The global nematicides market reached a value of US$ 1.38 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach a value of US$ 1.84 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.60% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Nematicides are chemical pesticides utilized for killing plant parasitic nematodes (PPNs), which are microscopic parasitic worms living in soil or freshwater. They are generally applied on the soil to increase effectiveness, avoid animal and human contact, and protect crop seedlings against nematode attacks during plant development. As PPNs pose a major threat to the quantitative and qualitative production of numerous cash crops, nematicides find extensive applications in the agriculture sector across the globe.
Nematicides Market Trends:
Increasing concerns about crop losses on account of pest attacks represent one of the key factors positively influencing the sales of nematicides. Fenamiphos, a systemic nematicide effective against ecto- and endoparasitic, free-living, cyst-forming, and root-knot nematodes and ethoprop; and a nonsystemic nematicide, effective against soil-dwelling insects, are currently commonly used around the world. Besides this, there is a significant rise in the usage of fosthiazate, a contact-acting nematicide that controls potato cyst nematodes. Moreover, non-fumigant nematicides can be applied before, during, or after planting through soil drenching, drip irrigation, or spraying onto the crop foliage to reduce population densities of nematodes and protect crops from damage. Apart from this, as several nematicides have been banned due to their health and environmental hazards, biological nematicides, also known as bionematicides, are gaining immense traction for the environment-friendly management of PPNs. This, coupled with the rising importance of biological control of pests, is fueling the growth of the market. Furthermore, leading players are focusing on developing nematicides, which are selective, less toxic, and safer to use. This, along with the rapidly increasing population and a consequently surging need for food worldwide, is anticipated to strengthen the market growth.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global nematicides market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on chemical type, nematode type, formulation and application.

Breakup by Chemical Type:


Breakup by Nematode Type:

Root-knot Nematode
Cyst Nematode

Breakup by Formulation:
Emulsifiable Concentrates

Breakup by Application:

Grains and Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Commercial Crops
Fruits and Vegetables

Breakup by Region:
North America
United States
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being American Vanguard Corporation, BASF SE, Bayer AG, BioWorks Inc., Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, Corteva Inc., FMC Corporation, Isagro S.p.A., Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., Syngenta AG (China National Chemical Corporation) and UPL Limited.

Key questions answered in this report:
How has the global nematicides market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global nematicides market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the chemical type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the nematode type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the formulation?
What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global nematicides market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?