Asia-Pacific Agricultural Microbial Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Asia-Pacific Agricultural Microbials Market is segmented by Type into Bacteria, Fungi, Virus, and Others, by Function into Amendment and Crop Protection, by Application into Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Commercial Crops, Fruits and Vegetables, and Other Crop Types, by Formulation into Dry Formulation and Liquid Formulation, and by Geography into China, Japan, India, Australia, and Others.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 19.7 %

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Market Overview

The Asia-Pacific Agricultural Microbials Market is estimated to witness a CAGR of 19.7% during the forecast period. In Asia-Pacific, government bodies are conducting campaigns to create awareness about product efficiency and supplying free samples to encourage microbial pesticide usage. A growing awareness of organic farming has also driven the growth of the Asia-Pacific market. China leads the market in the region. At present, the number of microbial fertilizer producers has been growing every year; some larger fertilizer manufacturers have also stepped into the industry. However, production is still on a small scale, and no big inputs are really being made into soil conditioner production.

Scope of the report

The report concerns agricultural microbials that can be defined as plant-associated microbes and plant and animal diseases. It also deals with the microbiology of soil fertility, such as microbial degradation of organic matter and soil nutrient transformations.

Crop Protection
Grains and Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Commercial Crops
Fruits and Vegetables
Other Crop Types
Dry Formulation
Liquid Formulation

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Key Market Trends

Popularity of Organic Farming

Organic farming represents a unique and fast-growing segment of the food industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Being less harmful than synthetic pesticides, microbial pesticides typically affect only the target pest and other organisms closely related to it, as against broad-spectrum conventional pesticides, which can be harmful to other organisms, such as birds, insects, and mammals. As of 2017, the area of organic agricultural land in Asia-Pacific was at 6.1 million hectares, which is 0.4 % of the total agricultural area in the region. Between 2016 and 2017, the organic area in Asia increased by over 1.2 million hectares or 25 percent. The country with the largest organic agricultural area in China (3 million hectares) and the country with the most producers are India (having 835,000 producers). Additionally, the emerging resistance in insects is driving interest in biological alternatives. As conventional synthetic options become ineffective due to developing resistance, growers are more and more willing to try biological options. Microbial pesticides can be very effective even in small quantities and decompose quickly, which causes lower exposure levels and prevents pollution-associated problems of traditional pesticides. Consumers have become more aware of the products they consume and scrutinize the safety and quality of food products. So, when farmers use microbial pesticides in agricultural lands, they lessen the chances of toxicity that comes figuratively from synthetic pesticide usages. Innovations in the area of microbial pesticides, coupled with a growing consumer awareness about the negative impact of synthetic pesticides, are projected to increase future adoption rates for these products.


China Leads the Market in the Region

The Chinese market for agricultural microbial was valued at USD 313.3 million in 2018, and it is projected to register a robust CAGR during the forecast period. Bacteria-based microbial held the largest share of 50.0% of the market in 2018. Virus-based microbial products held the second-largest market share with 32.1%, followed by fungi with 15.5% and other microbials with 2.4%. In 2017, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture was likely to propagate the industry standard for agricultural microbial concentrate. In the intervening time, on-going research, and product registration of soil remediation microbial agent has been in full progress. In 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture approved around 500 microbial agent registrations and over 470 temporary registrations. There are over 800 microbial fertilizer enterprises in China producing 9 million metric tons annually, with export of 200,000 to 3000,000 metric ton. As per China’s 2020 fertilizer and pesticide use zero growth plan, microbial products are projected to become highly demanded products, which implies great potential for growth with wide future prospects.


Competitive Landscape

In the Asia-Pacific agriculture microbial market, companies are not only competing on product quality and product promotion but also on strategic moves to acquire greater market share. The eight acquisitions of biological companies in just the last few years indicate that the focus on microbial-based products is increasing rapidly.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porters Five Force's Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Bacteria

      2. 5.1.2 Fungi

      3. 5.1.3 Virus

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 Function

      1. 5.2.1 Ammendment

      2. 5.2.2 Crop Protection

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.3.2 Pulses and Oilseeds

      3. 5.3.3 Commercial Crops

      4. 5.3.4 Fruits and Vegetables

      5. 5.3.5 Other Crop Types

    4. 5.4 Formulation

      1. 5.4.1 Dry Formulation

      2. 5.4.2 Liquid Formulation

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 China

      2. 5.5.2 Japan

      3. 5.5.3 India

      4. 5.5.4 Australia

      5. 5.5.5 Others


    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 Corteva Agriscience

      4. 6.3.4 Arysta Life Science Limited

      5. 6.3.5 Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited

      6. 6.3.6 Syngenta AG

      7. 6.3.7 Chr Hansen Holding A/S

      8. 6.3.8 Nufarm Limited

      9. 6.3.9 Koppert B.V.

      10. 6.3.10 Isagro Asia Agrochemicals Ltd.

      11. 6.3.11 Lallemand Plant Care

      12. 6.3.12 Marrone Bio Innovations


  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Asia-Pacific Agricultural Microbial Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Asia-Pacific Agricultural Microbial Market is growing at a CAGR of 19.7% over the next 5 years.

BASF SE, Bayer Cropscience AG, Nufarm Limited , Koppert B.V, Corteva Agriscience are the major companies operating in Asia-Pacific Agricultural Microbial Market.

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