Pesticide Residue Testing Market: By Pesticide Type (Fungicides, Insecticides, Herbicides, Nematicides, Others), By Pesticide Class (Organochlorines, Organonitrogens, Carbamates, Others), By Crop Type (Fruits & vegetables, Meat & poultry, Cereals & grains, Dairy products, Others) and Geography


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Pesticide Residue Testing Market size was valued at USD 1.58 billion in 2022 and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2023-2029. Pesticides are the chemical substances used to control the insects, fungi, and other pests on agriculture crops. Pesticide residue may remain on or in food after sprayed on to food crops. Regulatory bodies specify the maximum residual limits in the food due to toxic nature that can cause severe health hazards if consumed. Pesticide residues are carcinogenic and may affect the reproductive and nervous systems. Pesticide residues are majorly observed in the poultry, grains, fruits and vegetables, fish, and other aquatic products. Pesticide residues are tested in the laboratories by using various liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and other techniques. With the world's population growing, accurate pesticide residue testing procedures are required for sustainable food production. The global pesticide residue testing market is being driven by the implementation of severe food safety laws, developments in testing technology, and international trade of food materials. Pesticide residue testing market has a lucrative growth over the forecast period. Several international players are actively working in the development of newer testing methods. Moreover, collaboration between the industries and food testing laboratories may immensely boost the pesticide residue testing market. For instance, in January 2014, The European Union Reference Laboratories (EURL) and UK Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) are collaborated with Thermo Fischer Scientific to develop the methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis of pesticide residues in food. Furthermore, acquisitions and mergers, launching of newer tests, and business expansions are the strategies followed by the market players to increase their revenue share in residue testing market. For instance, in October 2016, Steep hill launched new cannabis pesticide residue test in California.

Pesticide Residue Testing Market Summary

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Largest Market

North America

Fastest Growing Market

Asia Pacific
Pesticide Residue Testing Market Dynamics

Rise in awareness about the food safety among consumers, implementation of stringent regulatory policies for the food testing, technological advancements in the residue testing, and increase in the trading of food products are anticipated to fuel the pesticide residue testing market over the forecast period. Moreover, increase in the use of pesticides in agriculture and aquaculture farming leads to its residue remnants in the food products, which is expected to propel the pesticide residue testing market over the forecast period. However, lack of awareness about the food safety regulations in underdeveloped countries, high cost of services, and unavailability of food testing infrastructure are expected to restrain the growth of the market over the forecast timeframe.

Key Features of the Reports

  • The pesticide residue testing 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

Pesticide Residue Testing Market Segmentation

By Pesticide Type
  • Fungicides
  • Insecticides
  • Herbicides
  • Nematicides
  • Others
By Pesticide Class
  • Organophosphates
  • Organochlorines
  • Organonitrogens
  • Carbamates
  • Others
By Crop Type
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Meat & poultry
  • Cereals & grains
  • Dairy products
  • Others

Frequently Asked Questions

The pesticide residue testing market size was valued at USD 1.58 billion 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).

The pesticide residue testing market key players are Eurofins Scientific SE, SGS S.A., SCS Global Services, ALS Limited, Bureau Veritas S.A.

  • Eurofins Scientific SE
  • SGS S.A.
  • SCS Global Services
  • ALS Limited
  • Bureau Veritas S.A.
  • AsureQuality
  • Intertek Group
  • Microbac Laboratories