China Herbicide Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 China Herbicide market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. China Herbicide size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.


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Icons Lable Value Study Period 2017 - 2029 Market Size (2024) USD 2.00 Billion Market Size (2029) USD 2.70 Billion Largest Share by Application Mode Soil Treatment CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.19 % Fastest Growing by Application Mode Soil Treatment

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China Herbicide Market Analysis

The China Herbicide Market size is estimated at 2.00 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 2.70 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.19% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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2.00 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

2.70 Billion

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

10.56 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

6.19 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Segment by Application Mode

47.32 %

value share, Soil Treatment, 2023

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Soil treatment of herbicide is effective in controlling various weed species in early growth stages, and a better weed management strategy increases seed treatment adoption.

Largest Segment by Crop Type

52.06 %

value share, Grains & Cereals, 2023

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Grains and cereals are majorly cultivated, with higher cultivation areas and yield losses by weeds like annual grasses and broadleaf weeds, increasing herbicide usage.

Fastest-Growing Segment by Crop Type

6.40 %

Projected CAGR, Fruits & Vegetables, 2024-2029

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The area under cultivation expands demand for fresh produce increases, and weed infestation in the fruits and vegetables sector, leading to an increase in herbicide adoption.

Leading Market Player 1

27.93 %

market share, Nutrichem Co. Ltd, 2022

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Nutrichem's advanced research and development centers and strong product supply capabilities offering various fungicide products have boosted the growth of the fungicides market.

Leading Market Player 2

21.40 %

market share, Bayer AG, 2022

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Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto has helped the company extend its crop protection chemicals product portfolio, which increased the company's strength in the market.

The market is driven by the need for effective control of herbicides

  • Farmers in China employ various methods of herbicide application. The market for all these methods was valued at USD 1.78 billion in 2022.
  • In 2022, the soil treatment method had the highest market share of USD 841.5 million, accounting for 47.2% of the total herbicide market. The popularity of soil treatment is due to its efficacy in utilizing pre-emergent herbicides, specifically targeting weed seeds, inhibiting their germination before crop sowing. With a market share of 31.9% in 2022, foliar application of herbicides offers numerous benefits in weed control. It provides precise targeting as the herbicides directly contact the weed's foliage, facilitating absorption through the leaf surfaces.
  • The chemigation method grew from USD 199.4 million in 2017 to USD 339.8 million in 2022. In 2022, it was predominantly used in the grains and cereals segment, representing 52.3% of the market share. This is due to the prevalence of micro-irrigation systems in these crops, making them well-suited for chemigation.
  • The foliar application offers several advantages in weed control. It provides targeted action, as the herbicides come into direct contact with the weed's foliage.
  • The fumigation method of weed control is less common than other application methods due to its limited applicability attributed to its high specificity of usage and environmental concerns. However, it effectively controls a few tough weeds that other methods cannot.
  • Considering the effectiveness, specificity, and essentiality of each application method for farmers, the market for herbicides is projected to register a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2029.
China Herbicide Market