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The report attempts to highlight the current ...
The report attempts to highlight the current
scenario regarding the consumption patterns and future growth potential of crop protection
industry in India. With declining arable land and more mouths to feed, there is continuous
pressure to increase yield and reduce losses by usage of crop protection products. Usage of crop
protection products in North America and Europe has increased in order to boost yield and
quality. However, per capita consumption of crop protection products in India is still much lower
at 0.6 kg/ ha compared to 13 kg/ ha in China and 7 kg/ ha in USA. Indian crop protection market is
largely dominated by insecticides which account for 65% of the total crop protection chemicals
market. Herbicides are the largest growing segment and currently account for 16% of the total
market. Paddy and cotton are the major consumers of crop protection chemicals accounting for
28% and 20% respectively & top three states Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab account
for ~50% of the total pesticide consumption in India.