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The global fertilizer bags market is anticipated to accumulate a market value of US$ 25.19 billion in 2023 and is expected to garner a valuation of US$ 42 billion by exhibiting a CAGR of 5.25 % in the forecast period 2023 to 2033. The fertilizer bags market reflected a growth of 4.2 % CAGR in the historical period 2018 to 2022.

The increasing significance and consciousness of the value of local products in the soil and the rising habit of growing a patio garden among the populace is affecting the development of the natural fertilizers market. As a result, this pattern is propelling the market growth of fertilizer bags for the bundling of natural fertilizers.

Increasing pest attacks fuel the demand for crop protection chemicals, like fertilizers and pesticides, which are toxic. Hence, they require advanced packaging to minimize the risk while handling, storing, and transporting these agrochemicals, which increases the demand for fertilizers pouches for agrochemicals to improve their shelf life.

Plastic bags and pouches are most widely used for packaging different agrochemical products, such as pesticides and fertilizers. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) are the preferred materials for manufacturing fertilizer pouches. These medium barrier packaging bags provide moderate levels of moisture barrier, gas permeability, heat resistance, and oxygen barrier, which is suitable for use in agrochemical industries.

Some other factors supporting the use of plastic in the agricultural packaging market are that they are lightweight, strong, and economical to manufacture, therefore the market for plastic in agricultural packaging will directly benefit the market of fertilizer pouches during the forecast period. Mounting trade of agrochemicals and improved shelf life of agrochemicals & biologicals are further boosting the market growth. Rising focus on developing efficient & environment-friendly packaging, and stringent environmental regulations supporting the development of sustainable packaging solutions are major opportunities for the expansion of the fertilizer bags market.

Rapid urbanization, coupled with constant population expansion around the world is anticipated to put enormous pressure on worldwide food production, leading to a high call for efficient and cost-effective agriculture packaging solutions. This trend will positively benefit the market growth of fertilizer pouches in the forthcoming period.

Region-wise, Asia Pacific is projected to dominate the market by commanding over 48% market share by end of the forecast period. This region is expecting to witness higher adoption of sustainable packaging solutions for agricultural products in the coming years, hence, creating opportunities for global brands to invest in the region. Also, the rise in farm yield along with swift growth witnessed in a plethora of end-use industries like seed and pesticides & fertilizers is expected to boost the regional market during the assessment period.

Similarly, the European market is appearing to register the fastest expansion rate in terms of income, due to the rising preference for the consumption of fresh and nutritious food in the region. The high demand for fresh fruits will supplement the market growth of fertilizer pouches since the production of fruits also require fertilizers.

How Competitive is the Market?

Recent developments and breakthroughs in technology, mergers, acquisitions, tie-ups, and partnerships within the companies involved in manufacturing fertilizer bags are expected to create lucrative opportunities for market growth during the forecast period.

In May 2022, Zeus, a global packaging solutions firm with Irish ownership, acquired Canadian agricultural supplies company Agri-Flex. This move represents the next stage of the company's US$ 36.88 million investment strategy. It puts ‘Zeus’ as one of the top distributors of agricultural crop packaging products, worldwide.

In March 2022, StenCo LLC, which specializes in biodegradable packaging, and ‘Cargill Inc.’ will collaborate, according to an announcement by Plug and Play Topeka, a worldwide innovation platform and accelerator. With the help of this collaboration, ‘StenCo’ will manufacture a biodegradable oxygen-excluding barrier for several Cargill goods.

Fertilizer Bags Market Overview

In the agriculture industry, the importance of packaging is high to keep the quality of products like fertilizers, pesticides, etc. intact till it reaches the end-user. Fertilizers are industrially or naturally made materials that are used to supply necessary nutrients for plant growth to the plant tissue or soil.

To increase agricultural productivity and crop yields the fertilizers are widely used globally and their demand is always on the rise. The need for effective packaging of fertilizers is giving the necessary push to the fertilizer bags market towards growth.

What are the Key Trends Impacting Growth of the Fertilizer Bags Market?

The rise in importance and awareness of quality homegrown fruits and vegetables and the increasing trend of growing a terrace garden among the population is impacting the growth of the organic fertilizers market. The growing trend is fuelling the market growth of the fertilizer bags for the packaging of organic fertilizers.

How is the Demand for Reusable Packaging Solutions Driving the Growth of Fertilizer Bags Market?

In the agricultural industry, the demand for reusable packaging for raw materials and final products is on the rise. The fertilizers bag are commonly made from plastics and are reused multiple times in the supply chain cycle. Fertilizer bags apart from being reusable offer the customers ease in packaging, storage, and transportation of the product.

What are the Key Challenges that may Restrain Growth of the Fertilizer Bags Market?

The variations in government regulations globally are proving to be an obstacle to the expansion of the bags market. Many players have to encounter region-specific environmental regulations for their products, making the expansion a challenge in some regions.

In fertilizer bags, the product is to be protected from temperature and moisture allowing only a few options to the manufacturers in terms of material used and meeting the regulations.

Source : FMI

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