Germany Crop Protection Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The German crop protection chemicals market is segmented by Origin (Synthetic and Bio-based), Type (Herbicide, Fungicide, Insecticide, and Other Types), and Application (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Fruits and Vegetables, Commercial Crops, and Other Applications).

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 3.3 %

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Market Overview

The German crop protection chemicals market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.3% during the forecast period of 2020-2025. Wheat, Sugar beets, vineyards, fruits, and vegetables are major crops grown in the country which majorly uses pesticides. It has a large market share for pesticides in the European Union, with some of the major international companies, such as BASF SE and Bayer CropScience AG having their presence in the region. The rise in adoption of biopesticides and favorable government policies are some of the factors driving the market's growth in the country.

Scope of the report

Crop protection chemicals include a class of agrochemicals used for preventing the destruction of crops by insect pests, diseases, weeds, and other pests. Synthetic crop protection chemicals form the largest category within the market for crop protection chemicals, with biopesticides comparatively accounting for a minute share. The report contains a detailed analysis of the Germany crop protection chemicals market. The market has been segmented, based on product type and application.

By Origin
By Type
Other Types
By Application
Grains and Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Fruits and Vegetables
Commercial Crops
Other Applications

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Key Market Trends

Rise in Adoption of Bio pesticides

There is an increasing demand for organic food and farming in the country over the last few years. According to the statistics of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FIBL), the area under organic cultivation increased from 1.25 in 2016 to 1.52 in 2018. As biopesticides are chemical-free, they are found to be used in large scale farming in the region. The country also plans to ban the use of chemical pesticides such as weed killer glyphosate by 2021 and 2023 because it wipes out insect populations crucial for ecosystems and pollination of food crops. The government is also planning to restrict its use in species-rich areas such as grasslands and orchard meadows. In this regard, Biopesticides are found to be safer alternatives for farmers due to their consistent proven effectiveness. Hence, companies, such as BASF SE and Bayer Cropscience AG, that are based in Germany are expanding their product line of biopesticides to have a competitive edge over other players in the region.

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Insecticides Dominating the Market

Germany is one of the largest contributors to the sales of insecticide products in the country. The sales of active ingredients of insecticide in the country reached a record high of 15,344 metric ton, accounting for around 32.7% of the market share in 2016. Carbamates and pyrethroids are the most commonly used insecticide active ingredients in the country. The rising incidences of environmental damage, coupled with organic farming, are favoring the growth of bioinsecticide products over conventional pesticide products in the German market. For instance, in 2016, the sales of biologically-derived active substances garnered a 5.9% share in the sales of the insecticide active ingredient in the country.​

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Competitive Landscape

The German crop protection chemicals market is highly competitive, with the presence of a number of international crop protection chemical companies in the region. BASF SE, Bayer CropScience AG, FMC Corporation, and Corteva Agriscience are some of the major players who are operating in this market. These players are investing heavily in R&D activities and are launching crop protection chemical products that caters to the needs of the farmers in this region.

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 Porters Five Force 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 By Origin

      1. 5.1.1 Synthetic

      2. 5.1.2 Bio-based

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Herbicide

      2. 5.2.2 Fungicide

      3. 5.2.3 Insecticide

      4. 5.2.4 Other Types

    3. 5.3 By 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 BASF SE

      3. 6.3.3 FMC Corporation

      4. 6.3.4 Corteva Agriscience

      5. 6.3.5 Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd

      6. 6.3.6 Syngenta International AG

      7. 6.3.7 Novozymes Biologicals

      8. 6.3.8 Adama LTD


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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Germany Crop Protection Chemicals Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.3% over the next 5 years.

Bayer CropScience AG, BASF SE, FMC Corporation, Corteva Agriscience, Adama LTD are the major companies operating in Germany Crop Protection Chemicals Market.

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