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Home & Garden Pesticides


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US demand to rise 3.5% annually through 2016
US demand for home and garden pesticide products will increase 3.5 percent annually through 2016, driven by increased interest in home gardening activities and by continued concerns about pest-borne diseases. Insecticides are the largest product type by value, while herbicides are expected to show the strongest growth due to recovery in lawn and garden applications. Growth will also be promoted by the use of value-added, ready-to-apply products, and by sustained interest in less hazardous products like biopesticides. Greater public awareness of pest-borne diseases, such as hantavirus and West Nile Virus, will also contribute to demand for home pest control products and repellents.

Lawn and garden pesticides to outpace household types
Lawn and garden pesticide demand is expected to grow faster than demand for household pest control products, due primarily to a recovery in the housing market and improved economic prospects overall. Continuing the trends seen in the 2006-2011 period, which was characterized by “staycations” and do-it-yourself yard maintenance during the recession, demand for lawn and garden pest control products will be buoyed by interest in gardening (especially edible gardens) and other yard activities. Similar to household pest control, demand for lawn and garden pesticides will be strongly impacted by increased interest in less hazardous pesticides, such as natural pesticides and animal repellents. Some biopesticides, such as Bacillus thuringiensis, have already established a presence in the lawn and garden segment of the pesticide industry, but the natural and organic pesticide category as a whole remains less mature than conventional lawn and garden pesticides, offering plenty of room for expansion.

In the larger household segment of the market, growth will be buoyed by concerns about pest-borne diseases, such as West Nile Virus, and by a greater level of interest in environmentally friendly pest control. The strongest gains are expected in products that can effectively protect people and the home from pest populations, while still remaining safe for people, pets, and the environment. For example, insect repellents are forecast to show faster growth than insect controls, and animal repellents are expected to overtake rodenticides by 2016. Although conventional insect repellents -- such as those containing DEET and picaridin -- will remain the most common types, biorepellents such as lemon eucalyptus oil are expected to show much faster growth as consumers become more interested in naturally derived alternatives.

Shift toward value-added products to boost prices
In addition to trends favoring safer pesticide products, the US home and garden pesticide industry is expected to continue to be affected by the shift toward value-added, ready-to-apply products available in a range of retail locations. Many of these products contain very little active ingredient, but can be sold at a premium price due to proprietary formulations that maximize a pesticide’s efficacy in a particular climate or application. Additionally, many of these products are sold in special packaging, such as a specially designed spray bottle that enhances the ease of use and contributes to the value of the pesticide. The availability of pest control products in locations such as drug stores, garden supply centers, convenience stores, mass merchandisers, and home improvement stores contributes to industry growth as pesticides are readily available to consumers.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table HOME & GARDEN PESTICIDE DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)
      • Population
      • Households
    • Consumer Income & Spending Patterns
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES & DISPOSABLE INCOME (billion dollars)
    • Housing Outlook
      • Table HOUSING COMPLETIONS (thousand units)
    • Home Gardening Activity Outlook
      • Table CONSUMER LAWN & GARDEN ACTIVITY EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
    • Organic Gardening Outlook
      • Table ORGANIC GARDENING PESTICIDE DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Pest-Borne Disease Overview
    • Pesticide Market Overview
      • Table PESTICIDE MARKET
      • Formulated Pesticide Product Demand
      • Active Ingredient Demand
    • Household Pest Control Market Overview
      • Table HOUSEHOLD PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS & SERVICES (million dollars)
      • Services
      • Competitive Products
    • Regulatory & Environmental Issues
      • Product Registration
      • Legislative Trends
    • Pricing & Product Mix
      • Table SELECTED ACTIVE INGREDIENT & FORMULATED PRODUCT PRICES (dollars per pound)
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table HOME & GARDEN PESTICIDE MARKET, 2001-2011
    • International Activity & Foreign Trade
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table HOME & GARDEN PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Conventional Pesticides vs. Biopesticides
      • Table HOME & GARDEN PESTICIDES: CONVENTIONAL VS. BIOPESTICIDES (million dollars)
    • Formulations
      • Table HOME & GARDEN PESTICIDE DEMAND BY FORMULATION (million dollars)
    • Insecticides
      • Table HOME & GARDEN INSECTICIDE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)
    • Herbicides
      • Table HOME & GARDEN HERBICIDE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)
    • Fungicides & Other
      • Table HOME & GARDEN FUNGICIDE & OTHER PESTICIDE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)
  • APPLICATIONS
    • General
      • Table HOME & GARDEN PESTICIDE DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)
    • Lawn & Garden
      • Table LAWN & GARDEN PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS (million dollars)
      • Lawn Care
        • Table LAWN CARE PESTICIDE DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Garden
        • Table GARDEN PESTICIDE DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Other
        • Table OTHER LAWN & GARDEN PESTICIDE DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Household
      • Table HOUSEHOLD APPLICATIONS FOR HOME & GARDEN PESTICIDES (million dollars)
      • Insect Control
        • Table HOUSEHOLD INSECT CONTROL DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Insect Repellents
        • Table HOUSEHOLD INSECT REPELLENT DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Other
        • Table OTHER HOUSEHOLD PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS (million dollars)
  • RAW MATERIALS
    • General
      • Table HOME & GARDEN PESTICIDE RAW MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds)
    • Active Ingredients
      • Table HOME & GARDEN PESTICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds)
      • Herbicides
        • Table HOME & GARDEN HERBICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENT DEMAND (million pounds)
      • Insecticides
        • Table HOME & GARDEN INSECTICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENT DEMAND (million pounds)
      • Fungicides & Other
        • Table HOME & GARDEN FUNGICIDE & OTHER ACTIVE INGREDIENT DEMAND (million pounds)
    • Inert Ingredients
      • Table HOME & GARDEN PESTICIDE INERT INGREDIENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds)
      • Minerals
      • Surfactants
      • Solvents
      • Other
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US HOME & GARDEN PESTICIDE SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
      • Lawn & Garden
      • Household
      • Private Label Products
    • Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Brand Name Recognition
      • Private Label Products
      • Proprietary Formulations
      • Packaging
      • Product Line Expansion
      • Product Focus
      • Cooperative Agreements
        • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Marketing
      • Conventional Advertising
      • Strategic Media Partnerships
      • Digital Media
    • Manufacturing
    • Distribution Channels
      • Home Centers
      • Mass Merchandisers
      • Garden Centers
      • Internet
      • Other
    • Company Profiles
      • Ace Hardware Corporation
      • Andersons Incorporated
      • BASF SE
      • Bayer AG
      • Bonide Products Incorporated
      • Central Garden & Pet Company
      • Chase Products Company
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • Espoma Company
      • FMC Corporation
      • Gardens Alive! Incorporated
      • Henkel AG & Company KGaA
      • Homax Group Incorporated
      • Home Depot Incorporated
      • Johnson (SC) & Son Incorporated
      • Lebanon Seaboard Corporation
      • Liquid Fence Company
      • Lowe's Companies Incorporated
      • McLaughlin Gormley King Company
      • Monsanto Company
      • Organic Laboratories Incorporated
      • Reckitt Benckiser plc
      • Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
      • Sears Holdings Corporation
      • Spectrum Brands Holdings Incorporated
      • Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
      • Syngenta AG
      • Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated
      • Willert Home Products Incorporated
      • Woodstream Corporation
      • Zep Incorporated

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