Global Agricultural Chelates Market


Industry Analysis, Forecasts and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2022)

  • Market Trends, Dynamics and Regulatory Framework
  • Regional and Cross-segment Sales Figures
  • Extensive Industry Structure Coverage

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Micronutrients play an important role in agriculture for increasing the yield and enhancing the quality of agricultural produce. These essential elements are utilized by plants in very small quantities, and they are effectively supplied by complexes containing chelated compounds that are more stable than the non-chelated metals. DTPA, EDTA and EDDHA are the commonly used agricultural chelates. Micronutrients such as iron, zinc, copper, manganese, calcium and magnesium can be chelated easily, while the other nutrients cannot be readily chelated.

End-User /Technology

The primary end users of agricultural chelates are farmers/crop manufacturers and companies . The use of agricultural chelates depends on the crop type, requirement of chelates, as well as the government policies regarding the promotion of their usage. Prominent companies such as Akzo Nobel N.V. (The Netherlands) and BASF SE (Germany) have diversified product portfolio and strong distribution network across the globe, with offices at strategic locations. On the other hand, small- & medium-sized enterprises have limited product ranges and limited financial strength; therefore, these enterprises enter into strategic partnerships and agreements with key market players in order to increase their market share. Such factors enable the small- & medium-scale enterprises to better their distribution channels and gain access to new technologies and operational know-how of other companies.

Target audience

• Suppliers
• R&D institutes
• Technology providers
• Agricultural chelates manufacturers/suppliers
• Micro-nutrients manufacturers/processors
• Intermediary suppliers
• Wholesalers
• Dealers
• Consumers
• Retailers

Market Dynamics

The factors which drive the market are the increasing demand for good quality and higher crop yields. In addition, removing the micronutrient toxicity due to excess availability of micronutrients and the significant role of chelates in helping the plants in overcoming micronutrient-deficiency, thereby, increasing the profitability by overcoming agricultural economies are other factors that drive this market. The high-cost of such chelating agents and the increasing environmental issues over non-biodegradable chelates are major constraints thereby limiting the market growth. With companies laying increasing emphasis on research and product development to produce organic chelates and biodegradable chelates and advantages associated with increasing adoption of hydroponics technology are major opportunities for the agricultural chelates market.

Market Segmentation

Global Agricultural Chelates Market can be segmented on the basis of type, application and crop type.
On the basis of Type: On the basis of type the market has been segmented into EDTA(Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), EDDHA( ethylenediamine-N), DTPA(Pentetic acid), IDHA and Others (HEDP, HETDA, and DTDA).
Based on Application: Based on Application, the market has been segmented intoSoil, Seed dressing, Foliar sprays, Hydroponics, Others (trunk injection and implantation).
Based on Crop type: The market has been segmented into fruits and vegetables, oilseeds & pulses, cereals & grains, others (turfs & ornamentals).

Regional/Geographical Analysis

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific gain a dominant share as far as regional analysis is concerned. RoW (Brazil, South Africa, Argentina, and others) have shown a nurturing interest in this segment.


 EDTA is the fastest growing segment in Agricultural Chelates Market by type during 2015-2020: The EDTA agricultural chelates type is projected to grow with the highest CAGR from 2015 to 2020. EDTA chelate isolates metal ions, such as calcium ions and ferrous ions, and forms weak bonds with metal nutrients, such as zinc, iron, and copper. An EDTA chelate are comparatively less expensive and easily available and also helps to treat harmful lead poisoning in the soil by removing the toxins, such as lead, cadmium, and mercury. Hence they are the reason for the demand of EDTA chelates in the market.

 Soil application segment depicts high potential for the Agricultural Chelates Market :Soil application in the Agricultural Chelates Market is growing as soil nutrition is necessary to increase the productivity of crops. Chelated iron micronutrients are applied in the soil to provide the required amount of nutrition for an enhanced crop production which the soil generally lacks thereby making its usage even the more significant. In the Asia-Pacific region, emerging economies such as India and China, where the agricultural sector significantly contributes to the growth of the economy, requires fertile soil for easier growth of crops in order to satisfy the demand, and the application of agricultural chelates in the soil helps to maintain the soil quality. Moreover, the application of agricultural chelates is growing in North America, as people are demanding quality food due to the rising health awareness, encouraging crop manufacturers to use chelates in the soil.

Key Players

BASF SE, DeretilAgronutritional, Akzo Nobel N.V., Van Iperen International, Valagro SPA , Dow Chemicals are some of the key players in the Global Agricultural Chelate Market.

Report ContentsRegional AnalysisReport Highlights
  • Market segments
  • Market Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities
  • Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2022
  • Supply & Demand Value Chain
  • Market – Current Trends
  • Competition & Major Companies
  • Technology and R&D Status
  • Porters Five Force Analysis
  • Strategic and Critical Success Factor Analysis of Key Players
  • North America
    • US and Canada
  • Latin America
    • Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Rest of Latin America
  • Western Europe
    • EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, U.K.)
    • Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden)
    • Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
    • Rest of Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Rest of Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia and New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE and Kuwait)
    • South Africa
    • North Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

This report is an elaborate aggregation of primary inputs from industry experts and participants across the supply chain. It provides details on market segmentation which is derived from several product mapping exercises, macroeconomic parameters and other qualitative and quantitative insights. The impact of all such factors is delivered across multiple market segments and geographies.

  • Detailed Historical Overview (Market Origins, Product Launch Timeline, etc.)
  • Consumer and Pricing Analysis
  • Market dynamics of the industry
  • Market Segmentation
  • Estimated Market Sizing in terms of volume and value
  • Recent trends in Market and impact
  • Research Status and Technology Overview
  • Extensive Industry Structure Coverage

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