Middle East & Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market Research Report, 2027

Middle East & Africa Crop Protection Chemicals Market Research Report, 2027

Actual Market Research 23-09-2022 69 Pages Figures : 8 Tables : 42 Region : MEA Category : Food & Beverages Agriculture

1. UPL Limited

2. Basf SE

3. Bayer AG

4. FMC Corporation

5. Huapont Life Sciences


According to the report titled, “Middle East & Africa Crop Protection Chemical Market Research Report, 2027” published by Actual Market Research the market is segmented by product type, by application, and by country. The segmental analyses have been detailed into herbicide, insecticide, fungicides & bactericides, and others, in terms of products, and in terms of application, the market is classified into Cereals & grains, Oilseeds & pulses, fruits & vegetables, and others. These segments are analyzed country-wise and the report also covers a detailed discussion about the trends, rules, and regulations in the region.

The Middle East & Africa Crop protection market is the lowest contributor in the global market, which however registered the highest historic CAGR of 7.20%. Even though the market held a profitable potential, the framers were unable to export their products to western countries. This is because of the pesticides used by them. The irony to this is the fact that the majority of the manufactures of those chemicals are based in Europe and North America. The dry climate of the region, coupled with the lack of natural irrigation has forced the farmers in the region to rely on the use of crop protection chemicals for a better yield. Thus, by the end of the forecasted period, the regional market is likely to reach a value of USD 3 Billion. The diminishment of agricultural land, the need to increase agricultural productivity, and other factors related to the spheres of agriculture, economy and society are driving the market in Middle-East and Africa. Also advent of new agricultural technologies and increasing population growth rate with the rise in calorie intake per capita has fuelled the demand for food grains and subsequently the rise in the demand for agricultural pesticides.

The fall in the discovery of new active molecules and increasing costs of product registration, increased government’s regulations put on farmers and retailers and ban and restricted use of many pesticides leading to increase in R & D costs is restraining the market growth. There is an increase in the use of herbicides as there is a shortage of workers for hand weeding crop fields as thousands of Africans moving to urban from rural areas. Hence, the adoption of Herbicides has become a viable option as Labour use for weed control is reduced by 54% to 96% when growers switch from hoe weeding to chemical pesticides. The applications of herbicides in major crops can reduce yield loss, thereby increasing crop productivity. For instance, Cassava one of the major staple crops grown in the region, Storage root yield reductions caused by uncontrolled weed interference in cassava ranges between 40% and total loss. Various research activities have proved that Herbicide's application as a weed control is the effective method of controlling yields in Cassava. With the increase in awareness among the African farming community about the benefits of using crop protection, chemicals, such as herbicides, are expected to augment the demand for these products, driving the growth of the market.

In terms of application, the market is led by fruits & vegetable cultivation, which held more than 40% of the market share in 2021. Crops like maize, cotton, and wheat result in better yield when the right pesticides are used. The major challenge in the region is the lack of adequate resources and knowledge about the prevention of contamination when exposed to the environment. This risk has been increasingly witnessed in the African regions in the stored grains which were exposed to hazardous pesticides.

The market is hampered by the increasing awareness about the health issues caused by the excessive use of Crop protection Chemicals in the long term. In the region, there has been increasing importance to organic farming, which also hiked the demand for biopesticides. However, the farmers are still inclined more towards crop protection chemicals for a better yield. In terms of product type, the market was led by the insecticide segment, while the fungicides & bactericides segment recorded the highest historic CAGR of well above 12%. In the region, the farmers are also actively adapting to intensive farming techniques to increase the per hectare productivity, which also increased the demand for pesticides.

COVID-19 Impact
The market in the region was affected by the pandemic in a mixed manner, firstly the agricultural activities were to be continued even during these times which helped the market sustain. Along with this the inconsistent availability of man power for activities like weed removal compelled the consumer to shift to chemical methods. But on the other hand the market observed obstacles from the already economically struggling nations of the region during the period, along with travel restrictions hampering the supply chain.

Major companies mentioned: Basf SE, Bayer AG, Corteva AgriSciences, FMC Corporation, Huapont Life Sciences, Nufarm, Sumitomo Chemicals, Syngenta AG, UPL

Considered in the report
• Geography: Middle East & Africa
• Base year: 2021
• Historical year: 2016
• Forecasted year: 2027

Countries covered:
• Turkey
• Saudi Arabia
• Israel
• South Africa

Aspects covered in the report
• Market Size by Value for the period (2016-2027F)
• Market Share by Product Type (Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicides & Bactericides, and Others)
• Market Share by Application (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses, Fruits & Vegetables, and Others)
• Market Share by Region
• Market Share by Country

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We keep an eye on evolving markets and try to evaluate the potential of the products and services. If we find the market interesting, we start working on it and create the desired table of content, considering all aspects of the business. We start by creating separate questionnaires for C-level executives, national/regional sales personnel, company owners, dealers, distributors, and end-users. Once the questionnaires have been finalized, we start collecting the primary data (mostly through phone calls) and try to understand the market dynamics regionally or tier-wise. This process gives us in-depth details of the market, including all present companies, the top-performing products with reasons why they dominate; we get the details of new players and their innovative approaches; market trends; dynamics; and all the small details of the market. After the collection of primary inputs, we then cross-check the same with secondary sources that include associations, trade journals, annual reports, paid databases, newspapers, magazines, press releases, government sources, etc. From this, we get a rough estimate of the market and start checking existing product price variants, trade, production, raw material scenarios, policies and regulatory landscape, etc. Then, to finalize the market, we start collecting financials of each player present in the market, including limited, private limited, and LLPs. Moreover, we perform cross-industry and cross-region analysis of the product, and based on collected primary inputs and using statistical modelling, we start forecasting the market. We follow our forecasting algorithm, which is unique for each product but gives more weight age to primary inputs. At the same time, the content team starts preparing company profiles, market dynamics, market trends, five forces, PEST analysis, etc. Once the data is verified by the data expert, the team (primary team, content team, and data team) together crosscheck the segmentations; validate the market, and then the designing team starts plotting the graphs. Once the file is ready, the content team completes the report and makes sure that all the discussed points have been covered and provides their valuable inputs in the form of strategic recommendations for new as well as existing players. The QC team then checks the overall report that includes spell check, data verification, and makes the same dispatch ready and error-free.

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