Agricultural Wastewater Treatment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Agricultural Wastewater Treatment Market is segmented by Technology (Physical, Chemical, and Biological), Pollutant Source (Point Source and Nonpoint Source), Application (Corp and Non-corp), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecast for Agricultural wastewater treatment in revenue (USD Million) for all the above segments.

Agricultural Wastewater Treatment Market Snapshot

Agricultural Wastewater Treatment Market - Market Summaryt Summary
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >4 %

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Market Overview

The agricultural wastewater treatment market was estimated to be more than USD 2,100 million in 2021, registering a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the market negatively. However, the market is expected to grow steadily during the forecast period.

  • Rapidly diminishing freshwater resources and rising agricultural water demand are likely to drive the demand for the studied market.
  • On the flip side, a dearth of awareness regarding agriculture wastewater treatment is expected to hinder the market growth.
  • Growing investments and active research on water treatment technologies are expected to provide a major growth opportunity for the market studied.
  • Asia-Pacific accounted for the highest share of the market and is likely to continue dominating the market during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The agricultural wastewater treatment market is segmented by technology, pollutant source, application, and geography. On the basis of technology, the market is segmented by Physical, Chemical, and Biological). By pollutant source, the market is segmented by Point Source and Nonpoint Source. On the basis of application, the market is segmented by Corp and Non-corp. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the agricultural wastewater treatment market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

Physical Solutions
Chemical Solutions
Biological Solutions
Pollutant Source
Point Source
Nonpoint Source
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Non-Crop Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Non-crop is by far the largest application for agricultural wastewater treatment across the world and is increasing at a steady rate.
  • This segment primarily includes feed production and also dairy farms and poultry. Despite low calorie and protein supply as compared to plant-based food, livestock, meat, and dairy still hold the largest share in terms of consumption.
  • This scenario, in turn, is boosting the demand for water treatment applications in the non-crop sector.
  • Asia-Pacific is the second-most active region for processed food globally in terms of poultry. New product development (NPD) accounts for 24% of processed meat, poultry, and fish product innovations in the region, led by China, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
  • African swine fever (ASF) further stimulated chicken expansion in Asia in 2020. Southeast Asia's poultry production expanded by 56% in the last decade, growing from 5.9 million metric tons (mmt) to 9.2 mmt in 2018. It is expected to reach 12.3 mmt by 2028.
  • According to FAO, the demand for dairy products has exhibited positive signs after a slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Hence, the non-crop segment is expected to dominate the market in the forecast period.
Global Agriculture Wastewater Treatment Market - Segmentation Trends

China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Market

  • China accounts for approximately 7% of the overall agricultural acreage globally, thus feeding 22% of the world population. The country is the largest producer of various crops, including rice, cotton, potatoes, and other vegetables. Hence, the demand for agricultural wastewater treatment is rapidly increasing in the country.
  • The population of China has grown at a staggering rate in the past decade, and more than half of the population now live in cities. With the government promoting economic growth, urbanization is on the rise. This is expected to increase the demand for improvement in agricultural wastewater infrastructure.
  • In 2022, chicken meat production in China is expected to exceed 2021 as prices rebound, demand boosts national consumption, and new facilities expand production capacity. The resultant growth is expected to be around 20%.
  • Meanwhile, total exports of chicken meat to China are forecast to grow by 4% next year.
  • In 2021, farmers in China produced around 212.84 million metric tons of rice. At the same time, the production volume of wheat amounted to approximately 136.95 million metric tons in China. The production volume of rice, wheat, and corn in China increased continuously until 2015, remained flat thereafter, but grew again in 2021.
  • Based on the aforementioned aspects, China is expected to dominate the Asia-Pacific region.
Global Agricultural Wastewater Treatment Market

Competitive Landscape

The agriculture wastewater treatment market is fragmented, with the presence of majorly multinational players. Some of the major players in the market (in no particular order) include Veolia Environnement SA, Suez SA, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, DuPont, and Jacobs.

Recent Developments

  • In January 2021, AECOM announced its partnership with the Northern New Jersey-based Bergen County Utilities Authority and Columbia University (New York City) to monitor the COVID-19 ribonucleic acid (RNA) in wastewater in the BCUA sewer shed.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rapidly Diminishing Fresh Water Resources

      2. 4.1.2 Rising Agricultural Water Demand

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Dearth of Awareness regarding Agriculture Wastewater Treatment

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Physical Solutions

      2. 5.1.2 Chemical Solutions

      3. 5.1.3 Biological Solutions

    2. 5.2 Pollutant Source

      1. 5.2.1 Point Source

      2. 5.2.2 Nonpoint Source

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Crop

      2. 5.3.2 Non-crop

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share(%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 AECOM

      2. 6.4.2 Aquatech International LLC

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 DuPont

      5. 6.4.5 Evoqua Water Technologies

      6. 6.4.6 IDE Technologies

      7. 6.4.7 Jacobs

      8. 6.4.8 Lindsay Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 Louis Berger

      10. 6.4.10 Nouryon

      11. 6.4.11 Organo Corporation

      12. 6.4.12 Origin clear Inc.

      13. 6.4.13 Suez SA

      14. 6.4.14 Veolia Environnement SA

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Investments and Active Research on Water Treatment Technologies

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Agricultural Wastewater Treatment Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Agricultural Wastewater Treatment Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Suez, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC , Veolia, DuPont, Jacobs are the major companies operating in Agricultural Wastewater Treatment Market.

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