Glyphosate Market Size & Share, by Crop Type (Genetically Modified Crops, Conventional Crops); Form (Dry, Liquid); Application (Agriculture, Household, Industrial) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

  • Report ID: 4333
  • Published Date: Feb 24, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2035

Glyphosate Market size is expected to cross USD 18 Billion by the end of 2035, witnessing around CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of glyphosate was USD 10 Billion. The primary growth factor for the expansion of the market during the forecast period is the large use of agricultural land for varied purposes across the world as glyphosate is an important part of farming. As per the data by the World Bank, the total agricultural land in the world accounted for 36.9% of the total land in 2018. Along with that, the increasing demand for high-value crops along with the high demand for agricultural products is also anticipated to bring lucrative growth opportunities for market growth in the upcoming years.

Glyphosate is an effective chemical formulation that is being highly utilized in the agriculture industry owing to its properties to control weeds in a wide range of crops such as cereals, grains, pulses, fruits, vegetables, tubers, and other crops. The recent advancements in agricultural practices and changing harvesting trends are anticipated to expand the glyphosate market size. Additionally, high focus on Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) crops which are also known as genetically modified crops over the world especially, in East Asia and South Asia, farmers are opting for glyphosate to increase production within short spans and earn huge profits. Also, the increased demand for glyphosate in “pre-planting” treatment is estimated to bring a positive scenario for market growth. Moreover, with increasing urbanization, the number of lawns, turfs, stadiums, and playgrounds has also increased which has also led to a higher demand for glyphosate to control weeds and maintain the grounds.


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Glyphosate Market: Key Insights

Base Year

2022

Forecast Year

2023-2035

CAGR

~6%

Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 10 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 18 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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Glyphosate Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

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Growth Drivers

  • Burgeoning Population – The increased demand for food products to satisfy the needs of the burgeoning population is expected to rise the sales of glyphosate for agricultural purposes. As per the World Bank, the global population stood up at 7.84 billion in 2021 which is expected to be 10 billion by 2050.

  • Rising number of Farm-Fields Across the World – As the demand for agricultural products has increased, the number of farm fields has also increased. Protecting the fields from weeds and harmful plants and making them fit for growing plantations is estimated to increase the demand for glyphosate across the world. Recent estimates suggest that there were approximately 650 million farms worldwide in 2020.

  • A Rise in the Production of Food grains – To meet the demand for food grains from the burgeoning population has led to an escalation of farming processes. As a result, the utilization rate of glyphosate is projected to surge.  The production of food grains in India rose by almost 6 million tons in the year 2021-2022 to 320 million tons.

  • Maturity of Agricultural Industry – Recently, it has been calculated that the agriculture, food, and related industries of the United States generated almost USD 1 trillion to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the year 2020.

  • Increased Consumption of Chemicals – Global chemical consumption in 2021 accounted for USD 3.96 trillion.

Challenges

  • Harmful Effect on Environment – Although glyphosate is useful in eliminating weeds and other substances, it is manufactured with toxic ingredients which are harmful to the environment and humans after consumption. This trend is anticipated to hinder the utilization rate of glyphosate in the fore coming years.
  • Lack of Regulatory Standards
  • Additional Expenses Incurred in the Production Process


Glyphosate Segmentation

Application (Agriculture, Household, Industrial)

The global glyphosate market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application in agriculture, household, industrial, and others. Out of these, the agriculture segment is attributed to garner the largest market share by 2035 on the back of a large employment share in agriculture, owing to the high demand for food and agricultural products. The World Bank stated that employment in agriculture accounted for at least 27% of total employment in 2019. Glyphosate is being used in every stage of agricultural farming from “pre-planting” to “after-planting”. By controlling and eradicating undesirable vegetation, farmers use glyphosate to protect plants and crops. As the population grows, the demand for food and agricultural products also increases which requires glyphosate to let crops grow faster by removing weeds from the land so that they cannot compete with the crops. 

Crop Type (Genetically Modified Crops, Conventional Crops)

The global glyphosate market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by crop type into genetically modified crops, and conventional crops. Out of these two segments, the genetically modified crops segment is attributed to holding the largest share by the end of the assessment period. Genetically modified crops are grown by transferring new DNA into plant cells which require advanced herbicides and pesticides. Thus, the need for glyphosate increases with a rising focus on growing genetically modified crops. Further, people adopting genetically modified crops such as cornstarch, corn syrup, corn oil, soybean oil, canola oil, or granulated sugar and fresh fruits and vegetables including potatoes, summer squash, apples, papayas, and pink pineapples to fulfill a daily nutrient need is also anticipated to increase the demand for glyphosate for growing high-nutritious crops without pests and insects.

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

                  By Crop Type

  • Genetically Modified Crops
  • Conventional Crops

                 By Form

  • Liquid
  • Dry

                 By Application

  • Agriculture
  • Household
  • Industrial
  • Others

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Glyphosate Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Statistics

The Asia Pacific glyphosate market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035. The share of agricultural employment in India is a primary growth factor for the adoption of glyphosate and the growth of the market. The high employment rate signifies the dominance of agriculture in the region which in turn is expected for a high adoption rate of glyphosate in agricultural and farming processes. India's overall agricultural employment increased from 37% in 2018–2019 to 38% in 2019–2020. Further, a large amount of agricultural land in the region is another growth factor that prompts the usage of glyphosate for producing agricultural and food products. According to the World Bank, agricultural land in East Asia and the Pacific accounted for approximately 47.7% of the total land area in 2018. Additionally, investments in research and development activities and growth in GDP level coupled with high chemical consumption are anticipated to be other growth factors. In 2021, domestic chemical sales in Asia Pacific garnered approximately USD 3 trillion.

North American Market Forecast   

On the other hand, the market in North America is also anticipated to hold a significant market share during the forecast period. The increased usage of modern agricultural products along with the rising preference for genetically modified crops is anticipated to be the major factor for market expansion in the upcoming years. Apart from this, the initiation of agricultural supportive policies by several agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to address the rising concerns and consumer consciousness on health effects and the environment is projected to increase the utilization rate of glyphosate in the next few years. Further, the rapidly growing agriculture sector and the need for glyphosate for soil enhancement are also anticipated to positively contribute to market expansion.

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Companies Dominating the Glyphosate Landscape

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    • Syngenta Crop Protection AG
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Bayer AG
    • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
    • The Dow Chemical Company
    • Nufarm Limited
    • Nantong Jiangshan Agrochemical & Chemicals Limited Liability Co.
    • ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Limited
    • UPL Limited, India
    • American Vanguard Corporation
    • Corteva Agriscience

In-the-news

In The News

  • Bayer AG and Bunge, along with Chevron U.S.A Inc. have together signed a shareholder's agreement regarding the decision of Bayer's acquisition of CoverCress, Inc., a winter oilseed producer, which covers 65% of ownership.

  • Syngenta Crop Protection AG has agreed with HL Hutchinson (HLH) to supply agronomists and farmers with an advanced soil mapping and sampling service initially in continental and Eastern Europe.


Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel


  • Report ID: 4333
  • Published Date: Feb 24, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The large share of agricultural land across the world coupled with the burgeoning population and rising demand for food grains are some of the factors that are expected to propel the market growth during the forecast period.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035.

The additional expenses incurred in the production process along with the lack of regulatory expenses and harmful effects on the environment are estimated to be the growth-hindering factors for the market expansion.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Bayer AG, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, Nufarm Limited, Nantong Jiangshan Agrochemical & Chemicals Limited Liability Co., ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Limited, UPL Limited, India, American Vanguard Corporation, Corteva Agriscience, and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by crop type, form, application, and by region.

The agriculture segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.
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