In this report, Technavio covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global azoxystrobin market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of azoxystrobin in leading regions such as North America, APAC, Europe, Latin America, and MEA.
“The global agricultural industry has undergone significant developments in the past few decades, and production has increased. This is attributable to the increased use of chemical fungicides and hybrid seeds with advanced traits. Increased emphasis on economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the agriculture sector also contributes to this growth,” said Chandrakumar Badala Jaganathan, one of Technavio’s lead industry analysts for agrochemicals and fertilizers.
“Farmers are increasingly depending on organic practices. They have initiated efforts to optimize soil productivity while preserving its ability to function as a healthy medium. This has created a shift to organic alternatives such as bio fungicides,” added Chandrakumar.
Global azoxystrobin market by geography
- North America 29.56%
- APAC 25.06%
- Europe 22.93%
- Latin America 18.41%
- MEA 4.04%
Source: Technavio research
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Azoxystrobin market in North America: largest market
The azoxystrobin market in North America was valued at USD 172 million in 2015. Azoxystrobin is subject to stringent regulations in North America. Fungicides and other plant protection chemicals undergo extensive testing and review approval before approval. In the US, these chemicals must pass 120 health, safety, and environmental tests to prove effectiveness and safety before the US EPA grants registration to the manufacturers.
The arable land in North America decreased from 1.1 hectares per person in 1961 to 0.62 hectares per person in 2015. This has raised the need for increasing the output from the available farmlands. Consequently, the demand for fungicides such as azoxystrobin to improve productivity and help farms reduce the risk of crop wastage is also increasing.
Azoxystrobin market in APAC: second-largest market
The azoxystrobin market in APAC was valued at USD 145.8 million in 2015. APAC accounts for approximately 30% of the land available on earth and 60% of the population. The rising population and increase in food demand have compelled the use of fungicides to increase the crop yield. A larger proportion of the agricultural land in Asia is in India, which forms 62% of the land area in the region.
Azoxystrobin helps prevent diseases that can cause severe damage to the quantity and quality of crops. One such disease is the sheath blight disease in paddy caused by Rhizoctonia solani. It a highly destructive disease and causes severe economic losses. The disease decreases the yield by 7%-50%, depending on the cultivar.
Azoxystrobin market in Europe
The azoxystrobin market in Europe was valued at USD 133.4 million in 2015. The decreasing arable land per person in Europe is the prime factor that is compelling farmers to increase the productivity of their farms. This is consequently increasing the demand for agrochemicals in the region.
The implementation of a modified plant protection regulatory system and stringent regulations regarding environmental protection are also expected to drive the demand for fungicides in Europe.
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