Metal Chelates Market: By Product Type (Micronutrients, Primary nutrients, Secondary nutrients, Others), By Crop Type (Fruits and vegetables, Oilseeds and pulses, Cereals and grains, Others), By Mode Of Application (Foliar,Soil, Fertigation, Others), and Geography


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Metal Chelates Market size was valued at USD 432.0 million in 2022 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.45% from 2023-2029. Metal chelates are the chemical substances, which contain chelating agents with a metal ion. Metal chelates are used as soil additives to provide the micronutrients that are necessary for plant growth. Organic substances such as hydroxamate siderophores are natural chelating agents present in the soil field. However, these natural chelates are insufficient to improve the crop yield. Synthetic chelating agents such as EDTA are most commonly used due to their versatile nature and broad scope of use. On the other hand, there are a few factors that can hinder the metal chelates market growth such as dearth of awareness about metal chelates in underdeveloped regions, unfavorable effects related to excess use of chelating agents and effect of non-biodegradable metal chelates. In addition, launching of new novel products having less side effects are projected to bring huge growth opportunities for the key players operating in metal chelates market. Another market driving factor is chelated nutrients use in animal feed. Global metal chelates market is growing at a significant CAGR owing to changes in agricultural practices for better yield. Moreover, companies focusing on the research and development for the innovation of newer metal chelate products with reduced adverse effects. For instance, Haifa chemicals developed water-soluble metal chelate fertilizers Haifa Micro which is rapidly dissolved in water. In addition collaborations and product launching by the companies is a key strategies followed by market players to increase the revenue share in market. For instance, in June 2017, Sumitomo Corporation launched Foliar Blend super fertilizer containing micronutrients with chelating agents in collaboration with Roshini Crop Sciences Pvt Ltd.

Metal Chelates Market Summary

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Largest Market

North America

Fastest Growing Market

Asia Pacific
Metal Chelates Market Dynamics

Deterioration of the pH level and soil quality, increase in the demand for better crop yield, change in organic farming practices, increase in awareness about the nutritional requirement for the plant growth, and rise in the usage of metal chelates as micronutrient fertilizers for plants are anticipated to propel the metal markets over the forecast period. However, adverse effects associated with overuse of chelating agents, effect of non-biodegradable metal chelates, and lack awareness about metal chelates in underdeveloped regions are the factors hamper the growth of metal chelates market. Furthermore, creating the awareness about the metal chelates in farmers, and introduction of newer products with minimal side effects expected to present better growth opportunities for market players in the metal chelates market. Moreover, use of chelated nutrients in animal feed is the current trend that drives growth of the market.

Key Features of the Reports

  • The metal chelates market report provides granular level information about the market size, regional market share, historic market (2018 to 2022) and forecast (2023 to 2029)
  • The report covers in-detail insights about the competitor’s overview, company share analysis, key market developments, and their key strategies
  • The report outlines drivers, restraints, unmet needs, and trends that are currently affecting the market
  • The report tracks recent innovations, key developments and startup’s details that are actively working in the market
  • The report provides plethora of information about market entry strategies, regulatory framework and reimbursement scenario
  • The report analyses the impact of socio-political environment through PESTLE Analysis and competition through Porter’s Five Force Analysis in addition to recent technology advancements and innovations in the market

Metal Chelates Market Segmentation

By Product Type
  • Micronutrients
  • Primary nutrients
  • Secondary nutrients
  • Others
By Crop Type
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Oilseeds and pulses
  • Cereals and grains
  • Others
By Mode of Application
  • Foliar
  • Soil
  • Fertigation
  • Others

Frequently Asked Questions

The metal chelates market size was valued at USD 432.0 million in 2022

The report covers the five regions and 15+ countries market data: North America (United States, Canada), Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom (UK), Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Australia & New Zealand), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina) and Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa).

Akzo Nobel N.V. (Netherlands) Haifa Chemicals Limited (Israel) Syngenta AG (Switzerland) The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.) BASF SE (Germany) Syngenta AG (Switzerland)

  • Akzo Nobel N.V. (Netherlands)
  • Haifa Chemicals Limited (Israel)
  • Syngenta AG (Switzerland)
  • The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.)
  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • Syngenta AG (Switzerland)
  • Valagro SPA (Italy)
  • Sumitomo Corporation (Japan)