Agricultural Fumigants Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Global Agricultural Fumigants Market was valued at USD 1,571.9 million in 2018, and it is expected to record a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period. The estimates indicate moderate adoption rates of fumigant products in agriculture in the coming years.

Market Snapshot

agricultural fumigants market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.2 %

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Market Overview

The global agricultural fumigants market was valued at USD 1,571.9 million in 2018, and it is expected to register a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period . As a widely used fumigant, while storing agricultural commodities against insects and rodents, phosphine-based fumigants emerge as the largest segment, and had a 26.3% share among all the types of global fumigants in 2018.

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 an increase in inclination of consumers toward improving the quality of agricultural output, changing farming practices, and advanced storage technology. But, 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.

Scope of the Report

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

Methyl Bromide
Metam Sodium
Other Agricultural Fumigants
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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Key Market Trends

Growing Agricultural Production

With increasing agricultural production, the demand for fumigants has been witnessing an upward trend over the years. 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 production of cereals is estimated to reach 3,009 million metric ton by 2050. However, the expected demand for agricultural crops is around 6,759 million metric ton by 2050. Thus, the demand for agricultural warehouses, storage technologies, and associated products, like fumigants, is expected to increase in the long run. In warehouses, pests damage most of the crops and the use of fumigants decrease the loss of agricultural products. Therefore, this boosts the demand for the agricultural fumigants market across the world.

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North America Leads the Global Market

North America is the largest market for agricultural fumigants, with over 250 authorized products available in major countries. The major commodities consuming fumigants for both storage and soil application 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 share. The major fumigants in the US market are chloropicrin, sulfuryl fluoride, aluminum phosphide, ethylene oxide, etc. Over 90 fumigant-based products are registered in Canada and are manufactured by 25 companies. A few key players are AMVAC Chemicals, Degesch America Inc., Syngenta Canada Inc., United Phosphorus Inc., etc. 

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Competitive Landscape

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 few major players occupying large market shares, in addition to 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 applied to the matured markets for further intensification.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Agricultural Production

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Concern over Post-harvest Loss

      3. 4.1.3 Changing Farming Practices and Better Storage Technology

      4. 4.1.4 High Product Efficiency

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Environmental and Regulatory Constraint

      2. 4.2.2 Product Application Issues

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - 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 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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Frequently Asked Questions

The Agricultural Fumigants Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Agricultural Fumigants Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.2% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

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

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