Agricultural Adjuvants Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2021-2027)


Emphasis on Function {Activator Adjuvants [Surfactant (Non-Ionic, Ionic, and Others) and Oil-based (Vegetable Oil and Petroleum Oil)], Utility Adjuvants (Compatibility Agents, Buffers/Acidifiers, Anti-Foaming Agents, Water Conditioners, Drift Control Agents, and Others)}; Chemical Group (Alkoxylates, Sulfonates, Organosilicon, and Others); Formulation (Built-In and Tank Mix); Application (Herbicides, Insecticides, and Others); Crop Type (Cereals And Grains, Oilseeds And Pulses, Fruits And Vegetables, and Others); and Region/Country









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Agricultural Adjuvants Market
Agricultural Adjuvants Market

The global agricultural adjuvants market was stood around USD 3 billion in 2020 and is expected to showcase a growth of around 6% during the forecast period (2021-2027).
Over the years, world witnessed the rise in population and is continuously growing creating greater demand for food. And the strain on land, which is a limited resource, has also grown. However, growth of population outpaced the land growth, thereby reducing the agricultural land per capita. For instance, according to the Our World in Data, the global agricultural land per capita has decreased to 0.6 hectare in 2018 compared to 1.4 hectare in 1961. This reduction in agricultural land has increased the global focus on improving crop yield, thereby increased the interest of agrochemical manufacturers to produce more advance, productive, and less toxic to humans, agrochemicals. However, despite availability of wide range of agrochemicals, there is an increasing requirement of auxiliary products like adjuvants to improve the performance of agrochemicals. Adjuvants aids in agrochemical in various ways such as facilitated wetting, penetration, or better retention. This in turn has increased the consumers interest on agricultural adjuvants.


COVID-19 had the negative impact on almost all the industries, however few exceptional industries like healthcare and agricultural has showcase significant growth during the period. Agricultural falls under the essential industry due to which very limited hindrance has been witnessed, as a result demand for agricultural products like fertilizer, pesticides, and adjuvants has increased. For instance, in India, agricultural was the only sector to grow for April-June 2020 among eight used to compute India’s GDP. In the same quarter, the country GDP shrank by 23.9%.

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“Amongst function, activator adjuvants held prominent share in the market in 2020.”

Based on function, the market is categorized into activator adjuvants and utility adjuvants. Activator adjuvant held the considerable market share and is expected to showcase significant growth rate during the forecast period. This can be attributed to its properties of reducing surface tension thus increasing the pesticides retention on the crops. As a result, in order to reduce the pesticides application which helps in reducing the capital requirement to produce crops, consumers preferred to purchase activator adjuvants

“Amongst chemical group, alkoxylates held prominent share in the market in 2020.”

Based on chemical group, the market is categorized into alkoxylates, sulfonates, organosilicon, and others. Among these, alkoxylates held the significant share in the market. Its alcohol derivatives are widely used with pesticides formulation due to their non-reactive properties, thus do not change the basic properties of pesticides. They are commonly used for the treatment of biddy bush, Chinese apple, and tobacco weed


“North America captured significant position in the agricultural adjuvants market”

For a better understanding of the market adoption of agricultural adjuvants, the market is analyzed based on its worldwide presence in the countries such as North America (United States, Canada, Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Spain, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, and Rest of APAC), and Rest of World.  North America held the considerable share in the market and demand is expected to increase during the foreseeable future. This can be attributed to high awareness among farmers relative to other region regarding the benefits of adjuvants couple with presence of local manufacturer resulted in wide offering of adjuvants, high farm mechanization rate due to which production of more crops in a single season, and regulatory support to the manufacturers.

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  • The study comprehensively covers the market across different segments
  • Deep dive country level analysis of the industry

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1.1.   Market Definitions
1.2.   Limitation
1.3.   Stake Holders
1.4.   Currency used in Report
2.1.   Research Process of the Agricultural Adjuvants Market
2.2.   Research Methodology of the Agricultural Adjuvants Market
2.3.   Forecasting Method
2.4.   Respondent Profile
2.5.   Main Objective of the Agricultural Adjuvants Market Study




7.1.   Activator Adjuvant 
7.1.1.Surfactant              Non-Ionic              Ionic              Others
7.1.2.Oil-based              Vegetable Oil              Petroleum Oil
7.2.   Utility Adjuvant 
7.2.1.Compatibility Agents
7.2.3.Anti-Foaming Agents
7.2.4.Water Conditioners
7.2.5.Drift Control Agents
8.1.   Alkoxylates
8.2.   Sulfonates
8.3.   Organosilicon
8.4.   Others
9.1.   Built-In
9.2.   Tank-Mix
10.1.                     Herbicides
10.2.                     Insecticides
10.3.                     Fungicides
10.4.                     Others
11.1.                     Cereals and Grains
11.2.                     Oilseeds and Pulses
11.3.                     Fruits and Vegetables
11.4.                     Others
12.1.                     North America Agricultural Adjuvants Market 
12.1.1.    United States
12.1.2.    Canada
12.1.3.    Rest of North America
12.2.                     Europe Agricultural Adjuvants Market 
12.2.1.    Germany
12.2.2.    France
12.2.3.    United Kingdom
12.2.4.    Spain
12.2.5.    Rest of Europe
12.3.                     Asia Pacific Agricultural Adjuvants Market
12.3.1.    China
12.3.2.    Japan
12.3.3.    India
12.3.4.    Australia
12.3.5.    Rest of Asia Pacific
12.4.                     Rest of World Agricultural Adjuvants Market 
13.1.                     Market Drivers
13.2.                     Market Challenges
13.3.                     Impact Analysis
17.1.                     Demand Side Analysis
17.2.                     Supply Side Analysis
17.2.1.    Top Product Launches
17.2.2.    Top Business Partnerships
17.2.3.    Top Business Expansions, Investments and Divestitures
17.2.4.    Top Merger and Acquisitions
19.1.                     Competitive Landscape
19.1.1.    Porters Fiver Forces Analysis          Bargaining Power of Buyer          Bargaining Power of Supplier          Intensity of Rivalry          Threats of New Entrant          Threat of Substitute
19.1.2.    Company Shares, by Revenue
20.1.                     Corteva Inc.
20.2.                     Evonik Industries AG
20.3.                     Nufarm Ltd.
20.4.                     Croda International plc
20.5.                     Solvay S.A.
20.6.                     BASF SE
20.7.                     Stepan Company
20.8.                     Nouryon
20.9.                     Brandt Inc.
20.10.                  Wilbur-Ellis Company Inc.

Research Methodology

Analyzing the historical market, estimation of the current market, and forecasting the future market of the Agricultural Adjuvants three major steps undertaken to create and analyze its adoption across the globe. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the Agricultural Adjuvants industry. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a bottom-up approach to forecast the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below:

Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detail secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of the Agricultural Adjuvants through company internal sources such as annual report & financial statements, performance presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the Agricultural Adjuvants market, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather current market insights and share for different segments & sub-segments for major regions. Major segment included in the report by function, chemical group, formulation, application, and crop type. Further regional and country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption of the Agricultural Adjuvants globally.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size of Agricultural Adjuvants. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as limited farming land and increasing demand of agricultural crops. A thorough analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenario considering increasing investment, top partnerships, merger and acquisition, business expansion, and product launches in the Agricultural Adjuvants industry.

Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the global Agricultural Adjuvants market, and market shares of each segment. All the required percentage shares split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weights were assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e., bottom-up approach was applied to arrive at the market forecast to 2027 for different segments and subsegments across the major regions globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of value (US$) and the adoption rate of Agricultural Adjuvants across the major markets
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the Agricultural Adjuvants market. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market.

Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, and Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants by Stakeholders and Regions

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Agricultural Adjuvants Market


Market Engineering

Data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers of each segment and sub-segment of the global Agricultural Adjuvants market. Data was split into several segments & sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the area of function, chemical group, formulation, application, and crop type.

The main objective of the Agricultural Adjuvants market study

The current & future market trends of global Agricultural Adjuvants were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments from the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends would determine the overall attractiveness of the market at a country level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit as a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of Agricultural Adjuvants in terms of value (US$). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments
  • Segment in the study include area of function, chemical group, formulation, application, and crop type
  • Defined analysis of the regulatory framework for the Agricultural Adjuvants industry
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors of the industry
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the Agricultural Adjuvants for the major countries
  • Major regions/countries analyzed in the report includes North America (US, Canada, Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), and Rest of World
  • Company profiles of the Agricultural Adjuvants market players and the growth strategies adopted by them to sustain in the growing market

Deep dive country level analysis of the industry

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