Agricultural Surfactants Market - Forecast(2022 - 2027)

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Overview

Agricultural Surfactants Market size is forecast to reach $1.4 billion by 2025, after growing at a CAGR of 6.3% during 2020-2025. With the growing pressure on global food production and the adoption of new farming practices and technologies, demand for Pesticides is expected to increase, which will, in turn, fuel the growth of the agricultural surfactant. Also, an increase in the demand for crop protection chemicals and increasing push from the government for the adoption of protected agricultural practices will result to be the key factors driving growth in the demand of agricultural surfactants industry in the forecast era.

Report Coverage

The: “Agricultural Surfactants Market Report – Forecast (2020-2025)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Agricultural Surfactants Industry.
By Type: Non-ionic, Anionic, Cationic, and others
By Substrate Type: Synthetic and Bio-Based
By Crop Type: Agricultural and Non-Agricultural
By Application: Insecticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Biocides, Nematicides, Acaricides, and Others
By Geography: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America, and Others

Key Takeaways

  • North America dominates the agricultural surfactants market due to the presence of a well-established agricultural industry, high agriculture expenditure, and a strong emphasis on technologically advanced farming techniques & products.
  • The introduction of new agricultural practices and advanced technologies such as "agriculture 4.0," a kind of precision farming, will be a major driver of the global demand for synthetic agricultural surfactants during the forecast era.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, industries are being lockdown and also raw material is not being supplied for manufacturing goods as a result to which the market is being highly affected across the globe worldwide.

Type - Segment Analysis

Non-ionic is widely used in Agricultural Surfactants Market. Structural nonionic surfactants combine uncharged hydrophilic and hydrophobic groups that make them effective as emulsifiers and foaming agents for wetting and spreading. In agriculture surfactants, non-ionic surfactants are widely used as they are good dispersing agents, have low toxicity to animals and plants, and are stable in cold water. Non-ionic surfactants in agriculture are used mostly in herbicide spray solutions. Nonionic surfactants are an important component material for applications ranging from personal care to a wide range of industrial applications. Also, the nonionic surfactant has non-electric charged molecules which make them resistant to deactivation of water hardness. Owing to which it is perfect for use in detergents for the laundry, toilet bowl cleaners, and detergents for dishwashing.

Substrate Type-Segment Analysis

Synthetic Substrate is widely used in Agricultural Surfactants Market. Synthetic surfactants are primarily derived from petroleum or petroleum-based products chemical synthesis. Currently, most surfactants available in the market are synthesized from petroleum-based feedstock such as ethylene, benzene, kerosene, and n-paraffin’s. Synthetic agricultural surfactants are additives used to improve the effectiveness of agricultural pesticides in agrochemical formulations. These surfactants decrease the surface tension of water in the pesticide spray solution, thereby enhancing its wet ability, spreading ability, retention, and penetration on the surface of the leaf. Surfactants lower the number of pesticides required since less active compounds is needed during foliar uptake. That reduces the total cost and pollution. To provide effective crop protection, these surfactants are applied to crops through pesticide formulations such as herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, foliar nutrients, and plant-growth regulators. Hence, owing to these properties the growth of synthetic substrate is expected to rise in the forecast period.

Crop Type-Segment Analysis

Cereals & Grains are widely used in Agricultural Surfactants Market. Surfactants are used to prepare formulations for crop care which play an important role in increasing agricultural production to feed rising populations. Surfactants make their application more productive and safer, reducing the amount of active ingredient required to protect crops from infestation, disease, and malnutrition. The manufacturing of cereals forms an essential part of the food chain. Through direct human consumption and also through meat production, cereal crops provide essential nutrients and energy in the daily human diet, since they comprise a major feed for livestock. Wheat and rice are the world's most important crops, accounting for over 50% of the cereal production worldwide. According to Food and Agriculture Organization, after stagnating in 2019-20, world cereal utilization in 2020-21 is tentatively forecast to expand by 1.6% (i.e.) 43 million tones year-on-year to reach an all-time high of 2732 million tones. Hence due to these properties, the market is anticipated to boost in the forecast period.

By Application- Segment Analysis

Herbicides held the largest share in the Agricultural Surfactants Market in 2019 and are projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period 2020-2025. In herbicide treatment solutions, surfactants are almost always present to improve spray droplet retention and penetration of active ingredients into plant foliage. Synthetic agricultural surfactants are used mainly with water-based herbicide spray solutions, as they accentuate the emulsifying, dispersing, spreading, wetting, or other liquid-modifying surface properties. Also, the herbicide is largely used during the production of cereals and grains. Surfactants are used in cereal and grain herbicide treatment solutions to enhance the spray droplet retention and penetration of active ingredients into the plant foliage.

Geography- Segment Analysis

North America held the largest share with 42.8% in Agricultural Surfactants Market in 2019. The region is expected to grow steadily, particularly with the goal of the various government initiatives to increase yield and maintain a continuous supply of raw materials for the food, feed, and biofuel industries. High agricultural growth due to population expansion, the presence of fertile and arable land, large agricultural occupation dependent population, lucrative government schemes, and a rise in agricultural R&D & farming techniques are expected to significantly contribute to the market during the forecast period. The U.S. agribusiness industry, due to its large workforce, market size, and infrastructure, is a significant competitor on the global market. The agribusiness industry includes subsectors such as agricultural chemicals, crop processing, aquaculture, forestry and logging, and livestock. According to SelectUSA, in 2018, the agribusiness industry contributed more than $159billion in export sales to the US economy. Also, FDI totaled more than $14 billion in the U.S in the same year. 

Drivers –Agricultural Surfactants Market

Rising Demand for Bio-Based Surfactants

Rising environmental and health concerns has shifted the governments and surfactant manufacturers towards renewable and sustainable products. Owing to which there is a high demand for biologically derived products that pose a negligible threat to the environment compared to conventional products derived from petroleum that are toxic and bioaccumulate in the marine environment. Bio-surfactants are widely used in the petrochemical industry and are extensively used for emulsification, emulsion breakdown, wetting, foaming, and anti-static applications. Bio-surfactant has many advantages such as biodegradability, low toxicity, improved surface, and interfacial operation. Also, factors such as the nature of the carbon source, nitrogen source, temperature, and pH influence the production of bio-surfactants. Owing to their potential advantages, biosurfactant has applications in many industries such as agriculture, food production, chemistry, cosmetics, and pharmaceutics. Surfactants are an important auxiliary in the production process, as they are usually used as wetting, emulsification, dispersion, penetration, levelness. Increasing environmental concerns, developments in biotechnology, and the emergence of more stringent regulation have resulted in bio-surfactants becoming a potential alternative to the chemical surfactants.

Development in Production Techniques

Several approaches have been undertaken to improve the bio-based surfactant productivity, such as genetic modifications, optimization of growth conditions, and computational modeling. During aeration and agitation of the solution, the processing of bio-based surfactants in bioreactor results in extreme foaming. At times, the high formation of foam is caused by the presence of extracellular proteins, resulting in increased cost of production. Hence, to reduce the production cost of bio-based surfactants the use of low-cost substrates such as crude or waste materials such as biodiesel waste glycerine, soybean oil refinery waste fatty acids, and sunflower oil refinery waste is used. Also, the use of these waste substrates significantly reduces production costs, maximizes the efficiency of consumption, and makes the process eco-friendly.

Challenges –Agricultural Surfactants Market

Effects of Surfactants on Aquatic Life

The degree of damage to aquatic plants by surfactants relates directly to their concentration. When the surfactant content is high in water, the growth of algae and other microorganisms in water gets affected, resulting in reduced primary productivity of water bodies, thereby undermining the aquatic organisms food chain in water bodies. The reason that surfactant cause acute poisoning can lead to increased membrane permeability, leading to a gradual disintegration of the material exosmosis and cell structure. Also, surfactants affect aquatic animals. After the fish is exposed to the surfactants, the serum transaminases and the activity of alkaline acid phosphatase increase which indicates the adverse effects produced by the fish. Hence, surfactants can hinder the growth of the market in the forecast period.

Market Landscape

Technology launches, acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Agricultural Surfactants Market. In 2019, the market of Agricultural Surfactants Market has been consolidated by the top five players accounting for xx% of the share. Major players in the Agricultural Surfactants Market are DowDuPont, Huntsman Corporation, Helena Chemical, Stepan Company, BASF, AkzoNobel, Evonik, Solvay, Nufarm, Clariant among others.
1. Agricultural Surfactants Market - Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Agricultural Surfactants Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
    2.2 Key Trends by Type
    2.3 Key Trends by Substrate Type
    2.4 Key Trends by Crop Type
    2.5 Key Trends by Application
    2.6 Key Trends by Geography
3. Agricultural Surfactants Market - Landscape
    3.1 Comparative analysis
        3.1.1 Market Share Analysis- Top Companies
        3.1.2 Product Benchmarking- Top Companies
        3.1.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
        3.1.4 Patent Analysis- Top Companies
        3.1.5 Pricing Analysis
4. Agricultural Surfactants Market - Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium 
    4.1 Top startup company Analysis by
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Market Shares
        4.1.4 Market Size and Application Analysis
        4.1.5 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Agricultural Surfactants Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario PremiumPremium 
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing business index
    5.3 Case studies of successful ventures
    5.4 Customer Analysis - Top companies
6. Agricultural Surfactants Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Market Opportunities
    6.4 Porters 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. Agricultural Surfactants Market -Strategic analysis
    7.1 Value chain analysis
    7.2 Opportunities analysis
    7.3 Market life cycle
    7.4 Suppliers and distributors Analysis
8. Agricultural Surfactants Market – By Type (Market Size - $Million)
    8.1 Non-ionic
    8.2 Anionic
    8.3 Cationic
    8.4 Others
9. Agricultural Surfactants Market – By Substrate Type (Market Size - $Million)
    9.1 Synthetic 
    9.2 Bio- Based
10. Agricultural Surfactants Market – By Crop Type (Market Size - $Million)
    10.1 Agricultural 
        10.1.1 Cereals & Grains
        10.1.2 Fruit & Vegetables
        10.1.3 Oilseeds
    10.2 Non-Agricultural 
        10.2.1 Turf and Ornamental Grass
        10.2.2 Others
11. Agricultural Surfactants Market – By Application (Market Size - $Million)
    11.1 Insecticides
    11.2 Herbicides
    11.3 Fungicides
    11.4 Biocides
    11.5 Nematicides
    11.6 Acaricides
    11.7 Others
12. Agricultural Surfactants Market - By Geography (Market Size - $Million)
    12.1 North America
        12.1.1 U.S.
        12.1.2 Canada
        12.1.3 Mexico
    12.2 South America
        12.2.1 Brazil
        12.2.2 Argentina
        12.2.3 Colombia
        12.2.4 Chile
        12.2.5 Rest of South America
    12.3 Europe
        12.3.1 U.K
        12.3.2 Germany
        12.3.3 Italy
        12.3.4 France
        12.3.5 Spain
        12.3.6 Netherlands
        12.3.7 Russia
        12.3.8 Belgium
        12.3.9 Rest of Europe
    12.4 Asia Pacific
        12.4.1 China
        12.4.2 India
        12.4.3 ANZ
        12.4.4 Japan
        12.4.5 South Korea
        12.4.6 Rest of Asia Pacific
    12.5 ROW
        12.5.1 Middle East
            12.5.1.1 Saudi Arabia
            12.5.1.2 UAE
            12.5.1.3 Israel
            12.5.1.4 Rest of Middle East
        12.5.2 Africa
            12.5.2.1 South Africa
            12.5.2.2 Nigeria
            12.5.2.3 Rest of South Africa
13. Agricultural Surfactants Market - Entropy
    13.1 New Product Launches
    13.2 M&A’s, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
14. Market Share Analysis Premium
    14.1 Market Share by Country- Top companies
    14.2 Market Share by Region- Top companies
    14.3 Market Share by type of Product / Product category- Top companies
    14.4 Market Share at global level- Top companies
    14.5 Best Practices for companies
15. Agricultural Surfactants Market - List of Key Companies by Country Premium 
16. Agricultural Surfactants Market - Company Analysis
    16.1 Market Share, Company Revenue, Products, M&A, Developments
    16.2 Company 1
    16.3 Company 2
    16.4 Company 3
    16.5 Company 4
    16.6 Company 5
    16.7 Company 6
    16.8 Company 7
    16.9 Company 8
    16.10 Company 9
    16.11 Company 10 and more
"*Financials would be provided on a best efforts basis for private companies"

LIST OF TABLES

1.Global Agricultural Surfactants Market By Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
1.1 Non-Ionic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Global Industry Research
1.2 Anionic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Global Industry Research
1.3 Amphoteric Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Global Industry Research
1.4 Cationic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Global Industry Research
2.Global Agricultural Surfactants Market By Substrate Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
2.1 Synthetic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Global Industry Research
2.2 Bio-Based Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Global Industry Research
3.Global Agricultural Surfactants Market By Crop Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
3.1 Cereals & Grains Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Global Industry Research
3.1.1 Corn Market 2019-2024 ($M)
3.1.2 Wheat Market 2019-2024 ($M)
3.2 Fruits & Vegetables Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Global Industry Research
4.Global Agricultural Surfactants Market By Type Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
4.1 Non-Ionic Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units) - Global Industry Research
4.2 Anionic Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units) - Global Industry Research
4.3 Amphoteric Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units) - Global Industry Research
4.4 Cationic Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units) - Global Industry Research
5.Global Agricultural Surfactants Market By Substrate Type Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
5.1 Synthetic Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units) - Global Industry Research
5.2 Bio-Based Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units) - Global Industry Research
6.Global Agricultural Surfactants Market By Crop Type Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
6.1 Cereals & Grains Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units) - Global Industry Research
6.1.1 Corn Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
6.1.2 Wheat Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units)
6.2 Fruits & Vegetables Market 2019-2024 (Volume/Units) - Global Industry Research
7.North America Agricultural Surfactants Market By Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
7.1 Non-Ionic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
7.2 Anionic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
7.3 Amphoteric Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
7.4 Cationic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
8.North America Agricultural Surfactants Market By Substrate Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
8.1 Synthetic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
8.2 Bio-Based Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
9.North America Agricultural Surfactants Market By Crop Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
9.1 Cereals & Grains Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
9.1.1 Corn Market 2019-2024 ($M)
9.1.2 Wheat Market 2019-2024 ($M)
9.2 Fruits & Vegetables Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
10.South America Agricultural Surfactants Market By Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
10.1 Non-Ionic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
10.2 Anionic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
10.3 Amphoteric Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
10.4 Cationic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
11.South America Agricultural Surfactants Market By Substrate Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
11.1 Synthetic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
11.2 Bio-Based Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
12.South America Agricultural Surfactants Market By Crop Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
12.1 Cereals & Grains Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
12.1.1 Corn Market 2019-2024 ($M)
12.1.2 Wheat Market 2019-2024 ($M)
12.2 Fruits & Vegetables Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
13.Europe Agricultural Surfactants Market By Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
13.1 Non-Ionic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
13.2 Anionic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
13.3 Amphoteric Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
13.4 Cationic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
14.Europe Agricultural Surfactants Market By Substrate Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
14.1 Synthetic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
14.2 Bio-Based Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
15.Europe Agricultural Surfactants Market By Crop Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
15.1 Cereals & Grains Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
15.1.1 Corn Market 2019-2024 ($M)
15.1.2 Wheat Market 2019-2024 ($M)
15.2 Fruits & Vegetables Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
16.APAC Agricultural Surfactants Market By Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
16.1 Non-Ionic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
16.2 Anionic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
16.3 Amphoteric Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
16.4 Cationic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
17.APAC Agricultural Surfactants Market By Substrate Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
17.1 Synthetic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
17.2 Bio-Based Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
18.APAC Agricultural Surfactants Market By Crop Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
18.1 Cereals & Grains Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
18.1.1 Corn Market 2019-2024 ($M)
18.1.2 Wheat Market 2019-2024 ($M)
18.2 Fruits & Vegetables Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
19.MENA Agricultural Surfactants Market By Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
19.1 Non-Ionic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
19.2 Anionic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
19.3 Amphoteric Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
19.4 Cationic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
20.MENA Agricultural Surfactants Market By Substrate Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
20.1 Synthetic Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
20.2 Bio-Based Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
21.MENA Agricultural Surfactants Market By Crop Type Market 2019-2024 ($M)
21.1 Cereals & Grains Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research
21.1.1 Corn Market 2019-2024 ($M)
21.1.2 Wheat Market 2019-2024 ($M)
21.2 Fruits & Vegetables Market 2019-2024 ($M) - Regional Industry Research

LIST OF FIGURES

1.US Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
2.Canada Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
3.Mexico Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
4.Brazil Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
5.Argentina Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
6.Peru Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
7.Colombia Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
8.Chile Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
9.Rest of South America Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
10.UK Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
11.Germany Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
12.France Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
13.Italy Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
14.Spain Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
15.Rest of Europe Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
16.China Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
17.India Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
18.Japan Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
19.South Korea Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
20.South Africa Agricultural Surfactants Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
21.North America Agricultural Surfactants By Application
22.South America Agricultural Surfactants By Application
23.Europe Agricultural Surfactants By Application
24.APAC Agricultural Surfactants By Application
25.MENA Agricultural Surfactants By Application
26.Dowdupont, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
27.BASF, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
28.Akzonobel, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
29.Evonik Industries, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
30.Solvay, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
31.Huntsman Corporation, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
32.Clariant, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
33.Helena Chemical Company, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
34.Nufarm, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
35.Croda International, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
36.Stepan Company, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
37.Wilbur-Ellis Company, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)