Global Nematicides Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Chemical, Biologicals), By Nematode Type (Cyst, Root-Knot, Lesion), By Mode of Application (Seed Treatment, Drenching, Soil Dressing, Fumigation), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032

Industry: Agriculture


Global Nematicides Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Global Nematicides Market Size was valued at USD 1.78 Billion in 2022.
  • The Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.1% from 2022 to 2032
  • The Worldwide Nematicides Market Size is expected to reach USD 4.28 Billion by 2032
  • Asia Pacific is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period

Global Nematicides Market

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The Global Nematicides Market is projected to exceed USD 4.28 Billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 9.1% from 2022 to 2032. The market of nematicides is expanding rapidly due to rising demand in countries that are developing, easy availability of products for crop protection, increased area under high-value cash crops such as vegetables and fruit, and rising demand for food products due to rising population.


Market Overview

The nematicides market refers to the agricultural chemicals used to control plant-parasitic nematodes, which are microscopic roundworms that can damage crops and reduce yields. Nematicides are typically applied to the soil before planting or during the growing season to protect crops from nematode damage. The use of nematicides has become an essential practice for farmers worldwide, particularly in areas with high nematode populations. The global nematicides market is expected to grow in the coming years due to increasing demand for food production, especially in emerging economies, coupled with the rise in nematode infestations. The market is highly competitive, with numerous global and regional players vying for market share.


Key players in the global nematicides market include Syngenta AG, BASF SE, Bayer CropScience AG, FMC Corporation, Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd., DowDuPont Inc., and Nufarm Limited. These companies focus on expanding their product portfolios, investing in research and development, and forming strategic partnerships and collaborations to gain a competitive edge in the market.


For instance, in December 2022, BioConsortia Inc. disclosed the results of its 2022 field trials for nematicide seed treatment products. The data show that BioConsortia's R&D platform consistently delivers a strong pipeline of microbial product leads that boost yields in a wide range of crops, such as vegetables, maize, wheat, and soybeans.


North America is the largest market for nematicides, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. However, the Asia Pacific region is expected to experience the highest growth rate due to the rising demand for food and the increasing awareness about crop protection.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the global nematicides market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the nematicides 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 nematicides market.



Global Nematicides Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 1.78 Billion
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period 2022-2032 CAGR:9.1%
2032 Value Projection:USD 4.28 Billion
Historical Data for:2018-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:100
Segments covered:By Type, By Nematode Type, By Mode of Application, By Region, COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

As the world's population continues to grow, there is a need to produce more food to feed the growing population. Nematodes can cause significant damage to crops, leading to reduced yields and economic losses for farmers. The use of nematicides has become an essential practice for farmers worldwide, particularly in areas with high nematode populations.


The expansion of agricultural land and increased crop intensification has led to higher nematode infestations, further driving the demand for nematicides. The intensification of agriculture involves planting crops more frequently, which can lead to an increase in nematode populations. In addition, climate change has led to changes in temperature and rainfall patterns, which can also lead to increased nematode populations.


Another driver of the global nematicides market is the increasing trend toward sustainable agriculture. Farmers and consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of conventional agriculture practices, including the use of chemical pesticides. This trend has led to the development of new, safer nematicides with lower toxicity to humans and the environment. These newer nematicides are becoming increasingly popular among farmers.


Restraining Factors

The high cost of nematicides is major significant restraint for the market. Nematicides are often expensive to produce, which can make them unaffordable for small farmers in developing countries. The high cost of nematicides has also led to the development of cheaper, less effective alternatives, such as using crop rotation and cover crops to manage nematode populations.


The increasing availability of nematode-resistant crops is another challenge for the nematicides market. Farmers are increasingly turning to genetically modified crops that are resistant to nematode infestations, which can reduce the demand for nematicides. However, the development of nematode-resistant crops is still in its early stages, and the technology is not yet widely available for all crop types.


The volatility of commodity prices is another factor that could restrain the growth of the nematicides market. The price of crops can vary significantly based on global supply and demand factors, weather conditions, and other factors beyond the control of farmers. As a result, farmers may be hesitant to invest in expensive nematicides when the economic returns are uncertain.


Market Segmentation


The Global Nematicides Market share is differentiated into type, nematode type, and mode of application.

  • The chemical nematicides segment is anticipated to hold the largest share of the global nematicides market over the projected period.

Based on the type, the global nematicides market is segmented into chemical and biologicals. Among these, the chemical nematicides segment is anticipated to hold the largest share of the global nematicides market over the projected period. Chemical nematicides have been the dominant segment of the market for many years due to their effectiveness and availability. Chemical nematicides have a quick mode of action and can provide long-lasting protection against nematode infestations. Chemical nematicides are formulated with active ingredients that are toxic to nematodes. These active ingredients may include carbamates, organophosphates, fumigants, and others. Some of the commonly used chemical nematicides include aldicarb, carbofuran, fenamiphos, oxamyl, and methyl bromide. These chemicals work by disrupting the nervous system of nematodes, leading to paralysis and death.


  • The cyst segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global nematicides market over the forecast period.

On the basis of nematode type, the global nematicides market is segmented into cyst, root-knot, lesion. Among these, the cyst segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global nematicides market over the forecast period. The high economic impact of cyst nematodes on crop yields drives the cyst nematodes segment of the global nematicides market. Abamectin, carbofuran, and fenamiphos are some of the most commonly used nematicides for cyst nematode control. Cyst nematodes are soil-borne nematodes that cause severe damage to a wide range of crops, including potatoes, soybeans, and cotton. They have a complex life cycle that involves hatching from eggs, infecting plant roots, and forming protective cysts that contain several eggs. 


  • The soil dressing segment of the global nematicides market is expected to hold the largest share over the forecast period.

Based on the form, the global nematicides market is segmented into seed treatment, drenching, soil dressing, and fumigation. Among these, the soil dressing segment of the global nematicides market is expected to hold the largest share over the forecast period. The soil dressing segment of the global nematicides market is driven by the ability to apply nematicides to large areas of soil quickly and efficiently. Soil dressing involves applying nematicides to the soil surface and mixing them into the topsoil. This method is commonly used for crops such as potatoes, sugar beets, and other root crops. Some of the commonly used nematicides for soil dressing include carbofuran and fosthiazate.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Nematicides 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)


North America is estimated to hold the largest share of the global nematicides market during the predicted timeframe.


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North America is expected to hold the largest share of the global nematicides market during the study period. The market is driven by the presence of major market players, the high demand for nematicides in agriculture, and the increasing adoption of precision farming techniques. The United States is the largest consume     r of nematicides in the region, accounting for a significant share of the market. The growing need to increase crop yield and quality, declining arable land, and increased awareness about product application to achieve high-quality yield are driving growth in the North American market. The growing organic farming and demand for organic food is also driving up demand for bionematicides.


The nematicides market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a faster rate compared to other regions due to the increasing population, rising food demand, and the adoption of advanced farming practices. The market is mainly driven by countries such as China and India, which are the major consumers of nematicides in the region. The agricultural sector in Asia Pacific is one of the largest and most diverse in the world, with a wide range of crops being cultivated across the region. However, the region is also highly susceptible to nematode infestations, which has led to the higher demand for nematicides as a means of controlling nematode infestations and increasing crop yields.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global nematicides 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

  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Isagro S.P.A
  • ADAMA agricultural solutions ltd
  • Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc
  • 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 2022, BioConsortia, Inc., a U.S.-based agricultural R&D company, disclosed the development and registration of two new nematicides complying with successful field trials on maize and other important crops. The new product keeps nematodes at bay while increasing crop yields.


  • In December 2022, Lumialzam, the first biological nematicide for seed treatment in Brazil, was launched by Corteva Agriscience. They make a long-term contribution to soil health and restoration.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Nematicides Market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Global Nematicides Market, By Type

  • Chemical
  • Biologicals


Global Nematicides Market, By Nematode Type

  • Cyst
  • Root-Knot
  • Lesion


Global Nematicides Market, By Mode of Application

  • Seed Treatment
  • Drenching
  • Soil Dressing
  • Fumigation


Global Nematicides Market, By Region

  • 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 Middle East & Africa

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