Penoxsulam is a post-emergence herbicide based on the acetolactate synthase (ALS) inhibitor. It is primarily used on rice crops to control broadleaf weeds. Penoxsulam is also used on grasses and certain aquatic plants. This herbicide is also useful for the removal of unwanted plants on golf courses, sports fields, and lawns. Penoxsulam is available in two grades: technical grade and liquid product grade.
The study segments the global penoxsulam market based on key regions and crop types. The major types of crops included in the report are rice, aquatics and other applications such as turf. Crop type analysis is further provided under each region, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). Europe includes Western (including the EU and non-EU members), Central and Eastern Europe, while RoW includes South and Central America, Africa and the Middle East. The study comprises market analysis in terms of volume (tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). It includes penoxsulam market estimates for 2014 and forecast for the period from 2015 to 2020.
The report on the penoxsulam market also covers the profile of the inventor company, Dow AgroSciences LLC, and a few other China-based manufacturers such as Shijiazhuang Xingbai Bioengineering Co., Ltd., and Hangzhou Tianlong Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Dow AgroSciences LLC launched penoxsulam in the U.S. in 2005.
Different types of crops in each region have been considered for the global average price while breaking down this market. The prices considered in the report are for technical grade. The volume of the market is for the active ingredient (Penoxsulam) and not for the carrier. The penoxsulam market has been analyzed based on expected demand. Market estimates for this study have been based on volumes, with revenues being derived through regional pricing trends. Prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors and direct selling regional producers, based on manufacturer feedback and application requirement. We have used the bottom-up approach to arrive at the global market, considering individual crop type segments and integrating these to arrive at the global market. Crop type segments have been further bifurcated using the top-down approach to derive the regional product market.
In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of our research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research.
We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following functions: It provides first-hand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, outlook, etc.; helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings; and further develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding. Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies.
We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding as part of secondary research. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade; technical writing; internet sources; and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights and recognizing business opportunities.
Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings, internal and external proprietary databases relevant patent and regulatory databases, national government documents, statistical databases and market reports. Also referred are news articles, press releases and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market. Secondary sources referred for penoxsulam study include the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Agriculture Organization Corporate Statistical Database (FAOSTAT) and Friends of the Earth Europe (FoE Europe).
The report segments the global penoxsulam market as:
- Penoxsulam Market - Crop Type Segment Analysis
- Other Applications (Including turf, etc.)
- Penoxsulam Market - Regional Analysis