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Pesticides

US demand to approach $10 billion in 2016
US demand for formulated pesticide products is expected to approach $10 billion in 2016 as the markets address increasingly resistant pest populations and growing concerns about pesticide safety. In response to these problems, technical grade pesticide active ingredient usage is projected to reach 960 million pounds.

Environmentally friendly practices to change market
Both insecticides and herbicides will be affected by industry-wide changes influenced by integrated pest management, biopesticides, and other environmentally friendly techniques. Biopesticides are expected to show strong growth, particularly in the consumer market as home gardening enthusiasts turn to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and other biopesticide products. Integrated pest management (IPM) techniques are causing users in all markets to alter their pesticide use, choosing to use non-chemical alternatives whenever possible.

Glyphosate resistance to continue driving herbicides
Herbicides are the most widely used type of pesticide in the United States, but in recent years they have been dominated by a single active ingredient: glyphosate. Glyphosate-tolerant soybean and corn acreage expanded significantly over the past decade, with growers becoming more dependent on the nonselective herbicide that destroys weeds but leaves crops intact. However, with glyphosate resistance in weeds becoming a bigger problem, growers are looking for new solutions in older products, such as 2,4- D, atrazine, and dicamba. Demand for these older herbicides will increase as users turn to formulations with more than one active ingredient and multiple modes of action. Additionally, producers are developing and releasing new seed varieties that have resistance to more than one herbicide; these new seeds can be used with proprietary formulations tailored to be effective for certain crops in specific environments.

Insecticides affected by environmental concerns
Insecticides are a mature and slow growing product class. In agriculture, they are largely used on an as-needed basis, given that insect populations are largely influenced by weather conditions. The consumer and commercial markets are more significant for insecticides than for herbicides, based on demand for ready-to-use consumer insecticides and professional pest extermination services. Insecticides are also associated with more concerns related to environmental safety and public health. Negative publicity can have a significant impact on some types of insecticides. For example, organophosphate demand continues to drop due to concerns over potential adverse effects. In addition, neonicotinoid insecticides, one of the leading replacements for organophosphates, may have been implicated in the increase of honeybee colony collapse. Demand for insecticides will continue to be impacted by changing insect management practices, amid environmental and human health concerns.

The US pesticide industry continues to evolve as imports from China and other countries become more important. Chinese producers have become bigger players in the US market as their generic active ingredients are often less expensive than domestic active ingredients. Additionally, Chinese producers have been shifting their focus to formulated products, making them a more significant part of the US pesticide industry.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table PESTICIDE DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Overview
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)
      • Population
      • Households
    • Agricultural Overview
      • Table AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS
      • Cropland Planting Trends
        • Table CROPLAND ACREAGE BY CROP (million acres)
      • Farm Production
    • Nonresidential Building Space Trends
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING SPACE (billion square feet)
    • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
      • Legislative Trends
      • Product Registration
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table PESTICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENT PRICING (dollars per pound)
    • Technological Developments
      • Integrated Pest Management
      • Genetically Modified Seeds
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table PESTICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENT DEMAND, 2001-2011
    • International Activity & Foreign Trade
    • Pesticides Overview
      • Table PESTICIDE DEMAND OVERVIEW
  • FORMULATED PRODUCTS
    • General
    • Types
      • Table FORMULATED PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)
    • Biopesticides
      • Table BIOPESTICIDE DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Markets
      • Table FORMULATED PESTICIDE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Foreign Trade
      • Table FOREIGN TRADE IN FORMULATED PESTICIDES (million dollars)
      • Imports
      • Exports
    • Producers
  • ACTIVE INGREDIENT PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table PESTICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds)
    • Herbicides
      • Table HERBICIDE DEMAND
      • Products
        • Table HERBICIDE DEMAND BY ACTIVE INGREDIENT (million pounds)
      • Markets
        • Table HERBICIDE DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Insecticides
      • Table INSECTICIDE DEMAND
      • Products
        • Table INSECTICIDE DEMAND BY CLASS (million pounds)
      • Markets
        • Table INSECTICIDE DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Fungicides
      • Table FUNGICIDE DEMAND
      • Products
      • Markets
        • Table FUNGICIDE DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Pesticides
      • Table OTHER PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Fumigants
        • Table FUMIGANT DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Defoliants & Desiccants
        • Table DEFOLIANT & DESICCANT DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Rodenticides
        • Table RODENTICIDE DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Nematicides
        • Table NEMATICIDE DEMAND (million dollars)
      • All Other
        • Table ALL OTHER PESTICIDE DEMAND (million dollars)
  • ACTIVE INGREDIENT MARKETS
    • General
      • Table PESTICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENT DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)
    • Agriculture
      • Table AGRICULTURE PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Pesticide Use by Type
        • Table AGRICULTURE PESTICIDE DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table AGRICULTURE HERBICIDE DEMAND BY CROP (million pounds)
        • Table AGRICULTURE INSECTICIDE DEMAND BY CROP (million pounds)
        • Table AGRICULTURE FUNGICIDE DEMAND BY CROP (million pounds)
        • Table AGRICULTURE OTHER PESTICIDES DEMAND BY CROP (million pounds)
      • Pesticide Use by Crop
        • Table PESTICIDE DEMAND BY CROP (million pounds)
        • Table PESTICIDE DEMAND FOR CORN (million pounds)
        • Table PESTICIDE DEMAND FOR SOYBEANS (million pounds)
        • Table PESTICIDE DEMAND FOR VEGETABLES & MELONS (million pounds)
        • Table PESTICIDE DEMAND FOR FRUIT & NUTS (million pounds)
        • Table PESTICIDE DEMAND FOR COTTON (million pounds)
        • Table PESTICIDE DEMAND FOR OTHER CROPS (million pounds)
      • Suppliers
    • Other
      • Table PESTICIDE DEMAND IN OTHER MARKETS
      • Commercial
        • Table COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE DEMAND
      • Consumer
        • Table CONSUMER PESTICIDE DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US 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
      • Albaugh Incorporated
      • American Vanguard Corporation
      • Arysta LifeScience Corporation
      • BASF SE
      • Bayer AG
      • Bell Laboratories Incorporated
      • Chemtura Corporation
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • FMC Corporation
      • Henkel AG & Company KGaA
      • Hubei Sanonda Company Limited
      • Jiangsu Good Harvest-Weien Agrochemical Company Limited
      • Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical Group Limited
      • JingMa Chemicals Company Limited
      • Johnson (SC) & Son Incorporated
      • 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
      • Nufarm Limited
      • Reckitt Benckiser plc
      • Schirm GmbH
      • Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
      • Sichuan Leshan Fuhua Tongda Agro-Chemical Technology Company
      • Southern Agricultural Insecticides Incorporated
      • Spectrum Brands Holdings Incorporated
      • Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
      • Suterra LLC
      • Syngenta AG
      • United Phosphorus Limited
      • Zhejian Wynca Chemical Group Company Limited
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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