Bactericides Market Size & Share, by Type (Dithiocarbamate, Amide, Copper-Based, Antibiotics); Mode of Application (Soil Treatment, Foliar Spray); Crop Type (Oilseeds & Pulses, Cereals & Grains, Fruits & Vegetables) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Jul 14, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

Bactericides Market size is poised to cross USD 13 Billion by the end of 2035, growing at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of bactericides was USD 9 Billion. The rising cases of crop ruin due to bacterial infestation highlight the need for effective measures to control and manage bacterial disease in agriculture. Bacterial infection can cause significant damage to crops, leading to yield losses, reduced quality, and economic hardships for farmers.

Besides this, the growing efforts by regulatory bodies to ensure food safety are significantly contributing to the bactericides market growth. For instance, Global Strategy for Food Safety 2022-2030 by the WHO aims to minimize the burden of foodborne infections by ensuring that all people consume safe, & healthy food, everywhere. Regulatory bodies often promote and enforce good agricultural practices, which include guidelines for bactericides use, application technique, and ensuring public health.

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Bactericides Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Pressure to Suffice the Food Demand – Along with growing incomes in emerging countries, the food demand is anticipated to increase by 59% to 98% by 2050. With a higher demand for food production, farmers strive to increase agricultural productivity. Bacterial diseases can significantly impact crop yield and quality. Therefore, the use of bactericides can help control bacterial infections and improve crop health, leading to increased productivity.
  • Increasing Adoption of Modern Farming Techniques– Modern farming often involves intensive agricultural practices, such as high-density planting, greenhouse cultivation, digital farming, or hydroponics. These practices can create favorable conditions for the spread of bacterial diseases due to increased plant density, humidity, and limited airflow. As a result, there is an increased need for bactericides to control and prevent bacterial infections in these intensive farming systems.
  • Growing Chemical Industries- The agriculture sector is dependent upon the chemical industry in order to protect crops from harming organisms that include chemical fertilizers, fungicides, and others.  Similarly, other sectors are also using chemicals for various applications, leading to a rise in the sale of the chemical. According to the European Chemical Industry Council, the world’s chemical sales in the year 2021 were 2.8 times more than twenty years ago.
  • Reduction in Arable Land– According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), arable land per person is expected to be one-third of what it was in 1970 by 2050. With reduced arable land, farmers may have limited options or crop rotation, leading to continuous cultivation of the same crops in the same fields. Continuous cropping can increase the buildup of bacteria in the soil, leading to higher disease pressures. Bactericides can be utilized to manage bacterial populations and reduce the risk of disease outbreaks in these constrained cropping systems.


  • Resistance Development Over Time – Bacterial pathogens have the ability to develop resistance to bactericides over time. Continuous and indiscriminate use of bactericides can contribute to the development of resistant strains, rendering certain bactericides less effective. This necessitates the development of new and innovative bactericides through the integration of alternative control strategies to manage resistant bacteria effectively.
  • Environmental Concerns Associated with Bactericides
  • Adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Bactericides Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 9 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 13 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Bactericides Segmentation

Mode of Application (Soil Treatment, Foliar Spray)
The foliar spray segment is estimated to hold 60% share of the global bactericides market by 2035. Foliar spray is the most used technique for spreading bactericides. This is owing to its high efficiency and easy-to-use technique, farmers highly prefer it. By the use of foliar spray, the bactericides can be directly applied on the leaves or the whole plant which damages the quality of the soil. Therefore, it is beneficial for plants affected by nutritional deficiencies. On the other hand, it is easy to use and simple equipment, eliminating labor and machinery costs.

Crop Type (Oilseeds & Pulses, Cereals & Grains, Fruits & Vegetables)

The cereals & grains segment in the bactericides market is expected to be responsible for around 40% in the year 2035. The growth of the segment is primarily attributed to the growing production and use of cereals and grains. According to FAO's preliminary prediction, worldwide grain consumption in 2023/24 is expected to reach around 2,803 million tonnes, gaining 0.9 percent from 2022/23 levels. The global cereal output in 2023 and utilization in 2023/24, global grain inventories could climb by 1.7 percent above their original levels, hitting a record 873 million tonnes. Bactericides can be used in cereal and grains to control bacterial diseases that can negatively impact crop health and yield. The bacterial disease can infect various parts of cereal and grain crops, including the leaves, stems, heads, and kernels. Bactericides are used to suppress or manage bacterial pathogens, minimizing the damage caused by these diseases.

Our in-depth analysis of the global bactericides market includes the following segments:


  • Dithiocarbamate
  • Amide
  • Copper-Based
  • Antibiotics

           Mode of Application

  • Soil Treatment
  • Foliar Spray

           Crop Type

  • Oilseeds & Pulses
  • Cereals & Grains
  • Fruits & Vegetables

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Bactericides Industry- Regional Synopsis

European Market Forecast

The bactericides market in Europe is expected to expand at a substantial CAGR and will cover the largest with a share of approximately 36% by the end of 2035. The higher contribution of the agriculture sector to European GDP is the main factor driving the market growth in the region. Agriculture accounted for 1.4% of the EU GDP in 2022. Agricultural revenue per yearly work unit is expected to climb by an additional 12.5% in the EU in 2022, reaching a level 44.3% higher than the index level in 2015. On the other hand, the rising use of bactericides and growing practices of modern agriculture techniques is also expected to augment the market growth in the Europe region.

APAC Market Statistics

The Asia Pacific bactericides market will be projected to be the second-biggest with a share of around 28% by the end of 2035. The growing production of crops in the region is one of the major factors that is anticipated to boost the bactericides market in the Asia Pacific region. According to the Second Advance Estimate for 2022-23, cumulative foodgrain production in India is expected to reach an all-time high of 3235.54 lakh tonnes, up 79.38 LMT from the previous year 2021-22. Moreover, there is growing awareness among farmers in the Asia-Pacific region about the importance of crop protection and the need to manage bacterial diseases effectively. This increased awareness and knowledge are contributing to the growing demand for bactericides in the region.

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Companies Dominating the Bactericides Market

    • Bayer Crop Science AG
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Syngenta Crop Protection AG
    • Biostadt India Limited
    • BASF SE
    • Nufarm Agriculture, Inc.
    • Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd.
    • FMC Corporation
    • Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd.
    • PI Industries
    • Aries Agro Ltd.


In The News

  • Syngenta Crop Protection AG announced the acquisition of NemaTrident and UNispore, the next-generation bioinsecticides, launched by leading developer, Bionema Limited. These two will provide customers with additional and complementary methods to control insect pests and resistance in an effective and sustainable manner.
  • Nufarm Agriculture, Inc. announce the 5-year extension of its partnership with Valent Canada, Inc. to continue to be a distribution relationship in Canada. It will extend the supply of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, seed treatments, and other plant growth regulators.

Author Credits:  Shivam Bhutani, Anil Kumar

  • Report ID: 5085
  • Published Date: Jul 14, 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing production of food, crop destruction due to infestation and growing demand for crops are the major factors driving the market growth.

The market size of bactericides is anticipated to attain a CAGR of around 4% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

Penicillins and cephalosporins are some common bactericides that include a four-membered lactam (a-lactam).

The major players in the market are Bayer Crop Science AG, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Biostadt India Limited, BASF SE, Nufarm Agriculture Limited, Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd., FMC Corporation, Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd., PI Industries, and Aries Agro Ltd.

Bactericides, commonly known as biocides, can be used to suppress bacteria that reduce sulfate, create slime, oxidize iron, and damage polymers in fracture and subsequent recovery solutions.
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