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    Agricultural Chelates Market Growth & Forecast Analysis | 2022-2028

    Agricultural Chelates Market Growth & Forecast Analysis | 2022-2028
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    Market Insights

    The agricultural chelates market was estimated at USD 1.01 billion in 2021 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of 7.68% during 2022-2028 to reach USD 1.7 billion in 2028.


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    The major factors contributing to the growing demand for agricultural chelates are the increasing usage of high-value crops and the reduction in the arable land.

    Agricultural chelates have a variety of applications in soil, foliar, and fertigation. They play an important role in agriculture, as they maximize the yield and improve the quality of agricultural products. Foliar sprays are commonly used to apply metal chelates as micronutrient fertilizers to provide plants with iron, copper, manganese, and zinc. The most commonly used chelates in agriculture are EDTA, EDDHA, and DTPA.

    Agricultural Chelates Market Highlights

    Market Size in 2021

    USD 1.01 billion

    Market Size in 2028

    USD 1.7 billion

    Market Growth (2022-2028)

    7.68% CAGR

    Base Year of Study


    Trend Period


    Forecast Period


    Segments Covered

    By Type (EDTA, EDDHA, DTPA, IDHA, and Others),

    By Micronutrient Type (Iron, Manganese, and Others),

    By End-Use Type (Agriculture, Indoor Farming),

    By Application Type (Soil Application, Seed Dressing, Foliar Sprays, Fertigation, and Others),

    By Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses, Fruits & Vegetables, and Other Crop Types),

    By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World).

    Segments Analysis

    This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision-making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market. 

    The market is segmented into the following categories. 

    By Type

    • EDTA
    • EDDHA
    • DTPA
    • IDHA
    • Others

    By Micronutrient Type

    • Iron
    • Manganese
    • Others

    By End-Use Type

    • Agriculture
    • Indoor Farming

    By Application Type

    • Soil Application
    • Seed Dressing
    • Foliar Sprays
    • Fertigation
    • Others

    By Crop Type

    • Cereals & Grains
    • Oilseeds & Pulses
    • Fruits & Vegetables
    • Other Crop Types

    By Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: the USA, Canada, and Mexico) 
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, the UK, Russia, Spain, and the Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: China, Japan, India, South Korea, and the Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Sub-Region Analysis: Latin America, the Middle East, and Others)

    By Type

    Based on the type, the market is segmented as EDTA, EDDHA, DTPA, IDHA, and others. EDTA is estimated to be the fastest-growing segment of the market during the forecast period. EDTA chelates agents enable the plant to absorb a high amount of micronutrients and provide an excellent binding capability when they are used with crucial micronutrients, such as iron, manganese, copper, and zinc, which results in an improved quality of crop growth, fueling the growth of the agricultural chelates market.

    By Crop Type

    Based on the crop type, the agricultural chelates market is segmented as cereals & grains, oilseeds & pulses, fruits & vegetables, and other crop types. Fruits & vegetables held the largest share of the market in 2021 and are likely to maintain their leading position during the forecast period as well. It is estimated that there will be an increase in the consumption of fruits and vegetables in the upcoming years.

    By Application Type

    Based on the application type, the market is segmented as soil application, seed dressing, foliar sprays, fertigation, and others. Foliar spray is expected to be the fastest-growing segment of the agricultural chelates market during the forecast period. Foliar spray is an agricultural method in which water and agricultural chelates are applied to plants through spray pumps, drones, tractor-mounted sprayers, and airplanes. This process offers the possibility to get the best use of yield, reduce the loss of nutrients, and also prevention from polluting the environment.

    Also, the farmers usually prefer foliar spray techniques for the application of agricultural chelates, as it guarantees that the nutrients are uniformly applied and the agricultural input cost is reduced. Hence, the efficiency and reliability of foliar spray is offering substantial growth opportunities in the market during the forecast period.

    Regional Insights

    In terms of regions, Europe held the largest share of the market in 2021 and is estimated to govern the market during the forecast period. Due to the growing demand from European countries, Spain and the Netherlands have an increased cultivated area, including greenhouses as well. Also, these countries have export demands for a wide range of crops, such as pulses, fruits, cereals, oilseeds, and cash crops. The growth of the crop is highly dependent on the type of soil, which varies from region to region. The lack of micronutrients in soils as reported across Europe is expected to drive the growth of the agricultural chelates market. North America and Asia-Pacific are also expected to offer substantial growth opportunities during the forecast period.


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    Key Players

    Some of the key players in manufacturing agricultural chelates are-

    • Aries Agro Ltd.
    • BASF SE
    • Greensmiths, Inc.
    • Haifa Chemicals
    • Nouryon
    • Nufarm Ltd
    • Syngenta AG
    • The Andersons, Inc.
    • The Dow Chemical Company
    • Wilbur-Ellis Company Inc

    Research Methodology

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools.

    More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles have been leveraged to gather the data.

    We conducted more than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and with industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:

    • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis
    • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis
    • Market trend and forecast analysis
    • Market segment trend and forecast
    • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, product portfolio, product launches, etc.
    • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
    • Emerging trends
    • Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players
    • Key success factors.

    Report Features

    Market Segmentation


    Regions Covered


    Countries/Sub-Regions Covered


    No. of Figures & Tables


    Company Profiles


    Report Customization Options

    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to 3 players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to 3 players)

    Market Segmentation

    • Current market segmentation of any one of the types by application type.  

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances

    Custom Research: Stratview Research offers custom research services across sectors. In case of any custom research requirement related to market assessment, competitive benchmarking, sourcing and procurement, target screening, and others, please send your inquiry to sales@stratviewresearch.com.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The agricultural chelates market was estimated at USD 1.01 billion in 2021.

    The agricultural chelates market is likely to reach USD 1.7 billion in 2028.

    The agricultural chelates market is expected to witness an impressive growth of 7.68% CAGR in the foreseeable future.

    Foliar spray is expected to be the fastest-growing application in the market.

    Aries Agro Ltd., BASF SE, Greensmiths, Inc., Haifa Chemicals, Nouryon, Nufarm Ltd, Syngenta AG, The Andersons, Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, and Wilbur-Ellis Company Inc are the key players in the market.

    Europe is expected to remain the largest market.

    Increasing usage of high-value crops and reduction in the arable land are the factors driving the growth of the market.

    Fruits & vegetables segment is expected to maintain its leading position in the market.


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