Germany Crop Protection Chemicals Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% during the forecast period (2020-2025). Wheat, Sugar beets, vineyards, fruits and vegetables are major crops grown in the country which majorly uses pesticides. It has a relatively largely market share for pesticides in European Union with some of the major international companies such as BASF SE and Bayer CropScience AG having their presence in the region. The rise in adoption of biopesticides and favorable government policies are some of the factors driving the market growth for crop protection chemicals in the country.
Key Market Trends
Rise in Adoption of Bio pesticides
Their is a growing demand for organic food and farming in the country over the last few years. According to Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FIBL) statistics, the area under organic cultivation has increased from 1.25 in 2016 to 1.52 in 2018. As biopesticides are chemical-free, they are found to be used in large scale farming in the region.The country also plans to ban the use of chemical pesticides such as weed killer glyphosate by 2021 and 2023 because it wipes out insect populations crucial for ecosystems and pollination of food crops. The government is also planning to restrict its use in species-rich areas such as grasslands and orchard meadows. In this regard, Bio pesticides are found to be safer alternative for farmers due to their consistent proven effectiveness. Hence, companies such as BASF SE and Bayer Cropscience AG which are based in Germany are expanding their biopesticides product line to have a competitive edge over other players in the region.
Insecticides Dominating the Market
Germany remains one of the largest contributors to the sales of insecticide products in the country. The insecticide active ingredients sales in the country reached a record high of 15,344 metric ton, cornering around 32.7% of the agricultural pesticides market share, in 2016. Carbamates and pyrethroids are the most commonly used insecticide active ingredients in the country. The rising incidences of environmental damage, coupled with updrift toward organic farming, are favoring the growth of bioinsecticide products over conventional pesticide products in the German market. For instance in 2016, sales of biologically-derived active substances garnered 5.9% share of the insecticide active ingredient sales in the country.
Germany crop protection chemicals market is highly comptetitive with number of international crop protection chemicals company having their presence in the region. BASF SE, Bayer CropScience AG, FMC Corporation and Corteva Agriscience are some of the major players who are operating in this market. These players are investing heavily in R&D activities and are launching crop protection chemicals products that caters to the needs of the farmers in this region.
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