The Post-harvest Treatment Market is anticipated to achieve a value of USD 2.7 billion by 2028, increasing from USD 1.7 billion in 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.8% during the forecast period. The rising demand for efforts to reduce post-harvest losses, enhance value, and ensure food safety by both public and private sectors is expected to drive the market growth.
Coating was the largest type of post-harvest treatment accounting for the highest market share in 2022. Preservative coatings, including polysaccharides, proteins, lipids, and resins, are commonly used for fruits and vegetables. Edible coatings and wax are widely used for citrus, pome, and stone fruits. Countries such as China and India, with high production of citrus and stone fruits such as mango, apple, and peaches, are expected to drive the market growth in the Asia Pacific region.
Synthetic chemicals are in high demand to minimize microbial spoilage of produce during storage or transportation. Chemicals such as coatings and fungicides are commonly used to delay senescence, reduce spoilage, and improve appearance and marketability. Innovative product development by leading companies such as Xeda International (France) and Fomesa Fruitech (Spain) has resulted in the development of new and effective synthetic chemicals like sanitizers that cause less harm to the environment.
Bananas accounted for the second-largest market share in 2022, and the post-harvest treatment products aid in extending the shelf life and maintaining the quality of bananas.
In Africa, there is huge potential for the production and export of fresh produce, such as apples, pears, and table grapes. The production of these high-quality fruits has increased in recent years, and exports from the continent have also increased. The African governments have adopted eight commitments to accelerate agricultural growth, with the goal of halving the current levels of post-harvest losses by 2025, which is expected to fuel the market growth for post-harvest treatment in these African countries.
Post-harvest Treatment Market report contains a study on the marketing and development strategies and product portfolios of leading companies. It includes profiles of top companies such as 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 (Israel), Ceradis (Netherlands), and AgriCoat NatureSeal Ltd. (UK).
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