Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Africa Crop Protection Chemicals market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Africa Crop Protection Chemicals trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.


Market Trends of africa crop protection chemicals Industry

Adoption of IPM strategies and other alternative methods like crop rotations significantly reduces pesticide consumption per hectare

  • During the historical period, there has been a remarkable decline in pesticide consumption per hectare within Africa. In 2017, the pesticide consumption rate stood at 1,175 g per ha. However, subsequent efforts have successfully reduced it by 96 g per ha, resulting in a current rate of 1,079 g per ha. This significant reduction in pesticide usage was due to a combination of various factors, which include the implementation of improved agricultural practices that prioritize sustainable and eco-friendly methods. Farmers have increasingly adopted innovative techniques such as integrated pest management, crop rotation, and biological pest control, which have minimized the need for chemical pesticide usage per hectare.
  • Herbicides are majorly utilized pesticide products in the region, but in recent years, the herbicide consumption per hectare is significantly reduced by 34 g in 2022, as compared to 2017. This substantial decrease in herbicide consumption was due to the successful implementation of integrated weed management (IWM) practices. Under this approach, farmers have adopted a range of innovative strategies such as diversified cropping systems, mechanical weed control, crop rotation, and the use of cover crops. These environment-friendly techniques have contributed to reducing herbicide reliance and also promoted sustainable agriculture, enhancing soil health and conserving biodiversity.
  • Farmers adopt IPM strategies, disease-resistant crops, and alternatives to control pests and diseases, raising awareness of pesticide's negative effects, thus reducing fungicide and insecticide use per hectare by 38 and 23 g per ha in 2022, compared to 2017.
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Increasing demand and limited availability majorly fluctuate the active ingredient prices

  • Cypermethrin is the predominant insecticide utilized in the region to control pests affecting crops such as rice, cotton, soybeans, and vegetables. Due to its high demand, the price of Cypermethrin rose by USD 3,186.2 per metric ton in 2022 compared to 2017. This increase was due to its limited production within the region, leading to a significant dependence on imports to meet the demand.
  • Atrazine stands as the primary herbicide utilized in maize-producing countries like South Africa and Nigeria, with 88% of the maize area employed for weed control. Its usage extends to various terrestrial food crops, non-food crops, forests, residential turf, golf courses, recreational areas, and rangelands, making it a widely adopted weed control measure on farms. Due to its expanding application across various crops, the price of Atrazine has been steadily increasing Y-o-Y, with a growth recorded at USD 3,292.7 per metric ton in 2022 compared to 2017.
  • Glyphosate is widely embraced as the second most used herbicide in the region, primarily due to its affordability. Many farmers opt for glyphosate as their primary weed control solution. In 2022, glyphosate's active ingredient was priced at USD 1,143.2 per metric ton.
  • During the historical period, prices of pesticide-active ingredients in the region experienced a substantial increase, amounting to an increase of USD 1,580.9 per metric ton. This surge may be mainly attributed to the region's limited production capacity. Over the past five years, there has been a notable rise in pesticide imports into Africa, leading to heightened dependence on imported products and consequent price escalation in the region.
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Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029