The global nematicides market has grown tremendously due to the rapid industrialization leading to a reduction of arable soil and fertile land for agriculture. Our market analysis indicates that the global nematicides market was estimated at USD 1,230.25 million in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 1,607.94 million by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.56% during the forecast period, 2017-2022, indicating high adoption rates of nematicide products in agriculture in the coming years.
The nematicides market is gaining momentum due to better maintenance of soil health to achieve the required crop yield and also the emergence of the South American and APAC countries as major contributors toward the growth of the overall nematicides market. The market is driven by factors such as high demand for bio-nematicide products, due to governmental support encouraging the development of bio-nematicides as an alternative to conventional synthetic pesticides, and organizations promoting the integrated pest management techniques.
Growing industrialization that has led to a reduction in arable land is expected to drive the market for nematicides. Due to industrial development, the total arable land across the globe has decreased; therefore, the demand for high yielding crops has increased to fulfil the food requirements. In addition, increasing population leading to high food demand is expected to fuel the market growth. Further, demand for bio-based nematicides is expected to boost the market. Due to environmental hazards of synthetic nematicides, the governments are promoting the use of bio-nematicides. The other factor stimulating the growth of the market is the promotion of integrated pest management techniques by leading organizations.
While the market is expected to see a potential growth, developing countries are witnessing faster demand for nematicides, and this creates an opportunity for the global nematicides market.
The market is segmented by product type into fumigant, organophosphate, carbamate and bio-based nematicides. Fumigants form the largest market segment with nearly 45% of the market share, followed by carbamates, organophosphates and bio-based nematicides. By application, the market is further divided into crop-based and non-crop-based nematicides. Among these two nematicides, the crop-based segment occupies a larger market share. Crop-based nematicides are further segmented into grains & cereals, oil seeds and fruit & vegetables and, the non-crop-based nematicides are segmented into turf and ornamentals and other non-crop-based nematicides. The use of nematicides for fruits & vegetables is the highest among all sub-categories, followed by turf and ornamentals
The market is also segmented based on formulation into gas, liquid, granular or emulsifiable liquid. Among these, liquid-based nematicides hold a major share of the nematicides market. By geography, the global market for nematicides is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Africa. The market is further segmented by country. Asia-Pacific, the largest producer of fruits & vegetables, will witness the fastest growth. Currently, North America and Europe are the largest nematicides market, with more than 60% of the market share. Pesticides’ ban and market saturation will limit the market expansion in the European and North American region.
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