Post-harvest Treatment Market Latest Trends, Demands, Overview and Analysis by 2027

The post-harvest treatment market is projected to grow from USD 1506.6 million in 2021 to USD 2325.7 million by 2027, recording a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period. This is attributed to the increasing trade of perishable products such as fruits and vegetables, which widens the application of post-harvest treatment to increase their shelf life during storage and transportation.

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Fruits and vegetables are two of the major food commodities that are perishable in nature and, thus, are considered more susceptible to post-harvest losses. Various factors, such as physical, physiological, and mechanical conditions and hygiene, cause the post-harvest losses of fruits and vegetables. Fruits & vegetables are susceptible to abiotic and biotic stresses, leading to substantial losses during the post-harvest period due to microbes, insects, loss of moisture, and respiration. On the other hand, external factors such as exposure to oxygen and carbon dioxide and an increase in ethylene levels also lead to losses of these fruits & vegetables.

The Asia Pacific dominated the post-harvest treatment market for fruits and vegetables in 2020. Countries such as India and China are the key producers of fruits and vegetables, a majority of which are exported to North America and Europe.

Asia held nearly 50% of the share for overall fruit and vegetable cultivation, with China and India dominating the region. China and India are the leading producers and exporters of fruits and vegetables such as potatoes, apples, tomatoes, mangoes, grapes, and cucumbers. The high export and consumption rate of these fruits and vegetables is expected to drive the demand for post-harvest treatment products.

Due to increased demand for exotic fruits and vegetables from developed nations, the Asia Pacific region accounted for a substantial share of the after harvest treatment industry, which was estimated to be worth USD 5.8 billion in 2022. India and China are the worlds leading producers of fresh fruits and vegetables, which are exported all over the world. This creates lucrative opportunities for firms in the regions post-harvest treatment sector.

What are the postharvest treatments? and which segments are projected to have promising growth rates in the future?

All the major post-harvest treatment types considered for this study are coatings, cleaners, ethylene blockers, fungicides, sprout inhibitors, and sanitizers. The coatings segment accounted for the largest market share in 2021 and is projected to grow exponentially during the forecast period. Edible coatings help to prevent unnecessary softening and ripening of fruits & vegetables. Coatings form an integral part of the post-harvest treatment process since fruits & vegetables are stored for longer periods, thereby making it important to maintain their shelf life and quality.

The markets leading players in the post-harvest treatment market include JBT Corporation (US), Syngenta (Switzerland), Nufarm (Australia), Bayer (Germany), BASF (Germany), AgroFresh (US), Decco (US), Pace International (US), Xeda International (France), Fomesa Fruitech (Spain), Citrosol (Spain), Post Harvest Solution LTD (New Zealand), Janssen PMP (Belgium), Colin Campbell PTY LTD (Australia), Futureco Bioscience (Spain), Apeel Sciences (US), Polynatural (Chile), Sufresca (Australia), Ceradis (Netherland), Agricoat natureseal LTD. (UK).

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