The overall agricultural fumigants market is projected to grow from USD 2.2 billion in 2021 to USD 2.7 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 4.2%.
The rise in the popularity of agricultural fumigants can be attributed to the increasing infestation of pests & insects in warehouses and other crop storage rooms due to biotic and abiotic factors, awareness about crop protection chemicals, and urbanization in developing markets.
Asia Pacific region is projected to witness the highest growth in the agricultural fumigants market by 2026.
The Asia Pacific region is among the fastest-growing regions for the agricultural fumigants market. The increase in the availability of fumigant products and rising awareness about using fumigation as a crop protection technique is expected to affect the demand for agricultural fumigants in the region. The destruction caused by various insect and pest species is increasingly serious and poses potential risks of reducing plant productivity.
Furthermore, the increased agriculture production has led to increased warehousing facilities, which has fueled the demand and usage of fumigants to protect the stored agriculture produce. Countries such as India and China have incorporated regulations in the agriculture industry, food safety, and packaging industry requiring pre-and post-harvest pest and insect control.
Markets such as China and India are among the key markets targeted by agricultural fumigants service providers due to occurrence of the post-harvest losses every year, causing loss to the farmers and other stakeholders involved. These factors are leading to the adoption of agricultural fumigants services in the region.
The key service providers in this market include BASF SE (Germany), Syngenta (Switzerland), ADAMA (Israel), ARKEMA (Germany), Nufarm (Australia), Solvay (Belgium), Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (Belgium), SGS SA (Switzerland), UPL (India), AMVAC (US), Trinity Manufacturing, Inc. (Germany), Douglas products (US), Intertek (UK), Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., LTD. (Japan), and MustGrow Biologics, Inc (Canada). These players are undertaking strategies such as collaborations and divestments to improve their market positions and extend their competitive advantage.