Europe Biostimulants Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Europe Biostimulants Market is segmented by Chemical Origin (Natural and Biosynthetic Biostimulants) Active Ingredient (Humic Acid, Fulvic Acid, Amino Acids, Protein Hydrolysates, Seaweed Extracts, and Other Active Ingredients) Application (Foliar, Soil, and Seed Applications) and Crop Type (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Commerical Crops, Fruits and Vegetables, and Other Crop Types) and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Europe Biostimulants Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2019
CAGR: 9.5 %

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Market Overview

The European biostimulants market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.5% over the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The European plant biostimulants market is driven by factors, such as the growing importance of organic farming across the region, the need for enhanced yield, and increasing emphasis on sustainable farming. On the other hand, the market is restrained by factors, such as less awareness among farmers about its application and benefits and less innovation in product development.
  • The European Union’s stringent regulations on environmental safety and support for organic farming paved the way for a flourishing biostimulants market in European countries, such as Germany, Italy, and France. Some of the major crops where biostimulants are applied are citrus, pome fruits, grape, olives, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, onion, eggplant, turf, flowers, and ornamentals.

Scope of the Report

Biostimulants are chemicals or microorganisms that help enhance the growth of the plant. They increase nutrient availability, water holding capacity, metabolism, and the production of chlorophyll. The market is segmented by origin, application, the active ingredient, and crop type. The report also covers a geographical market analysis covering top countries across the region.

By Origin
Natural Biostimulant
Biosynthetic Biostimulants
By Active Ingredient
Humic Acid
Fulvic Acid
Amino Acids
Protein Hydrolysates
Seaweed Extracts
Other Active Ingredients
By Application
Foliar
Soil
Seed
By Crop Type
Grains and Cereals
Pulses and Oilseeds
Commercial Crops
Fruits and Vegetables
Other Crop Types
Geography
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Spain
Russia
Italy
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

The Rising per Capita Consumption of Organic Food

Organic biostimulants are significant for the future of the agricultural industry in terms of promoting organic practices. Biostimulants can enhance soil microflora, which, in turn, helps make the uptake of nutrients more efficient. Biostimulants are associated with organic farming and gardening, which are currently witnessing healthy progress in conventional agriculture as well in Europe. Consumer per capita consumption of organic food has almost doubled in the last decade in the region and the expenditure of EU consumers aggregates around USD 52.27 per capita on organic food. Switzerland spends the most, averaging USD 245.8. After Switzerland, the countries with the highest per capita consumption of organic food include Luxembourg, Denmark, and Sweden. Thus, the rising expenditure on organic food by the country's citizens is promoting the demand for biostimulants. This, in turn, will drive the market for biostimulants in the years to come.

Europe Biostimulants Market -  Per Capita Consumption, in Euro, 2013-2017

Germany Dominates the European Biostimulants Market

The European biostimulants market is dominated by Germany, followed by the United Kingdom, Spain, and Italy. To promote developments in Germany, big companies are collaborating with European organizations. For instance, Bayer CropScience, BASF, and Humintech have all joined EBIC, significantly strengthening the European biostimulants Council’s links in Germany, a key European country from both agricultural and policy perspectives. The expansion of large, long-established companies, like Bayer and BASF, into biostimulants, and their entry into EBIC is a clear sign that agricultural technologies are increasingly integrated in order to meet the European agriculture challenge of feeding the planet. The organic agricultural area across Spain was 14%, followed by Italy at 13%, France at 12%, and Germany at 9% (FiBL, 2017). The extensive demand is majorly from Germany due to low agricultural areas compared to other countries to increase the production of organic produce with the aid of biostimulants. This helps in driving the biostimulants market in the region.

Biostimulants Market - Market Share (%), Europe, 2018

Competitive Landscape

The European biostimulants market is highly fragmented, with various small and medium-sized companies and a few big players, resulting in stiff competition in the market. The development of regional markets and local players in different parts of the region is the major factor for the fragmented nature of the market. The major companies in the European biostimulant market include BASF SE, Biostadt India Limited, Biolchim SPA, Valagro SpA., and Isagro SpA, among others.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porters 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 Substitutes

      5. 4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 By Origin

      1. 5.1.1 Natural Biostimulant

      2. 5.1.2 Biosynthetic Biostimulants

    2. 5.2 By Active Ingredient

      1. 5.2.1 Humic Acid

      2. 5.2.2 Fulvic Acid

      3. 5.2.3 Amino Acids

      4. 5.2.4 Protein Hydrolysates

      5. 5.2.5 Seaweed Extracts

      6. 5.2.6 Other Active Ingredients

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Foliar

      2. 5.3.2 Soil

      3. 5.3.3 Seed

    4. 5.4 By Crop Type

      1. 5.4.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.4.2 Pulses and Oilseeds

      3. 5.4.3 Commercial Crops

      4. 5.4.4 Fruits and Vegetables

      5. 5.4.5 Other Crop Types

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 Europe

        1. 5.5.1.1 Germany

        2. 5.5.1.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.5.1.3 France

        4. 5.5.1.4 Spain

        5. 5.5.1.5 Russia

        6. 5.5.1.6 Italy

        7. 5.5.1.7 Rest of Europe

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.3.2 Valagro SPA

      3. 6.3.3 Isagro Spa

      4. 6.3.4 BIOSTADT INDIA LIMITED

      5. 6.3.5 Biolchim SPA

      6. 6.3.6 Koppert Biological Systems

      7. 6.3.7 Bayer AG

      8. 6.3.8 DuPont

      9. 6.3.9 Syngenta

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Biostimulants Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Biostimulants Market is growing at a CAGR of 9.5% over the next 5 years.

BASF SE, VALAGRO S.P.A., BIOSTADT INDIA LIMITED, Biolchim SPA, Isagro SpA are the major companies operating in Europe Biostimulants Market.

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