South America Molluscicides Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

South America Molluscicides Market is segmented by product group (Ferric Phosphate, Metaldehyde, Methiocarb and Niclosamide) and by application type (Grains and Cereals, Pulse and oil seeds, Fruits and Vegetables, Plantation Crops and Other Applications) and by geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 3.5 %

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Market Overview

South America Molluscicides Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period (2020-2025). The increase in demand for quality food produce and given the increasing occurrence of snail and slug infestations, mainly in cereal crops like rice, maize, and wheat is driving the market. Lack of awareness among the farmers in some parts of the regions about the benifits of using Mollucicides is restraining the market growth.

Scope of the report

Molluscicides are the pesticides used for controlling mollusks (snails and slugs). The mollusc species have been noted to cause huge agricultural losses and has become one of the major threats. Damage caused by snails and slugs to crops varies considerably with the season and year. Snails and slugs are serious pests, especially of cereals such as wheat, barley, oats and oilseed rape, and also of ornamental and vegetable plants. They feed both above and below the surface of the ground, on seeds, seedlings, and plants, damaging shoots, roots, leaves, and flowers, therefore reducing plant stand and crop yield.

Product Type
Ferric Phosphate
Grains and Cereals
Pulse and oil seeds
Fruits and Vegetables
Plantation Crops
Other Applications
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand For Food Safety and Quality

The food safety issues and the need for sustainable agriculture are driving the molluscicides segment of the market studied. South America occupies the prominent position as an exporter of sugar, rice, coffee, orange juice, soybean, and soybean oil. Hence, crop protection chemicals such as Molluscicides plays an important role in the regional agricultural sector for the purpose of crop protection. They act as pesticides against molluscs to control slugs or snails which are resonposible for damaging crops by feeding on them. With the rise in demand for various crop protection chemicals in the region to achieve sustainability and meet the growind demand for food, the market for molluscicides is anticipated to grow during the forecast period.


Brazil Dominates the Market

Brazil is one of the major market for molluscicides in the region. The increasing in awareness among the among farmers towards crop protection chemicals is driving the growth of the market studied. Furthermore, most of the leading agrochemical companies marked their presence in the country. The presence of snails and slugs is high, as they can be found in almost every cropping system. Moist conditions, plant residues, and organic manures on soil surface favor the reproduction of mollusks. The damage caused by these species varies from crop to crop. Slugs and snails cause extensive damage in wheat seedlings, corns, soybeans and broad leaf crops.​


Competitive Landscape

Lonza Cologne GmbH, Bequisa, rizobacter s.a and Huagro are some of the major players who are operating in this market. These players are adopting product innovation as their most adopted strategy to cater the needs of farmers in this region.

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 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Ferric Phosphate

      2. 5.1.2 Metaldehyde

      3. 5.1.3 Methiocarb

      4. 5.1.4 Niclosamide

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Pulse and oil seeds

      3. 5.2.3 Fruits and Vegetables

      4. 5.2.4 Plantation Crops

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Brazil

      2. 5.3.2 Argentina

      3. 5.3.3 Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Lonza Cologne GmbH

      2. 6.3.2 DE SANGOSSE

      3. 6.3.3 Bequisa

      4. 6.3.4 Bayer Crop Science AG

      5. 6.3.5 rizobacter s.a

      6. 6.3.6 Huagro

      7. 6.3.7 Acay

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19

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Frequently Asked Questions

The South America Molluscicides Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The South America Molluscicides Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.5% over the next 5 years.

Lonza Cologne GmbH, Bequisa, Bayer Crop Science AG, rizobacter s.a , Huagro are the major companies operating in South America Molluscicides Market.

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