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

The United Kingdom Biopesticides Market is segmented by Product (Bioherbicides, Bio-insecticides, Bio fungicides, and Others), by Formulation ( Liquid, Dry), by Ingredient (Microbial Pesticide, Plant Biopesticide, Biochemical Pesticide) by Application (Crop Based and Non-CropBased).

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 6.5 %

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Market Overview

The United Kingdom biopesticides Market is expected to register a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period (2020-2025). The key drivers in the market are growing demand for food safety and quality, governments promoting biocontrol products, increasing consumer demand for organic products thus encouraging organic farming practices. The progress of the organic industry, the rising cost of chemical pesticides, and rising health concern are the major driving factors for the biopesticides market. The major companies discussed in this report are Real IPM UK, Environmental Crop Management Limited., Bayer CropScience, Isagro SpA, Marrone Bio Innovations Inc, Bionema Limited, Valent Biosciences.

In 2019, Bionema Limited a biotech company that is specialized in the development and sales of bio-pesticides raised an investment of USD 197,338 which will be used to develop innovative biopesticides that will significantly reduce the need for chemical pesticides in crop pest control.

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, biofungicide, and others. The report presents a wide-ranging analysis of market share, size, and volume of the biopesticide market in the United Kingdom. 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

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Organic Products

The rise in demand for organic products is booming due to an increase in conscientious consumers regarding the ill effects of the chemicals. According to the Organic Trade Association, the United Kingdom maintains a market size for organic packaged food and beverages of USD 1,558.4 million in 2017, which is 3.9% of global category sales. According to the Organic Trade Association, organic packaged food and beverage consumption in 2019 was valued at 1,625.1 million USD as against 1592.8million USD in 2018. The organic packaged food accounted for USD 1,326.3million in 2017 compared to USD 1,354.9 million in 2018. The consumer demand for organic products is growing steadily and is further expected to grow during the study period. Thus the increasing consumption of organic products indirectly drives the market for biopesticides in the studied area.

United Kingdom Biopesticides Market

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Increased Practice Of Organic Farming

Growing consumer demand for opting for organic food instead of conventional food, to avoid adverse health effects caused by chemical preservatives is shifting growers towards organic cultivation that uses bio-pesticides instead of chemicals, used along with improved farming practices that make organic yields more robust. According to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, 474 thousand hectares are farmed organically in the UK in 2018 as compared to 507.9 thousand ha in 2016. Among which 8% of the total UK organic area is used to grow cereals and 3.3% of total United Kingdom cattle Population was reared organically in 2018. The number of totals organically farmed poultry in the United Kingdom increased by 10% between 2017 and 2018, rising to almost 3.4 million birds.

United Kingdom Biopesticides Market

Competitive Landscape

The United Kingdom 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. In the market studied,  companies not only compete on new product launches but also focus on strategic moves, to acquire larger market shares. The results of the market share analysis indicate a fragmented market. The major companies discussed in this report are Real IPM UK, Environmental Crop Management Limited., Bayer CropScience, Isagro SpA, Marrone Bio Innovations Inc, Bionema Limited, Valent Biosciences. The major acquisitions taking place between companies to develop biopesticides indicates 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 Assumptions & 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 Force 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 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


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Competitor Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Isagro SpA

      2. 6.3.2 Environmental Crop Management Limited.

      3. 6.3.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.3.4 Koppert Biological Systems

      5. 6.3.5 Bayer CropScience AG

      6. 6.3.6 Real IPM UK

      7. 6.3.7 Novozymes Biologicals

      8. 6.3.8 Bionema Limited

      9. 6.3.9 FMC Corporation

      10. 6.3.10 Marrone Bio Innovations Inc


  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19

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Frequently Asked Questions

The United Kingdom Biopesticides Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The United Kingdom Biopesticides Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.5% over the next 5 years.

Bionema Limited, Koppert Biological Systems, BASF SE, Bayer Crop Science, Real IPM UK, Environmental Crop Management Limited. are the major companies operating in United Kingdom Biopesticides Market.

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