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World Agricultural Pesticides

World demand to approach $57 billion in 2016
Global demand for formulated pesticide products will approach $57 billion in 2016, driven by demand for value-added, proprietary formulations, particularly those that combat increasingly resistant pest populations while addressing growing concerns about pesticide safety. Herbicides are the largest product type by value, while fungicides are expected to show the strongest growth. Insecticide growth will be significantly constrained by the growing popularity of integrated pest management techniques and continued concern about adverse effects.

Multi-mode action, higher loadings to benefit herbicides value demand
Rapid growth in the cultivation of herbicide-tolerant crop varieties over the past decade has helped drive strong growth in herbicide demand since 2001 and contributed to significant increases in agricultural productivity. However, these advances have not come without a cost, as some farmers have overused particular active ingredients, especially glyphosate. This has led to a growing problem with weed resistance in almost every region. This problem is forcing changes in how farmers use herbicides, and growers are increasingly turning to formulations with more than one mode of action, and/or are using increasing amounts of herbicide, to guarantee extensive protection from weeds. Both choices will contribute to rising herbicide value demand going forward, helping to drive advances.

Resistance, health concerns to affect insecticide use
Unlike herbicides, which are used on almost every crop, insecticides are generally used on an as-needed basis, as insect populations are largely influenced by weather conditions. Additionally, insecticide use is influenced by the cultivation of crops with insecticidal Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) traits, which limit the need for additional insecticides. However, the prevalence of Bt crops in some regions has led to resistant insect populations, providing an opportunity for insecticide growth in certain markets. Insecticides are widely used in warmer regions, where the local climate provides a hospitable environment for insect populations to flourish. Insecticides are also associated with more concerns related to environmental safety and public health. For example, organophosphate demand continues to drop due to concerns over potential adverse effects. In addition, neonicotinoid insecticides, prominent replacements for organophosphates, may be implicated in honeybee colony collapse disorder. Demand for insecticides in the future will continue to be impacted by changing insect management practices, amid concerns about environmental and human health.

Higher value specialty types to boost fungicides
Fungicide demand is projected to show strong gains as growers in all regions of the world shift away from commoditytype products like copper and sulfur, in favor of higher value specialty fungicides. This change is substantially impacted by a growing need to increase agricultural productivity, particularly in countries that are dependent on fungicide- heavy crops like rice. Additionally, the high value of crops like grapes and other specialty crops motivates farmers to invest in new fungicide technologies. This growth is expected to be fastest in developing regions, where the synthetic fungicide markets are less mature.


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Global Demand for Agricultural Pesticides to Approach $59 Billion in 2016

Going forward, growth in global formulated pesticide demand will return to more sustainable levels following strong gains from 2006 to 2011, with sales forecast to reach $59 billion in 2016. The world agricultural pesticide industry has been transformed by several years of robust growth coupled with new environmental regulations and changing crop mix trends. Increased farming of biofuel crops and the use of genetically modified (GM) seeds caused pesticide sales in Argentina and Brazil to more than double between 2006 and 2011, with Brazil surpassing the US to become the largest market in the world. China became the fourth largest national market (and will surpass Japan to become the third largest by 2016) as rising pesticide production in the country improved domestic pesticide availability and facilitated sharply increasing utilization rates. Developed countries, especially in Western Europe, have seen significant shifts in product mix due to the advent of more stringent regulations. These and other trends are presented in World Agricultural Pesticides, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

The fastest growth in pesticide demand is expected in developing countries in Eastern Europe, South America, and Asia. Growing production of rapeseed and cereal crops, along with improved farming techniques, will drive demand in Eastern Europe. Ukraine and Russia will offer strong growth potential due to their low utilization rates compared to other European countries. In contrast, demand growth in Western Europe, Japan, and South Korea will be weak, hindered by market maturity and already high use rates. A shift in product mix and the use of integrated pest management (IPM) techniques will restrain growth in Western Europe.

Herbicide resistance continues to be an issue and is driving demand for new formulations with multiple active ingredients, which will command higher prices going forward. While insecticide demand will benefit from the adoption of higher-priced, safer products, growth will be restrained by environmental concerns, the use of IPM techniques, and the popularity of insect-resistant crop varieties. Fungicide demand will be affected by two trends in product mixes: the switch to synthetic fungicides over commodities in developing regions; and the need for more sophisticated, effective products in developed nations.

  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Outlook
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)
    • World Demographic Outlook
      • World Population Outlook
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
      • Nonurban Population
        • Table WORLD NONURBAN POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
    • World Agricultural Outlook
      • Table WORLD AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Agricultural Land Usage
      • Table WORLD AGRICULTURAL LAND USAGE BY REGION & CROP (million hectares)
      • Wheat
      • Corn
      • Rice
      • Pasture & Forage
      • Soybeans
      • Other Crops
    • Technological Developments
    • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
      • North America
      • Western Europe
      • Other Regions
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
      • Table WORLD AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
    • Product Overview
      • Table WORLD AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
      • Herbicides
        • Table WORLD AGRICULTURAL HERBICIDE DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Insecticides
        • Table WORLD AGRICULTURAL INSECTICIDE DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Fungicides
        • Table WORLD AGRICULTURAL FUNGICIDE DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Other
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR OTHER AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDES BY REGION (million dollars)
    • Demand by Crop
      • Table WORLD AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY CROP (million dollars)
      • Corn
      • Wheat
      • Rice
      • Soybeans
      • Other
    • International Trade Flows
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
    • North America: Agricultural Pesticide Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • United States
      • Table UNITED STATES: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table UNITED STATES: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Canada
      • Table CANADA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table CANADA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million US dollars)
    • Mexico
      • Table MEXICO: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table MEXICO: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
  • CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
    • Central & South America: General
      • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
    • Central & South America: Agricultural Pesticide Demand
      • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Argentina
      • Table ARGENTINA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table ARGENTINA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Brazil
      • Table BRAZIL: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table BRAZIL: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Chile
      • Table CHILE: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table CHILE: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Colombia
      • Table COLOMBIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table COLOMBIA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Other Central & South America
      • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE & COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
    • Western Europe: Agricultural Pesticide Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Belgium
      • Table BELGIUM: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table BELGIUM: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • France
      • Table FRANCE: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table FRANCE: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Germany
      • Table GERMANY: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table GERMANY: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Greece
      • Table GREECE: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table GREECE: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Italy
      • Table ITALY: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table ITALY: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • The Netherlands
      • Table THE NETHERLANDS: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table THE NETHERLANDS: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Portugal
      • Table PORTUGAL: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table PORTUGAL: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Spain
      • Table SPAIN: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table SPAIN: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • United Kingdom
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Other Western Europe
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE & COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • EASTERN EUROPE
    • Eastern Europe: General
      • Table EASTERN EUROPE: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
    • Eastern Europe: Agricultural Pesticide Demand
      • Table EASTERN EUROPE: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Poland
      • Table POLAND: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table POLAND: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Romania
      • Table ROMANIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table ROMANIA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Russia
      • Table RUSSIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table RUSSIA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Ukraine
      • Table UKRAINE: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table UKRAINE: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Other Eastern Europe
      • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE & COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
    • Asia/Pacific: Agricultural Pesticide Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Australia
      • Table AUSTRALIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table AUSTRALIA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million US dollars)
    • China
      • Table CHINA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table CHINA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • India
      • Table INDIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table INDIA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Indonesia
      • Table INDONESIA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table INDONESIA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Japan
      • Table JAPAN: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table JAPAN: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • South Korea
      • Table SOUTH KOREA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table SOUTH KOREA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Thailand
      • Table THAILAND: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table THAILAND: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE & COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • AFRICA/MIDEAST
    • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
    • Africa/Mideast: Agricultural Pesticide Demand
      • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • South Africa
      • Table SOUTH AFRICA: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table SOUTH AFRICA: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Turkey
      • Table TURKEY: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table TURKEY: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Other Africa/Mideast
      • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: KEY INDICATORS FOR PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
    • Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Manufacturing Strategies
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Research & Development
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Agrium Incorporated
      • Agro-Kanesho Company Limited
      • Albaugh Incorporated
      • American Vanguard Corporation
      • Arysta LifeScience Corporation
      • Auriga Industries A/S
      • BASF SE
      • Bayer AG
      • Becker Underwood Incorporated
      • Bell Laboratories Incorporated
      • Cargill Incorporated
      • Chemtura Corporation
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • Drexel Chemical Company
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Fine Holdings Limited
      • FMC Corporation
      • Hubei Sanonda Company Limited
      • Isagro SpA
      • Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Limited
      • Jiangsu Changlong Chemicals Company Limited
      • Jiangsu Good Harvest-Weien Agrochemical Company Limited
      • Jiangsu Kwin Group Company Limited
      • Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical Group Limited
      • JingMa Chemicals Company Limited
      • Land O'Lakes Incorporated
      • Makhteshim Agan Industries Limited
      • Marubeni Corporation
      • McLaughlin Gormley King Company
      • Mitsui & Company Limited
      • Monsanto Company
      • Nantong Jiangshan Agrochemical & Chemicals Company Limited
      • Nihon Nohyaku Company Limited
      • Nippon Soda Company Limited
      • Nufarm Limited
      • PBI/Gordon Corporation
      • Schirm GmbH
      • Shenzhen Noposion Agrochemicals Company Limited
      • Sichuan Leshan Fuhua Tongda Agro-Chemical Technology Company Limited
      • Sinochem International Company Limited
      • SIPCAM-OXON Group
      • Southern Agricultural Insecticides Incorporated
      • Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
      • Suterra LLC
      • Syngenta AG
      • United Phosphorus Limited
      • Zhejian Wynca Chemical Group Company Limited
    • Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

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