The global garden pesticide market was valued at USD 6.04 billion in 2022. It is estimated to reach USD 9.64 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.34% during the forecast period (2023–2031). Increased awareness that several pests can be controlled without chemicals fuels the garden pesticide industry. Furthermore, there is a surging demand for innovative gardening concepts, integrated pest management for home gardeners, growth in the landscaping market, surging green spaces in commercial areas, increased vector-borne diseases, and demand for edible gardening.
Pesticides, including herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, have been widely used to increase crop yield and protect it from objectionable organisms (clean, fresh vegetables with no visible spots or perforations caused by pathogens). Pesticides are plant protection products that act against harmful organisms and biocides that can kill, repel, or render pests innocuous. According to World Health Organization guidelines, however, only safe pesticides should be used to cultivate flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
The pesticides applied to lawns and gardens are intended to be toxic to unwanted pests. Consequently, they can be detrimental to unwanted pests. In addition, pesticides comprise two basic components, i.e., active chemicals and inert substances. The active ingredient in the pesticide offers it its pesticidal qualities. It also gives its technical grade, which is pure pesticide. In its purest form, pesticides are rarely utilized. Most inert compounds are added to improve storage, handling, application, efficacy, or safety.
|Market Size||USD 9.64 billion by 2031|
|Fastest Growing Market||Europe|
|Largest Market||North America|
|Report Coverage||Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends|
The landscaping industry is considered an essential service and is expected to grow owing to the increase in high disposable incomes and the growing demand for enhancing aesthetics and beautifying landscapes. North America remains a mature market in the landscaping industry owing to the increase in urbanization. Nearly 80% of the population residing in developed countries such as the US and Canada have shown interest in landscaping activities. With the increase in the population, the need to enhance and maintain public and private properties has increased the need for greenery for healthy and clean neighborhoods, which demand garden pesticides. Hence, the growing maintenance of public and commercial green spaces is expected to boost the market during the forecast period.
Vector-borne diseases (VBD) are infections caused by pathogens and transmitted via mosquitos, flies, snails, rats, and bugs. These diseases cause over 0.7 million deaths annually across the globe. Among the deaths caused by VBDs, mosquitoes are the most threatening vectors, having caused over 627,000 malaria deaths in 2020. Hence, the demand for garden pesticides is expected to grow owing to the growing consciousness among government and public bodies during the forecast period.
Pesticides are frequently used to prevent and eliminate VBDs. This is because their use is comprehensively high as they are effective and stable. The rise in pest awareness among residential and commercial customers has been driving the growth opportunities in these regions for vendors of pesticide products. The growth in the income of middle-class customers and the adoption of better lifestyles also boost market growth.
Regulations concerning the use of pesticides are changing across regions, with newer chemical-based pest solutions being brought in and the older ones phasing out. The laws binding the use of chemical-based pesticides in preventing and exterminating pests and termites have added to the already existing complexity in the industry. Regulations related to the use or non-use of certain types of pesticides and certain pest control methods have also been framed, thereby impacting the market dynamics.
Additionally, the impact of certain chemical-based pesticides on human health and the environment is addressed using various regulations. Since most vendors opt for inorganic growth, local regulations differ among regions and impact the leveraging capabilities of the parent company. Moreover, compliance with varied regulations across the globe hampers the operational efficiency of companies.
Gardeners wish to have their gardens chemical-free and ensure that gardens are grown without pests, which reduces labor in gardening activities. Certain plants and insects are harmless to gardens and help to kill pests that damage gardens. Pest-repellant plants have largely decreased the use of garden pesticides, producing a chemical-free crop yield. Pesticides are also being replaced organically by planting more pest-repellent plants in gardens.
Since the growing urbanization has increased the demand for innovative gardening ideas across residential and commercial spaces, the probability of plants being attacked by pests has also increased with low maintenance for gardens. Hence, gardeners are looking forward to replacing the threat by planting pest repellants that minimize the application of pesticides and help produce effective yields during the forecast period. Thus, such factors will create opportunities for market growth.
North America Dominates the Global Market
Based on region, the global garden pesticide market is bifurcated into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.
North America is the most significant global garden pesticide market shareholder and is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 5.54% during the forecast period. North America is a mature market in the garden industry owing to the high penetration of residential and commercial spaces, coupled with high disposable income. Garden and lawn care are becoming increasingly popular among younger households as part of landscape maintenance. The growing health awareness among millennial customers drives the demand for food self-sufficiency and vegetable cultivation in their backyards. During COVID-19, over 16 million new gardeners, many under 35, enrolled in gardening. It was also observed that people aged 35–44 spent nearly USD 608.54 on gardening activities, expecting an increase in the demand for garden pesticides during the forecast period. Landscape installation work has increased by 59%; design/build work has grown by 44%; mowing and maintenance have increased by 43%; and lawn care services have increased by 38%, for which the demand for pesticides is expected to grow during the forecast period.
Europe is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 4.33% over the forecast period. Due to high disposable incomes and urbanization fuel demand for gardening supplies, including garden pesticides, Europe is a major market for gardening supplies and other tools. One of the world's largest and wealthiest economies, Europe accounts for one-sixth of the global GDP. People are developing their gardens to improve their lifestyles because of increased urbanization. In addition, Europe is the world's most important production area for flowers and potted plants, with a share of about 7% of the total production acreage, 37,319 holdings, and a production value of USD 1,200 million, catering to close to 42%. The growing dependency on floriculture and other ornamental plants is expected to grow the application of garden pesticides during the increasing dependency on neighboring countries, and increasing labor is expected to drive the demand. However, the regulation by the government is likely to revisit the application and presence of active ingredients, which is likely to affect sales in Europe.
The Asia-Pacific region hosts a large youth population, better suited to new products with high acceptance. With economic growth, rising per capita income, and improved disposable incomes, consumer spending toward garden pesticides is likely to be more owing to availability and affordable prices at which it is available compared to developed countries. The demand for gardening has been extensively observed in countries like India, Thailand, and Indonesia, to name a few, where most indoor plants include floral and ornamental plants where the probability of luring insects is high, for which the application of garden pesticides is expected to hold a significant demand. In addition, China is the most significant producer and exporter of garden pesticides, while India is the second largest in Asia. The application of pesticides is majorly used in agriculture. It is quickly expanding in emerging countries where vendors are also expanding their products in the lawn and gardening industry, particularly in Southeast Asia.
The Latin American region holds absolute growth owing to convenient regulation standards and high production of pesticides from countries like Brazil. Most households depend on their garden produce in developing nations like Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile. Home gardens have been an important part of local food systems in the region. The region is expected to drive the market owing to consumption and moderate regulations by the government, which are likely to drive the market during the forecast period.
In the Middle East and Africa, the application of garden pesticides in countries like Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey has witnessed a huge demand owing to the increase in the growth of fruits and vegetables, which account for a significant portion of their GDP use pesticides in their fruit and vegetable gardens due to increased threat of rodents is likely to lure many vendors in the market. The humid climatic conditions and low water availability are likely to increase pest diseases in gardens, for which the demand for garden pesticides will likely grow moderately.
Competitive Analysis of the Global Garden Pesticide Market:
The global garden pesticide market share is bifurcated into the pesticide type, raw materials, sales channel, and formulation type.
The herbicides segment is the most significant contributor to the market share and is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 5.66% over the forecast period. Herbicides are pesticides that destroy unwanted plants or weeds that grow between plants or crops. The increasing urbanization has led to increased demand for urban greens in cities, considering lawns the most prefabricated landscape design element enhancing the beauty of populated cities. In addition, turfs are the most cost-effective landscapes to beautify abandoned or demolished landscapes. The rising demand for urbanization has raised concerns about economically regulating weeds by substituting animal labor with mechanical methods.
Herbicides are often sprayed either during pre-emergence or post-emergence of weeds. These are used before or after the emergence of weeds from the soil and start growing. Weeds are killed by herbicide pre-emergence soon after germinating through the soil surface. Weeds already grown and visible are controlled with post-emergence herbicides, which home gardeners extensively use.
Based on raw materials, the global garden pesticide market is bifurcated into synthetic and natural pesticides.
The synthetic pesticides segment owns the highest market share and is predicted to exhibit a CAGR of 5.16% over the forecast period. The production of synthetic pesticides has majorly increased with the rising demand for greenery and the growing awareness of the application of pesticides. Synthetic pesticides usually comprise organochlorines, organophosphates, carbamates, and pyrethroids. Moreover, pyrethroids are synthetic chemical compounds procured from chrysanthemum (cinerariaefolium) flowers. Due to these properties, they control pest insects in farms, residences, communities, restaurants, hospitals, and schools. The growing accessibility and availability of pesticides with detailed instructions on the label with effective solutions is expected to increase the demand for synthetic pesticides.
Based on sales channels, the global garden pesticide market is bifurcated into online and offline sales channels.
The offline sales channel segment dominates the global market and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.04% over the forecast period. The rapid rise of organized retail chains has transformed the way the sale of agricultural products in offline stores. The surging demand for food across the globe has increased the availability of agribusiness products, which include pesticides. Moreover, organized retail markets provide an effective channel to link many enthusiastic gardeners and other horticulture professionals. End-users who have concerns regarding the formulation or understanding of key active ingredients can easily approach the salesperson to clarify their queries either face-to-face or through the telephone.
Supermarkets and hypermarkets hold various products for consumers to choose from diverse brands across such stores. Due to large customer footfall, these stores provide ample opportunities for lawn and gardening vendors to highlight their products across the market. In supermarkets and hypermarkets, vendors sell their products by acquiring a large shelf space. At the same time, in small retail shops and departmental stores, the sale is boosted by cordial relations (offers, gifts, and product promotions) with retailers.
Based on formulation type, the global garden pesticide market is divided into solid and liquid formulations.
The liquid formulation segment accounts for the largest market share and is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 5.87% over the forecast period. The liquid formulation market consists of four types of common liquid formulations that are generally mixed with water; it is instructed on the labels that the pesticide must be carried in crop oils or lighter fuels as a carrier. The benefit of this formulation is that there is no inhalation hazard to the user during mixing as the powder is already suspended in water, allowing it to be poured. Liquid flowable forms a suspension in the spray tank and holds the same potential problems in any suspension. Moreover, it does not require constant disturbance during application owing to the extremely small size of the suspended particles.