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Crop Micronutrients Market

Crop Micronutrients Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Form (Chelated, Non-chelated), By Type (Zinc, Boron, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Copper) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2022-2030

Report Code: SRSC2599DR
Study Period 2018-2030 CAGR 7.23%
Historical Period 2018-2020 Forecast Period 2022-2030
Base Year 2021 Base Year Market Size USD 5.51 Billion
Forecast Year 2030 Forecast Year Market Size USD 10.32 Billion
Largest Market Asia Pacific Fastest Growing Market MEA
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Market Overview

The global crop micronutrients market size was valued at USD 5.51 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 10.32 billion in 2030 expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.23% from 2022 to 2028.

Essential nutrients, often known as crop micronutrients, are nutrients that are required by plants for growth as well as other metabolic functions. They have a significant impact on the improvement of characteristics like colour, flavour, the effectiveness of fertiliser usage, water consumption, disease resistance, and others. In addition to this, they assist the plant to establish large and robust roots, contribute to the production of full proteins and chemicals, and enhance the plant's resistance to disease.

The global crop micronutrients market share is being driven by a number of factors, including the efficiency of micronutrients in increasing crop yield and productivity, the growing awareness of the benefits of micronutrients among growers, and the decreasing availability of land suitable for agricultural production. However, the mining of micronutrient reserves, the availability of inexpensive alternatives and counterfeit goods, and a lack of understanding among farmers regarding the right dosage and administration of micronutrients are the reasons that are constraining the crop micronutrients market.

Market Dynamics

Market Driving Factors

Increased soil micronutrient deficiencies

Micronutrients are only accessible to the plant in trace amounts, yet a deficiency in these nutrients can cause illnesses to develop in crops. The primary contributors to micronutrient imbalances and deficiencies in soils across the world are changes in humidity, temperature, and pH levels. This issue affects soils of all types and types of climates. In an effort to alleviate the shortages, both governmental and non-governmental groups are placing greater emphasis on mineral fertilisation procedures. According to the FAO, nations like China, the United States of America, and India are responsible for consuming almost 50% of the mineral nutrients found in fertiliser. The usage of these nitrogen fertilisers is anticipated to increase to 199 million tonnes (219.3 million tonnes) by the year 2030, according to the same source that provided the previous forecast. In today's world, many nations have achieved self-sufficiency in terms of food production; nonetheless, there is still a demand to provide people with food that is high in nutrients through improving agricultural techniques. The nations are moving in the direction of employing something called "Integrated Nutrient Practices."

Global Decline in Arable Land to Support Growth

The expansion of the global market is being driven by the diminishing amount of land that is suitable for agriculture in the key agricultural producing nations as well as the growing amount of soil pollution. In addition, prominent market players' growing investments in research and development toward the creation of micronutrient fertilisers that are both inexpensive and effective will positively influence the market over the course of the forthcoming years. For example, AgXplore, a leading firm in the agricultural speciality industry, just introduced Microcoat, which is a combination of five different vita micro and secondary nutrients. The new product is an effective nutrient delivery fertiliser since it contains a composite of magnesium, sulphur, manganese, and molybdenum, in addition to zinc, and it is packaged as a dry fertiliser. In addition to this, Gunther Kreps, director of sales for AgXplore, was quoted as saying in a statement, "Because it gives dealers the flexibility to combine it with any phosphorus and potassium fertiliser combination, Microcoat is a real one-of-a-kind product. It gives dealers the opportunity to differentiate themselves from competitors in the market by providing additional value and profit."

Market Restraining Factors

The industry of organic fertilisers is booming

The trend of food consumption in industrialised nations is mostly seen changing toward better meals originating from healthy and safe sources, according to the "Megatrends in the Agri-Food Sector" report by the European Parliament. Due to this more people are becoming aware of the commercialization of agriculture and the widespread use of artificial and chemical fertilisers, both of which have a negative impact on human health. Therefore, individuals have a tendency to focus on the quality of their meals in nations where food production outpaces demand. Organic farming is used in around 181 nations. According to the 2017 "World Organic Agriculture- Statistics and Emerging Trends" study, organic farming is practised on 69.8 million hectares of farmland, with Australia, Argentina, and China has the largest amounts at 35.6 million, 3.4 million, and 1.4 million, respectively (3 million hectares). This industry employs over 2.9 million farmers, mostly in India, Uganda, and Mexico.

The organic market is expanding rapidly, and that too in developed nations. The US, Germany, and France are among the key markets, with an estimated market value of USD 97 billion in 2017. As a result, more organic food would be produced as the organic market grew. The need for organic agriculture inputs like organic fertilisers derived from plant and animal sources would rise as organic food production increased. Organic fertiliser is becoming more and more in demand, making it a possible market rival for companies that produce micronutrients.

Global Crop Micronutrients Market Opportunity

Construction of biodegradable chelates

In response to the numerous dangers associated with the use of non-biodegradable chelating agents, there has been an increased focus in recent years on the manufacturing of biodegradable chelates in various markets. NTA, EDDS, and ITS are the agents that have been created and adopted the most recently and are now being marketed extensively in the markets as an alternative to non-biodegradable agents. The removal of metals that are detrimental to the health of plants and soil, as well as the prevention of the precipitation of hazardous metals into the ground, are the primary reasons why these are utilised.

Farmers in the region are gradually transitioning away from the use of commodity fertiliser products and toward the use of specialised fertilisers, such as coated and encapsulated fertilisers, chelated fertilisers, and slow-release fertilisers. These fertilisers have a modest impact on the amount of water needed for crop development while yet providing a high growth potential. Fertilizer manufacturers are creating agricultural chelates, which are seen to rise in rising economies such as China and India. With the help of government regulations and subsidies, fertiliser manufacturers are generating agricultural chelates.

Regional Analysis

Because the vast bulk of agricultural production takes place across the Asia Pacific area, that region now controls the largest portion of the sector. The expansion of the crop micronutrients market share is being driven primarily by the expanding prevalence of modern agricultural methods as well as the rising demand for high-quality goods. The direct application of micronutrients as a therapy for plant deficiencies will lend even more support to the need within the sector.

The (MEA) area is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.8% between the years 2022 and 2028. This is supported by increased food demand as well as a rise in the proportion of land in this region that is being used for agricultural cultivation. In addition to that, there has been a considerable rise in the amount of fertiliser used in this region.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Form
  1. Chelated
  2. Non-chelated
By Type
  1. Zinc
  2. Boron
  3. Iron
  4. Manganese
  5. Molybdenum
  6. Copper
Company Profiles The Mosaic Company (US) Compass Minerals International (US) Valagro Yara International ASA (Norway) AkzoNobel (Netherlands) Nutrien Ltd. (Canada) BASF SE (Germany)
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The market for Crop micronutrients is segmented into the following categories: Form, Type and Region.

On the Basis of Form

In 2021, the chelated form segment was responsible for contributing more than 70% of the total revenue generated by the worldwide market. Chelated micronutrients have found widespread application in agricultural settings and are also supported in part by makers of fertilisers. They are inorganic nutrients that are encased in a molecule of organic material. In addition to this, the non-chelated counterparts of these micronutrients are not as stable as the chelated versions. Because of these qualities, they have gained popularity in the farming industry, which will increase this sector over the future years. In addition, as a result of the rising demand, the non-chelated category is expected to record the second fastest growth rate throughout the course of the projected year. Additionally, in chelated forms, they are beneficial to plants because they supply them with boron, zinc, copper, and other elements. As a result, this sector will similarly see significant growth during the time under consideration.

On the Basis of Type

Based on type the market is divided into the following: Zinc, Boron, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum and Copper. As a result of growing demand, the copper sector of the agricultural micronutrients market contributed around 20% of the total revenue in 2021. Micronutrients of the copper type are necessary for the effective production of proteins in plants because they activate enzymes that accelerate chemical processes. They also assist plants to overcome obstacles in the synthesis of vitamin A, which is one of the factors that are likely to fuel the expansion of this market sector.

The zinc variety is the market segment that is expected to have significant expansion over the course of the analysis period. It is anticipated that the market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9% from the year 2022 until the year 2028, which will result in an increase in demand for the sector during the duration of the forecast period.

Market Size By Form

Market Size By Form
  • Chelated
  • Non-chelated
  • Recent Developments

    The Mosaic Company and the Ethos Institute teamed up in February 2022 to assist its supply chain partners in addressing their effects.

    Corteva Agriscience and Marrone Bio signed a distribution agreement in February 2022, according to which Corteva would be the only European distributor for Kinsidro® Grow.

    A new fertiliser called GroShakti Plus, a better complex fertiliser with "EnPhos Technology" was introduced by Coromandel International Limited in September 2021 in India.

    The Mosaic Company and Sound Agriculture partnered strategically in March 2021 to develop and market a nutrient-efficiency solution. Plants will be able to acquire vital nutrients through the product's use of Sound Agriculture's bio-inspired chemistry, which also enables producers to maximise fertiliser inputs. It is anticipated that the jointly produced product would debut in the US by 2023 before expanding to the Americas, with an emphasis on Brazil, Argentina, and Canada.

    Haifa Group and AgrIOT inked a contract in July 2020. Haifa would provide around USD 2 million to AgrIOT in exchange for almost 30% of the business and exclusive worldwide distribution rights. Based on a straightforward snapshot that can be taken on any smartphone, AgrIOT's technology was able to identify the precise deficiency in nutrient absorption.

    Haifa Group introduced NutriNet in February of 2019 with the goal of enhancing the process of developing specialised fertilisation plans for producers and agronomy professionals. With the use of this instrument, farmers' decision-making might be supported by data on crops, soil types, water analysis, irrigation system configuration, and other growers' preferences.

    Key Players

    Crop Micronutrients Market Share of Key Players

    Crop Micronutrients Market Share of Key Players
    The Mosaic Company (US) Compass Minerals International (US) Valagro Yara International ASA (Norway) AkzoNobel (Netherlands) Nutrien Ltd. (Canada) BASF SE (Germany) Others

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the growth rate for the Crop Micronutrients Market?
    Crop Micronutrients Market size will grow at approx. CAGR of 7.23% during the forecast period.
    Some of the top industry players in Crop Micronutrients Market are, The Mosaic Company (US), Compass Minerals International (US), Valagro Yara International ASA (Norway), AkzoNobel (Netherlands), Nutrien Ltd. (Canada), BASF SE (Germany), etc.
    In the Crop Micronutrients Market, Asia Pacific has established itself as the market leader with a significant market share.
    The Crop Micronutrients Market has seen the most substantial growth rate in MEA.
    The global Crop Micronutrients Market report is segmented as follows: By Form, By Type

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