Nitrification Inhibitors Market - Forecast(2023 - 2028)

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Nitrification Inhibitors Market Overview 

Nitrification inhibitors market size is forecast to reach US$619.1 million by 2027, after growing at a CAGR of 3.1% during 2022-2027. Nitrification inhibitors are chemical substances that impede the nitrification of fertilizers containing ammonia, ammonium, or urea, which are applied to soil as fertilizers. Nitrification inhibitors such as dicyandiamide, nitrapyrin, and others are widely utilized in agriculture and horticulture as a controlled release fertilizer for soil management. Since these compounds temporarily reduce populations of Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter bacteria in soil, this results in improving the yield production. However, the effectiveness of nitrification inhibitors varies from the soil, climate, geography, and other factors and it may not it does not have consistent performance, these factors are resulting in a bottleneck for the growth of the nitrification inhibitors market. 

COVID-19 Impact 

The major economies across the world were under lockdown in the year 2020, because of which in the starting months of 2020 there was a decline in agriculture production. For instance, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, Australia's Wheat production in March 2020 was 15.2 million metric tonnes (MMT), down 0.4 MMT (3%) from February 2020, and 2.1 MMT (12%) from March 2019. Also, Thailand's rice production for April 2020 was about 18.0 million metric tonnes (milled basis), down 3% from March 2020 and 12% from April 2019. Similarly, there was a decline in agriculture production in other parts of the world, this resulted in a decline in demand for nitrification inhibitors. However, with increased emphasis on food security increased agriculture productivity was encouraged, which benefited the nitrification inhibitors market growth. In addition, it is projected that by the start of 2023, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic will be minimal, which will result in nitrification inhibitors market growth scenario similar to pre-Covid time.   

Report Coverage 

The report: "Nitrification Inhibitors MarketForecast (2022-2027)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Nitrification Inhibitors Market. 

By Type: Dicyandiamide (DCD), 2-Chloro-6-Trichloromethyl Pyridine (Nitrapyrin), Pronitradine, 3,4-Dimethylpyrazole Phosphate (DMPP), and Others 

By Crop Type: Food Crop (Cereals, Pulses, Wheat, Rice, Maize, and Others), Cash Crop (Cotton, Oilseeds, Sugarcane, Soyabean, and Others), Fruits (Apples, Grapes, Banana, Watermelons, and Others), Vegetables (Tomato, Potato, Onions, Carrot, and Others) Plantation Crop (Coffee, Tea, and Others) 

By End-Use Industry: Agriculture and Horticulture  

By Geography: North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico), Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Belgium, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Rest of APAC), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, and Rest of South America), Rest of the World (Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, and Rest of Middle East), and Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, and Rest of Africa)) 

Key Takeaways 

  • Asia-Pacific region dominated the nitrification inhibitors market, owing to the growth of the food grain production in the region. For instance, according to Invest India, the food grains production in India during 2019-20 was at 296.65 million metric tons, the highest level ever. 
  • The increasing research and development related to the new nitrification inhibitors will be a potential opportunity for the growth of the nitrification inhibitors market. 
  • The growing concern about the detrimental consequences of heavily fertilized agro-ecosystems releasing reactive nitrogen is leading to the increasing adoption of nitrification inhibitors, thereby driving market growth. 
  • Moreover, the increasing usage of nitrification inhibitors in fertilizers for food crops to increase the yield is further accelerating the growth of the market. 

    Figure: Asia-Pacific Nitrification Inhibitors Market Revenue, 2021-2027 (US$ Million)

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Nitrification Inhibitors Market Segment Analysis – By Type 

The 3,4-Dimethylpyrazole Phosphate (DMPP) held the largest share in the nitrification inhibitors market in 2021 and is growing at a CAGR of 3.2% during 2022-2027. The 3,4-Dimethylpyrazole Phosphate (DMPP) is widely utilized in fertilizers to reduce the nitrogen losses which occur due to nitrate leaching. In addition, its properties are superior to dicyandiamide (DCD) because its usage in soil management increases soil NH4+-N by 41.1%, which is higher than dicyandiamide (DCD). Also, the use of 3,4-Dimethylpyrazole Phosphate (DMPP) has been resulting?in?lower gaseous emissions from the soil, including?N2O, NH3,?NO, CH4, and CO2.?Moreover, 3,4-Dimethylpyrazole Phosphate (DMPP) decreased soil NO3--N content by 20.7%. Due, to these advantages of 3,4-Dimethylpyrazole Phosphate (DMPP) over other types, its usage is increasing, which is accelerating the nitrification inhibitors market growth.  

Nitrification Inhibitors Market Segment Analysis – By End-Use Industry 

Agriculture held the largest share in the nitrification inhibitors market in 2021 and is growing at a CAGR of 3.4% during 2022-2027. Nitrification inhibitors are widely employed in agriculture production for the soil management purpose to restrict nitrifying microorganisms in the soil from converting ammonium to nitrate nitrogen, which may damage the yield. Apart from this, in agriculture, nitrification inhibitors are commonly deployed to reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions while also increasing crop production. Also, the predictions about increased agriculture production globally will boost the demand for nitrification inhibitors, which will accelerate the market growth. For instance, according to the OECD-FOA Agriculture Outlook, worldwide agricultural production is expected to reach 3,04,403.61 tonnes by 2026. Thus, the projected agriculture production growth is expected to boost the nitrification inhibitors demand, thereby, propelling the market growth during the forecast period. 

Nitrification Inhibitors Market Segment Analysis – By Geography 

Asia-Pacific region held the largest share in the nitrification inhibitors market in 2021 up to 45%. The agriculture and horticulture activities are increasing in Asia-Pacific and also the production is growing from these activities, which is benefiting the nitrification inhibitors market growth. For instance, according to Invest India, India's overall horticulture production in 2019-2020 was 319 MMT, the greatest ever produced for the country. Furthermore, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), predicted Australia's cotton production in January 2022 at 5.5 million 480-pound bales, up 0.2 million bales from December 2021, and up 2.7 million bales or 96% from January 2021.  Thus, the growing horticulture and agriculture production in Asia-Pacific will further boost the nitrification inhibitors market growth. 

Nitrification Inhibitors Market Drivers 

Increasing government initiatives to bolster agriculture production 

Governments all across the globe are taking initiatives and measures to encourage and increase agriculture production to cater to the increasing demand for food from the growing world population. The increasing government initiatives all over the world will induce more agriculture production, which will further propel the nitrification inhibitors demands, thus benefiting the market growth. For instance, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) funds domestic companies to create, organize, and extend the direct producer-to-consumer market. Furthermore, the European Union has implemented the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which pays farmers with agricultural subsidies. Thus, due to various government initiatives and reforms, agriculture production is increasing, which acts as a driver for the growth of the nitrification inhibitors market.  

Growing Food Crop Production 

Nitrification Inhibitor is utilized for food crops such as wheat, coarse grains, and other similar crops to increase the yield production by reducing the bacteria in the soil. The increasing food crop production including wheat, coarse grains, and others across the world is accelerating the demand for nitrification inhibitors, which is further potential for market growth. For instance, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in the year 2019, the global production of wheat was 762.2 million metric tonnes, and in 2021 it was 775.9 million metric tonnes, an increase of about 2%. Furthermore, in the year 2019, the total production of coarse grains across the world was 1,417.2 million metric tonnes, and in the year 2020, it was 1,433.9 million metric tonnes, an increase of 1.2%. Thus, the increasing food crop production such as wheat, coarse grains, and others across the globe is expected to boost the demand for nitrification inhibitors, which will drive the nitrification inhibitors market growth during the forecast period. 

Nitrification Inhibitors Market Challenges 

Uncertain Efficiency of Nitrification Inhibitor 

Nitrification inhibitors have a huge amount of potential for reducing nitrous oxide emissions. However, nitrification inhibitors' performance varies depending on the soil, crop, and temperature. There is very little information on the inhibitor’s efficacy and ability to reduce nitrous oxide production under Australian circumstances. The market's growth could be hampered by the untested efficiency of nitrification inhibitors. Moreover, the use of compounds such as pyrazole as a nitrification inhibitor has the disadvantage of pyrazole rings being extremely volatile, which is not beneficial for agriculture usage, especially for food crops. Thus, factors such as the undiscovered potential of a nitrification inhibitor, limited types, and other factors are posing as a major challenge, which is restricting the growth of the nitrification inhibitors market. 

Nitrification Inhibitors Industry Outlook

Technology launches, acquisitions, and increased R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in this market. Nitrification Inhibitors top 10 companies include:

  1. BASF SE 
  2. Dow AgroSciences 
  4. Eco Agro 
  5. DowDuPont Inc 
  6. Evonik 
  7. National Fertilizers Limited 
  8. Nico Orgo Manures 
  9. Solvay SA 
  10. Koch Fertilizer, LLC 

Recent Developments

  • In September 2019, Koch Agronomic Services, LLC expanded its nitrification inhibitors business in Canada, with its product CENTURO. Business expansions like these will result in increased revenue benefits for the nitrification inhibitors market.  

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1. Nitrification Inhibitors Market: Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Nitrification Inhibitors Market- Executive Summary 
    2.1 Key Trends by Type 
    2.2 Key Trends by Crop Type 
    2.3 Key Trends by End-Use Industry 
    2.4 Key Trends by Geography
3. Nitrification Inhibitors Market– Comparative analysis 
    3.1 Market Share Analysis- Major Companies 
    3.2 Product Benchmarking- Major Companies 
    3.4 Top 5 Financials Analysis 
    3.5 Patent Analysis- Major Companies 
    3.6 Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided) 
4. Nitrification Inhibitors Market- Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium 
    4.1 Major startup company analysis: 
        4.1.1 Investment 
        4.1.2 Revenue 
        4.1.3 Product portfolio 
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario 
5. Nitrification Inhibitors Market– Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium 
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview 
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index 
    5.3 Successful Venture Profiles 
    5.4 Customer Analysis – Major companies 
6. Nitrification Inhibitors Market- Market Forces 
    6.1 Market Drivers 
    6.2 Market Constraints 
    6.3 Porters Five Force Model 
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 
        6.3.2 Bargaining Powers of Buyers 
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants 
        6.3.4 Competitive Rivalry 
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes
7. Levulinic Acid Market– Strategic Analysis 
    7.1 Value/Supply Chain Analysis 
    7.2 Opportunity Analysis 
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle 
    7.4 Distributor Analysis – Major Companies 
8. Nitrification Inhibitors Market-By Type (Market Size –US$ Million/Billion) 
    8.1 Dicyandiamide (DCD) 
    8.2 2-Chloro-6-Trichloromethyl Pyridine (Nitrapyrin) 
    8.3 Pronitradine 
    8.4 3,4-Dimethylpyrazole Phosphate (DMPP) 
    8.5 Others 
9. Nitrification Inhibitors Market-By Crop Type (Market Size -US$ Million/Billion) 
    9.1 Food Crop 
        9.1.1 Cereals 
        9.1.2 Pulses 
        9.1.3 Wheat 
        9.1.4 Rice 
        9.1.5 Maize 
        9.1.6 Others 
    9.2 Cash Crop 
        9.2.1 Cotton 
        9.2.2 Oilseeds 
        9.2.3 Sugarcane 
        9.2.4 Soyabean 
        9.2.5 Others 
    9.3 Fruits 
        9.3.1 Apples 
        9.3.2 Grapes 
        9.3.3 Banana 
        9.3.4 Watermelons 
        9.3.5 Others 
    9.4 Vegetables 
        9.4.1 Tomato 
        9.4.2 Potato 
        9.4.3 Onions 
        9.4.4 Carrot 
        9.4.5 Others 
    9.5 Plantation Crop 
        9.5.1 Coffee 
        9.5.2 Tea 
        9.5.3 Others 
10. Nitrification Inhibitors Market-By End-Use Industry (Market Size -US$ Million/Billion) 
    10.1 Agriculture 
    10.2 Horticulture
11. Nitrification Inhibitors Market-By Geography (Market Size -US$ Million/Billion) 
    11.1 North America 
        11.1.1 USA 
        11.1.2 Canada 
        11.1.3 Mexico 
    11.2 Europe 
        11.2.1 UK 
        11.2.2 Germany 
        11.2.3 France 
        11.2.4 Italy 
        11.2.5 Netherlands 
        11.2.6 Spain 
        11.2.7 Russia 
        11.2.8 Belgium 
        11.2.9 Rest of Europe 
    11.3 Asia-Pacific 
        11.3.1 China 
        11.3.2 Japan 
        11.3.3 India 
        11.3.4 South Korea 
        11.3.5 Australia and New Zealand 
        11.3.6 Indonesia 
        11.3.7 Taiwan 
        11.3.8 Malaysia 
        11.3.9 Rest of APAC 
    11.4 South America 
        11.4.1 Brazil 
        11.4.2 Argentina 
        11.4.3 Colombia 
        11.4.4 Chile 
        11.4.5 Rest of South America 
    11.5 Rest of the World 
        11.5.1 Middle East 
   Saudi Arabia 
   Rest of Middle East 
        11.5.2 Africa 
   South Africa 
   Rest of Africa 
12. Nitrification Inhibitors Market – Entropy 
    12.1 New Product Launches 
    12.2 M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships 
13. Nitrification Inhibitors Market–Industry / Segment Competition landscape Premium Premium 
    13.1 Company Benchmarking Matrix – Major Companies 
    13.2 Market Share at Global Level - Major companies 
    13.3 Market Share by Key Region - Major companies 
    13.4 Market Share by Key Country - Major companies 
    13.5 Market Share by Key Application - Major companies 
    13.6 Market Share by Key Product Type/Product category- Major companies 
14. Nitrification Inhibitors Market – Key Company List by Country Premium Premium 
15. Nitrification Inhibitors Market Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, and Developments 
    15.1 Company 1 
    15.2 Company 2 
    15.3 Company 3 
    15.4 Company 4 
    15.5 Company 5 
    15.6 Company 6 
    15.7 Company 7 
    15.8 Company 8 
    15.9 Company 9 
    15.10 Company 10 and more 
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