Status : Published Published On : Apr, 2021 Report Code : VRCH2028 Industry : Chemicals & Materials Available Format : Page : 350

Global Agricultural Micronutrients Market – Analysis and Forecast (2022-2028)
Industry Insights By Type (Zinc, Boron, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Others (Chlorine and Nickel)), By Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses, Fruits & Vegetables, Others (Turfs, ornamentals, plantation crops, forages, and fibre crops)), By Form (Chelated, Non-Chelated)

Industry Overview

The global agricultural micronutrients market is expected to be worth USD 4.2  billion in 2021, rising to USD 7.6 billion by 2028, with a CAGR of 9.4% over the forecast period. The agricultural micronutrients market is expected to expand due to factors such as rising soil micronutrient deficiencies and rising knowledge about food security.

Agricultural Micronutrients Market Highlights

Micronutrients are required by plants for healthy growth. Certain biochemical functions associated with plant metabolism and plant growth are associated with micronutrients. Conventionally, farmers focussed on phosphate, nitrogen, potash, but lately, due to increased pest infestation and plant diseases, farmers are now focussing on increased adoption of various micronutrients.

Market Segmentation:

Based on Type

•    Zinc
•    Boron
•    Iron
•    Manganese
•    Molybdenum
•    Others (Chlorine and Nickel)

Because of the growing number of benefits offered and the increase in zinc deficiency in soil across various regions and countries, zinc as an agriculture micronutrient is expected to gain popularity in the coming years. Zinc application rates, on the other hand, vary depending on the amount of zinc required in the soil for agricultural purposes.

Based on Crop Type

•    Cereals & grains
•    Oilseeds & pulses
•    Fruits & vegetables
•    Others (Turfs, ornamentals, plantation crops, forages, and fibre crops)

Fruit consumption has increased dramatically over the last two decades, and this trend is expected to continue in the coming years. Increased fruit and vegetable exports have resulted in an increase in crop plantation area, which has resulted in increased production levels. As a result, the demand for crop sustaining and preserving chemicals for fruits and vegetables is expected to rise significantly.

Based on Form

•    Chelated
•    Non-Chelated

Chelated micronutrients are organic molecules that form a ring-like structure when they combine with a metal cation. Chelated micronutrients are present in a variety of soil pH ranges. Ethylene diamine-tetra-acetic acid (EDTA), diethylene-triamine Penta-acetic acid (DTPA), and ethylenediamine-N, Nä-bis (2-hydroxyphenyl acetic acid) are some of the most widely used chelating agents in the manufacture of synthetic micronutrient chelates (EDDHA). Furthermore, the adoption of chelated micronutrients is expected to increase at a faster rate due to the stable existence of chelated compounds.

Based on Geographies: 

•    North America
•    Europe
•    Asia Pacific (APAC)
•    Latin America
•    Middle East and Africa

During the historical era, APAC was the largest agricultural micronutrients sector, and this trend is expected to continue during the forecast period when it will also experience the fastest growth. Because of the constant sowing and reaping cycles, there is a strong micronutrient deficit in the soil and poor biofortification of crops.


In the forecast period of 2022-2028, technological advances in the production of agricultural micronutrients, as well as rapid growth, are expected to generate new opportunities for the agricultural micronutrients market.

Since cereals are the most commonly consumed crop on the planet, the cereals & grains segment is expected to rise at the fastest rate. Food consumption is increasing in developing countries due to rising population and economic growth. Soil texture, pH impact, climatic variability, and organic matter are all factors that influence micronutrient availability in soil. The availability of micronutrients in the soil decreases as the pH rises. Crop growth is limited by a lack of micronutrients in the soil. If left unchecked, this will have a direct impact on crop production as well as decrease the efficiency with which macronutrient fertilisers are applied.

Market Drivers:

Increased deficiency of essential minerals in the soil needed for plant growth, such as zinc, copper, and iron, among others, is a major factor driving the growth of the agricultural micronutrients market. Other major factors driving the growth of the agricultural micronutrients market include increasing soil pollution around the world and research activities on the production and introduction of low-cost agricultural micronutrients.

A bad diet can be blamed for an increase in the incidence of micronutrient deficiency in people. Micronutrient deficiencies in agricultural soil reduce crop yield and nutritional quality, as well as have an adverse effect on human health. Micronutrient deficiencies can cause a variety of health problems in people. It's also possible that it'll boost the mortality rate.


The global population is increasing tremendously. According to the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), the global human population is projected to increase by 75 million people each year, or 1.1 per cent. As a result, the world's population is projected to hit 9.9 billion in 2050, up from an estimated 7.4 billion in 2017. As the world's population rises, so does the demand for food. An increasing population means a growing appetite, and a growing appetite means agriculture can play a larger role in the world's future. Since the number of arable acres is only projected to increase modestly, agricultural farmers would need to become more effective and profitable in order to feed an increasing world of hungry people. At the same time, crop production will continue to be hampered by unpredictably harsh weather, such as drought, flooding, and extreme heat, among other factors.


The lack of knowledge among farmers about the benefits of using agricultural micronutrients will be a restraining factor for the agricultural micronutrients market during the forecast period, posing a further challenge to the market's development. Apart from this, lack of agriculture budget, the booming organic fertilizer industry and bio-accumulation of non-biodegradable chelates can hinder the agriculture micronutrients market rise. 

COVID-19 Impact on the Global Agricultural Micronutrients Market

The COVID-19 pandemic had devastated agricultural micronutrient supply chains, as many countries were under lockdown and had closed their borders to prevent the virus from spreading. Strict containment regulations implemented by various governments, as well as protective measures to monitor the outbreak's effects, had resulted in substantial transportation restrictions of agricultural micronutrients

Key Players:

•    BASF SE 
•    AkzoNobel 
•    Nutrien, Ltd. 
•    Yara International ASA 
•    The Mosaic Company 
•    Compass minerals international 
•    Valagro 
•    Haifa Group
•    Agrium Inc.
•    ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd.
•    Baicor, L.C.
•    Brandt Consolidated Inc.
•    Grow More Inc.
•    Kay-Flo.
•    Micnelf USA Inc.
•    Stoller USA, Inc.
•    Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC
•    Merck KGaA.
•    Sigma-Aldrich Corporation

Recent Developments

•    The Mosaic Company and the Technology Research Centre (FTRC) at the University of Adelaide in Australia signed an agreement in March 2020 to concentrate on improved fertiliser production.

•    Rocket Seeds Moly Shine seed finisher, which has the advantage of micronutrient, was launched by Compass Minerals in December 2019. The company's Plant Nutrition business unit has a new addition with this launch.

•    Valagro renewed its distribution agreement with Just Agrotech (China), a leading agricultural technology company in China, in October 2019. This agreement would assist the organisation in expanding its market share.

•    Nutrien completed the purchase of Ruralco Holdings Limited (Ruralco) in Australia in September 2019, which will help the company improve the supply of goods and services to Australian farmers.

Agricultural Micronutrients Market Size

Source: VynZ Research

Agricultural Micronutrients Market Analysis

Source: VynZ Research

Frequently Asked Questions

Asia-Pacific holds the largest share in the global agricultural micronutrients market.
Among the various type of agricultural micronutrients, zinc micronutrients are the largest contributor to the revenue generated in the global agricultural micronutrients market.
The key players operating in the agricultural micronutrients market include a large share of contribution from companies that include BASF SE, AkzoNobel, Nutrien, Ltd., Yara International ASA, The Mosaic Company, Compass Minerals International, Valagro, Haifa Group, Agrium Inc., ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., Baicor, L.C., Brandt Consolidated Inc., Grow More Inc., Kay-Flo., Micnelf USA Inc., Stoller USA, Inc., Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC, Merck KGaA., and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation.
The global agricultural micronutrients market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 9.4% during the forecast period.
The global agricultural micronutrients market was valued at USD 4.2 billion in 2021.

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