South America Agricultural Microbial Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The South America Agriculture Microbial Market is segmented by type into bacteria, fungi, virus, and other types, by function into soil amendments and crop protection, by formulation into dry formulation and liquid formulation, by mode of application into soil treatment, foliar spray and seed treatment, and by application into cereals and grains, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, and other applications. A geographical analysis of the major South American countries has been provided as well.

South America Agricultural Microbials Industry Overview

Market Snapshot
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: 8.6 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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South America Agricultural Microbials Market Analysis

The South America Agriculture Microbial Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% during the forecast period (2020-2025). Agricultural microbial are produced from naturally-occurring microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa among others. The South American market is a niche one but it has been witnessing an upward trend due to increasing awareness and support from several agencies with respect to the usage of agricultural microbial. Also, the lack of technological advancements in microbial inoculants and the need for maintaining high numbers of functional microorganisms on the seed during seed treatment are some challenges to microbial seed treatment manufacturers.

South America Agricultural Microbials Industry Segments

Microbial products are referred to as crop probiotics, biological or bio-fertilizers, biostimulants, biocontrols, or biofungicides, among other names. They may contain one strain of bacteria or fungi, or they may contain many. They may be applied to the soil, seeds or crops. The market is segmented by type, by formulation, by mode of application, by application and by geography.

Other Types
Soil Amendment
Crop Protection
Dry Formulation
Liquid Formulation
Mode of Application
Soil Treatment
Foliar Spray
Seed Treatment
Cereals and Grains
Oilseeds and Pulses
Fruits and Vegetables
Turf and Ornamentals
Rest of South America

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South America Agricultural Microbials Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the South America Agricultural Microbials Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Demand for Food Security

The need to feed an ever-growing global population, coupled with increasing demand for sustainable agricultural practices has fuelled a significant rise in demand for agricultural microbial. Technology is expected to continue to play a significant role in this progress. An increase in urbanization and less availability of arable land is motivating farmers to adopt efficient crop-protection techniques. There are broader acceptance and recognition of the rising benefits of agricultural microbial. With the amount of arable land per-person declining and the population expanding, crop-yields must increase to meet food production needs. As a result, a dramatic rise in demand for microbial products in agricultural production is being witnessed in South America. Thus, the strongest force driving demand for microbial during the forecast period is the need for crop intensification, given the overwhelming population growth.

South America Agricultural Microbial Market

Brazil Dominates the Agricultural Microbial Market in the Region

Brazil is the largest agricultural microbial market in South America, followed by Argentina. Virus and Bacteria-based microbial products hold the largest market share in the country. Around half of the planted sugarcane, a major crop in the country is treated with natural insects or pathogens. In contrast to other countries that employ biological control in small areas, the challenge in Brazil is to implement programs in large farms. The research and development of this market are picking up the pace and more manufacturers are exploring the Brazil agriculture microbial market. Despite recent advances made in the registration process, it is still a bureaucratic process and relatively expensive for small companies. However, the government of the country is trying to popularize the use of microbial products for agriculture and it is likely to be a big factor in driving the market growth during the forecast period.

South America Agricultural Microbial Market

South America Agricultural Microbials Market Competitor Analysis

The South America agricultural microbial market is a moderately fragmented market, with presence of many domestic players who are operating in this market. Major players such as UPL Ltd., Corteva Ag. and others has very diversified product portfolio in this market. Additionally, these players are also focusing on R&D, wide geographical presence, and aggressive acquisition strategy as their key adopted strategies to strengthen their position in the market.

South America Agricultural Microbials Market Top Players

  1. UPL Ltd

  2. BASF SE

  3. Bayer Ag

  4. Chr. Hansen

  5. Corteva Ag

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


South America Agricultural Microbials Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Bacteria

      2. 5.1.2 Fungi

      3. 5.1.3 Virus

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Function

      1. 5.2.1 Soil Amendment

      2. 5.2.2 Crop Protection

    3. 5.3 Formulation

      1. 5.3.1 Dry Formulation

      2. 5.3.2 Liquid Formulation

    4. 5.4 Mode of Application

      1. 5.4.1 Soil Treatment

      2. 5.4.2 Foliar Spray

      3. 5.4.3 Seed Treatment

    5. 5.5 Application

      1. 5.5.1 Cereals and Grains

      2. 5.5.2 Oilseeds and Pulses

      3. 5.5.3 Fruits and Vegetables

      4. 5.5.4 Turf and Ornamentals

      5. 5.5.5 Others

    6. 5.6 Geography

      1. 5.6.1 Brazil

      2. 5.6.2 Argentina

      3. 5.6.3 Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.3.2 Bayer Crop Science

      3. 6.3.3 UPL Ltd

      4. 6.3.4 Chr. Hansen

      5. 6.3.5 Corteva Ag

      6. 6.3.6 Syngenta AG

      7. 6.3.7 IsAgro SpA

      8. 6.3.8 Koppert BV

      9. 6.3.9 Lallemand Inc

      10. 6.3.10 Valent Biosciences


  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19

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South America Agricultural Microbials Market Research FAQs

The South America Agricultural Microbials Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The South America Agricultural Microbials Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.6% over the next 5 years.

UPL Ltd, BASF SE, Bayer Ag, Chr. Hansen, Corteva Ag are the major companies operating in South America Agricultural Microbials Market.

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In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the South America Agricultural Microbials sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The South America Agricultural Microbials research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the South America Agricultural Microbials report PDF.

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