The global agricultural micronutrients market is estimated to be valued at USD 3.6 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach a value of USD 5.4 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 8.7% during the forecast period.
Factors such as the rise in micronutrient deficiencies in the soil and growing awareness about food security are projected to drive the growth of the agricultural micronutrients market.
By type, the zinc segment is projected to dominate the agricultural micronutrients market during the forecast period.
Soil deficiencies of zinc are vastly recorded in regions of Asia (Turkey, India, China and Indonesia), sub-Saharan Africa and the northwestern region of South America.
By form, the chelated segment is projected to be the fastest-growing segment in the agricultural micronutrients market during the forecast period.
Chelated micronutrients are organic molecules that combine with metal cation to form a ring-like structure. Chelated micronutrients are available in different ranges of soil pH. Some of the most commonly used chelating agents during the production of synthetic micronutrient chelates are ethylene diamine-tetra-acetic acid (EDTA), diethylene-triamine Penta-acetic acid (DTPA), and ethylenediamine-N, N¡ä-bis (2-hydroxyphenyl acetic acid) (EDDHA). Moreover, due to the stable nature of chelated compounds, the adoption of chelated micronutrients is projected to grow at a faster pace.