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Tembotrione Market for Corn and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Tembotrione, 2 - [2 – chloro – 4 - (methylsulfonyl) – 3 - [(2, 2, 2 - trifluoroethoxy) methyl]benzoyl] -1,3-cyclohexanedione, commonly known as tembotrione, is a selective post-emergence herbicide of the triketone chemical class. It has been developed to control the wide range of broadleaf and grass weeds in cornfields. Tembotrione is also used for post-emergence control of glyphosate, dicamba and ALS inhibitor weeds.

Bayer CropScience AG launched tembotrione in 2007. Initially, the herbicide was approved only in countries such as Austria, Hungary, Brazil and the U.S. Currently, Bayer CropScience holds the patented technology and is the only manufacturer of tembotrione globally. The basic patent is set to expire between 2015 and 2020. However, tembotrione has been granted an additional five years of data protection after the basic patent expiry. This would restrict competition from generic versions globally for five years after the patent expires. 

Bayer CropScience operates the only manufacturing facility for tembotrione in the U.S. The crop protection industry has been facing challenges due to the increasing resistance of various weeds against different herbicides such as glyphosate, dicamba and ALS inhibitors. The ability of tembotrione to control glyphosate resistant weed is anticipated to be one of the key drivers for the global demand during the forecast period. Various pesticides (active ingredients) are launched annually in the crop protection industry. Currently, a number of herbicides such as atrazine; 2,4-D, dimethyl salt; clopyralid; and acetochlor can be used in corn fields. 

Tembotrione is primarily used in seed corn, sweet corn and popcorn crop fields. Additionally, tembotrione is used as a research tool in new applications such as soybean and sorghum. In terms of volume, the corn application accounted for more than 90% of the global tembotrione market in 2013. Demand for tembotrione in corn applications is expected to increase significantly in the near future owing to recent approval by the European Union and growth opportunities in Asia Pacific. 

North America emerged as the global leader in the tembotrione market, accounting for more than 55% in terms of volume in 2013. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) approved tembotrione in 2007. The herbicide is registered and is available in most states in the U.S. Mexico is another major consumer of tembotrione in North America. The region was followed by Europe in terms of volume in 2013. Tembotrione was approved in Austria and Hungary in 2007. Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands approved the herbicide by the year 2009. The European Union approved tembotrione for cornfield applications in 2013. Consequently, the market for tembotrione in Europe is likely to expand significantly in the near future. Moreover, Asia Pacific offers high potential for tembotrione, as the product has not been launched in every corn-growing country in the region. In Rest of the World (RoW), Brazil and Argentina were the major consumers of tembotrione in 2013. Given its high production of corn, Brazil consumes a large amount of tembotrione every year. It was among the few countries to approve tembotrione in the initial years of the launch. 

Bayer CropScience sells tembotrione under different brands such as Laudis and Capreno. Different tembotrione formulations are available in the market including technical grade (96.2%) and liquid product (34.5%) for end use. The liquid product is equivalent to 450 g/L. Bayer CropScience has been focusing on widening its product portfolio for biological crop protection through the development of a new production facility and expansion of current capacities globally.


Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Market Segmentation
1.3 Research Scope
     1.3.1 Assumptions
1.4 Research Methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global Tembotrione Market Estimates and Forecast, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (US$ Mn)
2.2 Global Tembotrione Market Snapshot (2013 and 2020)

Chapter 3 Tembotrione Market - Introduction
3.1 Introduction

Chapter 4 Global Tembotrione Market: Crop Type Analysis
4.1 Global Tembotrione Market: Crop Type Analysis
     4.1.1 Global tembotrione market volume share by crop type, 2013 and 2020
     4.1.2 Global tembotrione market for corn, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (US$ Mn)
4.2 Others (Including research commodity)
     4.2.1 Global tembotrione market for other applications, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (US$ Mn)

Chapter 5 Tembotrione Market: Regional Analysis
5.1 Global Tembotrione Market: Regional Analysis
     5.1.1 Global tembotrione market volume share by region, 2013 and 2020
5.2 North America
     5.2.1 North America tembotrione market volume, by crop type, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
     5.2.2 North America tembotrione market revenue, by crop type, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Mn)
5.3 Europe
     5.3.1 European tembotrione market volume, by crop type, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
     5.3.2 European tembotrione market revenue, by crop type, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Mn)
5.4 Asia Pacific
     5.4.1 Asia Pacific tembotrione market volume, by crop type, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
     5.4.2 Asia Pacific tembotrione market revenue, by crop type, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Mn)
5.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
     5.5.1 RoW tembotrione market volume, by crop type, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
     5.5.2 RoW tembotrione market revenue, by crop type, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 6 Company Profiles
6.1 Bayer CropScience

List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Tembotrione: Market Segmentation
FIG. 2 Global Tembotrione Market Estimates And Forecast, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 3 Global Tembotrione Market Volume Share, By Crop Type, 2013 And 2020
FIG. 4 Global Tembotrione Market For Corn, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 5 Global Tembotrione Market For Other Applications, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (US$ Mn)
FIG. 6 Global Tembotrione Market Volume Share, By Region, 2013 And 2020

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Global Tembotrione Market Snapshot (2013 and 2020)
TABLE 2 Physical And Chemical Properties
TABLE 3 North America Tembotrione Market Volume, By Crop Type, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 4 North America Tembotrione Market Revenue, By Crop Type, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 5 Europe Tembotrione Market Volume By Crop Type, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 6 Europe Tembotrione Market Revenue, By Crop Type, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 7 Asia Pacific Tembotrione Market Volume, By Crop Type, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 8 Asia Pacific Tembotrione Market Revenue, By Crop Type, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 9 Row Tembotrione Market Volume, By Crop Type, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 10 Row Tembotrione Market Revenue By Crop Type, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Mn)

Tembotrione is a selective postemergence herbicide used to control broadleaf and grass weeds in cornfields. The herbicide was launched in 2007 in two grades: technical grade (96.2%) and liquid product grade (34.5%). 

This study segments the global tembotrione market based on key regions and types of crops. It includes a market analysis in terms of volume (tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). The study includes tembotrione market estimates for 2014 and forecast for the period from 2015 to 2020. Two applications fall in the scope of the study: cornfields and all other applications (such as research tools). Tembotrione is primarily used as an herbicide against weeds affecting corn crop, which comprises corn seeds, sweet corn and popcorn. Occasionally, it is also used as a research commodity. 

The market is further segmented regionally, with North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). Europe includes Western (including EU and non-EU members), Central and Eastern Europe, while RoW includes South and Central America, Africa and the Middle East. 

This study on tembotrione also includes the profile of the inventor company – Bayer CropScience AG. Currently, Bayer CropScience holds the patent for tembotrione; no other company manufactures the product. 

Different crop types in each region have been considered for the global average price while breaking down this market. The prices considered in the report are for technical grade. The volume of the market is for the active ingredient (tembotrione) and not for the carrier. The tembotrione market has been analyzed based on expected demand. Market estimates for this study have been based on volumes, with revenues being derived through regional pricing trends. Prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors and direct selling regional producers, based on manufacturer feedback and application requirement. We have used the bottom-up approach to arrive at the global market, considering individual crop type segments and integrating these to arrive at the global market. Crop type segments have been further bifurcated using the top-down approach to derive the regional product market.

In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of our research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. 

We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following functions: It provides first-hand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, outlook, etc.: helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings; and further develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding. Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies.

We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding as part of secondary research. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade; technical writing; internet sources; and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights and recognizing business opportunities.

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to, company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings, internal and external proprietary databases relevant patent and regulatory databases, national government documents, statistical databases and market reports. Also referred are news articles, press releases and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market. Secondary sources referred for tembotrione study include the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Agriculture Organization Corporate Statistical Database (FAOSTAT) and Friends of the Earth Europe (FoE Europe).

The report segments the global tembotrione market as:
  • Tembotrione Market - Crop Type Segment Analysis
    • Corn
    • Other Applications (Including research commodity, etc)
  • Tembotrione Market - Regional Analysis
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Rest of the World (RoW)

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