The Europe agricultural disinfectants market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period (2016-2021). The value of the market was USD XX million in 2015 and is projected to reach USD XX million by 2021. Agricultural disinfectants are used on crops and livestock for their protection against microbial infection (bacteria, virus, fungi, etc.). Huge demand for disinfectants in the region has led to increased competition and companies are investing more on research and developments to innovate products and grab the maximum market share in the sector.
Product innovation, agreements and investments are some of the key strategies adopted by the market players.
The major drivers for the European agricultural disinfectant market include the increasing demand for organic vegetables and crops, the rising risk of diseases among livestock and government regulation on antibiotics regarding animal feed. Despite the increase in demand for green disinfectants, their high cost continues to be a major restraint for the market.
The strict government regulations in England, Scotland, and Wales have a strong effect on the agricultural disinfectants market. The products need to be approved by Defra (Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs) for market entry in these regions.
The European market for agricultural disinfectants can be segmented by type, end-use, form, application area, and geography.
By type, agricultural disinfectants are segmented into hypochlorites & halogens, quaternary ammonium compounds & phenols, oxidizing agents & aldehydes, and others (alcohols and acids). The quaternary ammonium compounds & phenols segment, which is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, accounted for the largest market share in 2015, followed by the oxidizing agents & aldehydes segment.
By application, the surface segment accounted for the largest share of the global agricultural disinfectants market in 2015. This section of disinfectants is used to disinfect and remove dirt, dust, manure, and other unwanted materials from the surface of wooden, painted, and concrete surfaces in greenhouses and other crop production facilities.
By end-use, the agricultural disinfectants market is segmented into livestock farms and agricultural farms. Disinfectants are used by livestock farmers on newborn animals that are highly vulnerable to diseases and infections, due to their immature immune systems.
By their form, agricultural disinfectants are segmented into liquid, powder, and others (granular and gel). Liquid agricultural disinfectants are gaining popularity as they are of low cost, less visible on the treated surfaces, and can be applied easily. This sub-segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Major companies in the sector include:
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