Warehouse Fumigants Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Methyl Bromide, Sulfuryl Fluoride, Phosphine, Magnesium Phosphide, Aluminium Phosphide, Others), By Form (Solid, Liquid, Gas), By Application (Structural Fumigation, Commodity Storage Protection), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jul 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615398
  • Pages : 136

The global warehouse fumigants market was valued at US$628.673 million in 2021 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 3.47% over the forecast period to reach US$798.226 million by 2028.

Warehouse fumigants control insects and pests in warehouses and other storage facilities. They can kill a wide variety of pests, including insects, rodents, and fungi. Fumigants can be used to treat a variety of commodities, including grains, fruits, vegetables, and wood products. Warehouse fumigants are essential for the effective management and protection of stored goods. The warehouse fumigants market encompasses various fumigant products, such as methyl bromide, dazomet, chloropicrin, and formaldehyde, designed to address specific pest control needs in storage facilities and warehouses.

The warehouse fumigants are driven by various factors, including increasing concerns over food safety and quality, stringent regulations on pest control in warehouses, and the rise in the global trade of agricultural and food products. The market is also expected to increase due to the rising e-commerce sector and the requirement for safe, pest-free storage facilities to ensure product integrity. The market for warehouse fumigants is also expanding due to the increasing use of modern farming techniques. Modern farming techniques, such as fertilizers and pesticides, can make pests resistant. Fumigants can help to control resistant pests and protect crops from damage.

However, alternative pest management techniques have been developed due to environmental concerns and possible health risks related to fumigants, which might influence market growth. Additionally, stringent regulatory requirements and compliance procedures can pose challenges for industry players during the analysis period. 

The increasing demand for pest control and expansion of e-commerce is supporting the global warehouse fumigants market growth.

Maintaining a pest-free environment in storage facilities and warehouses is extremely difficult. Pests, including insects, rodents, and fungi, can damage stored goods, contaminate food products, and pose health risks. The demand for warehouse fumigants has been fueled by the growing awareness of how crucial pest management is for maintaining the integrity of products and compliance with quality standards. The rising prevalence of pest and insect infestation is driving the demand for pest control solutions. For instance, according to the Florida Environmental Pest Management, 20 percent of the world's food supply is consumed by rodents. The quantity of food destroyed by rodents each year can feed up to 200 million people. FAO estimates that over US$70 billion of products is lost annually due to invasive insects in the global economy.

The rapid growth of the e-commerce industry has led to an increased demand for secure and pest-free storage facilities. Warehouses and storage units used by e-commerce companies require effective pest control measures to protect the integrity of products and meet customer expectations. Warehouse fumigants play a crucial role in maintaining pest-free environments in these facilities.

Demand for phosphine as a warehouse fumigant is on the rise.

The market is segmented by type into phosphine, methyl bromide, sulfuryl fluoride, magnesium phosphide, aluminium phosphide, etc. Phosphine is the most widely used type of warehouse fumigant as it effectively kills a wide range of pests and is relatively safe to use. Methyl bromide is another commonly used warehouse fumigant that effectively kills a wide range of pests. But it is also a greenhouse gas and, as a result, is being phased out in many countries. Chloropicrin is a less commonly used type of warehouse fumigant, as it is also a strong irritant.

North America will hold a significant share of the global warehouse fumigants market throughout the forecast period.

North American region will experience rapid expansion throughout the projection period due to the increasing demand for food safety and quality, the rising concerns about post-harvest losses, and the growing adoption of advanced farming practices. This region's market is also expanding due to the high population and rising food demand. Stringent regulatory compliance and the flourishing e-commerce industry are also positively impacting market prospects. The Environmental Protection Agency regulates the use of warehouse fumigants in the United States, and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency in Canada. The EPA and PMRA have established regulations that govern the use of warehouse fumigants to protect human health and the environment. Moreover, the presence of a well-established agriculture industry and increasing investment are also spurring regional demand for warehouse fumigants. In addition, the prevalence of key market players such as BASF SE, FMC Corporation, Adama Agricultural Solutions, and others also spur the growth of warehouse fumigants in this region.

Market Developments:

  • In May 2023, Cooperative Bulk Handling Ltd. announced that it has collaborated with Universal Biosecurity Ltd. to co-develop ethyl formate solutions for environmentally friendly and economical pest control for potential use throughout the CBH Group supply chain, including farm outloading to port storage. The business behind UBL created the patented, ethyl formate-based Fume 8 technology as a time- and money-saving alternative to the currently popular methyl bromide-based fumigation techniques that are now being phased out worldwide.
  • In February 2023, Rentokil PCI, India's leading pest control and hygiene service provider known for its expertise in pest control, acquired Envocare Pest Control Solutions, a Mumbai-based pest control service provider. A full-service environmental management company, Envocare Pest Control Solutions offers general pest control services. Customers can purchase ecologically friendly services and goods from it. It serves infrastructural projects, as well as residential and commercial structures.

Warehouse Fumigants Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$628.673 million
Market Size Value in 2028 US$798.226 million
Growth Rate CAGR of 3.47% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Million
Segments Covered Type, Form, Application, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd, UPL Group, Cytec Solvay Group, Degesch America Inc., Douglas Products and Packaging Products LLC, BASF SE, Corteva Agriscience, Industrial Fumigation Company LLC
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

  • By Type
    • Methyl Bromide
    • Sulfuryl Fluoride
    • Phosphine
    • Magnesium Phosphide
    • Aluminium Phosphide
    • Others
  • By Form
    • Solid
    • Liquid
    • Gas
  • By Application
    • Structural Fumigation
    • Commodity Storage Protection
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global warehouse fumigants market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 3.47% during the forecast period.
The warehouse fumigants market is projected to reach a market size of US$798.226 million by 2028.
Warehouse Fumigants Market was valued at US$628.673 million in 2021.
The increasing demand for pest control and expansion of e-commerce will support the warehouse fumigants market growth.
North America is anticipated to hold a significant share of the warehouse fumigants market due to the increasing demand for food safety and quality, the rising concerns about post-harvest losses, and the growing adoption of advanced farming practices.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Methyl Bromide

5.3. Sulfuryl Fluoride

5.4. Phosphine

5.5. Magnesium Phosphide

5.6. Aluminium Phosphide

5.7. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Solid

6.3. Liquid

6.4. Gas


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Structural Fumigation

7.3. Commodity Storage Protection


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd

10.2. UPL Group

10.3. Cytec Solvay Group

10.4. Degesch America Inc.

10.5. Douglas Products and Packaging Products LLC

10.6. BASF SE

10.7. Corteva Agriscience

10.8. Industrial Fumigation Company LLC

ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd

UPL Group

Cytec Solvay Group

Degesch America Inc.

Douglas Products and Packaging Products LLC


Corteva Agriscience

Industrial Fumigation Company LLC