Agricultural Antibacterials Market - Segmented by Type, Crop Type, Forms and Geography- Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

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The Global Agricultural Antibacterials Market was valued at USD 9.73 billion in 2017 and is expected to register a CAGR of 3.9% during the forecast period (2018-2023). Europe is one of the largest regions contributing the agricultural antibacterials market. Italy and France are the major countries accounting for large market share in Europe.

Antibacterials in Agriculture are also known as antibiotics which are used to eradicate the diseases caused by bacterial infections in plants. The major categories of antibacterials types available in the market are copper based, dithiocarbamate, amide, antibiotic and others. These antibacterials are applicable to different crop types like cereals & grains, oilseeds & pulses, fruits & vegetables. Foliar spray, soil treatment are the modes of applications. The agricultural antibacterial market is segmented on the basis of form into liquid, liquid dispersible granules, wettable powders.

The Fastest Market Growing Segment by Crop Type – Cereals & Grains

Cereals & grains has the huge potential to be the fastest growing segment as this segment constitutes for the major consumption compared to other crop types. Most of the population globally, depends on the cereals & grains for their food as they are rich in carbohydrates, fiber and other nutritional contents. The grains & cereals include the crops like corn, rice, wheat, oats, barley rye and other crops. These help in eradicating chronic diseases, when included as a part of diet. As the consumption is more, the production of cereals & grains is also huge which is increasing the consumption of agricultural antibacterial products, reflecting in the fastest growth of antibacterials for cereals & grains.


Increasing Bacterial Infections in Crops

The diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria are increasing as they are contagious. During the process of attack, plant pathogenic bacteria shows different symptoms to plant like galls, wilts, overgrowth, leaf spots, specks, blights, cankers, soft rots, scabs. The plants affected by bacteria are resulting in low yield, inefficient crops. The crop obtained from the plant which are affected from bacteria are low in quality and quantity. It effects the expectation of farmer as they face loses due to the improper crop. Increasing health consciousness globally, reflects in avoiding the consumption of disease effected crops. The consequences due to plant bacterial diseases has increased the market for antibacterials in agriculture. The antibacterials helps in eradicating the occurrence and transforming of diseases and provides antibiotics to fight against the disease causing bacteria. Therefore, the increasing bacterial infections in crops has increased the market for antibacterials.


Increasing Levels of Environmental Toxicology

The major restraint for agricultural antibacterial market is the increasing levels of toxicology levels in environment. The usage of different types of antibacterials in agriculture causes many phototoxic effects like yellowing of leaf margin, patches on leaves, distortion of new leaves. The high usage of antibacterials effects the organisms present in soil which results in improper supply of essential nutrients to plants and they also effect aquatic animals when they are present in water in large quantities. The environmental toxicology is increasing as the antibacterials used are present in water, soil, plants. It results in degrading the environment and the health of animals, humans as they are rich in antibacterials which poses negative effect.

Key Developments of Agricultural Antibacterials Market

  • Dec 2017 – A report was released by UN stating that over usage of antibiotics in agriculture has posed serious threat to human health.
  • Nov 2017 – World health organization recommended to limit the usage of antibiotics unnecessarily in agriculture or animal sector as they are resulting in developing the antibiotic resistance.
  • Major Players:   BASF SE, Bayer Cropscience, Dow Agrosciences LLC, FMC Corporation, Nippon Soda Co. Ltd, Nufarm Limited, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd, Syngenta AG, list not exhaustive.




Agricultural Antibacterials Market

Study Period

(2014 – 2023)

Market Size in 2017

USD 9.73 billion

Market Size in 2023

USD  12.15 billion

Growth Rate


Largest Market Share by Region


Key Developments

  • Dec 2017 – United Nations Environment states that over usage of antibiotics harms the human health.
  • Nov 2017 – World health organization recommended to limit the usage of antibiotics unnecessarily.

Companies Covered

BASF SE, Bayer Cropsciences, Dow Agrosciences LLC, FMC Corporation, Nippon Soda Co. Ltd amongst others.

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1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Key Findings of the Study                     

2. Research Scope & Methodology                                         

                2.1 Study Deliverables                  

                2.2 Study Assumptions                 

                2.3 Research Methodology                         

                2.4 Research Phases                      

3. Market Dynamics                                       

                3.1 Drivers                          

                                3.1.1 Increasing Bacterial Infections in Crops       

                                3.1.2 Increase in Need for Food Security              

                                3.1.3 Change in Farming Practices and Technologies        

                3.2 Restraints                    

                                3.2.1 Increasing Levels of Environmental Toxicology        

                                3.2.2 Lack of Awareness Regarding Antibacterial Products            

                                3.2.3 Harmful Effects due to Overdosage of Active Ingredients  

                3.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis                               

                                3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers        

                                3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers             

                                3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants     

                                3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services              

                                3.3.5 Degree of Competition      

4. Market Segmentation                                              

                4.1 By Type                        

                                4.1.1 Copper based        

                                4.1.2 Dithiocarbamate   

                                4.1.3 Amide       

                                4.1.4 Antibiotic 

                                4.1.5 Others      

                4.2 By Crop Type                             

                                4.2.1 Cereals & Grains   

                                4.2.2 Oilseeds & Pulses 

                                4.2.3 Fruits & Vegetables     

                                4.2.4 Commercial Crops

                                4.2.5 Turf & Ornamentals        

                4.3 By Form                       

                                4.3.1 Liquid        

                                4.3.2 Liquid-Dispersible Granules             

                                4.3.3 Wettable Powder

                4.4 By Geography                           

                                4.4.1 North America       




                                       Rest of North America

                                4.4.2 Europe      




                                       Rest of Europe

                                4.4.3 Asia-Pacific              




                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                4.4.4 South America       


                                       Rest of South America

                                4.4.5 Africa & Middle-East           

                                       South Africa

                                       Rest of Africa

5. Competitive Landscape                                           

                5.1 Most Adopted Strategies                     

                5.2 Most Active Companies                        

                5.3 Market Share Analysis                           

6. Company Profiles                                       

                6.1 BASF SE                        

                6.2 Bayer Cropscience                   

                6.3 Dow Agrosciences LLC                           

                6.4 FMC Corporation                                     

                6.5 Nippon Soda Co. Ltd                               

                6.6 Nufarm Limited                        

                6.7 Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd                                 

                6.8 Syngenta AG                              

                List Not Exhaustive                         

7. Future Outlook of the Market                                              

8. Appendix                                       

9. Disclaimer                                      

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