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Agricultural Surfactants Market by Type (Anionic, Nonionic, Cationic, and Amphoteric), Applications (Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides, and Others), Substrate Type (Synthetic and Bio-based), and by Region - Global Forecasts to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: February 2016
Report Code: AGI 4045

 

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The agricultural surfactants market is estimated to be valued at USD 1.1 Billion in 2015. The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2015 to 2020. The agricultural surfactants market is segmented on the basis of its type, application, and substrate type. The global agricultural surfactants market is projected to exhibit a lucrative growth potential in the next five years on account of the increasing demand of agrochemicals. The growth of this market is expected to be propelled by the developments in farming techniques such as precision farming. The increase in demand for food due to the rising population has resulted in the increase in demand for crop protection chemicals which is expected to drive the demand of agricultural surfactants. The increasing awareness of agrochemicals, application equipment (tractors, sprayers, dusters, and others), and increasing commercial agriculture, together will result in the growth of the agricultural surfactants market. The high growth potential in emerging markets, increase in demand of biosurfactants, and utilization of agricultural wastes in manufacturing bio-base surfactants provide growth opportunities to players in this market. This market is further segmented on the basis of region into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of the World (RoW).

This report includes estimation of market sizes for value (USD million) and volume (KT). Both, top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the size of the global agricultural surfactants market and to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market share in respective regions has been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and were verified through primary sources.

Agricultural Surfactants Market

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This report provides both qualitative and quantitative analyses of the agricultural surfactants market, the competitive landscape, and the preferred development strategies of key players. The key players preferred new product development, joint ventures, agreements, expansions, and acquisitions as preferred strategies to gain a larger share in the market. The report also analyzes the market dynamics and issues faced by leading players.

The target audience for the report includes:

  • Agrochemicals manufacturers
  • Raw material suppliers
  • Biostimulant manufacturers
  • Agricultural associations
  • Government bodies and venture capitalists
  • Research institutions and organizations

Leading players offering agricultural surfactants to other manufacturers involved in agrochemicals production have been included in this report. For instance, BASF SE (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Akzonobel N.V (The Netherlands), Evonik Industries (Germany), and Solvay S.A (Belgium) are the leading players profiled in the report.

“The study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus on in the next two to five years for prioritizing efforts and investments.”

Scope of the Report

On the basis of Type, the market is segmented as follows:

  • Anionic
  • Nonionic
  • Cationic
  • Amphoteric

On the basis of Application, the market is segmented as follows:

  • Fungicides
  • Insecticides
  • Herbicides
  • Others

On the basis of Substrate type, the market is segmented as follows:

  • Synthetic
  • Bio-based

On the basis of Region, the market is segmented as follows:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • RoW

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Years Considered
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Stakeholders
    1.6 Limitations

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Factor Analysis
           2.2.1 Introduction
           2.2.2 Demand-Side Analysis
                    2.2.2.1 Crop Protection: Key to Achieving Food Security
           2.2.3 Supply-Side Analysis
                    2.2.3.1 Development in Agrochemicals Industry
    2.3 Market Size Estimation
           2.3.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.3.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Research Assumptions & Limitations
           2.5.1 Assumptions
           2.5.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 29)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 33)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in this Market
    4.2 Agricultural Surfactants Across Different Regions
    4.3 Agricultural Surfactants Market Potential
    4.4 Agricultural Surfactants Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 37)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Market Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Increasing Pressure on Global Food Production
                    5.3.1.2 Development in Farming Practices and Technologies
                    5.3.1.3 Demand–Supply Gap in Agricultural Products
                    5.3.1.4 Adoption of Precision Farming and Protected Agriculture
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Growing Environmental Concerns
                    5.3.2.2 Use of Genetically Modified Seeds
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Growth in the Usage of Biosurfactants
                    5.3.3.2 Growth in Emerging Countries
                    5.3.3.3 Utilization of Agriculture Wastes
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Market Saturation
                    5.3.4.2 Adverse Effects of Agrochemicals on Human Health
                    5.3.4.3 Stringent Regulations

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 44)
    6.1 Value Chain Analysis
    6.2 Supply Chain Analysis
           6.2.1 Prominent Companies
           6.2.2 Small & Medium Enterprises
           6.2.3 End Users (Governments/Farmers/Crop Producers/Researchers)
           6.2.4 Key Influencers
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
           6.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.4 Threats of New Entrants
           6.3.5 Threats of Substitutes

7 Agricultural Surfactants Market, By Type (Page No. - 51)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Nonionic
    7.3 Anionic
    7.4 Cationic
    7.5 Amphoteric

8 Agricultural Surfactants Market, By Application (Page No. - 59)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Herbicides
    8.3 Fungicides
    8.4 Insecticides
    8.5 Other Agricultural Surfactants

9 Agricultural Surfactants Market, By Substrate Type (Page No. - 66)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Synthetic Surfactants
    9.3 Bio-Based Surfactants

10 Agricultural Surfactants Market, By Region (Page No. - 71)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 U.S.
             10.2.2 Canada
             10.2.3 Mexico
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 Ukraine
             10.3.2 France
             10.3.3 Italy
             10.3.4 Spain
             10.3.5 Germany
             10.3.6 Rest of Europe
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
             10.4.1 China
             10.4.2 Thailand
             10.4.3 Malaysia
             10.4.4 Japan
             10.4.5 India
             10.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
     10.5 Latin America
             10.5.1 Brazil
             10.5.2 Argentina
             10.5.3 Rest of Latin America
     10.6 Rest of the World (RoW)
             10.6.1 South Africa
             10.6.2 Other RoW Countries

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 104)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 Competitive Situation & Trends
             11.2.1 Expansions & Investments
             11.2.2 Mergers & Acquisitions
             11.2.3 New Product Developments

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 116)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 BASF SE
             12.2.1 Business Overview
             12.2.2 Products Offered
             12.2.3 Recent Developments
             12.2.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.2.5 MnM View
     12.3 DOW Chemical Company
             12.3.1 Business Overview
             12.3.2 Product Offerings
             12.3.3 Recent Developments
             12.3.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.3.5 MnM View
     12.4 Akzonobel
             12.4.1 Business Overview
             12.4.2 Products Offered
             12.4.3 Recent Developments
             12.4.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.4.5 MnM View
     12.5 Evonik Industries
             12.5.1 Business Overview
             12.5.2 Products Offered
             12.5.3 Recent Developments
             12.5.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.5.5 MnM View
     12.6 Solvay S.A.
             12.6.1 Business Overview
             12.6.2 Products Offered
             12.6.3 Recent Developments
             12.6.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.6.5 MnM View
     12.7 Huntsman
             12.7.1 Business Overview
             12.7.2 Products Offered
             12.7.3 Key Strategy
             12.7.4 Recent Developments
     12.8 Wilbur-Ellis Company
             12.8.1 Business Overview
             12.8.2 Products Offered
             12.8.3 Key Strategy
             12.8.4 Recent Developments
     12.9 Nufarm Limited
             12.9.1 Business Overview
             12.9.2 Products Offered
             12.9.3 Key Strategy
             12.9.4 Recent Developments
     12.10 Croda International Plc.
             12.10.1 Business Overview
             12.10.2 Products Offered
             12.10.3 Key Strategy
             12.10.4 Recent Developments
     12.11 Helena Chemical Company
             12.11.1 Business Overview
             12.11.2 Products Offered
             12.11.3 Key Strategy
             12.11.4 Recent Developments

13 Appendix (Page No. - 141)
     13.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Company Developments
             13.3.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
     13.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.5 Available Customizations
     13.6 Related Reports


List of Tables (60 Tables)

Table 1 Assumptions of the Study
Table 2 GM Crops & Biopesticides: Substitution Potential of Synthetic Pesticides in Various Crops
Table 3 Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 4 Nonionic Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 5 Anionic Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 6 Cationic Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 7 Amphoteric Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 8 Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 9 Market Size for Herbicides, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 10 Market Size for Fungicides, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 Market Size for Insecticides, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 12 Market Size for Others, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 14 Market Size for Synthetic Surfactants, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 Market for Bio-Based Surfactants, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 16 Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kt)
Table 18 North American Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 North American Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 20 North American Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 North American Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kt)
Table 22 U.S. Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Canada Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 24 Mexico Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 European Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 26 European Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 27 European Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 28 European Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kt)
Table 29 Ukraine Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 30 France Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 Italy Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 32 Spain Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 Germany Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 34 Rest of Europe Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 Asia-Pacific: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 36 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 38 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kt)
Table 39 China: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 40 Thailand: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 Malaysia: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 42 Japan: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 India: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 44 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 Latin America: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 46 Latin America: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 Latin America: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 Latin America: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kt)
Table 49 Brazil: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 50 Argentina: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 Rest of Latin America: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 52 RoW: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 53 RoW: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 54 RoW: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 55 RoW: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kt)
Table 56 South Africa: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 Other RoW Countries: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 Expansions & Investments, 2010–2015
Table 59 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010–2015
Table 60 New Product Developments,  2010-2015


List of Figures (47 Figures)

Figure 1 Agricultural Surfactants Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Research Design : Agricultural Surfactants Market
Figure 3 Losses Along the Food Chain
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Data Triangulation
Figure 7 Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 8 Market Size, By Application, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 9 Annual Crop Protection Chemicals Market Size, 2012–2020 (USD Million)
Figure 10 Agricultural Surfactants Market Share (Value), By Region, 2014
Figure 11 Growing Demand for Agrochemicals to Drive the Surfactants Market
Figure 12 North America to Dominate the Global Market in 2015
Figure 13 France is Projected to Grow at the Highest CAGR in Europe
Figure 14 Latin America to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 15 Increasing Pressure on Global Food Production Will Spur the Demand for Agricultural Surfactants
Figure 16 Registration & Formulation/Manufacturing Contribute the Most to the Value of the Overall Price of Surfactants
Figure 17 Distribution Channel Plays A Vital Role in the Supply Chain for Surfactants
Figure 18 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: Agricultural Surfactants Market
Figure 19 Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2015-2020 (USD Million)
Figure 20 Nonionic Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2015-2020 (USD Million)
Figure 21 Anionic Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2015-2020 (USD Million)
Figure 22 Cationic Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2015-2020 (USD Million)
Figure 23 Amphoteric Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2015-2020 (USD Million)
Figure 24 Overview: Agricultural Surfactants Market Size for Herbicides, By Region, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 25 Overview: Market Size for Fungicides, By Region, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 26 Overview: Market Size for Insecticides, By Region, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 27 Overview: Market Size for Others, By Region, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 28 Overview: Market Size for Synthetic Surfactants, By Region, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 29 Overview: Market Size for Bio-Based Surfactants, By Region, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 30 Agricultural Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 31 Companies Adopted Mergers & Acquisitions as the Key Growth Strategy for  2010 to 2015
Figure 32 Mergers & Acquisitions Fueled Growth and Innovation (2012 to 2014)
Figure 33 Battle for Market Share: Mergers & Acquisitions Was the Most Popular Growth Strategy
Figure 34 Annual Developments in the Agricultural Surfactants Market, 2010—2015
Figure 35 Geographic Revenue Mix of Top Five Market Players
Figure 36 BASF SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 BASF SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 38 DOW Chemical Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 DOW Chemical Company : SWOT Analysis
Figure 40 Akzonobel : Company Snapshot
Figure 41 Evonik Industries: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 Solvay  S.A.: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 Huntsman: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Wilbur-Elis Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Nufarm Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 46 Croda International PLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 Helena Chemical Company: Company Snapshot

The agricultural surfactants market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2015 to reach a projected value of USD 1.53 Billion by 2020. The growth of market is driven by the increase in demand of agrochemicals due to the increase in pressure on global food production. The market is further driven by factors such as development in farming practices and technology, increase in farm expenditure, adoption of precision farming, and protected agriculture.

Based on types of surfactants, the global market is estimated to be led by the nonionic segment, followed by the anionic. Surfactants are used on a large scale in regions where there is shrinkage of arable land to increase the efficiency of crop protection chemicals and meet the increasing demand of agricultural products.

Based on applications of agricultural surfactants, herbicides accounted for the largest market share in 2014, followed by fungicides. Herbicides are used in agricultural land to control or kill weeds. The herbicides segment is mainly driven by the change in farming practices and technologies.

North America accounted for the largest share in the agricultural surfactants market, followed by Europe. Growth in these regions is due to high rate of adoption of new technologies to increase the farm operations’ efficiency and to minimize the cost of operations. The Latin American region is projected to be the fastest-growing market due to commercialized cultivation of corn, soybean, coffee, and sugarcane crops.

Agricultural Surfactants Market

Stringent government regulations for the usage of agricultural surfactant products pose as one of the challenges for the market. Growing environmental concerns and use of genetically modified seeds are the restraints for the agricultural surfactants market.

The leading players that dominated the agricultural surfactants market include BASF SE (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Akzonobel N.V (The Netherlands), Evonik Industries (Germany), and Solvay S.A (Belgium). The key players have been exploring the market in new regions by adopting strategies such as acquisitions, new product launches, expansion & investments, agreements, partnerships, collaborations, and joint ventures.

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