Australia Crop Protection Pesticides Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Australia Crop Protection Market report analyses latest market trends, growth drivers, restraints and profiles of major players. The market is segmented by origin (synthetic, bio- based), by type (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, other pesticides), by application (grains and cereals, pulses and oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, commercial crops, other applications).

Market Snapshot

Market Snapshot
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 3.8 %

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Market Overview

The Australian crop protection market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period (2020-2025). Worldwide, the pesticide industry has been witnessing a relatively steady growth, which has been primarily attributed to the demand for biopesticides and the adoption of herbicide-resistant crops by farmers. While the prevalence of chemical or synthetic pesticides in crop protection is expected to continue, human, animal, and environmental health concerns are expected to play key roles in driving the growth for biopesticides. Different segments like herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and other crop protection chemicals are expected to grow at different rates in different regions. However, the herbicide market is expected to grow at the fastest estimated CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period. It is predicted that by 2020, Asia-Pacific will become the largest pesticide market, out of which Australia is expected to have a major share. Australia is a mature market for pesticides. Crops, like wheat, barley, sugarcane, canola, cotton, vegetables, and fruits, are largely grown in Australia and are major users of pesticides. Herbicides accounted for 55%, insecticides accounted for 25%, fungicides accounted for 10%, and other pesticides accounted for ten %of the total pesticide market in 2018 in Australia.

Scope of the report

The market is segmented by origin (synthetic, bio-based), type (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and other types), application (grains and cereals, pulses and oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, commercial crops, and other applications).

Other Types
Grains and Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Fruits and Vegetables
Commercial Crops
Other Applications

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Key Market Trends

Adoption of Biopesticides

Being essentially less harmful as compared to regular synthetic pesticides, biopesticides typically affect only the target pest and other organisms that are closely related to it, as opposed to broad-spectrum conventional pesticides, which can be harmful to other organisms well. Although the Biopesticide segment generated only a small fraction of the revenue generated by the chemical industry, it is likely to witness a significant CAGR during the forecast period in Australia. It takes nearly ten years and an expenditure of around USD 250 million to develop new pesticide products. Besides, it takes 12-13 years, and roughly USD 130 million for the development of GM crops. These make bio-based products increasingly popular among Australian farmers, who practice environment-friendly agriculture. The demand for such products is likely to drive the crop protection chemicals market in the region during the forecast period.

Australia Crop Protection Market

Sugarcane is the Highest Produced Crop in Australia

With 33,506,830 metric ton production, sugarcane was the highest produced crop in Australia in 2018. Along with wheat and cotton, sugarcane is one of the most popular and widely cultivated plants in the region. However, the production of sugarcane is often restricted by dangerous diseases, such as red rot, sour rot, and rust. Pesticides are used widely in the sugarcane industry in Australia to prevent or mitigate losses from such conditions. Several companies, such as Syngenta and Bayer, have products primarily aimed at control of these diseases. To keep the production of sugarcane growing, the use of crop protection chemicals is vital. Thus, demand among sugarcane cultivators will be driving the market during the forecast period.

Australia Crop Protection Market

Competitive Landscape

The crop protection chemicals market in Australia is consolidated, with major players, including Syngenta International AG, Bayer CropScience AG, Corteva AgriScience, BASF SE, and UPL Limited, accounting for more than 50% share in the global market. New product launches, mergers and acquisition, and partnerships are the major strategies adopted by these leading companies in the market. These companies are also focusing on investing in innovations, collaborations, and expansions in order to increase their market share.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of Substitute Products

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Origin

      1. 5.1.1 Synthetic

      2. 5.1.2 Bio-based

    2. 5.2 Type

      1. 5.2.1 Herbicide

      2. 5.2.2 Fungicide

      3. 5.2.3 Insecticide

      4. 5.2.4 Nematicide

      5. 5.2.5 Molluscicide

      6. 5.2.6 Other Types

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.3.2 Pulses and Oilseeds

      3. 5.3.3 Fruits and Vegetables

      4. 5.3.4 Commercial Crops

      5. 5.3.5 Other Applications


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Bayer CropScience AG

      2. 6.3.2 Syngenta International AG

      3. 6.3.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.3.4 Corteva Agriscience

      5. 6.3.5 UPL Limited

      6. 6.3.6 ADAMA Agricultural Solutions

      7. 6.3.7 FMC Corporation

      8. 6.3.8 Nufarm Ltd

      9. 6.3.9 Sumitomo Chemicals

      10. 6.3.10 American Vanguard Corporation

      11. 6.3.11 Isagro Spa

      12. 6.3.12 Bioworks Inc.

      13. 6.3.13 Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Ltd

      14. 6.3.14 Marrone Bio Innovations Inc.

      15. 6.3.15 Nippon Soda


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Australia Crop Protection Chemicals (Pesticides) Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Australia Crop Protection Chemicals (Pesticides) Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.8% over the next 5 years.

Syngenta AG, Bayer Crop Science AG, BASF SE, Corteva Agriscience, UPL Limited are the major companies operating in Australia Crop Protection Chemicals (Pesticides) Market.

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