Agricultural Enzymes Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Agricultural Enzymes Market is Segmented by Enzyme Type (Phosphatases, Dehydrogenases, Ureases, Proteases, and Other Enzyme Types), Application (Crop Protection, Fertility, and Plant Growth Regulation), Crop Type (Grains and Cereals, Oilseeds and Pulses, Fruits and Vegetables, and Other Crop Types), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Agricultural Enzymes Market Size

Agricultural Enzymes Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.50 %

Major Players

Agricultural Enzymes Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Agricultural Enzymes Market Analysis

The Agricultural Enzymes Market size is expected to grow from USD 316.52 million in 2022 to USD 433.66 million by 2028, at a CAGR of 6.50% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

  • Agricultural enzymes have gained extensive acceptance in the farming sector. The factors driving the agriculture enzyme market are the growing demand for organic food, increasing adoption of biological agricultural products, and increased R&D and market strategies by key players. 
  • In addition, the global rise in the need for food safety due to the rapid increase in population, developments in farming technologies, and the increasing demand for chemical-free products are also supporting the market's growth. Furthermore, the increased inclination toward agro-biologicals, significant growth in organic farming, and the rise in the production yield from limited arable land are other factors that affect the global rise in the need for food safety. Thus, the agricultural enzyme industry is expected to record significant gains during the forecast period.
  • The increasing consumer inclination toward consuming organic foods is making farmers switch to chemical-free/safe pesticide usage. According to the Organic Trade Association, the sales growth of organic foods in the United States increased by 8.3% in 2021, accounting for 12.8% compared to 2020, which was 4.5%.

Agricultural Enzymes Industry Segmentation

Agricultural enzymes are bioactive proteins utilized instead of chemicals for food protection and production. They are also used for protection against various pests and diseases and crop fertility.

The Agricultural Enzymes Market is Segmented by Enzyme Type (Phosphatases, Dehydrogenases, Ureases, Proteases, and Other Enzyme Types), Application (Crop Protection, Fertility, and Plant Growth Regulation), Crop Type (Grains and Cereals, Oilseeds and Pulses, Fruits and Vegetables, and Other Crop Types), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

By Enzyme Type
Other Enzyme Types
By Application
Crop Protection
Plant Growth Regulation
By Crop Type
Grains and Cereals
Oil Seeds and Pulses
Fruits and Vegetables
Other Crop Types
By Geography
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Agricultural Enzymes Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Agricultural Enzymes Market according to our research experts:

Growing Demand for Organic Food

The rising demand for organic food worldwide, along with the growing awareness about the unsafe properties of pesticides, has increased the demand for agricultural enzymes. Organic agricultural enzymes enable the production of certified, high-quality, controlled, and safe food. Therefore, they provide high economic and environment-friendly benefits and preserve a healthy ecosystem. 

Furthermore, one of the critical aspects of the growth in the agricultural enzyme market is the increasing health concerns due to a growing number of biochemical poisoning cases worldwide. The expanding usage of pesticides leaves food products with their residues, causing severe problems among people. For instance, according to FAO, in 2020, the United States was the largest pesticide-consuming country worldwide, with approximately 407.8 thousand metric tons. Brazil trailed in second, with 377.2 thousand tons consumed.

Consumers are becoming more conscious of the toxic effects caused by the presence of chemical pesticides in food products. The toxicity of chemical pesticides in food commodities can cause hormone disruptions, cancer, and congenital disabilities. The rising consumers' knowledge about the growing use of pesticides and fertilizers in farm-grown vegetables has led to the expanded adoption of organic food products.

Enzymes have features that allow them to work in low concentrations, low temperatures, mild pH, and minimal water usage. Since biodegradable, they are a popular option in organic and sustainable farming. In 2021, owing to the increased use of natural biological products, such as agricultural enzymes, the country's organic food sales grew by about 2% to reach USD 57.5 billion. This compares to a 12.8% growth rate in 2020 and a 4.6% increase in 2019. Also, organic vegetables and fruit sales increased by about 4.5% in 2021 to reach more than USD 21 billion, making up a 15% share of the entire segment. Such factors are expected to drive the agricultural enzymes market over the forecast period.

Agricultural Enzymes Market: Organic food sales, in USD Billion, United States, 2018-2021

North America Holds the Largest Share in Agriculture Enzymes Consumption

North America is one of the primary consumers of agricultural enzymes globally. The United States is one of the major markets for agricultural enzymes in North America. The country is highly evolved in adopting modern technologies in the agriculture sector. The increasing cost of chemical inputs, their adverse effect on soil mass and the environment, and the increasing awareness regarding balanced plant nutrition are driving the market demand for agricultural enzymes in this country. 

In August 2022, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched its new USD 300 million Organic Transition Initiative. The program is claimed to take concrete steps to build the next generation of organic producers and strengthen organic supply chains. Such programs are expected to expand the use of bio-based inputs, subsequently expanding the market in the country.

Canada is inclining toward bio-based agriculture to strengthen crop productivity and quality at an early growth stage. The Canadian agricultural enzymes market is growing in demand generation, given the increase in agricultural land size, improved agricultural sector investment, and government support. The Canadian organic sector witnessed disruptions in 2020 with the pandemic-imposed lockdown during the growing season, causing worldwide disruptions. Despite the obstacles, organic acreage increased by 19% to more than 3.5 million acres or almost 1.5 million hectares.

Agricultural Enzymes Market: Growth Rate, in %, Geography, 2021

Agricultural Enzymes Industry Overview

The agricultural enzymes market is relatively consolidated, with major players occupying the majority of the share. Bayer CropScience, BASF SE, Corteva Agriscience, Stoller USA Inc., and Syngenta AG are the key players in the market studied. The companies are adopting various strategic activities, such as product innovation, expansion, partnership, and mergers & acquisitions. The players are partnering with other companies to build a strong presence in the market while researching collaboratively.

Agricultural Enzymes Market Leaders

  1. Bayer CropScience AG

  2. Corteva Agriscience

  3. Syngenta AG

  4. Stoller USA Inc.

  5. BASF SE

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Agricultural Enzymes Market Concentration

Agricultural Enzymes Market News

September 2022: Creative Enzymes launched Kex2 protease from Saccharomyces cerevisiae recombinant. Due to the increased demand for agricultural enzymes, many players are focussing on numerous product launches to cater to the market demand.

June 2021: Corteva Agrisciences partnered with Elemental Enzymes, a life sciences company developing novel biotechnology and enzyme solutions. The companies expanded their multi-year global agreement to include a new bio fungicide for a broad range of row crops, including soybeans, cereals, corn, oilseeds, rice, and sugarcane, as well as turf and ornamental applications.

April 2021: BASF agreed with Sandoz GmbH, a subsidiary of Novartis, to invest at the Kundl/Schaftenau Campus in Austria. This agreement enabled BASF to further develop the company’s production footprint for enzymes and biotechnology products.

March 2021: Nutrien Ag Solutions partnered with Elemental and launched peptide-based bio-pesticide on other specificity crops across North America.

Agricultural Enzymes Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope Of The Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Enzyme Type

      1. 5.1.1 Phosphatases

      2. 5.1.2 Dehydrogenases

      3. 5.1.3 Ureases

      4. 5.1.4 Proteases

      5. 5.1.5 Other Enzyme Types

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Crop Protection

      2. 5.2.2 Fertility

      3. 5.2.3 Plant Growth Regulation

    3. 5.3 By Crop Type

      1. 5.3.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.3.2 Oil Seeds and Pulses

      3. 5.3.3 Fruits and Vegetables

      4. 5.3.4 Other Crop Types

    4. 5.4 By Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.3.2 Bayer Cropscience AG

      3. 6.3.3 Syngenta AG

      4. 6.3.4 American Vanguard Corporation

      5. 6.3.5 Bioworks Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 Corteva Agrisciences

      7. 6.3.7 Stoller USA Inc.

      8. 6.3.8 Elemental Enzymes


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Agricultural Enzymes Market Research FAQs

The Agricultural Enzymes Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Agricultural Enzymes Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.50% over the next 5 years.

The Agricultural Enzymes Market is expected to reach USD 405.47 Million in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 6.50% to reach USD 433.6570905 Million by 2028.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Bayer CropScience AG, Corteva Agriscience, Syngenta AG, Stoller USA Inc., BASF SE are the major companies operating in Agricultural Enzymes Market.

Agricultural Enzymes Industry Report

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