Metal Chelates Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025

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Metal Chelates Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Status : June, 2020 | Metals and Minerals | PPT format

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Global Metal Chelates Market: Snapshot

Chelation implies ion and/or molecule bonding to metal ions. The ions of molecules being bonded to the metal ion are commonly known as chelants or chelating agents. The overall scope of use of chelated metals is already massive in agriculture as well as in human nutrition, and is expected to show a greater scope of use over time, owing to advancements in the global metal chelates market. Chelation is also a useful process in healthcare, where it can be used as contrast agents in MRI scanners and in a treatment procedures that strips toxic metals from a body.

One of the more large scale uses of metal chelates at the moment is in the agriculture industry, as fertilizers. Metal chelates are used as soil additives to provide those micronutrients that are necessary for healthy plant growth. Phosphates are a major component of plant fertilizers. However, constant use of farm land can weaken the soil, causing it to lose metallic content and micronutrients. This is caused by the conversion of soil metals such as iron and zinc into useless insoluble solids when they come in contact with phosphate salts. Metal chelates are therefore a highly valuable addition to fertilizers as they ensure the balance of salts and micronutrients in the soil. Chelating agents such as EDTA are currently in high demand due to their versatile nature and a wider scope of use. However, there are certain problems that arise with the overuse of chelating agents in fertilizers, and the non-biodegradable nature of several chelating agents is making governments and agriculture bodies question their long term usage.

Global Metal Chelates Market: Overview

The evolution of agricultural practices for high yield has benefitted the global metal chelates market. Metallic chelates are extensively used in agriculture as micronutrient fertilizers for the uptake of metal ions by plants. This is because metal ions such as Fe+2, Zn+2, Mn+2, and Cu+2 easily react with negatively charged hydroxide ions (OH-), which makes them unavailable for plants. The metal chelate coats the metal ion, thereby protecting it from the surrounding OH- ions.

The report is a valuable instrument for insights into the trends, opportunities, and market size estimates of the global metal chelates market between 2017 and 2025. The report’s users, therefore, receive an accurate analysis of the global metal chelates market that can be used to plan cutting-edge business strategies for the future. The research report is prepared after an extensive research phase followed by data scrutiny. 

Global Metal Chelates Market: Drivers and Restraints

The deterioration in soil quality and pH level, the incessantly increasing demand for higher agricultural output, and increasing knowledge about the nutrient requirement of agricultural crop is driving the global metal chelates market. 

However, the effect of non-biodegradable metal chelates is challenging the market’s growth.

Global Metal Chelates Market: Market Segmentation

The global metal chelates market can be analyzed on the basis of type, crop type, mode of application, and geography. On the basis of type, the market can be segmented into primary nutrients, micronutrients, secondary nutrients, and other nutrients. Amongst these, micronutrients is the largest segment followed by primary nutrients. Micronutrients is also expected to register the fastest growth until the end of the forecast period in 2025.

By crop type, fruits and vegetables is expected to display a significant growth rate in the metal chelates market during the forecast period. The rising awareness among farmers for the utilization of chelating agents to provide essential nutrients to fruits and vegetables is exhibiting a substantial demand for metal chelates in the sector. The increasing demand for high output of fruits and vegetables is also driving the metal chelates market.

By mode of application, the metal chelates market can be segmented into soil, fertigation, and foliar. Amongst these, foliar is expected to display the highest growth rate until the end of the forecast period in 2025. This is because foliar is easy, cost-effective, and time-effective mode of application, thereby leading to its increasing popularity among farmers. 

Global Metal Chelates Market: Regional Overview

The global metal chelates market can be divided into the regional segments of North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. Amongst these, Asia Pacific is expected to display the highest growth rate due to the increasing adoption of modern agricultural practices. The incessantly increasing demand for high agricultural output for the large population in China and India is driving the growth of the metal chelates market in Asia Pacific.

Major Companies Mentioned in Report

The report mentions and profiles key players operating in the global metal chelates market, namely BASF SE, Syngenta AG, Haifa Chemicals Limited, Akzo Nobel N.V., and Nufarm Limited, Aries Agro Limited, Valagro SPA, Dereti Agronutritional, Van Iperen International, and Protex International.

The study presents a granular assessment and quantitative evaluation of:

  • Key growth factors and prominent trends
  • Size and share of key segments in overall market
  • Key challenges and winning imperatives
  • Factors shaping competitive landscape
  • Insights into how contours of market will change in coming years
  • Technological advances
  • New avenues and imminent investment pockets
  • Regulatory landscape shaping current and future strategies of companies

The region-wise assessment includes market dynamics in:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.

The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:

  • Which key factors will shape the competitive landscape?
  • Which trends will stimulate research and development activities in different geographies?
  • Which are the lucrative growth areas and what is the size of potential they are likely contribute to the overall market?
  • Which disruptions in market growth are likely to come with the new business models?
  • Which are some of the recent overhauls in policies that may change the course of the market significantly?
  • Which are the geographies that will form sizable sources of new streams to new and established players alike?
  • How are top players likely to realign their strategy to counter the forces of competition?
  • Which key strategies emerging players are likely to focus on to consolidate their position?
  • Which changes in end-user preferences might affect the status quo held by the leading players?
  • Which are some of the game-changing innovations influencing the projected share and revenue of the market and its segments?

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