving Pests: Pests are developing resistance to traditional chemicals. Research and development efforts are underway to create new and more effective grain protectants with novel modes of action.Integration with Smart Storage Solutions: The rise of smart storage facilities with digital monitoring and control systems is creating opportunities for integrating grain protectants with these technologies for optimized protection

Examples of Recent Developments:

Although specific announcements might be behind paywalls, industry reports suggest ongoing research into bio-based and botanical grain protectants.Companies like Bayer are continuously working on developing new and improved grain protectant formulations.

By Type

  • Chemical

    • Insecticides

    • Rodenticides

    • Others

  • Biological

  • Physical

By Target Pest

  • Rodents

  • Insects

    • Beetles

    • Grain Borers

    • Weevils

    • Others

  • Others

By Grain Type

  • Rice

  • Wheat

  • Corn

  • Others

By Region

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • UK

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • China

    • India

    • Australia and New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World (RoW)

    • South America

    • Middle East

    • Africa

Intended Audience

  • Grain protectants manufacturers

  • Agricultural associations

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Food safety agencies

  • Retailers and wholesalers

  • Traders, importers, and exporters

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