Crop Protection Chemicals Market Size & Share, by Origin (Synthetic, Bio-Based); Type (Fungicide, Insecticide, Nematicide, Herbicide); Formulation (Solid, Liquid); Mode of Application (Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment, Foliar Spray); Crop; Dosage Technique; End-Use Industry - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 6031
  • Published Date: May 15, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Crop Protection Chemicals Market size was over USD 97 Billion in 2023 and is poised to reach USD 125 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at around 5% CAGR during the forecast period i.e., between 2024-2036. In the year 2024, the industry size of crop protection chemicals is evaluated at USD 100 Billion.

The main reason behind the expansion of the crop protection chemicals market share is the increasing requirement to regulate and maintain pests, diseases, and weeds that can adversely influence crop cultivation and quality. As stated in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (UNDOA) research, annually, bugs cause 20% to 40% of the world's crop yield to be lost. Every year, pests including weeds, plant diseases, and insects ruin more than 40% of the potential food supply globally.

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Crop Protection Chemicals Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing pressure on crop cultivation - As the global population persists in increasing every year this further imposes pressure on crop yielding which as a definite outcome helps the crop protection chemicals market revenue to surge between 2024 to 2036.
    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects that by 2050, there will be 9.8 billion people on the planet, up from 7.55 billion in 2017. The demand for grain is predicted to rise at least 2.2 times between 1970 and 2020 (or 2.5 billion tons) to go along with this advancement. Naturally, farmers are inclined to different crop protection chemicals to optimize crop cultivation and confirm a persistent food supply to the world.
  • Rising organic cropland field globally - Global organic statistics and organic fertilizers are essential for tracking the effects of the initiatives of crop cultivation and have shown to be beneficial for programs involving international development cooperation as well as supporting plans for organic markets and agriculture. In 2022, the area dedicated to organic farming worldwide grew by more than 20 million hectares, reaching 96 million hectares.
    The number of organic farmers increased significantly as well, to more than 4.5 million. In 2022, organic food sales were close to 135 billion euros (143 billion USD).
    Organic farming makes up 1.5% of all cropland worldwide. Many nations, nevertheless, have much higher percentages. Liechtenstein (39 percent), Samoa (35 percent), and Austria (25 percent) have the highest percentages of organic farmland overall. Ten percent or more of all agricultural land is organic in sixteen different countries.
  • Rising implementation of genetic mode (GM) crops - Crop genetic modification is seen as a viable means of accomplishing the objectives of sustainable agriculture in the twenty-first century. Since people ceased migrating and depended on agriculture for survival, efforts have been made to enhance plants for food production.
    Currently, more sophisticated molecular tools are being created than traditional approaches for the precise genetic modification of crops.


  • Pesticide residues contain toxic elements - Around the world, more than a thousand pesticides are used to prevent pests from destroying or harming food.
    The characteristics and toxicological consequences of each pesticide vary, as a pesticide's toxicity is determined by its purpose as well as other elements. For instance, pesticides are typically more hazardous to people than herbicides. Depending on the dose that is, the amount of chemical to which an individual is exposed, the same chemical can have various effects. The method of exposure such as by eating, breathing, or direct skin contact can also affect the degree of toxicity.
  • Depending on the type of pesticide, there are possibilities of different health hazards for people worldwide. Some have an impact on the neurological system, including carbamates and organophosphates. Some could irritate the eyes or skin. Certain chemicals might cause cancer, and others might have an impact on the body's endocrine system or hormones.

Crop Protection Chemicals Market: Key Insights


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Base Year Market Size (2023)


USD 97 Billion


Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

   USD 125 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (North America, Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, Spain, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Others)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Others)
  • Middle East and Africa (South Africa, UAE, Others)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Others)
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Crop Protection Chemicals Segmentation

Origin (Synthetic, Bio-Based)

The synthetic segment will hold around 80% crop protection chemicals market share and will expand at 4.2% CAGR through 2036. This advancement will be majorly poised due to the frequent use of synthetic chemicals for their prompt and trustworthy pest control abilities.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States, currently, more than four million tonnes of pesticides are consumed annually worldwide. There are currently over 1,000 pesticides on the market worldwide, the majority of which are synthetic chemicals, which include chemical, microbiological, semi-chemical, and botanical pesticides.

Type (Fungicide, Insecticide, Nematicide, Herbicide)

The herbicides segment is anticipated to account for 40% market share, growing at around 3.5% CAGR during the forecast period. The current global pesticide usage is estimated at 2 million tons, of which 48% are herbicides, 30% are insecticides, 18% are fungicides, and 6% are other pesticides. The effectiveness and durability of herbicides as a weed control strategy will be enhanced by a greater understanding of their mechanisms and activities.

Mode of Application (Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment, Foliar Spray)

The foliar spray segment will dominate crop protection chemicals market share of more than 50%, observing 4% growth rate till 2036. The increasing and extensive use of foliar spray can assist this segment to augment the most during the planned period.

In line with recent research, an enormous amount of resources are lost when the standard macronutrients N, P, and K are applied to the soil. The percentages of loss are estimated to be 40–70%, 80–90%, and 50–90%, respectively. However, because of their small size (1–100 nm) and high specific surface area, foliage nano fertilizers have several advantages over conventional fertilizers, including controlled release, high nutrient consumption, low cost, and comparatively little environmental contamination.

Our in-depth analysis of the global crop protection chemicals market includes the following segments



  • Synthetic
  • Bio-Based



  • Fungicide
  • Insecticide
  • Nematicide
  • Herbicide



  • Solid
  • Liquid


          Mode of Application

  • Seed Treatment
  • Oil Treatment
  • Foliar Spray



  • Cereal & Grains
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Oilseed & Pulses


          Dosage Technique

  • Soil
  • Foliar
  • Deep Plowing
  • Crop Rotation




  • Open Field & Protective Cultivation
  • Horticulture
  • Floriculture
  • Terrace Farming
  • Arboriculture

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Crop Protection Chemicals Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Statistics

Asia Pacific region in crop protection chemicals market is poised to hold more than 38% revenue share by 2036. This advancement will be credited to the enlargement of areas under the yields of high-value crops and smart farms in countries like China, India, Japan, Australia, and the rest of the Asia Pacific region to curb the shortage of food in this region.

For instance, according to the International Production Assessment Division (IPAD), in an attempt to lessen the nation's dependency on imported food, Chinese officials have reclaimed more than 170,000 hectares (420,000 acres) of farmland since 2021.

China became more self-sufficient in grains by extending its agricultural lands and providing irrigation infrastructure to places that receive less rainfall. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reports that in 2023, China's grain output reached a new high of 695.41 million tonnes, an increase of 1.3 percent year over year.

The growth of organic farms in India will lead to a continuous increase in the crop protection sector. According to the Indian Agricultural Association, food grain production in India grew from 177 million tons over the previous 20 years. Significant alterations have occurred in the production, consumption, and trade patterns within Indian agriculture in the past few decades.

Latin American Market Analysis

By 2036, Latin America region in crop protection chemicals market is estimated to hold more than 30% share. Currently, South America accounts for more than half of global soybean output; yield expansion in both nations has been very minor, at less than 30%, despite increases in soybean harvested area of 160% in Brazil and 57% in Argentina.

There has been a rising crop yield in Argentina resulting in the market expansion during the forecast timeline. Argentina has about 56% of its agricultural acreage rented to local farmers by absentee landlords, according to Global Yield Gap Atlas.

The rising advancement in soybean cultivation will expand the crop protection industry. Brazil produces crops on 17% of its arable land, which accounts for more than 50% of the global soybean trade.

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Companies Dominating the Crop Protection Chemicals Landscape


    The majority of businesses are concentrating on expanding their footprints through strategic alliances and the construction of new facilities in developing and promising areas like Asia Pacific and Central & South America. This was done to provide possibilities throughout the area and enhance the industrial capabilities, efficiency, and supply chain. Multiple numbers of the leading companies in the worldwide crop protection chemical sector are investing in crop cultivation and some of those are

    • American Vanguard Corp
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    • Dow Chemical Company
    • Arysta LifeSciences Corporation
    • Bayer AG
    • BASF SE
    • FMC Corporation
    • Corteva
    • Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
    • Bioworks Inc.
    • Syngenta Group

In the News

  • American Vanguard Company declared that OHP Inc., the foremost provider of technology-oriented solutions for greenhouse and nursery cultivation applications, has in agreement to befit the master distributor in U.S. non-crop markets of biological technologies created by Certis Biologicals.
  • American Vanguard Corporation, over its completely owned ancillary AMVAC Chemical Corporation, declared the prolongation of their North American cooperation with NewLeaf Symbiotics of St. Louis. Developing further the deal declared in late 2022, AMVAC and NewLeaf will cooperate to bring creative biological solutions to numerous markets in main locations globally.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 6031
  • Published Date: May 15, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In the year 2023, the industry size of the crop protection chemical market was over USD 97 billion.

The market size for the crop protection chemical market is calculated to cross USD 125 billion by the end of 2036 expanding at a CAGR of 5% during the anticipated timeframe i.e., between 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are American Vanguard Corp, Dow Chemical Company, Arysta LifeSciences Corporation, Bayer AG, BASF SE, FMC Corporation, Corteva, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, Bioworks, Syngenta Group, Sumitomo Chemical, KUMIAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., Arysta LifeScience, HOKKO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., and others.

The synthetic segment is anticipated to have a share/size of 80% during 2024-2036.

The APAC crop protection chemicals sector is poised to hold a 38% share by the end of 2036.
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