Pandemic Gardening Trends Boost Pesticide Sales In The Short Term

CLEVELAND, September 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Increased home gardening activities and commercial investment in green spaces such as office gardens will drive demand for pesticides in the United States and other wealthy countries with important lawn crops and of gardens until 2021, according to a new analysis by the Freedonia group:

  • The increase in time spent at home has led many homeowners to take over their own lawn and garden maintenance activities, either due to budget restrictions or because the homeowner adopted gardening as a hobby. .
  • As offices reopen, employers are installing more gardens and other elements of green space to allow employees to access their chosen hobbies while working from home during the pandemic, promoting thus the sale of pesticides.

Although the share of households with active gardeners is expected to decline over time as homeowners return to using landscaping and gardening services to manage lawn and garden pest management, the consumer base of home gardeners will remain high, supporting demand for value-added products. , consumer-friendly pesticides.

Global Pesticides Market Expected To Grow By 3.4% Per Year Through 2025

Global demand for formulated pesticides is expected to increase by 3.4% per year to reach $ 95 billion in 2025, supported mainly by the growth of the dominant agricultural market due to:

  • increase agricultural productivity per hectare
  • changes in crop composition, increased access to a wider range of pesticide formulations and better education of farmers

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has had a different impact on different sectors of the global pesticide industry, the global market has been largely supported by the fact that agriculture and food production are ‘core’ activities. As a result, the demand for agricultural pesticides has not been significantly affected, although there have been instances where the global production and trade of active ingredients and other necessary components have been disrupted.

Through 2025, the commercial and consumer pesticide markets will experience the fastest gains in countries with expanding middle classes and abundant space for gardening and other outdoor recreation.

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Global pesticides analyzes the global pesticide market. Historical data for 2010, 2015 and 2020, and forecast to 2025 and 2030 are provided for demand in current US dollars (including inflation) and / or metric tonnes of active ingredient.

The targeted products are:

  • herbicides
  • insecticides
  • fungicides
  • other pesticides and repellents

The markets analyzed are:

  • Agriculture
  • commercial (including industrial)
  • consumer

Also included within the scope of this report are repellents which, instead of killing pests, are designed to repel or deter their presence.

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