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Surging Global Food Production Needs to Drive Micronutrients Market at 8.2% CAGR till 2020

Posted on Jul 30, 2015

In a recent research report from Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global micronutrients market is estimated to reach US$7.59 billion in 2020. TMR states that the market, with a valuation of US$4.37 billion in 2013 is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2014 to 2020. The report, titled “Micronutrients Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020”, is available for sale on the company website.The report states that high demand for uniform and standard-quality crop yield for an increasing global population and depleting cultivable land are the major factors driving the micronutrients market. Meeting the surging demand for high crop yield to fulfill the rising need for food globally is one of the major challenges of the agricultural industry. To overcome such challenges and to replenish micronutrient content in arable land, micronutrient supplements are added to the soil to alleviate soil deficiencies and enhance crop quality. 

Browse the full Micronutrients Market (Boron, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Zinc and Others) for Fertigation, Foliar, Soil, Seed Treatment and Other Applications for Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Fruits & Vegetables and Other Crop Types in Non-chelated and Chelated Forms - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020 report at https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/micronutrients-market.html

Soil across various regions can be deficient in a variety of micronutrients such as zinc, iron, and boron, among others, which is driving demand for micronutrients for agriculture. However, high prices of micronutrient supplements and lack of technical know-how regarding dosage and application of micronutrients will slow adoption and hence hamper the micronutrients market.  “Training programs led by governments and agricultural agencies for the utilization of micronutrients and increasing demand for hydroponically produced food will offer opportunities for growth of the micronutrients market in the coming years,” said a lead TMR analyst.

                                

By product, zinc accounted as the most widely used micronutrient, accounting for over one third of the total demand from the micronutrients market in 2013. However, molybdenum, which is needed in small quantities in crop and plants, will exhibit the fastest growth in the micronutrients market for the forecast period. According to the report, soil was registered as the most widely used technique for micronutrients. However, foliar applications constituted the second largest share, of 23.4% of the overall market in 2013. However, other applications such as hydroponics and seed treatment are estimated to offer better prospects for the global micronutrients market in coming years.In the crop type segmentation, cereals accounted for the highest demand for micronutrients in 2013, according to the report. This is because cereals such as wheat, maize, oats, rice, and barley are staple foods for a majority of regions in the world. 

However, fruits and vegetables are expected to register the fastest growth in demand for micronutrients during the forecast period. Pulses and oilseeds held the second largest demand for micronutrients, which was 29.6% of the total market in 2013. Other crop types such as decorative plants and flowers are also likely to offer opportunities for micronutrient manufacturers, as stated in the report. By geography, Asia Pacific led the market in 2013 and held over 50% of the market. North America follows Asia Pacific for the demand for micronutrients, but is expected to exhibit the fastest growth in the coming years.

The report comprises the following segments:

Micronutrients Market - Product Segment Analysis

  • Boron
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Molybdenum
  • Zinc
  • Others (Including chlorine, nickel, etc.) 

Micronutrients Market - Application Analysis

  • Fertigation 
  • Foliar
  • Soil 
  • Seed treatment
  • Others (Including hydroponics, etc.)

Micronutrients Market - Crop Type Analysis

  • Cereals
  • Pulses and oilseeds
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Others (Including floriculture, etc.)

Micronutrients Market - Form Type Analysis

  • Non-chelated 
  • Chelated

Micronutrients Market - Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World

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