South America Biopesticide Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The South American Biopesticide Market is Segmented by Product (Bioherbicides, Bioinsecticides, Bio fungicides, and Other Products), Formulation ( Liquid, Dry), Ingredient (Microbial Pesticide, Plant Biopesticide, Biochemical Pesticide), Application (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Fruits and Vegetables, Commercial Crops, Turf, and Ornamentals) in countries such as Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America.

Market Snapshot

South America Biopesticide Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 13.8 %

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Market Overview

The Latin American biopesticides market is projected to register a CAGR of 13.8% during the forecast period(2020-2025). The restrictions imposed on chemical fertilizers and increasing awareness on environmental impact and the government supporting the use of biological pesticides act as a driver for increasing demand for biopesticides market. In South America, countries like Argentina, and Brazil are showing a steady growth rate in the biopesticide market, as the demand and awareness regarding the consumption of healthier foods and organic farming are increasing. Moreover, the development of biological technologies for pest control in South American markets has been growing at an impressive rate over the last few years. The major players include - Valent Biosciences Corporation, Koppert BV, Certis USA LLC, Bayer Cropscience AG, BASF SE, Promip, and Syngenta.

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 market is broadly segmented into bioinsecticide, bioherbicide, bio fungicide, and others. The report presents a wide-ranging analysis of market share, size, and volume of the biopesticide market of South America. The corporations in the biopesticide market operate in B2B, as well as B2C, format. However, to eliminate any “double-count” error in market estimations, bulk buyers procuring these biopesticides for retail sale are, after value-addition through further processing, not considered within the market studied.

Liquid Formulation
Dry Formulation
Microbial Pesticide
Plant Pesticide
Biochemical Pesticide
Mode of Application
Foliar Spray
Seed Treatment
Soil Treatment
Non-crop based
Latin America
Rest of Latin America

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Key Market Trends

Growing Adoption of Organic Farming Practices

There is a growing demand for biocontrol products in the region, owing to consumer demand for chemical-free products and increased agricultural activities in the region. Brazil and Argentina are the growing markets for biocontrol applications owing to higher organic production. New ideas and technological solutions that are commonly accompanied by Integrated Pest Management and organic farming which involve the use of biopesticides drives the growth of the market. According to the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), in 2018, Approximately 8.0 million hectares were under organic production as compared to7.49 million ha. Argentina has the largest organic agricultural area with 3.6 million hectares followed by Brazil with 1.18 million hectares in 2018. Thus the increasing adoption of organic farming practice will drive the market for biopesticide during the study period.

South America Biopesticide Market, Organic Farmland, Area, 2017-18

Brazil to be the Fastest Growing Market.

Brazil, where the demand for organic agriculture is growing enormously, the market for biological pesticides is in full development, especially in crops such as sugarcane, soybeans, corn, and beans. The applications of biological organic fertilizer products increased with the adoption of sustainable farming practices and organic ingredients. According to FiBL, in 2016, the area under organic cultivation was 1.09 million ha that has increased to 1.18 million ha in 2018, where the organic retail sales in the country were USD 875.07 million. With the growing per capita expenditure consumer spending on healthy food products is also on the rise. As per the Organic Trade Association in 2016 per capita expenditure was USD 5,844.4 that increased to USD 6,171.8 in 2018. With these enormous growth prospects, the companies are increasingly interested in opening biological control product lines, especially with an emphasis on microorganisms. For instance, in 2018, Biovalens launched two new products, Tricho-Turbo (Trichoderma asperellum BV10) and No-Nema (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens), aiming at the biological pest control in Brazil. With the launch of new products the firm expanded the product portfolio for the target market

South America Biopesticide Market, Future Forecast by Country, 2020-25

Competitive Landscape

In the South American 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 the major strategies adopted by the leading companies in the global biopesticide market. The results of the market share analysis indicate a highly fragmented market. The major players include - Valent Biosciences Corporation, Koppert BV, Certis USA LLC, Bayer Cropscience AG, BASF SE, Promip, and Syngenta. The major acquisitions taking place between companies to develop biopesticides indicate that the focus on bio-based products is increasing rapidly. The players in the market are investing heavily in this market, to diversify their biological research divisions in the expanding market place.

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

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porters Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      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 Others

    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. 5.4 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 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Mexico

        4. Chile

        5. Colombia

        6. Rest of Latin America


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategy

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.3.2 Bayer CropScience AG

      3. 6.3.3 Syngenta AG

      4. 6.3.4 Certis USA

      5. 6.3.5 Sumitomo Chemical

      6. 6.3.6 Ballagro Agro Technologia

      7. 6.3.7 Koppert B.V

      8. 6.3.8 Advan LLC


  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19

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Frequently Asked Questions

The South America Biopesticides Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The South America Biopesticides Market is growing at a CAGR of 13.8% over the next 5 years.

BASF SE, Syngenta AG, Bayer Crop Science AG, Promip, Koppert Biological Systems are the major companies operating in South America Biopesticides Market.

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