Pinoxaden market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period owing to increase in agricultural food production across the globe. Growing need for high yield of crops to meet demands of growing population is anticipated to be a key driver for pinoxaden market growth. Additionally, increasing awareness among farmers regarding weed control measures is likely to augment market growth over the forecast period. Growing trend in usage of herbicides as a modern agricultural practice is anticipated to further fuel pinoxaden demand. However, high cost of pinoxaden coupled with lack of knowledge farmers in emerging countries of the Asia Pacific region is likely to pose as a threat to the growth of this market.
Pinoxaden is a fairly new selective herbicide patented by a Swiss company Syngenta AG. The significance of protecting crops against weeds has triggered companies to intensify research activities in the field of agrochemicals which in turn is expected to propel pinoxaden market growth. Pinoxaden is primarily against weeds in a variety of cereal crops. It is most effective in cereal crops such as wheat and barley as it retards the growth of various weed species including wild oats, black grass and canary grass which are responsible for reducing yield of these cereal crops. As a result, market for pinoxaden can be segmented on the basis of application in crop segments such as wheat and barley. Wheat crops comprised more than half of the global pinoxaden market revenue in 2013 and are likely to be the largest application segment over the forecast period.
Europe was the largest market for pinoxaden in 2013 and accounted for more than half of global market share as it is the largest producer of wheat and barley. North America emerged as the second largest market followed by Asia Pacific in 2013. Asia pacific is anticipated to be the fastest growing market on account of the growing population in the region coupled with increasing awareness among farmers regarding adoption of scientific crop protection methods. Due to these factors market for pinoxaden is expected to witness impressive growth over the next six years.
Key market participants include Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Agchem Access, Sigma Aldrich, Haihang Industry Co. Ltd, Simagchem, Advanced Technology & Co. Ltd and Hebei Duoke Chemical Technology Co. Ltd.
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