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

Insecticides market is segmented by Origin (Synthetic Insecticides and Bio-insecticides), Insect Pest Type (Sucking Pest and Biting and Chewing Pest ), Application (Grains and Cereals, Oilseed, Commercial Crops, Fruits and Vegetables, and Other Crop Types), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle-East & Africa).

Market Snapshot

growth of market
Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


5 %

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Market Overview

The global insecticides market was valued at USD 12.11 million in 2020. It is projected to increase to USD 17.70 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period (2021-2026). Temporarily disruption in operations during the initial days of the COVID-19 lockdown resulted in the partial decline of the market. However, the operations were resumed in a phased manner from the beginning of April 2020 as per instructions from Government bodies across the globe. Since the product falls under an essentials category, companies operating in the industry don’t foresee any major impact on the business due to the pandemic.

The growing demand for food security in the Asia-Pacific region on account of the rising population has resulted in the increased usage of insecticides. These factors can be attributed to the growth of the insecticide market in the Asia-Pacific region.

The number of pests in different crops, across the world, is rising, and there is a tremendous increase in the number of insecticide-resistant pests. Insecticides can be used to control a variety of pests; however, over time, they lose their effectiveness, as pests develop resistance. This results in a significant decrease in sensitivity to a pesticide, which reduces the field performance of pesticides. Reliance on insecticide-based pest management of insect pests often leads to the development of insecticide resistance. This pushes the insectiides manufacrturer to invest more on their R&D activites.

The demand for professional pest management products is being driven by factors, such as economic growth, urbanization, and the emergence of new pests and diseases. Consumers are increasingly looking for targeted and effective solutions with minimal environmental impact.

Scope of the Report

All active ingredients that are used to control insect pests, including biological insecticides and antimicrobial insecticides, have been considered within the research scope. The study also includes insecticides applied by owners or operators and commercial applicators, to farms and facilities that are involved in the production of raw agricultural commodities, fiber, mainly food, and tobacco. Insecticides market is segmented by Origin (Synthetic Insecticides and Bio-insecticides), Insect Pest Type (Sucking Pest and Biting and Chewing Pest ), Application (Grains and Cereals, Oilseed, Commercial Crops, Fruits and Vegetables, and Other Crop Types), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle-East & Africa).

Synthetic Insecticides
Grains and Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Commercial Crops
Fruits and Vegetables
Turf and Ornmental
Insect Pest Type
Sucking Pest Insecticides
Biting and Chewing Pest Insecticides
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Food Demand and Need for Increased Agricultural Productivity

According to FAO, global food demand is expected to increase from 50% to 90% by 2050, owing to the expected increase in global population by over a third, or 2.3 billion people, between 2009 and 2050. Due to the increasing population, globally, the global food production needs are likely to increase by about 70% by 2050, to meet the growing food demand. This implies that there must be a significant increase in the production of certain food commodities. For instance, the production of cereals must reach around 3 billion metric tons by 2050, an increase from nearly 2.1 billion metric tons in 2018. The increased demand for food security has impacted the insecticide market affirmatively. This can be attributed to the high productivity of farms where appropriate usage of insecticides is practiced. Many factors, from climate change to the outbreak of pests and lack of investment have also restricted the production of food products. The percentage of the arable land area is falling in major countries such as the United States, which indicates the need to enhance agricultural productivity to meet the rising demand of the population. Thus, farmers are focusing on increasing productivity, by reducing the damage caused by pests. With proper pest management and the use of crop protection products, such as insecticides, fungicides, and nematicides. Hence, the market for crop protection chemicals is expected to grow, around the world.

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Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing market for insecticides

The rise in the number of resistant pests, increasing food demand, and the need for increased agricultural productivity are the major factors driving the insecticide market in the Asia-Pacific region. Farmers are anticipated to increase production by improving productivity through the use of pesticides to control the damage caused by pests. The lack of appropriate application of insecticides along with the adverse climatic conditions will reduce the yield by 30.0%. With rising awareness regarding the impact of chemical insecticides on the health of humans, the gradual shift towards the usage of eco-friendly, natural insecticides and bioinsecticides by farmers has been observed in the region. The region is also characterized by highly evolved technological advancements, which, in conjunction with increasing investments in R&D of biological insect control products would serve the increasing domestic demand for quality food. The aforementioned factors can be attributed to the growth of the market in the region.

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Competitive Landscape

The global insecticides market is consolidated, with major players holding 47.0% of the market share and others holds 53.0% of the market share. Syngenta AG, Bayer CropScience, FMC Corporation, ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd, and BASF SE are the major players in the market studied. Players in the market studied are likely to make efforts to make the studied market more consolidated in the future, as they have been expanding their business by adopting various strategies, such as mergers and acquisitions, expansions, partnerships, and product launches. 

Recent Developments

  • In November 2020, Syngenta International Ag Crop Protection announces the launch of Spiropidion a new insecticide active ingredient which is an innovative new technology that can be used to protect a wide array of crops from some of the most damaging, and difficult to control, sucking pests.
  • In Feb 2019, UPL Ltd acquired Arysta LifeScience Inc. This acquisition is expected to strengthen the global position of the company in agricultural solutions.
  • In June 2018, BASF SE expands its global insecticide portfolio. The companies Inscalis insecticide received registration in prominent markets throughout the globe.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    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 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat from Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Origin

      1. 5.1.1 Synthetic Insecticides

      2. 5.1.2 Bio-insecticides

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Pulses and Oilseeds

      3. 5.2.3 Commercial Crops

      4. 5.2.4 Fruits and Vegetables

      5. 5.2.5 Turf and Ornmental

    3. 5.3 Insect Pest Type

      1. 5.3.1 Sucking Pest Insecticides

      2. 5.3.2 Biting and Chewing Pest Insecticides

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Spain

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd

      2. 6.3.2 American Vanguard Corporation

      3. 6.3.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.3.4 Bayer CropScience AG

      5. 6.3.5 Corteva Agriscience

      6. 6.3.6 FMC Corporation

      7. 6.3.7 Isagro SpA

      8. 6.3.8 NuFarm Limited

      9. 6.3.9 Syngenta AG

      10. 6.3.10 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

      11. 6.3.11 UPL Limited

    4. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Insecticides Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Insecticides Market is growing at a CAGR of 5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

  • Syngenta International AG
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Bayer CropScience AG
  • UPL Limited

Are the major companies operating in Insecticides Market.

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