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

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

Market Snapshot

Market Snapshot
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 5.1 %

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Market Overview

The Japanese crop protection chemicals market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • Crops, like rice, soybean, wheat, barley, fruits, and vegetables, are largely grown in Japan, accounting for the major usage of crop protection chemicals in the region. In spite of the small population and land area, Japan was a significant market for pesticide, occupying a prominent share in the Asia-Pacific region. The country has the highest pesticide usage per hectare than any other country in the world at approx. 12 kg /hectare.
  • Bayer CropScience AG, Syngenta CropProtection AG, Kumiai Chemical Industry Co. Ltd, and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd are some of the major players operating in this market.

Scope of the report

Crop protection chemicals constitute 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 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 Biopesticides

Biopesticides have a low environmental impact and they are gaining popularity, especially in Japan. The market size for biopesticides is witnessing growth at a significant rate, due to the relatively low cost of obtaining registration permits in the country. Over the last few years, there is an increase in the number of research activities promoting the growth of biopesticides in the region. For instance, Ladybugs are considered to be used as biopesticides as natural pest-control for gardens and crops. It helped in reducing over 90% of pest damage to mustard spinach. With an increase in the number of approved biopesticides for commercial production, the demand for biopesticides is projected to grow during the forecast period.


Insecticides Holds a Prominent Share

Insecticides accounted for around 33% of the total pesticide use in Japan, in 2016. The country is promoting the use of eco-friendly methods in crop cultivation since 2012. The number of eco farmers has been steadily increasing in the country. To meet the increasing demand, companies are heavily involved in the R&D of new and advanced insecticide products. For instance, in April 2017, Syngenta, launched Minecto Duo, an insecticide for vegetable crops in Japan. Also, in 2018, BASF co-developed a new insecticide, Inscalis. with a Japanese company, Meiji Seika Pharma Co. Ltd, to protect crops from critical piercing and sucking insect pests. With efforts aimed at reducing unnecessary utilization of chemical insecticides and comparatively higher use of bio-insecticides, the Japanese insecticide market is expected to witness healthy growth during the forecast period, primarily due to increased demand for biological insecticides.


Competitive Landscape

Bayer CropScience AG, Syngenta CropProtection AG, Kumiai Chemical Industry Co. Ltd, and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd are some of the major players who are operating in this market. These players are involved in technological innovations and are coming up with new active ingredients used in crop protection chemical products. Additionally, major players are expanding their direct sales channels to strengthen their position in the country.

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 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 and Services

      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 FMC Corporation

      3. 6.3.3 Syngenta CropProtection AG

      4. 6.3.4 Kumiai Chemical Industry Co. Ltd

      5. 6.3.5 Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd

      6. 6.3.6 Nissan Chemical Corporation

      7. 6.3.7 Mitsui Chemicals Agro Inc.

      8. 6.3.8 BASF SE

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Japan Crop Protection Chemicals Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.1% over the next 5 years.

Bayer CropScience AG, FMC Corporation, Syngenta CropProtection AG, KUMIAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Nissan Chemical Corporation are the major companies operating in Japan Crop Protection Chemicals Market.

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