The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period (2016-2021). The value of the agricultural disinfectant market was USD XX million in 2015 and is projected to reach USD XX million by 2021. Brazil is the fastest emerging market in South America, followed by Argentina. Agricultural disinfectants are used on crops and livestock for their protection against microbial infection (bacteria, virus, fungi, etc.). The global leaders are trying to enter the market as there is a huge potential in this region; however, the strict government regulations and lack of awareness about the products have been a major discouragement for the companies. Investment, expansions and mergers are some of the key strategies adopted by the market players.
The South American agricultural disinfectant market is majorly driven by the growing Brazil market. Other factors stimulating the market growth include the adoption and usage of innovative animal cultivation practices to enhance the wellbeing and sanitation of the animals, improvement in the quality of the crop and enhancement of the efficiency of harvests. The major restraints for this market include government regulation on the increased use of disinfectants, lack of awareness of among farmers regarding the usage of the product.
The South American market for agricultural disinfectants can be segmented by type, which is 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:
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