The global molluscicide market size reached US$ 773 Million in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 1,288 Million by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 8.6% during 2023-2028. The significant growth in the agriculture industry, widespread product utilization in the horticulture and landscaping industry, the implementation of various government initiatives, and the recent development of bio-based molluscicides are some of the major factors propelling the market.
|Molluscicide Market Size in 2022
||US$ 773 Million
|Molluscicide Market Forecast in 2028
||US$ 1,288 Million
|Molluscicide Market Growth Rate (2023-2028)
Molluscicides refer to chemical agents that are specifically designed to kill or control mollusks, such as snails and slugs. It includes metaldehyde, iron phosphate, methiocarb, sodium chloride, copper sulfate, and copper hydroxides. They interfere with the nervous and digestive systems of mollusks, causing paralysis and eventual death. Molluscicides are widely used by farmers, gardeners, horticulturists, agricultural researchers, and pest control companies. They provide an effective means to reduce the mollusk population and minimize their impacts on crops, gardens, and structures.
The implementation of supportive government policies to educate farmers and promote the adoption of pest control solutions, including molluscicides, to address agricultural challenges, enhance food security, and boost productivity is providing an impetus to the market growth. Furthermore, the widespread product application in the aquaculture industry to promote the healthy development of farmed species and control the mollusk population in lakes, ponds, and other aquaculture facilities is contributing to the market growth. Additionally, the adoption of molluscicides in integrated pest management (IPM) to provide a holistic and sustainable approach to control pests is catalyzing the market growth. Other factors, including the increasing incidences of plant diseases, growing demand for natural and environmental-friendly molluscicides, and rising concerns regarding food safety and quality, are anticipated to drive the market growth.
Molluscicide Market Trends/Drivers:
Significant growth in the agriculture industry
The agriculture industry is experiencing significant growth in recent years owing to rising food consumption across the globe. In line with this, molluscicide sides are widely used in the farming of fruits, vegetables, cereals, grains, and field crops to minimize damage to foliage and seeds, reduce infestation, increase production yield, prevent contaminations, and ensure a successful harvest. Furthermore, molluscicides play a crucial role in preventing the spread of plant diseases and promoting healthier growth. Additionally, the adoption of precision agriculture technology, which enables the precise application of molluscicides based on site-specific pest monitoring and mapping, thus improving efficiency, saving costs, optimizing resources, and preventing overutilization, are supporting the market growth.
Extensive research and development (R&D) activities
Molluscicides have witnessed various innovations in recent years aimed at enhancing their efficacy, reducing environmental pollution, and improving ease of use. Along with this, the recent development of bio-based molluscicides, which utilize plant extracts, essential oils, microbial agents, and biopesticides derived from bacteria or fungi to target mollusks, is favoring the market growth. Moreover, the introduction of nanotechnology-based molluscicide formulations, which allow the targeted release of the active ingredient and increase efficacy while minimizing environmental exposure, is contributing to the market growth. Furthermore, the development of bio-rational molluscicides that are designed to target specific biological mechanisms of mollusks, thus lowering the impact on non-targeted organisms and ecosystems, is positively influencing the market growth.
Increasing product utilization in the horticulture and landscaping industry
The horticulture and landscaping industry is experiencing considerable growth in recent times due to rapid urbanization activities and the increasing disposable incomes of consumers. In line with this, molluscicides are widely used by gardeners and horticulturalists to protect gardens, flower beds, and ornamental plants from snails and slugs. They are also used in nurseries, greenhouses, and plant propagation facilities to protect young plants and seedlings from mollusk damage. Moreover, molluscicides aid in maintaining health and attractive planting, which enhances the aesthetic appeal and quality of gardens and landscapes.
Molluscicide Industry Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global molluscicide market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional, and country levels from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on source, form, and application.
Breakup by Source:
- Chemical Molluscicides
- Ferric Phosphate
- Biological Molluscicides
Chemical Molluscicides dominate the market.
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the molluscicide market based on the source. This includes chemical molluscicides (metaldehyde, ferric phosphate, methiocarb, and niclosamide) and biological molluscicides. According to the report, chemical molluscicides represented the largest market segment.
Chemical molluscicides refer to chemical compounds designed to control and kill mollusks by interfering with their vital body functions. They are cost-effective and highly efficient substances that can be directly applied to crops or used as bait stations. Furthermore, chemical molluscicides exhibit broad-spectrum activity, which aids in targeting multiple mollusk species simultaneously. They also provide relatively fast results compared to alternate mollusk control methods, which prevent further crop damage and ensure efficient control of the infestation.
Biological molluscicides are pest control products that are derived from natural sources, such as living organisms or their byproducts. They are safe and eco-friendly products that minimize adverse environmental impacts and reduce long-term contamination problems. Furthermore, biological molluscicides are non-toxic to humans and animals, which makes them ideal for wide-ranging applications in gardening, landscaping, and organic farming practices.
Breakup by Form:
- Liquids and Gels
Pellets hold a larger share in the molluscicide market.
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the molluscicide market based on the form. This includes pellets, liquids and gels, and others. According to the report, pellets represented the largest market segment.
Pellet molluscicides are dominating the market as they are uniform, portable, easy to store, and designed for convenient applications. Furthermore, they provide targeted placement near susceptible plants, which aids in maximizing effectiveness, reducing unnecessary applications, and minimizing potential exposure to non-targeted organisms. Moreover, pellets provide long-lasting effects, eliminate the need for frequent applications, and ensure continuous protection.
Liquid and gel molluscicides are widely used by farmers and gardeners as they are highly versatile and can be directly applied to plant foliage, soil, or specific targets. Furthermore, they can be customized based on particular crops, farming practices, and pest infestation levels. In addition to this, liquid and gel molluscicides exhibit rapid action mechanisms upon contact with the mollusks, leading to faster mortality and immediate control of high infestation levels.
Breakup by Application:
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Cereals and Grain
- Oilseeds and Pulses
Agricultural hold a larger share in the molluscicide market.
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the molluscicide market based on the application. This includes agricultural (fruits and vegetables, cereals and grain, oilseeds and pulses, and others) and non-agricultural (commercial and residential). According to the report, agricultural represented the largest market segment.
Agriculture is dominating the molluscicide market due to the significant threat that mollusks pose to crop production. Molluscicides are widely used to protect crops, ensure optimal production, and maintain plant health. In addition to this, they aid farmers in avoiding financial losses, protecting investments, and addressing mollusk infestations at various levels. Furthermore, widespread product utilization owing to the increasing commercial agricultural activities is favoring the market growth.
Molluscicides are widely used in fruit and vegetable cultivation to minimize damage and protect leaves, stems, fruits, and other plant parts from snails and slugs, which aids in improving crop yield and enhancing quality. Moreover, they are also used for seed treatments in cereals and grain crops to prevent mollusk damage during germination and early growth stages. In line with this, they also help in preventing mollusks from feeding on the leaves, stems, and developing pods of oilseeds and pulses plants, which aids in minimizing crop loss and ensuring healthy plant growth.
Breakup by Region:
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
Asia Pacific exhibits a clear dominance in the market, accounting for the largest molluscicide market share.
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which includes North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, Asia Pacific represented the largest market segment.
The Asia Pacific region is dominating the market owing to the presence of a vast and diverse agricultural industry that produces various crops, such as rice, wheat, vegetables, fruits, and grains. In line with this, molluscicides are widely used to maintain healthy crops, improve productivity, and ensure food security. Furthermore, the widespread prevalence of mollusk infestation in the region due to favorable climatic conditions is acting as another growth-inducing factor. Moreover, the implementation of supportive government policies to educate farmers and promote the adoption of modern agricultural practices is favoring the market growth.
North America is also experiencing rising demand for molluscicides due to increasing emphasis on crop quality and food safety. In line with this, molluscicides aid in maintaining crop health and ensuring high productivity that is free from pest damage. Furthermore, the growing emphasis on sustainable agricultural practices is facilitating the demand for eco-friendly molluscicides that are non-toxic and meet environmental safety standards.
Several key players in the market are focusing on research and development (R&D) activities to create innovative molluscicide formulations with improved efficacy and enhanced safety profiles. Furthermore, aggressive branding and promotional activities by manufacturers through digital marketing, trade shows, and agricultural conferences to enhance brand visibility, increase profit, and attract new customers are contributing to the market growth. Moreover, the increasing strategic partnerships and collaborations between leading market players and local distributors and retailers to expand their global footprint, strengthen supply chain network, and drive sales is favoring the market growth. Apart from this, several top companies are investing in developing eco-friendly products to expand their portfolio and gain a competitive advantage.
The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the global molluscicide market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the market
- ADAMA Ltd.
- American Vanguard Corporation
- Brandt Consolidated Inc.
- Certis Europe BV (Mitsui & Co. Ltd.)
- De Sangosse Ltd
- Industrialchimica S.r.l. (Induchim Group)
- PI Industries Ltd.
- In May 2023, ADAMA introduced an advanced formulation technology platforms to optimize the efficacy of its active ingredients and produce super-concentrated, High-Load products that will improve plant health and reduce wastage.
- In March 2023, American Vanguard Corporation entered into a supply agreement with NewLeaf Symbiotics to bring biological solutions to major North American specialty markets, such as bio-stimulants and bio-protection products that are used in golf, ornamental, and controlled-environment agriculture (CEA).
- In July 2022, Nufarm expanded its partnership with Enko, a crop health company to utilize its proven research and development platform and products to promote sustainable agricultural practices.
Molluscicide Market Report Scope:
|Base Year of the Analysis
| Historical Period
|Scope of the Report
||Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
||Chemical Molluscicides, Biological Molluscicides
||Pellets, Liquids and Gels, Others
||Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||ADAMA Ltd., American Vanguard Corporation, Brandt Consolidated Inc., Certis Europe BV (Mitsui & Co. Ltd.), De Sangosse Ltd, Industrialchimica S.r.l. (Induchim Group), Nufarm, PI Industries Ltd., etc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the global molluscicide market performed so far, and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What are the drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global molluscicide market?
- What is the impact of each driver, restraint, and opportunity on the global molluscicide market?
- What are the key regional markets?
- Which countries represent the most attractive molluscicide market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the source?
- Which is the most attractive source in the molluscicide market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the form?
- Which is the most attractive form in the molluscicide market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
- Which is the most attractive application in the molluscicide market?
- What is the competitive structure of the global molluscicide market?
- Who are the key players/companies in the global molluscicide market?
Key Benefits for Stakeholders
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the molluscicide market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global molluscicide market.
- The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the molluscicide industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.