Biological Organic Fertilizers Market - By Microorganism, Organic Residue, Application and Geography- Global Market Shares, Forecasts and Trends (2019 - 2024)

Biological Organic Fertilizers Market - By Microorganism, Organic Residue, Application and Geography- Global Market Shares, Forecasts and Trends (2019 - 2024)

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Market Insights

The market is slated to grow at a CAGR of 13.3% during 2017-2022 and reach USD XX million by 2022. Organic fertilizers are derived from many animal and plant-based residues, mineral ores and beneficial microorganisms. They are applied in bulk or in concentrate, depending on the nutrient content in the particular concentration of product ingredients. These are low-cost, renewable sources of plant nutrients that supplement chemical fertilizers. The selected strains of beneficial soil microorganisms used either for seed treatment or soil application are gaining momentum in the farming community.

Market Dynamics


The growth of the organic food industry is driving the organic fertilizers market. The increased environmental concerns have paved the way for the use of bio-based organic fertilizers. The growth in the rate of adoption of sustainable farming and increasing costs of chemical fertilizers are other driving factors for the market. The push from governments towards sustainable farming in many developing countries is expected to help maintain a steady growth in the market. The lack of awareness among the farmers, especially in developing countries, is restraining the market growth The developing countries of Asia-Pacific are likely to provide a substantial growth opportunity in the market.

Market Segmentation


The global organic fertilizers market is divided into two major segments - organic residue-based and microorganism-based fertilizers (biofertilizers), depending on the source of nutrients and raw materials. More than half of the market share is covered by microorganism-based organic fertilizers; the market is expected to grow at the CAGR of 14.2% during the forecast period and reach USD 23,668.3 million by 2022. Among microorganisms, nitrogen-fixing bacteria such as rhizobium and azotobacter are widely applied and account for the major market share. Organic residue-based fertilizers are classified into farm yard manure (FYM), crop residues and green manure, depending on the source of raw material. By application, the market is segmented into crop-based and non-crop-based applications. The application of these fertilizers is more in cereal crops and the segment accounts for around 40% of the market share. Fruits and vegetables are the second largest and fastest growing segment. 

The stringent regulatory framework for the maximum residue level and growth in organic farming make Europe a major market, accounting for around 40% of the global consumption. The consumption of organic fertilizers in Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest rate, owing to the increasing awareness among the farmers about the benefits of bio-based and organic residue-based fertilizers. Investment in R&D of organic fertilizers is expected to help expand the market in North America and maintain a moderate growth rate. 


Major companies in the sector include:

  • A.G.
  • CBF China Bio Fertilizers
  • Labiofam S.A.
  • Novozymes A.S.

Recent Industry Insights

“A lot of mergers & acquisitions are happening in the fertilizer industry, which include the acquisition of OCI by CF Industries and Rentech by CVR Partners”

Key Deliverables in the Study

  • Market analysis for the global biological organic fertilizers market with competition analysis.
  • Market overview, and identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global biological organic fertilizers market.
  • Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies and their market share, along with an analysis of their current strategic interests and financial information and strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.

The report holds importance for the following stakeholders:

  • Producers and manufacturers
  • Agricultural input companies
  • Enterprises operating in the industry
  • Traders and stakeholders operating in the sector
  • Investors/research institutions interested in the market

Customization Options:

  • Supply chain analysis
  • Regulatory framework
  • Trade analysis
  • Trend analysis

1. Introduction

                1.1 Key Deliverables of the study

                1.2 Study Assumptions

                1.3 Market Definition

2. Research Approach & Methodology

                2.1 Introduction

                2.2 Research Designs

                2.3 Study Timelines

                2.4 Study Phases

                                2.4.1 Secondary Research

                                2.4.2 Discussion Guide

                                2.4.3 Market Engineering and Econometric Modelling

                                2.4.4 Expert Validation



                4.1 Market Dynamics

                                4.1.1 Drivers

                                       Increased practise of organic farming

                                       Emphasis on sustainable farming

                                       Government support to the manufacturers

                                4.1.2 Constraints

                                       High synthetic fertilizers demand and easy regulatory structure

                                       Less awareness among farmers about application and benefits

                                4.1.3 Opportunities

                                       Organizations promoting organic agriculture

                                       Untapped Asia-Pacific and South America market

                                4.1.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

                                4.1.5 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                                4.1.6 Bargaining Power of Buyers

                                4.1.7 Threat of New Entrants

                                4.1.8 Threat of Substitute Products

                                4.1.9 Degree of Competition


                5.1 By Type

                                5.1.1 Microorganism




                                       Blue-green Algae

                                       Phosphate solubilizing bacteria



                                5.1.2 Organic residues


                                       Crop residues

                                       Green manure


                5.2 By Application

                                5.2.1 Cereals

                                5.2.2 Legumes

                                5.2.3 Fruits and Vegetables

                                5.2.4 Plantations

                                5.2.5 Others

                5.3 By Geography

                                5.3.1 North America





                                5.3.2 Europe








                                5.3.3 Asia-Pacific






                                5.3.4 South America




                                5.3.5 Africa

                                       South Africa


6. Competitive Landscape

                6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions

                6.2 Joint Ventures

                6.3 New Product Launches

                6.4 Most active companies in the past five years

                6.5 Market Share Analysis

7. Company Profiles

                7.1 Novozymes A/S

                7.2 Rizobacter Argentina S.A.

                7.3 Lallemand Inc.

                7.4 National Fertilizers Limited

                7.5 Madras Fertilizers Limited

                7.6 Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd

                7.7 T Stanes & Company Limited

                7.8 Camson Bio Technologies Limited

                7.9 Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd

                7.10 Nutramax Laboratories Inc.

                7.11 Antibiotice S.A.

                7.12 Biomax

                7.13 Symborg

                7.14 Agri Life

                7.15 Premier Tech

                7.16 Biofosfatos do Brasil

                7.17 Neochim

                7.18 Bio Protan

                7.19 Circle-One Internatiomal, Inc.

                7.20 Bio Nature Technology PTE Ltd.

                7.21 Kribhco

                7.22 CBF China Biofertilizer A.G

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