UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029

The UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market is segmented by Function (Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Molluscicide, Nematicide), by Application Mode (Chemigation, Foliar, Fumigation, Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment) and by Crop Type (Commercial Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Grains & Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Turf & Ornamental). The report offers market size in both market value in USD and market volume in metric ton. Further, the report includes a market split by function, application mode, and crop types.

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The UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market size is estimated at 359.41 million USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 405.89 million USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 2.46% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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359.41 Million

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

405.89 Million

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

-1.18 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

2.46 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Segment By Function

52.96 %

value share, Fungicide, 2023

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Increasing incidences of fungal diseases in major crops like wheat and potatoes emphasize the need for the usage of fungicides for better control and crop production.

Fastest-growing Segment by Function

5.23 %

Projected CAGR, Molluscicide, 2024-2029

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The rise in damages caused by garden snails, glass snails, and slugs in various crops, including fruits, vegetables, and ornamental crops, is boosting the growth of the molluscicides market.

Largest Segment by Crop Type

69.36 %

value share, Grains & Cereals, 2023

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Extending cultivation areas and intensive agriculture practices to meet domestic and international demands has increased the crop protection chemicals used in this segment.

Leading Market Player 1

15.28 %

market share, Bayer AG, 2022

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Bayer Crop Science provides crop protection chemicals with the objective of offering safe and high-quality products that contribute toward sustainable agriculture.

Leading Market Player 2

14.18 %

market share, Nufarm Ltd, 2022

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Nufarm majorly concentrates on extending its product portfolio by partnering with companies like Sumitomo Chemicals and adding the new fungicide product metyltetraprole to the market.

Increasing pests and disease infestations in the country are leading to severe yield losses and driving the market for different crop protection chemicals

  • The UK fungicide market was valued at USD 182.9 million in 2022. It was the most consumed among crop protection chemicals, with a market share of 53.2% in the same year.
  • The most extensively used fungicide formulations in the United Kingdom include chlorothalonil, epoxiconazole, prothioconazole, and tebuconazole. Septoria tritici is UK wheat's most damaging foliar disease, causing yield losses that range from 30% to 50% in high-pressure seasons. Many wheat growers have increased the use of fungicides in their crops to mitigate yield loss.
  • Weeds impact UK crops like cotton and winter wheat. They cause a 30% yield loss in cotton, the main fiber crop. Black grass (Alopecurus myosuroides), a native weed, frequently infests UK farms. Severe infestations force farmers to abandon winter wheat, the main cereal crop. Weeds compete for resources, hinder crop growth, and reduce yields, causing economic losses and leading to the adoption of herbicides. Herbicides accounted for 38.2% of the UK crop protection chemicals market in 2022.
  • The changing climate and rising temperatures are causing an increase in the population and feeding habits of insect pests. A study reveals that as heat stress on crops intensifies, cereal yields in the United Kingdom are projected to decline by approximately 10% with a 2 °C increase in temperature. Consequently, these circumstances are prompting farmers in the country to rely on insecticides to manage pest pressures.
  • Increasing pests and disease infestations in the country have led to severe yield losses, thus driving the market for different crop protection chemicals based on farmers' needs. The market is estimated to register a CAGR of 2.4% during the forecast period (2023-2029).
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UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market Trends

The United Kingdom is experiencing a decline in the consumption of pesticides due to various factors, including the adoption of non-chemical alternatives by farmers

  • The United Kingdom is experiencing a decline in the consumption of pesticides. From 2017 to 2022, the consumption per hectare decreased by 243.8 thousand metric ton due to changes in the area of cultivation to livestock farming, withdrawal of certain active substances, the impact of the weather on pest and disease levels, and the adoption of non-chemical alternatives by farmers.
  • The rising pressure on the United Kingdom to reduce the use of pesticides could impact the consumption of pesticides in the coming years. The government is taking several initiatives to reduce the use of pesticides. For instance, in January 2018, the UK government launched "A Green Future: Our 25-Year Plan" to improve the environment and increase the uptake of integrated pest management (IPM) and sustainable crop protection.
  • In 2020, the use of glyphosate in UK farming grew by 16% over four years in terms of weight, the area treated, and application rate per hectare despite being linked to causing cancer and the government plans to reduce reliance on conventional chemicals due to rising pre-harvest desiccation (where crops are artificially dried using glyphosate) and/or an increase in no-till agriculture, which tends to rely upon glyphosate and other herbicides to deal with weeds without releasing carbon from the soil via plowing. Similarly, the use of the fungicide imazalil increased by 53%, while the land area treated with the chemical rose by 63% to more than 81,000 ha during the same period.
  • Changing climate, pests and diseases, and harvest losses could drive the consumption of pesticides to protect crops and reduce pest yield losses, as plant diseases and pests can have a significant impact on agriculture production.
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Regulatory changes and the government’s focus on reducing pesticides may influence the prices of crop protection chemicals

  • Cypermethrin and emmamectin benzoate are significant insecticide ingredients used on a large scale. In 2022, these ingredients were priced at USD 21.1 thousand per metric ton and USD 17.3 thousand per metric ton, respectively.
  • Metalaxyl, valued at USD 8.7 thousand per metric ton in 2022, is a systemic phenylamide fungicide known for its protective and curative mode of action. It works by suppressing sporangial formation, mycelial growth, and the establishment of new infections. It disrupts fungal nucleic acid synthesis - RNA polymerase 1. This fungicide is recommended for foliar spray on tropical and sub-tropical crops, as a soil treatment for controlling soil-borne pathogens, and as a seed treatment to manage downy mildew.
  • Glyphosate, widely used by farmers as a herbicide for weed control and as an alternative to plowing, has been observed to disrupt the soil ecosystem and release carbon. In the United Kingdom, its usage in farming witnessed a growth of 16% over four years till 2020, with regenerative farming practices encouraging reduced plowing. The area of land sprayed with pesticides expanded by 9% (230,000 ha). Wheat farms are notable users of glyphosate for crop desiccation before harvest. In 2022, the price of glyphosate experienced a 2.2% increase compared to the previous year.
  • Pendimethalin, a selective herbicide, belongs to the dinitroaniline herbicide family. It is used to control a broad range of weeds, including annual and perennial grasses, broadleaf species, and woody species in various horticultural crops, turf, and forestry. In 2022, pendimethalin was priced at USD 3.3 thousand per metric ton.
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UK Crop Protection Chemicals Industry Overview

The UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 62.22%. The major players in this market are BASF SE, Bayer AG, Corteva Agriscience, Nufarm Ltd and Syngenta Group (sorted alphabetically).

UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market Leaders

  1. BASF SE

  2. Bayer AG

  3. Corteva Agriscience

  4. Nufarm Ltd

  5. Syngenta Group

UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market Concentration

Other important companies include ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., FMC Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd, UPL Limited, Wynca Group (Wynca Chemicals).

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market News

  • January 2023: Bayer formed a new partnership with Oerth Bio to enhance crop protection technology and create more eco-friendly crop protection solutions.
  • November 2022: Syngenta launched the new A.I.R. TM technology, which is the most powerful herbicide tolerance system for sunflower agriculture that helps farmers in Europe overcome the difficulties associated with weed management.
  • August 2022: BASF and Corteva Agriscience collaborated to provide soybean farmers with the weed control of the future. By working together, BASF and Corteva aim to satisfy farmers' demand for specialized weed control solutions that are distinct from those that are currently available or being developed.

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UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. REPORT OFFERS

  3. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1. Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2. Scope of the Study​

    3. 1.3. Research Methodology

  4. 2. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 2.1. Consumption Of Pesticide Per Hectare

    2. 2.2. Pricing Analysis For Active Ingredients

    3. 2.3. Regulatory Framework

      1. 2.3.1. United Kingdom

    4. 2.4. Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  5. 3. MARKET SEGMENTATION (includes market size in Value in USD and Volume, Forecasts up to 2029 and analysis of growth prospects)

    1. 3.1. Function

      1. 3.1.1. Fungicide

      2. 3.1.2. Herbicide

      3. 3.1.3. Insecticide

      4. 3.1.4. Molluscicide

      5. 3.1.5. Nematicide

    2. 3.2. Application Mode

      1. 3.2.1. Chemigation

      2. 3.2.2. Foliar

      3. 3.2.3. Fumigation

      4. 3.2.4. Seed Treatment

      5. 3.2.5. Soil Treatment

    3. 3.3. Crop Type

      1. 3.3.1. Commercial Crops

      2. 3.3.2. Fruits & Vegetables

      3. 3.3.3. Grains & Cereals

      4. 3.3.4. Pulses & Oilseeds

      5. 3.3.5. Turf & Ornamental

  6. 4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 4.1. Key Strategic Moves

    2. 4.2. Market Share Analysis

    3. 4.3. Company Landscape

    4. 4.4. Company Profiles (includes Global level Overview, Market level overview, Core Business Segments, Financials, Headcount, Key Information, Market Rank, Market Share, Products and Services, and analysis of Recent Developments)

      1. 4.4.1. ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd.

      2. 4.4.2. BASF SE

      3. 4.4.3. Bayer AG

      4. 4.4.4. Corteva Agriscience

      5. 4.4.5. FMC Corporation

      6. 4.4.6. Nufarm Ltd

      7. 4.4.7. Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd

      8. 4.4.8. Syngenta Group

      9. 4.4.9. UPL Limited

      10. 4.4.10. Wynca Group (Wynca Chemicals)

  7. 5. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CEOS

  8. 6. APPENDIX

    1. 6.1. Global Overview

      1. 6.1.1. Overview

      2. 6.1.2. Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 6.1.3. Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 6.1.4. Market Dynamics (DROs)

    2. 6.2. Sources & References

    3. 6.3. List of Tables & Figures

    4. 6.4. Primary Insights

    5. 6.5. Data Pack

    6. 6.6. Glossary of Terms

List of Tables & Figures

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  2. PESTICIDE CONSUMPTION PER HECTARE, GRAMS, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2022
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  2. ACTIVE INGREDIENT PRICE PER METRIC TON, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2022
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS VOLUME METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS VALUE USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY FUNCTION, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY FUNCTION, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY FUNCTION, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY FUNCTION, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF FUNGICIDE, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF FUNGICIDE, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FUNGICIDE BY CROP TYPE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF HERBICIDE, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF HERBICIDE, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF HERBICIDE BY CROP TYPE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF INSECTICIDE, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF INSECTICIDE, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF INSECTICIDE BY CROP TYPE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF MOLLUSCICIDE, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF MOLLUSCICIDE, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MOLLUSCICIDE BY CROP TYPE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF NEMATICIDE, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF NEMATICIDE, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF NEMATICIDE BY CROP TYPE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY APPLICATION MODE, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 25:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY APPLICATION MODE, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 26:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY APPLICATION MODE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY APPLICATION MODE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH CHEMIGATION, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH CHEMIGATION, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF CHEMIGATION BY CROP TYPE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH FOLIAR, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH FOLIAR, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FOLIAR BY CROP TYPE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH FUMIGATION, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH FUMIGATION, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FUMIGATION BY CROP TYPE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH SEED TREATMENT, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH SEED TREATMENT, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF SEED TREATMENT BY CROP TYPE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH SOIL TREATMENT, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS APPLIED THROUGH SOIL TREATMENT, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF SOIL TREATMENT BY CROP TYPE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY CROP TYPE, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET BY CROP TYPE, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY CROP TYPE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS BY CROP TYPE, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 47:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY COMMERCIAL CROPS, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY COMMERCIAL CROPS, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF COMMERCIAL CROPS BY FUNCTION, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY FRUITS & VEGETABLES, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY FRUITS & VEGETABLES, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FRUITS & VEGETABLES BY FUNCTION, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY GRAINS & CEREALS, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY GRAINS & CEREALS, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 55:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF GRAINS & CEREALS BY FUNCTION, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
  1. Figure 56:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY PULSES & OILSEEDS, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 57:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY PULSES & OILSEEDS, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 58:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF PULSES & OILSEEDS BY FUNCTION, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY TURF & ORNAMENTAL, METRIC TON, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 60:  
  2. CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CONSUMED BY TURF & ORNAMENTAL, USD, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 61:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF TURF & ORNAMENTAL BY FUNCTION, %, UNITED KINGDOM, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017-2022
  1. Figure 63:  
  2. MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, UNITED KINGDOM, 2017-2022
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  2. MARKET SHARE OF MAJOR PLAYERS, %, UNITED KINGDOM 2022

UK Crop Protection Chemicals Industry Segmentation

Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide, Molluscicide, Nematicide are covered as segments by Function. Chemigation, Foliar, Fumigation, Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment are covered as segments by Application Mode. Commercial Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Grains & Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Turf & Ornamental are covered as segments by Crop Type.

  • The UK fungicide market was valued at USD 182.9 million in 2022. It was the most consumed among crop protection chemicals, with a market share of 53.2% in the same year.
  • The most extensively used fungicide formulations in the United Kingdom include chlorothalonil, epoxiconazole, prothioconazole, and tebuconazole. Septoria tritici is UK wheat's most damaging foliar disease, causing yield losses that range from 30% to 50% in high-pressure seasons. Many wheat growers have increased the use of fungicides in their crops to mitigate yield loss.
  • Weeds impact UK crops like cotton and winter wheat. They cause a 30% yield loss in cotton, the main fiber crop. Black grass (Alopecurus myosuroides), a native weed, frequently infests UK farms. Severe infestations force farmers to abandon winter wheat, the main cereal crop. Weeds compete for resources, hinder crop growth, and reduce yields, causing economic losses and leading to the adoption of herbicides. Herbicides accounted for 38.2% of the UK crop protection chemicals market in 2022.
  • The changing climate and rising temperatures are causing an increase in the population and feeding habits of insect pests. A study reveals that as heat stress on crops intensifies, cereal yields in the United Kingdom are projected to decline by approximately 10% with a 2 °C increase in temperature. Consequently, these circumstances are prompting farmers in the country to rely on insecticides to manage pest pressures.
  • Increasing pests and disease infestations in the country have led to severe yield losses, thus driving the market for different crop protection chemicals based on farmers' needs. The market is estimated to register a CAGR of 2.4% during the forecast period (2023-2029).
Function
Fungicide
Herbicide
Insecticide
Molluscicide
Nematicide
Application Mode
Chemigation
Foliar
Fumigation
Seed Treatment
Soil Treatment
Crop Type
Commercial Crops
Fruits & Vegetables
Grains & Cereals
Pulses & Oilseeds
Turf & Ornamental
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Market Definition

  • Function - Crop Protection Chemicals are apllied to control or prevent pests, including insects, fungi, weeds, nematodes, and mollusks, from damaging the crop and to protect the crop yield.
  • Application Mode - Foliar, Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment, Chemigation, and Fumigation are the different type of application modes through which crop protection chemicals are applied to the crops.
  • Crop Type - This represents the consumption of crop protection chemicals by Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds, Fruits, Vegetables, Turf, and Ornamental crops.
Keyword Definition
IWM​ Integrated weed management (IWM) is an approach to incorporate multiple weed control techniques throughout the growing season to give producers the best opportunity to control problematic weeds.​
Host​ Hosts are the plants that form relationships with beneficial microorganisms and help them colonize.​
Pathogen​ A disease-causing organism.​
Herbigation​ Herbigation is an effective method of applying herbicides through irrigation systems.​
Maximum residue levels (MRL)​ Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) is the maximum allowed limit of pesticide residue in food or feed obtained from plants and animals.
IoT​ The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of interconnected devices that connect and exchange data with other IoT devices and the cloud.​
Herbicide-tolerant varieties (HTVs)​ Herbicide-tolerant varieties are plant species that have been genetically engineered to be resistant to herbicides used on crops.​
Chemigation​ Chemigation is a method of applying pesticides to crops through an irrigation system.​
Crop Protection​ Crop protection is a method of protecting crop yields from different pests, including insects, weeds, plant diseases, and others that cause damage to agricultural crops.​
Seed Treatment​ Seed treatment helps to disinfect seeds or seedlings from seed-borne or soil-borne pests. Crop protection chemicals, such as fungicides, insecticides, or nematicides, are commonly used for seed treatment.
Fumigation​ Fumigation is the application of crop protection chemicals in gaseous form to control pests.
Bait ​A bait is a food or other material used to lure a pest and kill it through various methods, including poisoning.
Contact Fungicide​ Contact pesticides prevent crop contamination and combat fungal pathogens.​ They act on pests (fungi) only when they come in contact with the pests.
Systemic Fungicide​ A systemic fungicide is a compound taken up by a plant and then translocated within the plant, thus protecting the plant from attack by pathogens.​
Mass Drug Administration (MDA)​ Mass drug administration is the strategy to control or eliminate many neglected tropical diseases​.
Mollusks​ Mollusks are pests that feed on crops, causing crop damage and yield loss. Mollusks include octopi, squid, snails, and slugs.
Pre-emergence Herbicide​ Preemergence herbicides are a form of chemical weed control that prevents germinated weed seedlings from becoming established.​
Post-emergence Herbicide​ Postemergence herbicides are applied to the agricultural field to control weeds after emergence (germination) of seeds or seedlings.​
Active Ingredients​ Active ingredients are the chemicals in pesticide products that kill, control, or repel pests.​
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)​ The Department of Agriculture provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues​.
Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) ​ The WSSA, a non-profit professional society, promotes research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds​.
Suspension concentrate​ Suspension concentrate (SC) is one of the formulations of crop protection chemicals with solid active ingredients dispersed in water.​
Wettable powder​ A wettable powder (WP) is a powder formulation that forms a suspension when mixed with water prior to spraying. ​
Emulsifiable concentrate ​ Emulsifiable concentrate (EC) is a concentrated liquid formulation of pesticide that needs to be diluted with water to create a spray solution.​
Plant-parasitic nematodes ​ Parasitic Nematodes feed on the roots of crops, causing damage to the roots. These damages allow for easy plant infestation by soil-borne pathogens, which results in crop or yield loss.
Australian Weeds Strategy (AWS)​ The Australian Weeds Strategy, owned by the Environment and Invasives Committee, provides national guidance on weed management.​
Weed Science Society of Japan (WSSJ) ​ WSSJ aims to contribute to the prevention of weed damage and the utilization of weed value by providing the chance for research presentation and information exchange.​
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UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market Research FAQs

The UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market size is expected to reach USD 359.41 million in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 2.46% to reach USD 405.89 million by 2029.

In 2024, the UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market size is expected to reach USD 359.41 million.

BASF SE, Bayer AG, Corteva Agriscience, Nufarm Ltd and Syngenta Group are the major companies operating in the UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market.

In the UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market, the Fungicide segment accounts for the largest share by function.

In 2024, the Molluscicide segment accounts for the fastest growing by function in the UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market.

In 2023, the UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market size was estimated at 359.41 million. The report covers the UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market historical market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029. The report also forecasts the UK Crop Protection Chemicals Market size for years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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