India Crop Protection Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by mode of action (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, nematicides, molluscicide and others), by origin (synthetic and bio-based), by the application (grains and cereals, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, turf and ornamentals, and others)

Market Snapshot

India Crop Protection Chemicals Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 4.2 %

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Market Overview

India Crop Protection Chemicals Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.2%during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • Agriculture is the backbone of the India's ecnomy as it employs approximately half of the India's workforce contribution ~17% to India's GDP. Despite this, farmers in India continues to face challenges such as lack of irrigation facilities, depleting water table levels and fragmentation of land. Farmers lose a significant part of their income as their crop are being attacked by pests and weeds. Crop protection chemicals can play a vital role when judiciously applied protects the crop and produce from pests and increase the farm productivity.

Scope of the report

Crop protection chemicals constitute a class of agrochemicals, which are used for preventing the deterioration of crops from insects and pest infestation. The report has been segmented on the basis of application such as grains and cereals, pulses and oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, turf and ornamentals, and commercial crops.

By Mode of Action
By Origin
By Application
Grains and Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Fruits and Vegetables
Commercial Crops
Turf and Ornamentals

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Key Market Trends

Growing Need For Enhancing Agricultural Productivity

India is a largely agrarian country with more than 50% of the population depending on agriculture for their livelihood. However, the contribution of Agriculture to the country's economy is decreasing over the last few years. The primary reason behind this is the fact that crop yields in India are much lower than regions such as North America and Europe, and even similar countries such as China. The average yield of food grains in the country stood at 2.99 metric ton per hectare in the year 2016, while the global average stood at 3.97 metric ton per hectare. With the need for increasing crop yields, the demand for crop protection chemicals is expected to increase at a robust rate over the forecast period.

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Increase in Adoption of Biopesticides

There is an increase in adoption of biopesticides in Indis owing to the fact that they are essentially less harmful (as compared to regular synthetic pesticides), biopesticides typically affect only the target pest and other organisms that are closely related to it, as against broad-spectrum conventional pesticides, which can be harmful to other organisms. The government of India has adopted Integrated Pest Management Practises (IPM), with more emphasis on the use f bio-pesticides and pesticides of plant origin like Neem formulations. Major agrochemical companies are investing in R&D to bring new biological products that cater to the needs of Indian farmers. Hence, the promotion of Bio-pesticides by Government coupled with investment in R&D by major companies is stimulating the market growth during the forecast period.


Competitive Landscape

India crop protection chemicals market is highly competitive with major players including Bayer AG, UPL Limited, BASF SE, which are Rallies India Limited occupying a major share in the region. New product launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships are the major strategies adopted by these leading companies in the market. These companies are also focusing on making an investment in innovations, collaborations, and expansions, in order to increase their market share.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Mode of Action

      1. 5.1.1 Herbicide

      2. 5.1.2 Fungicide

      3. 5.1.3 Insecticide

      4. 5.1.4 Nematicide

      5. 5.1.5 Molluscicide

      6. 5.1.6 Others

    2. 5.2 By Origin

      1. 5.2.1 Synthetic

      2. 5.2.2 Bio-based

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.3.2 Pulses and Oilseeds

      3. 5.3.3 Fruits and Vegetables

      4. 5.3.4 Commercial Crops

      5. 5.3.5 Turf and Ornamentals


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.3.2 Bayer AG

      3. 6.3.3 FMC Corporation

      4. 6.3.4 UPL Ltd

      5. 6.3.5 Rallies India Limited

      6. 6.3.6 Nagarjuna Agrichem Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 Crystal Crop Protection Ltd

      8. 6.3.8 Excel Crop Care Ltd


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Frequently Asked Questions

The India crop protection chemicals (Pesticides) market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The India crop protection chemicals (Pesticides) market is growing at a CAGR of 4.2% over the next 5 years.

FMC Corporation, UPL Ltd, Rallies India Limited, BASF SE, BAYER AG are the major companies operating in India crop protection chemicals (Pesticides) market.

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