Butachlor Market – Comprehensive Overview and Forecast upto 2025

Global Butachlor Market: Snapshot

The global butachlor market has been driven by its extensive use in rice farming in Southeast Asia. However, the dependence of the global butachlor market on the region for a major part of its overall revenue could become an adversity for the market in the coming years. The toxicity of butachlor is weakened by the large amounts of water used in paddy farming, but it is still sufficient to cause problems for the humans as well as animals around the farmlands. The rising awareness in emerging countries such as India regarding the risks of large-scale butachlor usage is responsible for the possible risk to the butachlor market. The use of butachlor in rice has been linked to deaths caused by mid-day meal in rural schools India, while its ecological impact has also been assessed to determine its carcinogenicity.

The loss of arable lands is the key driver likely to propel the demand for butachlor in the coming years. In Asia Pacific, the leading consumer in the global butachlor market, a significant volume of agricultural land has been redirected for commercial or industrial use. The steady urbanization observed in countries such as India, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and China is likely to ensure the continuation of this trend, aided by the steady growth of the residential construction industry in the region. The rising population of Asia Pacific is also vital for the butachlor market, as it creates the need for more food.

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On the other hand, the rising preference for organic farming could become a threat for the global butachlor market in the coming years. Farmers across the world are starting to prefer organic agriculture due to its benefits in terms of the ecological impact of the process. A growing community of consumers is also coming together over the demand for organically grown food.

Butachlor Market: General Outline

Butachlor also known as ‘Machete’ is an organic herbicide that belongs to the acetanilide group of chemicals, and is utilized as a pre-emergent selective herbicide employed against grasses. It is a systemic herbicide that acts as a protein synthesis inhibitor and leads to metabolic dysfunction in the targeted weeds. Butachlor herbicide is primarily absorbed by germinating stem shoots and secondarily by weed roots, growing on the pre-planted arable crop land.

Butachlor herbicide is mainly used in India on rice crops, as it requires moist soil and considerable amount of water for safe application. Being phytotoxic in nature, it must be used after diluting with water. Butachlor herbicide is applied one or two weeks before seed plantation, during wet seeded conditions, on moist soil, and left for three days in three to four centimeter of water. The water level has to be maintained for five days to a week and drained before seed plantation. Butachlor herbicide is toxic to aquatic life and has low bio-accumulation potential. It decomposes into toxic gases at high temperatures and exposure may cause pneumonitis on inhalation, and may also trigger nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.

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Butachlor Market: Comprehensive Overview

Butachlor herbicides are primarily used as selective herbicides against grasses, sedges, and some broadleaved weeds. They are extensively used by Indian farmers for mainly rice cultivation and other well irrigated crops. Butachlor herbicide works efficiently to remove weed and is best suited for well irrigated or moist soils.

The global butachlor herbicide market is growing due to escalating food demand for the booming global population and reducing arable land. However, rising general awareness about the harmful effects of herbicides and other toxic agrochemicals, along with stringent environmental regulations, especially in developed countries of North America and Europe is expected to be a limiting factor for the butachlor herbicide market. Due to the opposition of chemicals used in agriculture, farmers are moving to organic farming and development of better and less harmful substitutes.

Butachlor Market: Geographical Evaluation

The large population base makes Asia Pacific a major consumer of butachlor herbicide. Agricultural economies including China, Indonesia and India are chief consumers of butachlor herbicide for its heavy usage in variety of crops. A rise in disposable income and purchase power parity of China and India is expected to drive demand for food grains, thereby increasing the demand for butachlor herbicide.

Comparative lenient norms and regulations against chemicals, availability of cheap labor and land, Asia is the preferred region for production facilities for key market players. North America is another leading consumer for butachlor herbicide, especially in well irrigated southern land of Mississippi and Missouri areas of the U.S. In addition, Brazil, South Africa and Central Africa contribute to the major demand for the market. Strict government control norms over potentially harmful agrochemicals and general tendency of farmers towards sustainable organic farming techniques, Europe is projected to witness slower growth in comparison to other regions.

Butachlor Market: Key Market Players

Some of the butachlor market players are: Shanghai Tenglong Agrochemical Co. Ltd., Monsanto, Shanghai Mingdou Agrochemical Co. Ltd., and Syngenta AG, SinoHarvest Corporation.

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The study presents reliable qualitative and quantitative insights into:

  • Market segments and sub-segments

  • Market trends and dynamics

  • Supply and demand chain of the market

  • Market valuation (revenue and/or volume)

  • Key trends/opportunities/challenges

  • Forces defining present and estimated future state of the competitive landscape

  • Technological developments

  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Europe

  • Asia Pacific

  • Middle East and Africa

Paradigm Shift to Organic Farming Adversely Impacts Butachlor Sales

San Francisco, California, July 18, 2017: Extensive use of butachlor for rice farming is witnessed across Southeast Asia. While the demand from Southeast Asia has pumped growth in the global butachlor market, in the long run it may become an adversity. In a new report, titled “Butachlor Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 – 2025,” TMR Research gauges the market’s pace of gains in the recent past. It also presents refined outlook for the market between 2017 and 2025. The report compiles exhaustive information regarding the factors affecting the market’s trajectory during the forecast period. Information thus included in the report is substantiated using industry-leading analytical tools. It is therefore compiled to enable stakeholders gain a comprehensive overview of the global butachlor market.

Butachlor is a toxic substance, however, its toxicity is controlled by the gallons of water used in paddy farming. But according to experts, despite all the efforts enough toxicity is left to harm human as well as animals gazing around the farmlands. This has attracted the market negative attention from governments, especially across the emerging nations. For instance, the rising awareness about toxicity in butachlor in India and other Asian nations pose threat to the butachlor market. Moreover, the use of butachlor in rice has been linked to deaths caused due to mid-day meals across rural schools in India.

Nevertheless, the loss of arable lands have continued giving impetus to the global butachlor market. Asia Pacific has emerged as the leading consumer as a significant volume of agricultural land in emerging nations have been redirected to industrial and commercial use. Also steady urbanization witnessed in nations such as India, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, and Thailand has resulted in the loss of arable land, which is triggering growth in the butachlor market in Asia Pacific.

On the downside, the rising preference toward organic farming will act as a major challenge for the butachlor market in the forthcoming years. Organic agriculture offers benefits in terms of ecological impact, which has been a key reason in impelling more farmers to uptake organic methods of agriculture. This will remain a major restraint for the butachlor market through the forecast period.

Besides Asia Pacific, the butachlor market will gain lucrative prospects in North America. The demand for butachlor is especially high in the southern lands of Missouri and Mississippi. Besides this, the rising demand from South Africa, Central Africa, and Brazil will showcase attractive opportunities for the market. However, owing to stringent government regulations, growth will happen in the Europe butachlor market at a comparatively slower pace.

Some of the leading players operating in the global butachlor market are Shanghai Mingdou Agrochemical Co. Ltd., Shanghai Tenglong Agrochemical Co. Ltd., Syngenta AG, SinoHarvest Corporation, and Monsanto.