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1-MCP Market Size Worth $6.3 Billion By 2030: IndustryARC

Apr 4, 2024 7:00 PM ET

1-MCP Market Size Worth $6.3 Billion By 2030: IndustryARC

1-MCP Market size is estimated to reach $80.36 Million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 4.27% during the forecast period 2024-2030 according to the latest market research report published by IndustryARCIncreasing Consumer Demand for Fresh Fruits, Non-toxicity is the Major Driver Expanding the Market Growthand Enhancing the Postharvest Life of Natural Fruits and Vegetablesthe growth of the 1-MCP Market during the forecast period, finds IndustryARC in its recent report, titled “1-MCP Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report 1-MCP Market – By Purity (95-98%, 98-99%, >99%), By Assay (0.03%, 1%, <_ 3.3%, >_ 3.5% , 5%),  By Packaging (Sachet, Spray, Tablet, Carton/Box, Others), By Application (Fruits( Pear, Peach, Plum, Kiwi, Mango, Papaya, Strawberry, Pineapple, Guava, Others) Vegetables( Broccoli, Cauliflower, Beans, Lettuce, Mushroom, Kale, Peppers, Cucumbers, SweetCorn, Tomatoes, Eggplants, Carrots, Others ) Flowers( Rose, Lily, Orchids, Carnations, Tulip, Pansy, Hibiscus, Gerbera, Others, Nursery, Greenhouse, Shipping, Containers, Others ), By End Users ( Growers, Shippers, Wholesalers, Florists, Retailers), By Geography – Global Opportunity Analysis & Industry Forecast, 2023-2030

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Asia-Pacific to Register Highest Growth:

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region emerged as a dominant force in the 1-MCP (1-Methylcyclopropene) market, capturing a significant value share of approximately 37%. Within this expansive region, Western Australia assumed a crucial role in the cultivation of plums, a cornerstone stone fruit crop that substantially contributes to Australia’s plum export market, holding a notable share of around 60%. The significance of 1-MCP in this agricultural landscape becomes evident as it addresses the challenge of postharvest softening, a pivotal factor affecting the shipping, storage, and shelf life of climacteric fruits, including plums. The application of 1-MCP in postharvest practices has proven effective in altering ethylene biosynthesis and preserving the firmness of specific plum varieties, such as the ‘tegan blue.’.Asia-Pacific Region is estimated to be the fastest- growing, with a CAGR of 8.02% over the forecast period of 2023-2030

1-MCP Market 2023-2030: Scope of the Report

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Market Size in 2030

$ 585.49 Million

Segments Covered

Purity, Assay, Packaging, Application, End Users

Geographies Covered

North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand and Rest of Asia-Pacific), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Rest of South America), Rest of the World (Middle East and Africa).

Key Market Players

  1. AgroFresh
  2. Pace International LLC
  3. Xianyang Xiqin Biotechnology Co.Ltd
  4. Shandong Aoweite Biotechnology Co.Ltd
  5. Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt
  6. ChesenBiochem Company
  7. SPM Biosciences (Bejing) Inc
  8. BejingBioseenCropScieneecs Co, Ltd
  9. Hazel Technologies
  10. Janssen PMP


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1-MCP Market Report – Key Takeaways:

95-98% dominated the 1-MCP Market in Fastest Growing Segment

95-98% dominated the 1-MCP Market with a value share of approximately 40% in 2022. The 1-MCP with a purity of ≥95% is widely used for the application of vegetables. 1- Methylcyclopropene reduces the intensity of respiration, obviously slows down the loss of nutrients in vegetables, maintains or improves the taste of vegetables, lessens the stringent requirements for low temperature during the transportation of vegetables, and increases the shelf life of vegetables.However, 98-99% is estimated to be the fastest- growing, with a CAGR of 9.28% over the forecast period of 2023-2030. Owing to the effectiveness of 1-MCP on fruits and vegetables the market is growing

Fruits Take the Lead in 1-MCP Market

Fruits dominated the 1-MCP Market with a value share of approximately 29% in 2022. Fruit manufacturers use 1-MCP by either applying it as a gas to their produce or by treating it with the chemical in a controlled environment. This helps to reduce waste and increase the time during which the fruit can be sold and consumed. However, Shipping Containers is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 9.70%. It is owing to demand of 1-MCP across Shipping Container industry is being driven by increasing global trade particularly in crops, fruits and vegetables. As per the FAO, Global trade of fruits and vegetables has increased by over 20% in the past decade, reaching around US $150 billion in 2022

Enhancing the Postharvest Life of Natural Fruits and Vegetables is a Key Driver

The use of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) as a preservation technique has proven to be highly effective in extending the shelf life of fruits and vegetables by inhibiting ethylene both internally and externally. This is crucial as ethylene is a natural plant hormone responsible for triggering the ripening and senescence processes in various produce. One notable example is in the preservation of certain types of mango(Mangifera indica L.). Gaseous 1-MCP has been shown to delay the ripening of mango fruits when applied in sealed containers for a duration of 12 hours. However, a newly developed aqueous formulation of 1-MCP, when used as a postharvest dip for just 1 to 5 minutes, has demonstrated equal effectiveness to the gaseous form. This flexibility in application methods enhances the practicality of preserving mangoes and potentially other fruits susceptible to ethylene generation

Application of 1-MCP in the treatment dosage in relation to the maturity stage is a key Challenge

The application of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) has demonstrated significant impact on the post-harvest quality of fruits at different stages of ripening. Notably, when applied to unripe fruits, 1-MCP contributed to a remarkable 10 to 20% reduction in the rate of firmness decline during storage. This underscores the effectiveness of 1-MCP in preserving the firmness of fruits and mitigating the usual deterioration associated with storage. Moreover, the concentration of 1-MCP used in treatment plays a significant role in influencing various physical and biochemical changes in fruits. At a concentration of 0.1 μL L−1, 1-MCP application significantly affected firmness, cell wall thickness, water-soluble pectin, weight loss, surface color, lycopene content, and other physiological parameters in both pink and red maturity stages. In comparison to lower concentrations (0.035 μL L−1) and the control group, fruits treated with 0.1 μL L−1 of 1-MCP maintained greater firmness throughout the storage period for both maturity stages.

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Key Opportunity Analysis:

Growing Flower Market is a Significant Opportunity for the Growth of the Market

The global ornamental plant export industry, as reported by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), has exhibited steady growth over the past five years, boasting a compound annual growth rate of 3.9 percent. This positive trend extends across all subcategories, including cut flowers, potted plants, bedding/patio plants, bulbs, perennials, shrubs, and trees. One notable contributor to this growth is Japan, where the expenditure on cut flowers reached a substantial 8.4 billion US dollars in 2020, with individual consumers accounting for 72% of the spending. Notably, 20% of the expenditure was directed towards funeral arrangements and weddings for business use, highlighting the diverse applications of ornamental plants in various cultural and ceremonial contexts. The Ota Floriculture Auction also reported a significant value of imported flowers to Japan, reaching 320 million in 2021. In the context of the floral industry, the application of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treatment emerges as a noteworthy practice. This treatment effectively inhibits the aging effects of ethylene on fresh flowers, particularly during transportation. By slowing down the aging response and reducing the respiration intensity of cut flowers, 1-MCP contributes to the prolonged lifespan of fresh flowers, ensuring their quality and aesthetic appeal are maintained throughout the supply chain.

Advancements of New Technologies in 1-MCP has Lucrative Opportunities in the Market

The market for 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) is experiencing significant growth, fueled by the advancements in new technologies aimed at preserving the freshness of flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Major companies are at the forefront of these innovations, introducing solutions that address the challenges of long-distance transportation and storage. PlanFresh postharvest solution, for example, leverages 1-MCP-based technology to extend the shelf life of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. This versatile solution can be applied in large cold storages, shipping containers, packing boxes, and various spaces, catering to the specific needs of crops requiring extended preservation during transit. Retailers are also recognizing the unique benefits of RipeLock technology, introduced by AgroFresh. This groundbreaking and patented technology combine 1-MCP ethylene control with a distinctive micro-perforated packaging technique. RipeLock not only prevents premature ripening but also reduces waste, offering a valuable solution throughout the supply chain from harvest to the end consumer. These technological advancements collectively contribute to the lucrative opportunities in the 1-MCP market, providing efficient and sustainable solutions to enhance the quality and longevity of fresh produce in the agricultural and horticultural industries.

Innovative 1-MCP Application Technologies for Enhanced Efficiency and Convenience

The field of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) application technologies is witnessing a dynamic wave of innovation, fueled by continuous research and development. Companies operating in this space are actively exploring novel and more effective delivery methods that hold the promise of transforming postharvest preservation practices. From groundbreaking formulations to innovative packaging and application techniques, the ongoing developments in 1-MCP technology are reshaping the landscape of fresh produce preservation. These innovations aim not only to enhance the efficacy of 1-MCP but also to streamline its integration across various stages of the supply chain. For instance, researchers are exploring advanced formulations that could provide extended protection, and engineers are designing packaging solutions that optimize the release and distribution of 1-MCP. The overarching goal is to elevate the convenience and efficiency of using 1-MCP, offering growers, distributors, and retailers advanced tools to extend the shelf life of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, ultimately reducing waste and ensuring a higher quality product for consumers. As companies continue to push the boundaries of application technologies, the industry stands on the cusp of transformative advancements that could redefine the standards of postharvest preservation

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The Report also Covers the Following Areas:

  • 1-MCP Market Size and Forecast
  • 1-MCP Market Trends
  • 1-MCP Market Analysis by Deployment Type

1-MCP Market 2023-2030: Key Highlights

  • CAGR of the market during the forecast period 2023-2030
  • Value Chain analysis of key stake holders
  • Detailed analysis of market drivers and opportunities during the forecast period
  • 1-MCP Market size estimation and forecast
  • Analysis and predictions on end users’ behavior and upcoming trends
  • Competitive landscape and Vendor market analysis including offerings, developments, and financials
  • Comprehensive analysis of challenges and constraints in the 1-MCP Market

Covid and Ukrainian Crisis Impact:

  • The market for 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) experienced notable impacts from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The disruptions caused by lockdowns, travel restrictions, and changes in consumer behavior had cascading effects throughout the agricultural and horticultural sectors. While the demand for fresh produce remained essential, supply chain challenges emerged, affecting the distribution and accessibility of 1-MCP products. The pandemic-induced logistical constraints led to delays in shipments, creating uncertainties in the availability of 1-MCP for growers and postharvest management. Additionally, the economic repercussions of the pandemic prompted some businesses to reevaluate budgets and prioritize essential expenses, potentially impacting investments in innovative postharvest technologies like 1-MCP. However, as the industry gradually adapts to the new normal, there are opportunities for resilience and recovery. The increased focus on sustainable agriculture and the need to reduce food waste may stimulate renewed interest in 1-MCP solutions, emphasizing their role in enhancing the shelf life of fresh produce amid challenging supply chain dynamics.
  • The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has reverberated across global markets, and the 1-MCP (1-Methylcyclopropene) market has not been immune to its effects. The turmoil in Ukraine, a significant global supplier of raw materials for various industries, has led to disruptions in the supply chain, impacting the availability and pricing of key inputs for the production of 1-MCP. As Ukraine is a major exporter of phosphorus, a critical component in the manufacturing of 1-MCP, the crisis has contributed to price volatility and supply uncertainties in the market. Additionally, geopolitical tensions and the resulting economic uncertainties have influenced investor sentiment, affecting overall market dynamics. The crisis has prompted businesses in the 1-MCP market to reassess their supply chain strategies, navigate through potential logistical challenges, and closely monitor geopolitical developments. These multifaceted challenges underscore the interconnectedness of global markets and highlight the need for resilience and adaptability within the 1-MCP industry during times of geopolitical upheaval.

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List of Key Market Players in 1-MCP Market:

The key companies profiled in the 1-MCP Market Report are listed below:

  1. AgroFresh
  2. Pace International LLC
  3. Xianyang Xiqin Biotechnology Co.Ltd
  4. Shandong Aoweite Biotechnology Co.Ltd
  5. Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt
  6. ChesenBiochem Company
  7. SPM Biosciences (Bejing) Inc
  8. BejingBioseenCropScieneecs Co, Ltd
  9. Hazel Technologies
  10. Janssen PMP.

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