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

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).

Market Snapshot

 Biopesticides Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Africa
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 14.5 %
 Biopesticides Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The biopesticides market was valued at USD 5,084.9 million in 2020, and it is projected to reach USD 11,438.1 million in 2026, registering a CAGR of 14.5% during the forecast period (2021-2026). COVID-19 has an impact on the whole process from biopesticide production to the consumer. COVID-19 resulted in the movement restrictions of workers, a decline in demand from farmers, and the closure of production facilities. The industry also suffered from severe labor shortages due to repeated lockdowns that affected the production and trade movements. The decline in business for 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. Additionally, 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 is continuing, human, animal, and environmental health concerns are playing key roles in driving the growth of biopesticides. Several countries are adopting a stringent approach concerning the number of imports, with a special focus on regulating the number of pesticide residues. Emerging economies in Asia-Pacific are likely to take the lead in the adoption of biopesticides. Valent BioSciences, Certis USA LLC, and Koppert Biological systems, among others, 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 some of the factors expected to constrain the market.

Scope of the Report

According to EPA, 'Biopesticides are certain types of pesticides, derived from such natural materials as 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, 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).

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

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Key Market Trends

Easy Registration Procedure

Given that biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than chemical pesticides, the EPA generally requires fewer data to register a biopesticide than to register a chemical pesticide. As a result, new biopesticides are often registered in less than a year, compared to an average of more than three years for chemical pesticides. Biopesticides are regulated in the European Union in the same manner as chemical pesticides. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a 34-country group headquartered in Paris, France, assists EU governments in quickly and thoroughly assessing biopesticide risks to humans and the environment. In order to promote the use of biopesticides, developing countries have simplified the requirement for the registration of biopesticides. These countries are also providing grants for R&D and production unit setups. All these activities are creating an opportunity for the development of the biopesticide market, globally. 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.

 Biopesticides Market  Key Trends

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. There are more than 60 companies that 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, nine for cotton, and five for soybean. Organizations, like BPIA, EPA, and many others, are working toward developing biopesticides for the majority of the pests in North America. Biofungicide and bioinsecticide cover the majority of the North American biopesticides market.

 Biopesticides Market Growth by Region

Competitive Landscape

The global biopesticides market is concentrated and highly dominated by international players, like Bayer CropScience LLC, Syngenta AG, BASF, Certis USA, and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd, among others. 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.

Recent Developments

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.

In November 2017, Koppert Biological Systems, a producer of biological solutions for horticulture and agriculture, acquired Brazilian biological control company, BUG Agentes Biológicos with an aim to strengthen its position in the macro-biological crop protection market in Latin America, including biopesticides.

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 Industry Attractiveness - 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 By 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 By Formulation

      1. 5.2.1 Liquid Formulation

      2. 5.2.2 Dry Formulation

    3. 5.3 By Ingredient

      1. 5.3.1 Microbial Pesticide

      2. 5.3.2 Plant Pesticide

      3. 5.3.3 Biochemical Pesticide

    4. 5.4 By 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 By Application

      1. 5.5.1 Crop-based

      2. 5.5.2 Non-crop-based

    6. 5.6 By 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. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Germany

        5. Russia

        6. Italy

        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 Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd

      4. 6.3.4 Koppert Biological Systems

      5. 6.3.5 Andermatt Biocontrol

      6. 6.3.6 Omnia Holdings Limited

      7. 6.3.7 American Vanguard Corporation

      8. 6.3.8 BASF SE

      9. 6.3.9 Bayer CropScience AG

      10. 6.3.10 Corteva Agriscience

      11. 6.3.11 Certis USA LLC

      12. 6.3.12 FMC Corporation

      13. 6.3.13 Syngenta

      14. 6.3.14 Novozymes Biologicals



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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Global Biopesticides Market is growing at a CAGR of 14.5% over the next 5 years.

Africa is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Bayer CropScience AG, Syngenta, Marrone Bio Innovations, BASF, Certis USA are the major companies operating in Global Biopesticides Market.

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