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Global Micronutrients Market Is Expected to Grow Up to USD 7.59 Billion by 2020: Transparency Market Research

Transparency Market Research has announced the addition of the "Micronutrients Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" report to their offering.


Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/05/2014 -- Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Micronutrients (Boron, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Zinc and Others) for Fertigation, Foliar, Soil, Seed Treatment and Other Applications for Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Fruits & Vegetables and Other Crop Types in Non-chelated and Chelated Forms - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" According to the report, global market for micronutrients was valued at USD 4.37 billion in 2013 and is anticipated to reach USD 7.59 billion in 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 8.2% between 2014 and 2020.

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The market for micronutrients is driven by high demand for quality and uniform yield owing to increasing population and depleting arable land. Furthermore, the global micronutrients market is driven by deficiency of micronutrients in soil across various regions. This affects the yield and growth of plants. One of the major challenges in the agricultural industry is to meet demand for food globally. Micronutrients offer the highest potential for improvement in quality and uniformity in the yield of crops. Depleting arable land is likely to provide opportunities for hydroponically produced food and seed treatment applications. However, higher prices of micronutrients and lack of awareness regarding applications, technological know-how and dosage of micronutrients is expected to hamper growth of the micronutrients market. Some government and development organizations are taking initiatives to create awareness among growers and farmers.

Zinc was the most widely used micronutrient across various regions. It accounted for over one third of the total volume demand in 2013. However, molybdenum, which is required in a small quantity in crops and plants, is estimated to be the fastest growing product segment in the micronutrients market in the next few years. Soil is the most applied technique for micronutrients. Foliar applications constituted the second-largest share of 23.4% in the micronutrients market in 2013. However, other applications such as seed treatment and hydroponics are projected to provide better opportunities for the global micronutrients market in the near future.

Cereals accounted for the highest demand among crop types for micronutrients in 2013. Cereals such as wheat, rice, maize, barley and oats constitute majority of food sources in various regions. Fruits and vegetables are anticipated to be the fastest growing crop types for micronutrients during the forecast period. Other types of crops such as flowers are also likely to provide opportunity for the micronutrients market in the next few years. Pulses and oilseeds accounted for the second-largest demand of 29.6% for micronutrients in 2013.

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Asia Pacific dominated the micronutrients market in 2013 and accounted for over 50% of the market share in 2013. The region is estimated to exhibit potential growth for the micronutrients market during the forecast period. Asia Pacific was followed by North America, which is projected to be the fastest growing region in the micronutrients market during the forecast period. Demand for micronutrients is increasing in North America due to depleting arable land and higher demand for quality and uniform yield. Europe held the third-largest demand for micronutrients in 2013. Rest of the World is anticipated to witness stable demand for micronutrients between 2014 and 2020.

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The report provides a comprehensive view of the micronutrients market in terms of volume and revenue. Additionally, the report includes current demand analysis and forecast for product segments, applications, crop types and form types in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The report comprises the following segments:

Micronutrients Market - Product Segment Analysis
- Boron
- Copper
- Iron
- Manganese
- Molybdenum
- Zinc
- Others (Including chlorine, nickel, etc.)

Micronutrients Market - Application Analysis
- Fertigation
- Foliar
- Soil
- Seed treatment
- Others (Including hydroponics, etc.)

Micronutrients Market - Crop Type Analysis
- Cereals
- Pulses and oilseeds
- Fruits and vegetables
- Others (Including floriculture, etc.)

Micronutrients Market - Form Type Analysis
- Non-chelated
- Chelated

Micronutrients Market - Regional Analysis
- North America
- Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World

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