Humic Acid Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Global Humic Acid Market is Segmented by Type (Powdered, Granular, and Liquid), Application (Organic Fertilizer, Animal Feed, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecast in revenue (USD million) and volume (kilotons) for all the above segments.

Humic Acid Market Size

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Humic Acid Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 0.79 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 1.38 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 11.61 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market Europe

Major Players

Humic Acid Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Humic Acid Market Analysis

The Humic Acid Market size is estimated at USD 0.79 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 1.38 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 11.61% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has led to the blooming of home gardening, along with growing food insecurity across various regions of the world. Presently the market has now reached pre-pandemic levels.

  • Over the short term, the major driving factors of the market are its massive demand from the agriculture sector.
  • However, a lack of awareness among farmers is likely to slow down the market.
  • Nevertheless, changing demographics, food habits in emerging markets, and the growing need for organic fertilizers and bio-stimulants are expected to increase the demand for humic acid over the forecast period.
  • Europe dominates the market across the world, with the most substantial consumption from countries like France, Germany, and United Kingdom.

Humic Acid Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Humic Acid Market according to our research experts:

Organic Fertilizer Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Humic acid is widely used in fertilizers to improve nutrient uptake, water retention, microbial growth, and soil structure. It also helps in the reduction of toxins.
  • Humic acid offers a wide range of physical, chemical, and biological benefits. Humic acid also improves the cation-exchange capacity (CEC) and the oxygen content. The improved average water holding capacity thereby improving the soil fertility and plant growth. The fertile soil may contain a maximum humic acid content of 3% and whereas in peat, the humic acid content varies falls in the range of 3 to 10%.
  • The physical benefits offered by humic acid include enhancing the soil structure and preventing high water and nutrient loss in sunlight and sand soils. It helps in converting the sand soils into fertile soils by decomposition.
  • The chemical benefits include the neutralization of acid and alkaline salts and regulating pH value. The use of humic acid improves the absorption of both organic and mineral substances and retains water-soluble inorganic fertilizers.
  • According to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2021-2030, Asia-Pacific is the largest producer of agricultural and fisheries commodities. The region is expected to account for 53% of the global agriculture and fish output by 2030. The total value of production is projected to expand by 20% by 2030 in comparison to the 2018-20 base level.
  • According to the US Census Bureau, the current population of the United States is expected to increase by 0.7-0.9%, driven by a high level of immigration. With the increasing per capita income and growing population level, the demand for food crops and cash crops is also estimated to increase. For instance, as per the FAO, food demand in the United States is expected to increase by 50-90% by 2050.
  • Therefore, all the aforementioned factors are likely to drive humic acid consumption from organic fertilizer segment over the forecast period.
Humic Acid Market, Volume CAGR (%), by Application, Global, 2022-2027

Europe to Dominate the Market

  • Europe was found to be the major market for the consumption of humic acid, owing to increasing consumption from countries such as France, Germany, and United Kingdom.
  • France is home to the largest agricultural sector in Europe. It is among the top producers in the world agriculture market and produces sugar beets, wine, milk, beef and veal, cereals, and oilseeds. However, the country experienced severe droughts, and according to France's main agricultural trade union, FNSEA, 14,000 farms out of 440,000 filed compensation claims following the extreme heat and lack of rain that ravaged France during the spring and summer. This had a significant impact on the demand for fertilizers, thereby affecting the humic acid market.
  • According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, in France, the total agricultural land around accounted for 9,647 thousand hectares in 2020-21 and is expected to rise in the coming years, considering the increasing demand for food in the country. According to the INSEE (France), GDP from agriculture in France increased to EUR 8,076 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 from EUR 8,033 million in the third quarter of 2021. Such factors favor the demand for the studied market in the country.
  • In Germany, about half of the land is used for agriculture. It is the third largest exporter of agricultural goods in the world. Grain is majorly cultivated on about one-third of the agricultural land of Germany, where wheat is the leading crop, followed by barley and rye. This is increasing the demand for fertilizers, thereby boosting the market for humic acid, as it is a rich source of plant nutrients.
  • According to the Federal Statistical Office, the Gross domestic product (GDP) from agriculture in Germany increased to EUR 7.64 billion in the fourth quarter of 2021 from EUR 7.41 billion in the third quarter of 2021.
  • In the United Kingdom, the Office for National Statistics, GDP from agriculture increased to GBP 3,157 million in the Q3 of 2021 from GBP 3,146 million in the Q2 of 2021, thereby supporting the growth of the studied market.
  • The above-mentioned factors are likely to ascend the demand for humic acid across the application industries in Europe.
Humic Acid Market, Growth Rate by Region, 2022-2027

Humic Acid Industry Overview

The global humic market is partially consolidated in nature. Some of the key players in the market (not in any particular order) include Humic Growth Solutions Inc., Zhengzhou Shengda Khumic Biotechnology Co. Ltd, Humintech, Cifo Srl, and Mineral Technologies Inc.

Humic Acid Market Leaders

  1. Humic Growth Solutions, Inc.

  2. Zhengzhou Shengda Khumic Biotechnology Co. Ltd,

  3. Humintech

  4. Mineral Technologies Inc

  5. Cifo Srl

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Humic Acid Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET INSIGHTS

    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Huge Demand from the Agriculture Sector

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Lack of Awareness Among Farmers

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    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 and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

    5. 4.5 Price Overview

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Powdered

      2. 5.1.2 Granular

      3. 5.1.3 Liquid

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Organic Fertilizer

      2. 5.2.2 Animal Feed

      3. 5.2.3 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.1.1 China

        2. 5.3.1.2 India

        3. 5.3.1.3 Japan

        4. 5.3.1.4 South Korea

        5. 5.3.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. 5.3.2.1 United States

        2. 5.3.2.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.2.3 Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. 5.3.3.1 Germany

        2. 5.3.3.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.3.3.3 France

        4. 5.3.3.4 Italy

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Europe

        6. 5.3.3.6

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 Saudi Arabia

        2. 5.3.5.2 South Africa

        3. 5.3.5.3 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Agbest Technology Co. Limited

      2. 6.4.2 Arctech Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Black Earth Humic LP

      4. 6.4.4 Cifo Srl

      5. 6.4.5 Desarrollo Agrícola y Minero, S.A.

      6. 6.4.6 Humic Growth Solutions Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 Humintech

      8. 6.4.8 Jiloca Industrial Sa

      9. 6.4.9 Saint Humic Acid

      10. 6.4.10 The Anderson Inc.

      11. 6.4.11 Xian Shan Yuan

      12. 6.4.12 Zhengzhou Shengda Khumic Biotechnology Co., Ltd

      13. 6.4.13 Mineral Technologies Inc.

      14. 6.4.14 Grow More Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

    1. 7.1 Changing Demographics and Food Habits in the Emerging Markets

    2. 7.2 Growing Need for Organic Fertilizers and Bio-stimulants

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Humic Acid Industry Segmentation

Humic acid is a type of organic compound derived from coal, lignite (leonardite ore) soils, and organic materials. It plays a pivotal role in improving soil properties, mobilizing nutrients to promote plant growth, and enhancing the overall yield. Humic acid-based products are used as powder, granular, and liquid in organic fertilizers and animal feed. Their use is preferred due to their application in sustainable agriculture. 

The market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into powdered, granular, and liquid. By application, the market is segmented into organic fertilizers, animal feed, and other applications. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the humic acid market in 15 major countries across various regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million) and volume (kilotons).

Type
Powdered
Granular
Liquid
Application
Organic Fertilizer
Animal Feed
Other Applications
Geography
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Italy
Rest of Europe
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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Humic Acid Market Research FAQs

The Humic Acid Market size is expected to reach USD 0.79 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 11.61% to reach USD 1.38 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Humic Acid Market size is expected to reach USD 0.79 billion.

Humic Growth Solutions, Inc., Zhengzhou Shengda Khumic Biotechnology Co. Ltd, , Humintech, Mineral Technologies Inc and Cifo Srl are the major companies operating in the Humic Acid Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Europe accounts for the largest market share in Humic Acid Market.

In 2023, the Humic Acid Market size was estimated at USD 0.71 billion. The report covers the Humic Acid Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Humic Acid Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Statistics for the 2024 Humic Acid market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Humic Acid analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Humic Acid Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)