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Biopesticides Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Product (Bioherbicides, Bioinsecticides, Bio fungicides), Application (Seed Treatment, Foliar, Soil Spray), Crop (Grains & Oil Seeds, Fruits & Vegetables), Form (Dry, Liquid) and Source (Microbial, Biochemical), Country Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI1340
  • Base Year: 2019
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Biopesticides market size exceeded USD 2.2 Billion, globally in 2019 and is estimated to grow at over 5% CAGR between 2020 and 2026. Growing demand for natural based manure among farmers along with increasing industry competitiveness is driving the business growth.

Rapid expansion of the organic food & beverage industry accompanied by increasing consumer awareness pertaining to food safety & hygiene is driving the biopesticides market growth. The global organic F&B market has crossed USD 100 billion in 2018, dominated by economies of the U.S., Germany, France, and China.

Biopesticides Market Outlook

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Necessity to improve the agricultural output owing to rising population and reducing arable land area is shifting the preference towards biopesticides. Moreover, developing economies of APAC and MEA have large employment base in the agriculture sector thus enhancing the government focus to improve the agricultural exports.

Stringent regulations to reduce the pesticide residue in food products is generating new growth avenues for the biopesticide manufacturers. Various food exporting countries are using biopesticides to meet the consumer expectations in the developed economies of North America and Europe. However, global pandemic COVID-19 resulted in disruption of supply chain and low purchasing power of consumers which can hamper the biopesticides market.

Biopesticides market manufacturers have focused on developing products to suit the climatic variations in a region along with improving their geographic presence. Moreover, ease in availability of biopesticides along with favorable cost economics is escalating the product usage. Environmental concerns over use of traditional pesticides have led to supportive government initiatives across the globe for promoting bio products for agriculture sector. These are highly valuable for environmental and ecological balance in terms of crop protection.

Technological advancement to enhance farming output will drive the bio fungicides demand

Biopesticides Market by Product

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Biopesticides is segmented based on products into bio herbicides, bio insecticides and bio fungicides. The shift toward genetically modified seeds and increasing investments in research and development across the globe is anticipated to fuel the usage of bio fungicides, registering sales of over $990 million in 2019.

Technological advancements have led to development of highly effective bio fungicides to reduce the damage caused by fungicide and disease-causing bacteria. Moreover, product development with capability to withstand high temperatures will augment the biopesticides market share.

High performance along with ease in product formulation is driving the liquid form segment growth

Based on the formulation available in the market, biopesticides are segmented into dry and liquid formulation. Liquid form held a significant share in 2019. Liquid formulation is advantageous over the dry formulation in providing improved field performance with reduced changes of nozzle blockage. Moreover, the ease in applicability and uniform application may support the biopesticides market sales over the projected timeframe.

Foliar spray application is driven by quick plant response and high efficiency

Biopesticides Market by Foliar Spray Application

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Foliar spray application dominates the overall industry accounting for more than 80% in 2019. Biopesticides application using foliar spray ensures efficient pest control and increases plant productivity. Increasing usage of foliar spray in crop protection owing to ease in application as well as availability of spray ingredients will propel the global biopesticides market growth.

Growth in fruits & vegetable production to feed rising population

Biopesticides Market by Crop

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Biopesticides are majorly used for crops such as grains & oilseeds, fruits & vegetables, among others. The fruits & vegetable segment was estimated to be valued at over $1.6 billion in 2019. Escalating global demand for organic fruits & vegetables coupled with increasing awareness regarding healthy diet are the factors driving the growth of the segment.

Moreover, consumer driven movements such as ‘clean label’ and favorable government regulations has improved the consumer awareness, thereby urging the farmers to adopt bio-based pesticides.

Developments in the microbiology sector is supporting microbial bio pesticide business expansion

Based on source, the market is segmented as microbial, biochemical and other sources. Microbial biopesticides are projected to be the fastest growing segment from 2020 to 2026, registering a CAGR of over 6%. Microbial pesticides dominate the global biopesticides market share are effective alternative for places where use of traditional pesticides is restricted. These places majorly include urban & recreational areas, streams and lake borders of watersheds, and schools in agricultural settings.

Positive outlook for organic food industry in North America

North America accounted for 37% market share in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at a considerable rate from 2020 to 2026. Large organic industry along with favorable regulatory support is driving the organic farming practices in North America. According to USDA, the U.S. organic retail foods sales reached around USD 40 billion in 2016. Organic fruits & vegetables amounted for the largest share and are projected to continue its dominance over the forecast timeframe.

New product launches and collaborations to remain prime business strategies

The global market is highly competitive owing to presence of large number of multinational corporations as well as regional manufacturers. Key participants in this biopesticides industry include Koppert B.V., Arysta Lifescience, Bayer, Bioworks, Stoller, Syngenta, Futureco Bioscience, BASF SE, Parry America, Inc., International Panaacea Ltd, Bio Huma Netics Inc., and Valent BioScience. 

Most of the companies in the industry have been exploring new markets through collaborations, new product launches and acquisitions, to avail a completive market advantage thought well connected and combined strategies.

In December 2017, Koppert acquired BUG Agentes Biologicos, a leading biological control company in Brazil. This acquisition may assist Koppert to strengthen its position in the macro-biological crop protection business across Latin America.

The biopesticides market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry trends, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Tons) and revenue (USD Million) from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Product

  • Bioherbicides
  • Bioinsecticides
  • Biofungicides
  • Others

By Application

  • Seed treatment
  • Foliar spray
  • Soil spray

By Crop

  • Grains & oil seeds
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Others

By Form

  • Dry
  • Liquid

By Source

  • Microbial
  • Biochemical
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Ukraine
    • Kazakhstan
    • Turkey
    • Bulgaria
    • Greece
  • APAC
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Indonesia
  • LATAM        
    • Mexico
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Egypt
    • Tunisia
Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Amit Rawat

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market share of biopesticides to cross $3.3 billion by 2026 and is anticipated to record a 5% CAGR from 2020 to 2026.

Market revenue from bio fungicides exceeded USD 990 million in 2019 and will grow at a robust pace through 2026 driven by the rise in R&D investments and the growing preference for genetically modified seeds.

Foliar spray applications recorded close to 80% revenue in the biopesticides market in 2019 due to the higher need for efficient pest control and enhanced plant productivity.

The biopesticides industry size from the microbial source segment will strike a CAGR of over 6% through 2026 owing to increasing requirements in agricultural settings.

North America was responsible for close to 37% share in 2019 and will witness considerable expansion up to 2026 due to the presence of a prominent organic sector and rising regulatory support in the region.

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  • Published Date: Apr 2020
  • Companies covered: 25
  • Tables & Figures: 424
  • Countries covered: 27
  • Pages: 280

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