Global Biofertilizers Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Biofertilizers Market is segmented by Microorganism into Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Azospirillum, Blue-green Algae, Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria, Mycorrhiza, and Other Microorganisms, by Technology Type into Carrier Enriched Biofertilizers, Liquid Biofertilizers, and Other Technology Types, by Application into Seed Treatment and Soil Treatment, and by Crop Type into Cereals, Legumes, Fruits and Vegetables, Plantations, and Other Crop Types. A detailed geographical market analysis covering all the major markets across the world is also included.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

South America

Largest Market:

North America


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Market Overview

The biofertilizers market was valued at USD 1.57 billion in 2018 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 10.1% over the forecast period.

  • North America cornered the largest share of around 27.7% in the global market.
  • Increased practice of organic farming, need for improving soil organic matter, and favorable regulatory structure are the major factors driving the market.
  • While, low product efficacy under unfavorable conditions, high demand for synthetic fertilizers, and low shelf-life of microorganisms are expected to restrain the market. 

Scope of the Report

Biofertilizers are defined as substances comprising living microbes, which when applied to seed, plant, and soil, stimulate growth by supplying essential nutrients, such as N, P, and other mineral nutrients. Moreover, inoculants that provide nutrients to plants are considered as biofertilizers in this report. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the various parameters of the global biofertilizers market. The market has been segmented based on the type of microorganism, technology type, application, crop type, and geography.

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Key Market Trends

The Rising Trend of Organic Farming is Driving the Demand for Biofertilizers

The rise in demand for organic products is booming, not only due to the increase in conscientious consumers, but also due to rising incomes, along with improved farming practices that make organic yields more robust. As a result, the increasing demand for organic food, worldwide, has increased the area under organic farming. The area under global organic farming increased from 37.5 million hectares in 2012 to 57.8 million hectares in 2016. The aforementioned factors indicate that the increase in organic farming practices resulted in improved soil fertility, along with the extensive usage of organic products, like biofertilizers. This has further triggered the demand for biofertilizer products, as they are organic and help in maintaining the ecological balance.
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North America Dominates the Biofertilizers Market

North America is the largest market for biofertilizers and accounted for around 28% of the global market share in 2017. In North America, the United States holds the largest share, with more than half of the North American share. The rise in organic and environment-friendly farming practices has increased the demand for biofertilizer products, particularly in the United States and Canada. However, Canada and Mexico are still emerging markets in the North American biofertilizer taxonomy. Therefore, the multifarious advantages of biofertilizers lead to their wide applicability, as well as increased adoption and usage of biofertilizers in sustainable agriculture. The positive agricultural outlook in the country has propelled the demand for bio-based products in the region. The North American region is expected to retain its market in the coming future, due to the increased use of bio-based crop nutrition products and rising food quality standards.
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Competitive Landscape

The market is highly fragmented, with many small and large players present across different geographical regions. The global biofertilizers market being unregulated is the reason why there are many small companies in the market. Once proper regulations are put in place, it is likely that the market will be consolidated among a few companies.

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

      1. 4.2.1 Increased Practice of Organic Farming

      2. 4.2.2 Need for Improving Soil Organic Matter

      3. 4.2.3 Favorable Regulatory Structure

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Low Product Efficacy under Unfavorable Conditions

      2. 4.3.2 Existing High Demand for Synthetic Fertilizers

      3. 4.3.3 Low Shelf-life of Microorganisms

    4. 4.4 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 Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Microorganism

      1. 5.1.1 Rhizobium

      2. 5.1.2 Azotobacter

      3. 5.1.3 Azospirillum

      4. 5.1.4 Blue-green Algae

      5. 5.1.5 Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria

      6. 5.1.6 Mycorrhiza

      7. 5.1.7 Other Microorganisms

    2. 5.2 Technology Type

      1. 5.2.1 Carrier Enriched Biofertilizers

      2. 5.2.2 Liquid Biofertilizers

      3. 5.2.3 Other Technology Types

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Seed Treatment

      2. 5.3.2 Soil Treatment

    4. 5.4 Crop Type

      1. 5.4.1 Cereals

      2. 5.4.2 Legumes

      3. 5.4.3 Fruits and Vegetables

      4. 5.4.4 Plantation Crops

      5. 5.4.5 Other Crop Types

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. US

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. UK

        3. France

        4. Spain

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.5.5 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Monsanto BioAg

      2. 6.3.2 Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation

      3. 6.3.3 Lallemand Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 Camson Biotechnologies Limited

      5. 6.3.5 Agrinos AS

      6. 6.3.6 Criyagen Agri & Biotech Pvt Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 Mapleton Agri Biotech Pty Limited

      8. 6.3.8 Agri Life

      9. 6.3.9 Biomax Naturals

      10. 6.3.10 CBF China Bio-Fertilizer AG

      11. 6.3.11 National Fertilizer Ltd

      12. 6.3.12 Rizobacter Argentina SA

      13. 6.3.13 Symborg SL


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Biofertilizers Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Global Biofertilizers Market is growing at a CAGR of 0% over the next 5 years.

South America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

  • Monsanto BioAg
  • Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation
  • Lallemand Inc.
  • Camson Biotechnologies Limited
  • Agrinos AS

Are the major companies operating in Global Biofertilizers Market.

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