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

The Europe Crop Protection Chemicals Market is Segmented by Origin (Synthetic, Bio-based), Type (Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides, Nematicides, Other Types), Application (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Commercial Crops, Fruits and Vegetables, Other Applications), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Europe crop protection market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 4.1 %
Europe crop protection market Key Players

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Market Overview

The Europe crop protection market is estimated to register a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period. Increased awareness, advances in farming practices, and technology are some of the reasons for Europe to hold a significant market share in crop protection. Pesticides are used in crops and non-crop plants, like turfs and ornamentals. They are broadly classified into four groups, depending on their usage. Farmers use herbicides for killing unwanted plants like weeds, insecticides for killing insects, fungicides for treating diseases caused by a fungus, and other pesticides for treating diseases that are not caused by fungi or insects. Fungicides accounted for more than 37% of the total pesticide sales in 2016.

Scope of the report

Crop protection chemicals, also called pesticides, constitute a class of agrochemicals used to kill plant-harming organisms, like pests, weeds, rodents, nematodes, etc., used for preventing the destruction of crops. Any material or mixture that is capable of preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating a pest can be called pesticide. Herbicides, insecticides, insect growth regulators, nematicides, termiticides, molluscicides, piscicides, avicides, rodenticides, bactericides, insect repellants, animal repellants, antimicrobials, fungicides, disinfectants, sanitizers, and their bio counterparts, all come under the classification of pesticides. The Europe crop protection chemicals market is segmented by origin (synthetic and bio-based), type (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, nematicides, and other types), application (grains and cereals, pulses and oilseeds, commercial crops, fruits and vegetables, and other applications), and geography.

Other Types
Grains and Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Fruits and Vegetables
Commercial Crops
Other Applications
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Need to Increase Crop Yield and Efficiency to Meet growing Population

The pesticides market is driven by the need to increase crop yield and efficiency. The region’s population is growing, but the farmlands are diminishing, pushing farmers to increase their yield. New farming practices are adopted by farmers to increase crop yield. Thus, crop protection is an essential strategy adopted by farmers to meet global food demand. The usage of pesticides over crops is a proven technology to increase global food production. New farming practices require new crop protection products, but the research and development costs are escalating. Many pesticides are banned in this region. The costs to register new pesticides for sale are high in these countries. For previously mentioned reasons, investment for companies is high on new products, and they are wary of returns.

Europe crop protection market Key Trends

Adoption of Biopesticides

Biopesticides adoption is also occurring all over the region, especially in developed and some developing countries. The ban on the use of glyphosate, neonicotinoids, and paraquat is expected to enhance the growth of the European biopesticide market. Currently, it is the second-largest market for biopesticides, globally. Demand for organic and completely natural foods is increasing at a stellar rate, and inevitably biopesticides consumption has to be improved. Pesticides help in the optimal usage of resources for plant growth and protect the crop from various pathogens. Some pesticides repel animals coming towards them with the help of pheromones. Biopesticides are regulated in the European Union in the same manner as chemical pesticides. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a 34-country group headquartered in Paris, France, assists EU governments in quickly and thoroughly assessing biopesticide risks to humans and the environment. In Europe and other advanced countries of the world, there are limits on residue levels present in food. However, no such limits usually exist for most biopesticides, due to their comparative safety.

Europe crop protection market Growth by Region

Competitive Landscape

The Europe crop protection market is highly consolidated, with the major companies, including Bayer, BASF, Syngenta, DuPont, Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto, etc., accounting for more than 50% of the market share. The current trend to survive in the market is the research and innovation route. All major companies are investing profoundly in new product development to keep up with the competition and gain market share.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      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

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. Italy

        3. United Kingdom

        4. France

        5. Russia

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Syngenta International AG

      2. 6.3.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.3.3 Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd

      4. 6.3.4 American Vanguard Corporation

      5. 6.3.5 Bioworks Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 Dow Agrosciences LLS

      7. 6.3.7 Dupont Pioneer

      8. 6.3.8 FMC Corporation

      9. 6.3.9 Nufarm Ltd

      10. 6.3.10 UPL Limited

      11. 6.3.11 Bayer CropScience AG


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Crop Protection Chemicals Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Crop Protection Chemicals Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.1% over the next 5 years.

Bayer CropScience AG, Syngenta International AG, Corteva Agri Science, BASF SE, UPL Limited are the major companies operating in Europe Crop Protection Chemicals Market.

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