Global Glyphosate Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Global Glyphosate Market is Segmented by Type (GM Crops and Non-GM Crops), Application (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Fruits and Vegetables, Commercial Crops, and Other Crop Types), and Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa). The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the glyphosate market across the world. For each segment, the market size and forecasts will be provided in terms of value (USD million).

Market Snapshot

Gyphosate  Market Bar Graph
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 4.5 %

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Market Overview

The global glyphosate market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period, 2022-2027.

COVID-19 has negatively impacted the market due to the restrictions on the supply chain of raw materials, which impacted the production of glyphosate across the world. The spread of the pandemic has adversely affected the glyphosate trade. China is one of the leading suppliers of herbicides, essentially glyphosate and a higher portion of Brazil's glyphosate demand is met by China. Its industrial activity has slowed since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. The transportation interruptions amid the spread caused significant supply disruption for agricultural chemicals, which also led to higher prices.

With the area under herbicide-tolerant crops increasing and more countries approving herbicide-tolerance technology for crops, the market is expected to grow inorganically with rapid farmer adoption. Product advantages over mechanical tillage systems, like low cost, less soil, and environmental degradation, support the glyphosate market expansion. Its concerns for the environmental hazards remain in developed markets, but the market is not expected to slow down on account of the lack of availability of efficient alternatives to glyphosate.

Most of the benefits conveyed to vegetable growers relate to glyphosate's versatility and flexibility. Glyphosate is registered for nearly all vegetable crops and can be used in most circumstances. The majority of glyphosate use, in terms of total acres treated, occurs during late postemergence to the crop in field crops. North America and Asia-Pacific are lucrative markets for glyphosate. GM crop adoption, coupled with arable land availability, is expected to drive the Asia Pacific glyphosate market over the coming years.

Scope of the Report

Glyphosate is one of the most commonly used herbicides. It is classified as a post-emergent, non-selective, systemic herbicide capable of killing weeds that have green foliage. Usage on herbicide-tolerant crops, in zero tillage applications, usage on perennial crops constitute the major agricultural applications of the herbicide.

The Global Glyphosate Market is Segmented by Type (GM Crops and Non-GM Crops), Application (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Fruits and Vegetables, Commercial Crops, and Other Crop Types), and Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa). The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the glyphosate market across the world. For each segment, the market size and forecasts will be provided in terms of value (USD million).

By Type
GM Crops
Non-GM Crops
By Application
Grains and Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Fruits and Vegetables
Commercial Crops
Other Crop Types
North America
United States
Rest of North America
South America
Rest of South America
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Commercialization of Genetically EngineeredHerbicide Tolerant Crops

Herbicide-tolerant (HT) crops, which tolerate potent herbicides, provide the farmers with various options for effective weed control. ​According to the USDA, genetically engineered herbicide-tolerant crops now account for about 56% of global glyphosate use. In the United States, no pesticide has come remotely close to such intensive and widespread use. Glyphosate may remain the most widely applied pesticide worldwide in the future, and its demand may grow in quantifying ecological and human health impacts.​

With millions of acres planted, large field crops, such as soybeans, corn, cotton, and sugar beets, have the highest total area treated and pounds applied with glyphosate. On average, 84% of glyphosate, in terms of volume, is applied to soybeans, corn, or cotton per year. These three field crops have glyphosate-resistant (GR) varieties that have been widely adopted. The average single application rate for field crops ranges from 0.72 to 1.00 lbs. a.e./acre. Thus, glyphosate remains a useful herbicide for users in agricultural settings because of its nature of broad-spectrum application, is simple to use, and is often cost-effective.

Glyphosate Herbicide Market

Asia-Pacific and North America are Potential Markets

The Asia-Pacific and the North American regions present equally attractive opportunities for companies operating in the glyphosate herbicide market. On account of the increasing levels of penetration of herbicide-tolerant hybrids, the North American region is expected to remain one of the largest markets for glyphosate. It is estimated that almost 56% of glyphosate usage in the United States is for herbicide-tolerant crops.

In the Asia-Pacific region, the market is expected to achieve faster growth. The region has the highest arable land in the world with the highest crop diversity. Increased adoption of advanced agricultural practices such as zero-tillage is expected to deliver growth to the glyphosate herbicide market in the region. Although China has provided approval to grow herbicide-tolerant hybrids, the constraint remains with respect to India, which is yet to provide approvals for any genetically modified hybrid in food crops. Bt cotton is the only GM crop that is allowed in India. In 2020, the government allowed a Maharashtra-based company to conduct field trials for Bt brinjal in eight states, including Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. The varieties to be tested were a proprietary product of the government-run Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI).

Global Glyphosate Market

Competitive Landscape

The global glyphosate industry is consolidated with the dominance of players such as Bayer CropScience AG, BASF Corporation, Nufarm Limited, Nantong Jiangshan Agrochemical & Chemical Inc., Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd, and UPL Limited. These companies are expanding their business activities by focusing on new product launches, partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions across the world.

Recent Developments

In January 2021, UPL closed down in the Asian market due to quick regulatory restrictions and a ban on glyphosate and paraquat in India, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

In 2021, Syngenta launched a glyphosate product, Kesuda Isopropylamine salt of N-glycine 41% in the Chinese market. The product is a breakthrough to the bottlenecks of conventional glyphosate of instability at low temperatures, slowing dying of weeds, and unthorough weeding. Kesuda is remarkably resistant to low-temperature resistance, being stable at low temperatures, while the weeding effect is better than that of conventional products on the market.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and 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 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 of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 GM Crops

      2. 5.1.2 Non-GM Crops

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Pulses and Oilseeds

      3. 5.2.3 Fruits and Vegetables

      4. 5.2.4 Commercial Crops

      5. 5.2.5 Other Crop Types

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. Italy

        3. France

        4. Germany

        5. Russia

        6. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      5. 5.3.5 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 BASF SE

      3. 6.3.3 Bayer Cropscience AG

      4. 6.3.4 UPL Limited

      5. 6.3.5 FMC Corporation

      6. 6.3.6 Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group Company Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 Nufarm Limited

      8. 6.3.8 DuPont

      9. 6.3.9 Syngenta International

      10. 6.3.10 Dow AgroSciences



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Glyphosate Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Glyphosate Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.5% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Bayer Cropscience AG, Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd, Nufarm Limited, UPL Limited, BASF SE are the major companies operating in Glyphosate Market.

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