Global Molluscicides Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Chemical {Metaldehyde, Methiocarb, Ferric Phosphate}, Biological), By Form (Pellets, Liquid, Gel), By Application (Agricultural, Non-Agricultural), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2023 - 2033.

Industry: Agriculture


Global Molluscicides Market Insights Forecasts to 2033

  • The Global Molluscicides Market Size was Valued at USD 127.2 Million in 2023
  • The Market Size is Growing at a CAGR of 6.84% from 2023 to 2033
  • The Worldwide Molluscicides Market Size is Expected to Reach USD 246.6 Million by 2033
  • North America is Expected to Grow the fastest during the forecast period.


Global Molluscicides Market

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The Global Molluscicides Market Size is Anticipated to Exceed USD 246.6 Million by 2033, Growing at a CAGR of 6.84% from 2023 to 2033.


Market Overview

Molluscicide is a chemical agent used to kill snails and slugs and to control the growth of mollusks. Molluscicide causes water stress to the mollusks which affects their growth rate. These chemical damages the nervous and digestive systems of mollusks, causing death. Pest control companies, farmers, gardeners, horticulturists, and researchers often utilize the molluscicide. They provide a way to lessen the mollusk population and diminish their effect on crops, gardens, etc. Molluscicides are normally used in large-scale agriculture to protect crops such as cereals, grains, fruits, and vegetables from mollusks, snails, and slugs and are also used for domestic and marketable purposes. It helps in improving productivity, preventing crop losses, and increasing food quality. Manufacturers are trying to make eco-friendly molluscicides using natural and inoffensive by-products. Molluscicide is a cost-effective solution for snails and slugs compared to traditional removal practices. The increasing awareness among the farmers about the growth of snails and slugs fueled the demand for molluscicide.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the global molluscicides market based on various segments and regions forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the global molluscicides market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the global molluscicides market.


Global Molluscicides Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2023
Market Size in 2023:USD 127.2 Million
Forecast Period:2023-2033
Forecast Period CAGR 2023-2033 :6.84%
2033 Value Projection:USD 246.6 Million
Historical Data for:2019-2022
No. of Pages:205
Tables, Charts & Figures:120
Segments covered:By Type, By Form, By Application, By Region and COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Companies covered:: Lonza, Certis USA L.L.C., Bayer, Zagro, Agchem Manufacturing Corporation, Adama Agricultural Solutions, AMGUARD Environmental Technologies, Neudorff, Philagro, Marrone Bio Innovations, AMVAC Chemical Corporation, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, HISIGMA CHEMICALS CO., LTD, VAPCO, Liphatech, Inc., PI Industries, De Sangosse Ltd, BASF SE, and other key vendors.
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenges, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

Pesticides are well-established agricultural chemicals, and industrialized countries have witnessed a surge in demand for molluscicides to boost world food production and prevent crop deterioration. In response to environmental concerns, leading manufacturers are developing eco-friendly molluscicide products made from sustainable and non-harmful by-products. Polyherbal molluscicide is a biological molluscicide that has no harm on non-targeting species as well as on humans. In the horticulture industry, the use of molluscicide has increased to protect gardens and ornamental plants from snails and slugs. Molluscicide helps to maintain the health and attractiveness of the plants, increasing the quality of gardens and sites.


Restraining Factors

Molluscicides were traditionally used in selected locations where people bathe, wash, and swim often. Molluscicides are often expensive and have the potential to harm other creatures, particularly fish, despite their great effectiveness at low concentrations against snails and their egg masses. In the upcoming years, these issues are probably going to cut down the market's growth.


Market Segmentation

The global molluscicides market share is classified into type, form, and application.


  • The chemical segment is expected to dominate the market of global molluscicides market with the highest revenue share during the forecast period.   

Based on the type, the global molluscicides market is divided into chemical (metaldehyde, methiocarb, ferric phosphate), and biological. Among these, the chemical segment is expected to dominate the market of global molluscicides market with the highest revenue share during the forecast period. This is because they are capable of removing the snail and slug infestation quickly. The chemical segment is further divided into metaldehyde, methiocarb, and ferric phosphate. Metaldehyde is a contact molluscicide that damages the nervous system of mollusks, causing their death. It is generally applied as a liquid spray and is available in granular form. Methiocarb is a stomach poison and a contact molluscicide. It damages mollusk's nervous and digestive systems. Ferric phosphate is also a stomach poison that prevents the mollusk's digestive enzymes.


  • The pellets segment is dominating the global molluscicides market during the forecast period.

Based on the form, the global molluscicides market is divided into pellets, liquid, and gel. Among these, the pellets segment is dominating the global molluscicides market during the forecast period. They are easy and convenient to store and it is a traditional method commonly used for distributing molluscicide for mollusk control. This segment provides minimized contact with non-targeted species, maximizing efficiency, and reducing excess use. Pellets are a long-lasting form of application, which reduces excessive use and guarantees continuous safety.


  • The agricultural segment is dominating the market with the highest revenue share during the forecast period.

Based on the application, the global molluscicides market is divided into agricultural and non-agricultural segments. Among these, the agricultural segment is dominating the market with the highest revenue share. Molluscicides protect crops, certify ideal production, and maintain plant health. Along with this, they help farmers to reduce financial loss, protecting funds. The market growth is favored by the widespread use of a product. Molluscicides are also used as seed treatment agents which lessen the damage during germination.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Global Molluscicides Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


Asia Pacific is anticipated to dominate the global molluscicides market over the predicted timeframe.


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Asia Pacific is anticipated to dominate the global molluscicides market over the predicted timeframe. Asia Pacific region has a massive and diverse agricultural industry that produces various crops such as wheat, rice, cereals, fruits, and vegetables. Molluscicides are mainly used to preserve healthy crops, improve production, and ensure appropriate food supply. Moreover, the growth-encouraging aspect is the favorable climate for the widespread occurrence of mollusk infestation. Furthermore, the government is also providing educational policies to farmers to induce the adoption of sustainable agriculture, increasing the market growth.


North America is the fastest-growing region during the forecast period. North America is acquiring a demand for molluscicides because of the increasing importance of crop quality and food safety. Molluscicides sustain crop health and confirm high productivity by keeping crops free from pest damage. Deroceras reticulatum is one of the most hostile slug species of maize and soybean in the United States. At advanced growth stages, corn and soybean defoliation by slugs may cause delayed cover formation and consequent inferior production. To avoid this, molluscicide is an effective solution.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global molluscicides market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • Lonza
  • Certis USA L.L.C.
  • Bayer
  • Zagro
  • Agchem Manufacturing Corporation
  • Adama Agricultural Solutions
  • AMGUARD Environmental Technologies
  • Neudorff
  • Philagro
  • Marrone Bio Innovations
  • AMVAC Chemical Corporation
  • Syngenta Crop Protection AG
  • Liphatech, Inc.
  • PI Industries
  • De Sangosse Ltd
  • Others


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Developments


  • In March 2023, a global crop protection company called ADAMA Ltd., declared the procurement of the remaining stakes of the Bio Stimulants Business in Chile.


  • In November 2022, the assets of Henry Manufacturing Limited in New Zealand were acquired by Certis Belchim BV. The portfolio and pipeline of potassium fatty acid salts were the assets of Henry Manufacturing Limited, which had various applications in crop protection.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2023 to 2033. Spherical Insights has segmented the global molluscicides market based on the below-mentioned segments: 


Global Molluscicides Market, By Type   

  • Chemical
  • Metaldehyde
  • Methiocarb
  • Ferric Phosphate
  • Biological


Global Molluscicides Market, By Form

  • Pellets
  • Liquid
  • Gel


Global Molluscicides Market, By Application

  • Agricultural
  • Non-Agricultural


Global Molluscicides Market, Regional

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

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