The North America agricultural disinfectant market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period (2016-2021). The value of the market was USD XX million in 2015 and is projected to reach USD XX million by 2021. Agricultural disinfectants are used on crops and livestock for their protection against microbial infection (bacteria, virus, fungi, etc.). North America is the largest disinfectants market, globally. Huge demand for disinfectants in the region has led to a high competition and companies are investing more on research and developments to innovate new products and grab the maximum share in the sector.
Product innovation, agreements and investment are few of the key strategies adopted by the market players.
The North America agricultural disinfectants market has a high demand for non-toxic and safe disinfectants. The major drivers for the North American agricultural disinfectants market include the increasing demand for organic vegetables and crops, the rising risk of diseases among livestock, government regulation on antibiotics regarding animal feed and the increasing demand for meat in the market. Despite the increase in demand for green disinfectants, their high-cost continues to be a major restraint for the market. Other restraints include lack of awareness of the disinfectants among farmers and its low adoption rate.
The North American market for agricultural disinfectants can be segmented by type, end-use, form, application area, and geography.
By type, agricultural disinfectants are segmented into hypochlorites & halogens, quaternary ammonium compounds & phenols, oxidizing agents & aldehydes, and others (alcohols and acids). The quaternary ammonium compounds & phenols segment, which is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, accounted for the largest market share in 2015, followed by the oxidizing agents & aldehydes segment.
By application, the surface segment accounted for the largest share of the global agricultural disinfectants market in 2015. This section of disinfectants is used to disinfect and remove dirt, dust, manure, and other unwanted materials from the surface of wooden, painted, and concrete surfaces in greenhouses and other crop production facilities.
By end-use, the agricultural disinfectants market is segmented into livestock farms and agricultural farms. Disinfectants are used by livestock farmers on newborn animals that are highly vulnerable to diseases and infections, due to their immature immune systems.
By their form, agricultural disinfectants are segmented into liquid, powder, and others (granular and gel). Liquid agricultural disinfectants are gaining popularity as they are of low cost, less visible on the treated surfaces, and can be applied easily. This sub-segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Major companies in the sector include:
Recent Industry Insights
“Thymox technology launched the first biodegradable disinfectant for livestock farms in Canada, called as THYMOX AG. It is claimed to be non-toxic and safer for humans, animals and environment.”
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