Agricultural Fumigants Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Agricultural Fumigants Market is Segmented by Type (Methyl Bromide, Chloropicrin, Phosphine, Metam Sodium, 1,3-Dichloropropene, and Other Agricultural Fumigants), Method of Application (Soil and Warehouse), Form (Solid, Liquid, and Gas), Crop Application (Crop-based and Non-crop-based), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Agricultural Fumigants Market Size

Agricultural Fumigants Market Summary
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Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.6 %

Major Players

Agricultural Fumigants Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Agricultural Fumigants Market Analysis

The agricultural fumigants market is projected to record a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period 2022-2027.

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the operations of the crop protection chemicals market, including fumigants. The pandemic affected supply chain networks, resulting in losses for companies and farmers. In terms of supply, a short-term shortage of migrant laborers amid distribution bottlenecks created a wide gap between the number of workers required for production. Some other restraints included customs clearances, export permits, import permits, and phytosanitary certificates.

The agricultural fumigants market is driven by factors, like rapid technological advancements in the agricultural sector, growing concerns over post-harvest losses, and a shift in the advanced farming practices, which have led to increased yields. The use of fumigants during storage helps in the reduction of storage loss. Thus, the demand for fumigants is expected to increase as the use of fumigants is an effective and economical method to reduce post-harvest losses.

A widely used fumigant for storing agricultural commodities while offering protection against insects and rodents, phosphine-based fumigants have emerged as the largest segment among all types of global fumigants. North America dominates the market. With rapid investments in technology and R&D, many new varieties of products are being developed with less toxicity and more efficiency. The growth of the agricultural fumigants market can be attributed to several factors, such as the increased inclination of consumers for improving the quality of agricultural output, changing farming practices, and advanced storage technology. However, fumigants cause several problems, including possible phytotoxicity, depending on the type of crop and its variety, seasonal conditions, humidity, temperature, fumigant concentration, and duration of treatment. Therefore, it is recommended to be used by professional fumigators only due to its high toxicity as a respiratory poison.

Agricultural Fumigants Industry Segmentation

Fumigants are pesticides that, when applied to soil, form a gas to control pests that live in the soil and disrupt plant growth and crop production. The agricultural fumigants market is segmented by type (methyl bromide, chloropicrin, phosphine, metam sodium, 1,3-dichloropropene, and other agricultural fumigants), method of application (soil and warehouse), form (solid, liquid, and gas), application (crop-based and non-crop-based), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Methyl Bromide
Metam Sodium
Other Agricultural Fumigants
Method of Application
Crop Application
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Agricultural Fumigants Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Agricultural Fumigants Market according to our research experts:

Growing Agricultural Production

In line with increasing agricultural production, the demand for fumigants has been witnessing an upward trend over the years. The use of fumigation has increased at all levels of the grain and oilseeds supply chain, emerging as the main insect management option at the farm level. For farm-level storage and in silos, fumigation is among the most preferred methods to prevent the build-up of insect infestations while avoiding pest resistance. However, the available active substances are constrained to a limited number of fumigants and storage insecticides due to legislative restrictions. Methyl bromide (MB) fumigation is an effective treatment to ensure that products pose a minimal phytosanitary risk. While the European Union has banned the use of MB, Canada still requires it as the only approved treatment for the quarantine and pre-shipment applications of some products.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has predicted that agricultural productivity is likely to increase by 70% by 2050 in order to meet the growing demand for food. The demand for agricultural crops is expected to rise to around 6,759 million ton by 2050. Global cereal production increased from 2906.5 million ton in 2018 to 2996.1 million ton in 2020. Thus, the demand for agricultural warehouses, storage technologies, and associated products, like fumigants, is anticipated to grow in the long run. In warehouses, pests damage most crops, and the use of fumigants decrease the loss of agricultural products. Therefore, this is expected to boost demand for the agricultural fumigants market across the world.

Global Agricultural Fumigants Market: Production in Million metric ton, Cereals and Oilseeds, Global, 2017-2020

North America Leading the Global Market

North America is the largest market for agricultural fumigants, with over 250 authorized products available in its major countries. Management of stored product insects is a major concern and widely researched topic in the food and grain processing and storage industry.

The major commodities consuming fumigants for both storage and soil applications in the region are corn, rice, barley, potato, tomato, wheat, strawberry, cabbage, etc. In North America, the United States is the largest market, accounting for more than half of the regional market’s share. The major fumigants in the US market include chloropicrin, sulfuryl fluoride, aluminum phosphide, ethylene oxide, etc. Over 90 fumigant-based products are registered in Canada, manufactured by 25 companies. A few key players are AMVAC Chemicals, Degesch America Inc., Syngenta Canada Inc., United Phosphorus Inc., etc.

Agricultural Fumigants Market: Market Size in %, Region, 2021

Agricultural Fumigants Industry Overview

The global agricultural fumigants market is consolidated, with a few companies occupying the largest market share. The markets in North America and Europe are highly consolidated, with a few major players occupying large market shares and having a high level of competition. Diversification of portfolios through R&D, which is the backbone of the introduction of new products, is one of the prominent strategies being applied to the matured markets for further intensification.

Agricultural Fumigants Market Leaders

  1. Syngenta International AG

  2. Amvac Chemical Corporation

  3. Corteva Agriscience

  4. BASF

  5. Detia Degesch GmbH

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Agricultural Fumigants Market Concentration

Agricultural Fumigants Market News

In January 2022, UPL Ltd entered an agreement in which Bunge Ltd will acquire a 33% stake in Sinagro to strengthen its grain orientation strategy in Brazil.

In 2018, The Australia-China Joint Centre for Postharvest Grain Biosecurity and Quality Research entered a partnership to focus on finding new and improved ways to minimize losses in stored grain through the development of non-chemical controls.

In 2017, India introduced obligatory phytosanitary requirements for exporting countries to use methyl bromide for fumigation of grain crops imported into India.

Agricultural Fumigants Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Methyl Bromide

      2. 5.1.2 Chloropicrin

      3. 5.1.3 Phosphine

      4. 5.1.4 Metam Sodium

      5. 5.1.5 1,3-Dichloropropene

      6. 5.1.6 Other Agricultural Fumigants

    2. 5.2 Method of Application

      1. 5.2.1 Soil

      2. 5.2.2 Warehouse

    3. 5.3 Form

      1. 5.3.1 Solid

      2. 5.3.2 Liquid

      3. 5.3.3 Gas

    4. 5.4 Crop Application

      1. 5.4.1 Crop-based

      2. 5.4.2 Non-crop-based

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Italy

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.5.5 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 DowDuPont

      2. 6.3.2 Amvac Chemical Corporation

      3. 6.3.3 Syngenta AG

      4. 6.3.4 UPL Group

      5. 6.3.5 Detia Degesch GmbH

      6. 6.3.6 ADAMA Agricultural Solution Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 BASF SE

      8. 6.3.8 Cytec Solvay Group

      9. 6.3.9 FMC Corporation

      10. 6.3.10 Fumigation Services

      11. 6.3.11 Ikeda Kogyo Co. Ltd

      12. 6.3.12 Industrial Fumigation Company

      13. 6.3.13 Isagro SpA

      14. 6.3.14 Lanxess

      15. 6.3.15 Reddick Fumigants LLC

      16. 6.3.16 Trical Inc.

      17. 6.3.17 TriEst Ag Group Inc.

      18. 6.3.18 VFC

      19. 6.3.19 Industrial Fumigation Company



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Agricultural Fumigants Market Research FAQs

The Agricultural Fumigants Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Agricultural Fumigants Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.6% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Syngenta International AG, Amvac Chemical Corporation, Corteva Agriscience, BASF, Detia Degesch GmbH are the major companies operating in Agricultural Fumigants Market.

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