Europe Molluscicides Market - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2017 - 2022)

Published - Jan 2017 | Category - Agriculture | No. of Pages - 132 | Published By - Mordor Intelligence

Report Highlights

The Europe molluscicides market was USD 182.58 million in 2015 and is expected to reach USD XX million by 2021. The market is projected to witness the growth of CAGR XX% during 2016-2021. Europe is second largest molluscicides market globally and it accounts for XX% of the total Europe pesticides market.

Europe is a matured market for pesticides. Fruits and vegetables are widely grown in in the region and are affected by various pests including mollusks. Insecticides accounts for the 50% of the pesticides market share followed by fungicides (30%), herbicides (5%) and molluscicides (XX %). Currently, the European molluscicides market is dominated by the synthetic molluscicides, however, due to the strict regulatory structure, growth of the bio-based molluscicides will remain higher during the coming decade. Snails are major pest to rice seedlings and broad leaf vegetables in the region.

With the rising crop losses due to slugs and snails farmers are inclined to use molluscicides. Molluscicides cannot be substituted by other insecticides and, therefore, form a separate product market. Changes in the management of crops (such as minimum tillage, direct drilling, and high organic matter build up in the soil) have led to increased population densities of slugs and snails, further exacerbating this problem and resulting in more extensive and severe damage to crops. Current chemical methods for controlling slugs and snails are mostly based on metaldehyde, ferric phosphate, methiocarb or thiodicarb. Methiocarb and thiodicarb are carbamate compounds, and are highly toxic to mammals. Since they are insecticides, their use in slug control can also harm beneficial insects present nearby. Metaldehyde and ferric phosphate are less toxic to beneficial organisms, but are also less efficacious for gastropod control.

By active ingredient type, Europe molluscicides market has been divided into metaldehyde, methiocarb, ferric phosphate, niclosamide and others till 2014. After 2014, the European Union has revoked the use of methiocarb in the region due to its effect on grain eating farm birds. By active ingredient type Metaldehyde based molluscicides makes the largest part of the industry followed by ferric phosphate. The major companies dominating the market are Certis, Lonza and Doff Portland. These three players have captured XX% of the market share. The famous brands in the region are Slug Killer Blue Mini Pellets, Certis Meyaldehyde 3, Slugtox, Sluxx, Derrex and Ferramol Max.

Key Deliverables in the Study

Market analysis for the Europe molluscicides market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis.

Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.

Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market.

Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares.

Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the Europe molluscicides market.

A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.

A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.

 

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