Biopesticides Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022- 2027)

The Biopesticides Market is Segmented by Product (Bioherbicide, Bioinsecticide, Biofungicide, and Other Products), Formulation (Liquid Formulation and Dry Formulation), Ingredient (Microbial Pesticide, Plant Pesticide, and Biochemical Pesticide), Mode of Application (Foliar Spray, Seed Treatment​, Soil Treatment, and Post-harvest​), Application (Crop-based and Non-crop-based), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of value in USD million for the above-mentioned segments.

Market Snapshot

Biopesticides Market Summary
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: South America
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 15.1 %
Biopesticides Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The biopesticides market is expected to register a CAGR of 15.1% during the forecast period (2022-2027). The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the whole process from biopesticide production to the consumer. The pandemic resulted in the restriction of movement, a decline in demand from farmers, and the closure of production facilities. The industry also suffered severe labor shortages due to repeated lockdowns that affected the production and trade movements. The decline in business for a few initial months in 2020, coupled with lower demand from a few major markets, has put pressure on the profitability of biopesticides manufacturers and vendors. Africa is expected to witness the fastest growth in the forecast period. The United States is likely to be the largest individual market over the forecast period.

While the prevalence of chemical or synthetic pesticides in crop protection continues, humans, animals, and environmental health concerns play key roles in driving the growth of biopesticides. 

Several countries are adopting a stringent approach concerning the number of imports, focusing on regulating the number of pesticide residues. Increasing acreage under grains, cereals, and oilseeds would play a major role in pushing the volume consumption of biopesticides in the United States. Although the consumption of biopesticides for grains and cereals is the largest, the growth of oilseed applications is likely to be the fastest due to the growing demand for oilseed-based products.

Emerging economies in Asia-Pacific are likely to take the lead in adopting biopesticides. Bayer CropScience LLC, Syngenta AG, BASF SE, and Sumitomo Chemicals Co Ltd are the leading players in the business. Due to the growing demand for food safety and quality, biopesticides are gaining popularity over their synthetic counterparts. However, low specificity on target pests and higher cost of biopesticides are factors expected to constrain the market.

Scope of the Report

According to EPA, biopesticides are derived from natural materials like animals, plants, bacteria, and certain minerals. The present study takes into consideration both microbial and organic pesticides. The biopesticides market is segmented by product (bioherbicide, bioinsecticide, bio fungicide, and other products), formulation (liquid formulation and dry formulation), ingredient (microbial pesticide, plant pesticide, and biochemical pesticide), mode of application (foliar spray, seed treatment​, soil treatment, and post-harvest​), application (crop-based and non-crop-based), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of value in USD million for the above-mentioned segments.

Other Products
Liquid Formulation
Dry Formulation
Microbial Pesticide
Plant Pesticide
Biochemical Pesticide
Other Ingredients
Mode of Application
Foliar Spray
Seed Treatment
Soil Treatment
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Organic Land and Adaptation of New Faming Technologies

Over the past two decades, a growing movement for sustainable agriculture emerged, promoting practices that reduce social and environmental concerns over agricultural practices. The increasing adaptation of new farm technologies led to safer field applications of products like biopesticides. Sustainable farming support and acceptance within mainstream agriculture drive the farmers toward minimizing the use of chemical pesticides, thereby saving costs, productivity, and the environment.

Biopesticides in sustainable agriculture address several environmental and social concerns and offer innovative and economically viable opportunities for growers, laborers, and consumers. This is one of the major drivers for the biopesticides market's growth. There is growing consumer demand for organic food instead of conventional food to avoid adverse health effects caused by chemical preservatives, shifting growers toward organic cultivation that uses biopesticides instead of chemicals. Increased concern about the environment has paved the way for the use of bio-based pesticides. According to the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) statistics, the organic area in Europe increased from 14.4 million hectares in 2017 to 17.1 million hectares in 2020.

To promote the use of biopesticides, countries have also simplified the requirement for the registration of biopesticides. These countries are also providing grants for R&D and production unit setups. In May 2020, the EU proposed a plan to reduce the usage of 505 chemical pesticides in the future and increase the usage of biopesticides, which may drive the market for biopesticides in the European Union during the forecast period. All these activities are creating an opportunity to develop the biopesticide market globally.

Biopesticides Market : Area in million hectare, Organic, Global, 2017 - 2020

North America Dominates the Global Market

The demand for biopesticides in North America is driven by factors, including the increased interest in green agricultural practices and the loss of many conventional products to reregistration and/or performance issues. More than 60 companies are developing and/or selling biopesticide products today in the United States alone. Product development has also driven up the demand for biopesticides.

At present, more and better biological active ingredients and products are available that can compete and complement conventional chemical pesticides. The United States had over 420 registered biopesticides. As of 2018, nearly 13 active PIP active ingredients were registered for corn, 9 for cotton, and 5 for soybean. Organizations like BPIA, EPA, and many others are developing biopesticides for the majority of the pests in North America.

Canada is another potential market for biopesticides and their regulation, with strong R&D, registration, and advancement as inherently risk-reduced pesticides. Currently, there are more than 200 registered biopesticide products in Canada, with microbial being the largest category of all other kinds. Biofungicide and bioinsecticide cover the majority of the North American biopesticides market.

Biopesticides Market : Market Share in %, Region, 2021

Competitive Landscape

The global biopesticides market is concentrated and highly dominated by international players, including Bayer CropScience LLC, Syngenta AG, BASF SE, and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. In the global biopesticide market, companies are not only competing based on product quality and promotion but are also focused on strategic moves to hold larger market shares. New product launches, partnerships, and acquisitions are major strategies adopted by the leading companies in the global biopesticide market.

Major Players

  1. Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.

  2. BASF SE

  3. Syngenta AG

  4. Bayer CropScience LLC

  5. FMC Corporation

Biopesticides Market Concentration

Recent Developments

In 2022, Syngenta Crop Protection AG acquired two next-generation bioinsecticides, NemaTrident and UniSpore, from Bionema Limited, a biocontrol technology developer. With this move the company aims to combat increasing resistance and a wide range of insects and pests across horticulture and ornamentals, turf amenity, and forestry, giving customers even greater choice.

In March 2021, BASF and AgBiome signed an agreement to bring a new biological fungicide to the market in Europe, and key countries in the Middle East and Africa.

In June 2020, Simbiose Agrotecnologia Biológica, in partnership with Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation), developed the first biopesticides to control the soybean looper in Brazil.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and 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 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      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 Product

      1. 5.1.1 Bioherbicide

      2. 5.1.2 Bioinsecticide

      3. 5.1.3 Biofungicide

      4. 5.1.4 Other Products

    2. 5.2 Formulation

      1. 5.2.1 Liquid Formulation

      2. 5.2.2 Dry Formulation

    3. 5.3 Ingredient

      1. 5.3.1 Microbial Pesticide

      2. 5.3.2 Plant Pesticide

      3. 5.3.3 Biochemical Pesticide

      4. 5.3.4 Other Ingredients

    4. 5.4 Mode of Application

      1. 5.4.1 Foliar Spray

      2. 5.4.2 Seed Treatment

      3. 5.4.3 Soil Treatment

      4. 5.4.4 Post-harvest

    5. 5.5 Application

      1. 5.5.1 Crop-based

      2. 5.5.2 Non-crop-based

    6. 5.6 Geography

      1. 5.6.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.6.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Spain

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.6.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.6.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.6.5 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 Marrone Bio Innovations

      2. 6.3.2 Bioworks Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 Isagri SpA

      4. 6.3.4 Koppert Biological Systems

      5. 6.3.5 Andermatt Biocontrol AG​

      6. 6.3.6 Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 American Vanguard Corporation

      8. 6.3.8 BASF SE

      9. 6.3.9 Bayer CropScience LLC

      10. 6.3.10 Corteva Agriscience

      11. 6.3.11 Certis USA LLC

      12. 6.3.12 FMC Corporation

      13. 6.3.13 Syngenta AG

      14. 6.3.14 Novozymes Biologicals

      15. 6.3.15 Omnia Holdings Limited



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Biopesticides Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Global Biopesticides Market is growing at a CAGR of 15.1% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., BASF SE, Syngenta AG, Bayer CropScience LLC, FMC Corporation are the major companies operating in Global Biopesticides Market.

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