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France Crop Protection Chemicals Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

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  • 150 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: France
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5011974
The France Crop Protection Chemicals market is projected to witness a CAGR of 2.8% during the forecast period.

Key Highlights

  • The need for increased agricultural productivity resulting from the ever-increasing demand for food is driving the need for the adoption of crop protection chemicals. This, coupled with the increasing need for food safety with significant government support helps the country with more use of crop protection chemicals.
  • In 2022, The French government has approved the export of more than 7,400 ton of banned pesticides, despite introducing a landmark law intended to prohibit the practice. Among these planned exports are 14 different chemicals that have been prohibited from use on farms across the European Union they include notorious “bee-killing” neonicotinoid insecticides, banned from outdoor use in the EU to protect pollinators. They also include pesticides banned over human health concerns such as endocrine disruption and damage to DNA and environmental concerns such as groundwater contamination and toxicity to wildlife. So now the government is identified major loopholes in the law and its implementing regulations.
  • Some of the factors driving the market such as rising demand for food safety and security and government support are the major factors driving growth in the recent years. The development of bio-pesticides or eco-friendly crop protection products have become a significant priority for research and funding agencies around the world. This will drive the market during the forecast period.

France Crop Protection Chemicals Market Trends

High Demand of Bio-Pesticides

France is the third-largest biopesticide market in Europe and has historically been one of the most dominant agricultural centers in Europe it has the highest organic land compared to other countries in the region with 2.7 million hectares in 2021. Despite decades of research on biological control and a significant number of biopesticides shown to be efficient in laboratory conditions, few products are currently registered for use in France.

France has endeavored to reduce the use of chemical pesticides while making effort to on development of biopesticides. Meanwhile, France has been trying to promote the enactment of more favorable laws and regulations in support of biopesticide development in the EU. The European Parliament and the Council Member states have approved new rules to accelerate the approval and authorization of biological plant protection products containing microorganisms to reduce reliance on chemical pesticides and seek co-ordinations from the other government in order to attain the 50% reduction of both the use and risk of phytosanitary products, as well as of more hazardous products by 2030, and also the government is planning to withdraw glyphosate from the market by the end of 2023.

In 2022, A new law in France bans the use of lawn and landscape pesticides in both public and private areas which came into effect and applies throughout the country and extends the scope of a previous decree that restricted pesticide use on green spaces in public areas. This new law enacted in most Canadian provinces and by certain U.S. cities like South Portland and Portland, ME, highlights the importance of extending pesticide restrictions to most all outdoor spaces to ensure health and environmental safety. This will drive the market during the forrecasted period.

The presence of synthetic pesticides in agrochemicals is a major concern for the environment and human and animal health, which could play a key role in driving the growth of biopesticides. The French R&D network, including INRA, covers various aspects of biopesticide research, such as developing new products, understanding the determinants of their effectiveness, obtaining information on their mode of action, and carefully managing their use once they become commercially available.

Fungicides Remain the Largest Segment by Type

France is the largest consumer of fungicides, within Europe, with ideal wet conditions for the spread of fungicides, especially Septoria tritici blotch (STB). The major factors affecting the pattern of consumption are changes in crop acreage, pest resistance, pesticide regulation, and adoption of technology. Increased adoption and high efficiency of fungicides have fueled industry growth. According to FAOSTAT, the usage of fungicides dominated in the year 2018 with 39,111 thousand metric ton and in 2019 with 24,493 thousand metric ton among herbicides and insecticides, however in 2020 it has slightly declined to 26,346 thousand metric ton due to the pandemic effect in the country.

In recent years, the popularity of bio-fungicides has increased among farmers, producers, and end consumers. In 2022, Eden Research PLC signed a distribution agreement with the local arm of the American agri-giant Corteva that allows the latter to market, distribute, and sell the UK group's fungicide product, Mevalone is a sustainable, foliar bio fungicide used to treat botrytis cinerea on grapes and various other crops and received authorization for the use of Mevalone on pome fruits, including apples and pears, in France to help treat post-harvest diseases that arise during storage. Factors such as rising demand for food safety and security, and government support, are driving the growth of this industry.

In addition, few companies also involved in this segment like in 2022, Seipasa launched Fungisei biofungicide in France after obtaining its phytosanitary registration which provides farmers with a unique, differential solution for controlling diseases such as Botrytis, powdery mildew, and mildew in a wide variety of crops. In addition to France, Fungisei now available to producers in the farming systems of Mexico, USA, Peru, Turkey, Morocco, or Côte d'Ivoire.

The development of bio-pesticides or eco-friendly crop protection products has become a priority for research and funding agencies around the world. Growing profits in organic farming influence farmers to look for synthetic chemical alternatives to control plant health and boost the market in coming years.

France Crop Protection Chemicals Industry Overview

The France crop protection chemicals market is fragmented with major global and national players occupying almost half of the market. Companies are not only competing based on product quality and promotion but also focused on strategic moves to hold larger market shares. The major companies dominating the France market for its products, services, and continuous product developments are Bayer CropScience, Syngenta, UPL Limited, Corteva Agriscience, Sumitomo Chemical, and Novozymes among others.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 Chemistry
5.1.1 Synthetic Crop Protection Chemicals
5.1.2 Biopesticides
5.2 Product Type
5.2.1 Herbicides
5.2.2 Insecticides
5.2.3 Fungicides
5.2.4 Other Crop Protection Chemicals
5.3 Crop Type
5.3.1 Grains and Cerreals Rice Wheat Maize Other Grains
5.3.2 Pulses and Oilseeds
5.3.3 Commercial Crops Cotton Sugarcane
5.3.4 Fruits and Vegetables
5.3.5 Other Crop Types
6.1 Most Adopted Competitor Strategies
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 BASF SE
6.3.2 Syngenta
6.3.3 Corteva Agriscience
6.3.4 BASF India Limited
6.3.5 Novozymes Biologicals
6.3.6 UPL limited
6.3.7 FMC Corporation
6.3.8 Sumitomo Chemical
6.3.9 Novozymes Biologicals
6.3.10 Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Syngenta
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • BASF India Limited
  • Novozymes Biologicals
  • UPL limited
  • FMC Corporation
  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • Novozymes Biologicals
  • Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd