1-MCP Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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1-MCP Market Overview:

1-MCP Market size is estimated to reach $585.49 Million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 8.15% during the forecast period 2024-2030. 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) serves as a pivotal plant growth regulator employed in the preservation of cut flowers, potted flowers, and bedding plants. Its primary role lies in preventing the generation of ethylene, a natural plant hormone responsible for triggering ripening and senescence processes. The effectiveness of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) is contingent on several key factors, each playing a crucial role in maximizing its benefits. Harvest maturity stands as a pivotal consideration, as the timing of 1-MCP application significantly influences its ability to delay ripening.

Furthermore, Increasing Consumer Demand for Fresh Fruits, Non-toxicity is the Major Driver Expanding the Market Growth and Enhancing the Postharvest Life of Natural Fruits and Vegetables is a Key Driver for 1-MCP Market are the driving factors of the market. Additionally, the type of fruit packaging material employed can influence the overall success of 1-MCP treatment. Utilizing 1-MCP technology empowers growers to mitigate issues such as premature ripening and blackening during storage and transportation. This, in turn, enables the preservation of fruit firmness, reduction in weight loss, and preservation of the fruit's taste. As a result, retailers experience improved fruit quality, leading to increased sales and a heightened demand for fresh-keeping products within the 1-Methylcyclopropene market.

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1-MCP Market - Report Coverage:

The “1-MCP Market Report - Forecast (2023-2030)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the 1-MCP Market.



By Purity

  • 95-98%

  • 98-99%

  • >99%

By Assay

  • 0.03%

  • 1%

  • <_ 3.3%

  • >_ 3.5%

  • 5%

By Packaging

  • Sachet

  • Spray

  • Tablet

  • Carton/Box

  • Others

By Application


  • Pear

  • Peach

  • Plum

  • Kiwi

  • Mango

  • Papaya

  • Strawberry

  • Pineapple                          

  • Guava

  • Others         


  • Broccoli

  • Cauliflower

  • Beans

  • Lettuce

  • Mushroom

  • Kale

  • Peppers

  • Cucumber

  • SweetCor

  • Tomatoes

  • Eggplants

  • Carrots

  • Others


  • Rose

  • Lily

  • Orchids

  • Carnations

  • Tulip

  • Pansy

  • Hibiscus

  • Gerbera

  • Others


  • Greenhouse

  • Shipping

  • Containers

  • Others

By End Users

  • Growers

  • Shippers

  • Wholesalers

  • Florists

  • Retailers

COVID-19 / Ukraine Crisis - Impact Analysis:
The market for 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) experienced notable impacts from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The disruptions caused by lockdowns, travel restrictions, and changes in consumer behavior had cascading effects throughout the agricultural and horticultural sectors. While the demand for fresh produce remained essential, supply chain challenges emerged, affecting the distribution and accessibility of 1-MCP products. The pandemic-induced logistical constraints led to delays in shipments, creating uncertainties in the availability of 1-MCP for growers and postharvest management. Additionally, the economic repercussions of the pandemic prompted some businesses to reevaluate budgets and prioritize essential expenses, potentially impacting investments in innovative postharvest technologies like 1-MCP. However, as the industry gradually adapts to the new normal, there are opportunities for resilience and recovery. The increased focus on sustainable agriculture and the need to reduce food waste may stimulate renewed interest in 1-MCP solutions, emphasizing their role in enhancing the shelf life of fresh produce amid challenging supply chain dynamics.

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has reverberated across global markets, and the 1-MCP (1-Methylcyclopropene) market has not been immune to its effects. The turmoil in Ukraine, a significant global supplier of raw materials for various industries, has led to disruptions in the supply chain, impacting the availability and pricing of key inputs for the production of 1-MCP. As Ukraine is a major exporter of phosphorus, a critical component in the manufacturing of 1-MCP, the crisis has contributed to price volatility and supply uncertainties in the market. Additionally, geopolitical tensions and the resulting economic uncertainties have influenced investor sentiment, affecting overall market dynamics. The crisis has prompted businesses in the 1-MCP market to reassess their supply chain strategies, navigate through potential logistical challenges, and closely monitor geopolitical developments. These multifaceted challenges underscore the interconnectedness of global markets and highlight the need for resilience and adaptability within the 1-MCP industry during times of geopolitical upheaval.

Key Takeaways:

● 95-98% dominated the 1-MCP Market in Fastest Growing Segment

95-98% dominated the 1-MCP Market with a value share of approximately 40% in 2022. The 1-MCP with a purity of ≥95% is widely used for the application of vegetables. 1- Methylcyclopropene reduces the intensity of respiration, obviously slows down the loss of nutrients in vegetables, maintains or improves the taste of vegetables, lessens the stringent requirements for low temperature during the transportation of vegetables, and increases the shelf life of vegetables. However, 98-99% is estimated to be the fastest- growing, with a CAGR of 9.28% over the forecast period of 2023-2030. Owing to the effectiveness of 1-MCP on fruits and vegetables the market is growing

● Fruits Take the Lead in 1-MCP Market

Fruits dominated the 1-MCP Market with a value share of approximately 29% in 2022. Fruit manufacturers use 1-MCP by either applying it as a gas to their produce or by treating it with the chemical in a controlled environment. This helps to reduce waste and increase the time during which the fruit can be sold and consumed. However, Shipping Containers is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 9.70%. It is owing to demand of 1-MCP across Shipping Container industry is being driven by increasing global trade particularly in crops, fruits and vegetables. As per the FAO, Global trade of fruits and vegetables has increased by over 20% in the past decade, reaching around US $150 billion in 2022.

● Increasing Consumer Demand for Fresh Fruits is a Major Driver Propelling the Growth of the Market

Companies are strategically evolving in response to the surging demand for fresh foods, as indicated by the projected global fresh produce sales of $114.2 billion in 2020, a positive development fostering growth in both European and international trade, according to The European Fresh Produce Association. Emphasizing the importance of a healthy lifestyle, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a daily intake of 400g of fruits and vegetables while advocating for reduced salt, sugar, and fat consumption and regular physical activity. Despite declines in sweets and soft drinks consumption, WHO notes that 1 in 4 adolescents still consume sweets, and 1 in 6 indulge in sugary drinks daily. The remarkable rise in fruit consumption has propelled the rapid growth of the 1-MCP market.

Across 34 countries, including the European Union and the United States, the approval and use of 1-MCP in farm products such as apples, kiwifruit, tomatoes, bananas, plums, persimmons, avocados, and melons signify a widespread adoption of this technology. Consumers' increasing willingness to pay a premium for hygienic and healthy foods has become a driving force for exporters of agricultural produce. Notably, the American Society for Horticulture Science reports the application of 1-MCP on 16 horticultural products, enhancing the potential for shipping longer distances and increasing market share for various fruits globally

● Effects of higher dosages on fruits and vegetables is a major challenge impeding the growth of the market

The application of higher dosages of 1-MCP on fruits and vegetables poses a significant challenge to market growth due to various observed effects on the quality and ripening processes. In tomatoes, higher doses of 1-MCP resulted in the slowing down or prevention of ripening processes, affecting crucial factors such as lycopene, chlorophyll, surface color, polygalacturonase (PG) activity, and the ratio of soluble solids content to titratable acidity (SSC/TA). Particularly in mature green-stage tomatoes, the impact on general quality attributes was slightly mitigated with lower 1-MCP concentrations compared to untreated tomatoes. The highest 1-MCP dose (625 ppb) caused irregular ripening in the fruit, potentially delaying softening, akin to responses seen in strawberries. However, this undesirable effect, linked to the powerful impact of 1-MCP on ethylene receptors, was observed to be mitigated by the combined administration of 1-MCP and ethephon.

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Key Market Players:

Product/Service launches, approvals, patents and events, acquisitions, partnerships and collaborations are key strategies adopted by players in the 1-MCP Market. The top 10 companies in this industry are listed below:
1. AgroFresh
2. Pace International LLC
3. Xianyang Xiqin Biotechnology Co.Ltd
4. Shandong Aoweite Biotechnology Co.Ltd
5. Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt
6. Chesen Biochem Company
7. SPM Biosciences (Bejing) Inc
8. Bejing Bioseen CropScieneecs Co,Ltd
9. Hazel Technologies
10. Janssen PMP

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Market Size in 2030

$ 585.49 Million

Segments Covered

Purity, Assay, Packaging, Application, End Users

Geographies Covered

North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand and Rest of Asia-Pacific), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Rest of South America), Rest of the World (Middle East and Africa).

Key Market Players

  1. AgroFresh

  2. Pace International LLC

  3. Xianyang Xiqin Biotechnology Co.Ltd

  4. Shandong Aoweite Biotechnology Co.Ltd

  5. Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt

  6. Chesen Biochem Company

  7. SPM Biosciences (Bejing) Inc

  8. Bejing Bioseen CropScieneecs Co, Ltd

  9. Hazel Technologies

  10. Janssen PMP

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1. 1-MCP Market - Overview
    1.1. Definitions and Scope
2. 1-MCP Market - Executive Summary
3. 1-MCP Market - Comparative Analysis
    3.1. Company Benchmarking - Key Companies
    3.2. Global Financial Analysis - Key Companies
    3.3. Market Share Analysis - Key Companies
    3.4. Patent Analysis
    3.5. Pricing Analysis
4. 1-MCP Market - Start-up Companies Scenario
    4.1. Key Start-up Company Analysis by
        4.1.1. Investment
        4.1.2. Revenue
        4.1.3. Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. 1-MCP Market – Market Entry Scenario Premium
    5.1. Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2. New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3. Case Studies of Successful Ventures
6. 1-MCP Market - Forces
    6.1. Market Drivers
    6.2. Market Constraints
    6.3. Market Challenges
    6.4. Porter's Five Force Model
        6.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.4.2. Bargaining Powers of Customers
        6.4.3. Threat of New Entrants
        6.4.4. Rivalry Among Existing Players
        6.4.5. Threat of Substitutes
7. 1-MCP Market – Strategic Analysis
    7.1. Value Chain Analysis
    7.2. Opportunities Analysis
    7.3. Market Life Cycle
8. 1-MCP Market – by Purity (Market Size – $Million/$Billion) 
    8.1 95-98%
    8.2 98-99%
    8.3 >99%
9. 1-MCP Market – by Assay (Market Size – $Million/$Billion) 
    9.1 0.03%
    9.2 1% 
    9.3 <_3.1%
    9.4 <_ 3.3% 
    9.4 >_3.5%
    9.5 5%
10. 1-MCP Market – by Packaging (Market Size – $Million/$Billion)
    10.1 Sachet
    10.2 Spray
    10.3 Tablet
    10.4 Carton/ box
    10.5 Others
11. 1-MCP Market – by Application (Market Size – $Million/$Billion) 
    11.1 Fruits
        11.1.1 pear   
        11.1.2 Peach
        11.1.3 Plum
        11.1.4 Kiwi
        11.1.5 Mango
        11.1.6 Papaya
        11.1.7 Strawberry
        11.1.8 Pineapple
        11.1.9 Guava
        11.1.10 Others
    11.2 Vegetables
        11.2.1 Broccoli
        11.2.2 Cauliflower
        11.2.3 Beans
        11.2.4 Lettuce
        11.2.5 Mushroom
        11.2.6 Kale
        11.2.7 Peppers
        11.2.8 Cucumbers
        11.2.9 Sweetcorn
        11.2.10 Tomatoes
        11.2.11 Eggplants
        11.2.12 Carrats
        11.2.13 Others
    11.3 Flowers
        11.3.1 Rose
        11.3.2 Lily
        11.3.3 Orchids
        11.3.4 Carnations
        11.3.5 Tulip
        11.3.6 Pansy
        11.3.7 Hibiscus
        11.3.8 Gerbera
        11.3.9 Others
    11.4 Nursery 
    11.5 Greenhouse
    11.6 Shipping Containers
    11.7 Others
12. 1-MCP Market – by End Users (Market Size – $Million/$Billion) 
    12.1 Growers
    12.2 Shippers
    12.3 Wholesalers
    12.4 Florists
    12.5 Retailers
13. 1-MCP Market – Entropy
14. 1-MCP Market – Industry/Segment Competition Landscape 
    14.1. Market Share Analysis
    14.2 Market Share by Product Type – Key Companies
    14.3 Market Share by Region – Key Companies
    14.4 Market Share by Country – Key Companies
    14.2 Competition Matrix
    14.3 Best Practices for Companies
15. 1-MCP Market – Key Company List by Country Premium 
16. 1-MCP Market - Company Analysis
    16.1 AgroFresh
    16.2 Pace International LLC
    16.3 Xianyang Xiqin Biotechnology Co.Ltd
    16.4 Shandong Aoweite Biotechnology Co, Ltd
    16.5 Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt
    16.6 Chesen Biochem Company
    16.7 SPM Biosciences (Bejing) Inc
    16.8 Bejing Bioseen CropScienees Co.Ltd
    16.9 Hazel Technologies
    16.10 Janssen PMP

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The 1-MCP Market is projected to grow at 8.15% CAGR during the forecast period 2024-2030.

Global 1-MCP Market size is estimated to be $338.30 Million in 2023 and is projected to reach $585.49 Million by 2030.

The leading players in the 1-MCP Market are AgroFresh, Pace International LLC, Xianyang Xiqin Biotechnology Co.Ltd, Hazel Technologies and others.

The collective impact of the growing flower market and technological advancements positions 1-MCP as a pivotal player in addressing the evolving needs of the floral industry, are the major trends that will shape the market in the Future .

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