Europe Molluscicides Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Europe molluscicide market divided by active ingredient type into metaldehyde, methiocarb, ferric phosphate, niclosamide and others and by application into grains and cereals, oil Seeds, fruits and vegetables and others. By geography the market is segmented into Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 3.9 %

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Market Overview

The Europe molluscicides market is projected to witness a CAGR of 3.9%. Europe is the second-largest molluscicides market globally. Europe is a matured market for pesticides. Fruits and vegetables are widely grown in the region and are affected by various pests including mollusks. Insecticides account for (50%) of the pesticide market, followed by fungicides (20%), and molluscicides (15 %) of the pesticides market in Europe.

Currently, the European market is dominated by synthetic molluscicides. However, due to strict regulatory structure, growth of the bio-based molluscicides will remain higher over the coming decade. Snails are a major pest to rice seedlings and broadleaf vegetables in the European region. Metaldehyde covers the major share in the segment of the active ingredient.

Scope of the report

The report includes the market analysis for the Europe molluscicides market, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis. Identification of factors changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities and identification of key companies that can influence this market are also considered.

The Europe molluscicide Market divided by active ingredient type into metaldehyde, methiocarb, ferric phosphate, niclosamide and others and by application into grains and cereals, oil Seeds, fruits and vegetables and others. By geography the market is segmented into Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain Russia and Rest of Europe.

By Product Group/ Segment
Ferric Phosphate
Crop Application
Grains and Cereals
Other Crops
By Geography
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Rice is Majorly Affected by Apple Snails

Rice is grown in several Mediterranean countries in Europe, which provide around two-thirds of rice consumption within the EU. However, most varieties are severely damaged by apple snails. In 2018, The EU-funded NEURICE project is developing salt-tolerant rice varieties for commercial use that will prevent the spread of the apple snail. 

This exotic, invasive pest destroys rice seedlings and is detrimental to biodiversity in freshwater wetlands. Therefore the government of Europe taking several steps to control the mollusks in rice production within the region. According to FAO, the area under rice cultivation accounts for 625,916 hectares in 2018. Increasing area under rice cultivation coupled with government support will boost Europe molluscicides market.

Europe Molluscicides Market

Metaldehyde Dominant the Market

Metaldehyde is one of the major active ingredients in molluscicides. This active ingredient is then formulated by a number of suppliers into granular bait pellets available under a range of trade names such as Deadline. Cekumeta, Metarex, Metason, and Hardy). In Europe, it is used by arable farmers to protect crops such as cereals, oilseed rape, and potatoes. The effective control of mollusks is a serious concern, as, without the use of such a pesticide, there would be high losses of the valuable crops. For instance, in the UK it has been estimated that a lack of effective slug control products could make a loss of USD 110 million a year in crop production.

Europe Molluscicides Market

Competitive Landscape

The molluscicides market is highly fragmented. There are many global and regional players in the market. The top five companies Lonza, Certis, Sipcam U.K. Ltd., Doff Portland Ltd. Adama Agricultural Solutions UK Ltd. and Bayer CropScience Ltd.

These companies have adopted different strategies to gain market share. Certis USA has introduced a new product AgriPhage, a fire blight to fight resistance for apple and pear growers.

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 Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Group/ Segment

      1. 5.1.1 Ferric Phosphate

      2. 5.1.2 Metaldehyde

      3. 5.1.3 Methiocarb

      4. 5.1.4 Niclosamide

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 Crop Application

      1. 5.2.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Oilseeds

      3. 5.2.3 Vegeatbles

      4. 5.2.4 Other Crops

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Germany

      2. 5.3.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.3.3 France

      4. 5.3.4 Russia

      5. 5.3.5 Italy

      6. 5.3.6 Spain

      7. 5.3.7 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategy

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Adama Agricultural Solutions UK Ltd

      2. 6.3.2 Certis

      3. 6.3.3 Bayer Crop Science AG

      4. 6.3.4 Doff Portland Ltd

      5. 6.3.5 Lonza Group AG

      6. 6.3.6 Makhteshim Agan (UK) Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 Makhteshim Agan (UK) Ltd

      8. 6.3.8 BASF SE

      9. 6.3.9 Marrone Bio Inovations

      10. 6.3.10 The Scotts Company (UK) Ltd.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Molluscicides Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Molluscicides Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.9% over the next 5 years.

Lonza, Certis UK, Sipcam U.K. Ltd. , Adama Agricultural Solutions UK Ltd are the major companies operating in Europe Molluscicides Market.

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