The France adjuvants market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period (2020-2025). The major drivers of the French adjuvants market are the stringent regulations on genetically modified crops and the rising popularity of organic farming. This can be attributed to the increased health awareness among consumers, along with affirmative policies by the government.
By application, herbicide adjuvants segment dominates the French adjuvants market. Adjuvants are primarily used to enhance the post-emergence of herbicide performance. This improves the herbicide activity, herbicide absorption into plant tissue, and rain-fastness. It can also decrease the photodegradation of herbicide.
Key players such as Clariant, Evonik Industries, Croda International, Stepan, and BASF are dominating the market. Among key players, mergers and acquisitions are the most adopted strategy to strengthen their position in the market.
Key Market Trends
Increased Application on Grains and Cereals
The increasing application of adjuvants on grains and cereals can be observed through the enhanced yield of grains and cereals. According to FAO statistics, the cereals yield has increased from 56,682 hg/ha in 2016 to 68,846 hg/ha in 2018. Cereals including maize, wheat, barley, and oats form a major portion of the diet in this region and more and more investments are made by crop growers in order to safeguard these crops.
The increased awareness among consumers has accelerated the demand for high-quality produce. This has further enhanced the application of fertilizers and pesticides in appropriate quantities. Thus adjuvants are also applied with fertilizers and pesticides to enhance the effectiveness. The market for surfactant adjuvants has the highest share in the grains and cereals segment. This can be attributed to the ease of applicability and high effectiveness of pesticides when applied on the surface of crops at the appropriate amount.
Herbicide Segment Dominates the Market
Adjuvants are primarily used to enhance the post-emergence of herbicide performance. This improves the herbicide activity, absorption into plant tissue, and rain fastness. It can also decrease the photodegradation of the herbicide. According to the French Association for Adjuvants (AFA), usage of adjuvants is high in herbicides when compared to the other applications. This is mainly attributed to the increased application of herbicides on different crops in France.
Increasing consumer awareness concerning the adverse impact of pesticides, in combination with a brisk growth in organic products, has resulted in the public demanding to know about safer alternatives to synthetic pesticides - including biopesticides. However, the usage of bioherbicides is very minimal when compared to the other biopesticides, owing to the negative impact of bioherbicides. This factor might restrain the usage of adjuvants in the herbicide segment.
The French adjuvants market was dominated by major players like Evonik Industries, Croda International, Nouryon, Stepan occupying major shares in 2019. The major players in the market are competing to hold a consistent share in the market. Mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, expansions, and product launches are some of the major business strategies being adopted by the aforementioned major players. For instance, Nouryon, in 2020, has introduced a sustainable, salt-free adjuvant for customers in the global agricultural market. Adsee AMP40 is biodegradable and an all-in-one product that offers a more cost-efficient solution for customers.
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Table of Contents
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitutes
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1.1 Activator Adjuvants
184.108.40.206 Oil Adjuvants
220.127.116.11 Spray Oils
18.104.22.168 Fertilizer Adjuvants
5.1.2 Utility Adjuvants
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Herbicide Adjuvants
5.2.2 Insecticide Adjuvants
5.2.3 Fungicide Adjuvants
5.2.4 Other Applications
5.3 By Crop Type
5.3.1 Fruits and Vegetables
5.3.2 Grains and Cereals
5.3.4 Other Crop Types
9.2 Clariant AG
9.3 Croda International PLC
9.7 Rovensa Group (Trade Corporation International SA)
9.8 Nutrient Ltd (Loveland Products Inc.)
9.9 BASF SE