Biostimulants Market Size and Global Growth Analysis by 2028

Biostimulants Market Size and Forecasts (2022 - 2028), Global and Regional Growth Opportunity Analysis

Publication Month : Aug 2022

  • Report Code : TIPRE00003199
  • Category : Chemicals and Materials
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 150
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[Research Report] The biostimulants market is expected to grow from US$ 3,112.49 million in 2022 to US$ 5,796.94 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.9% from 2022 to 2028.

Market Insights and Analyst View:

Biostimulants are compounds or microorganisms that are administered to plants or soil to stimulate plant growth, health, and productivity. These chemicals contribute significantly to sustainable agriculture by increasing nutrient uptake, boosting stress tolerance, and improving overall plant performance. Various factors drive the market for biostimulants. Firstly, there is a growing demand for sustainable agricultural practices and environmentally friendly solutions. Biostimulants offer a viable alternative to synthetic chemicals, reducing the dependence on traditional fertilizers and pesticides. Additionally, biostimulants can help mitigate the effects of abiotic stresses such as drought, salinity, and extreme temperatures, which are becoming increasingly prevalent due to climate change. The agricultural industry has shifted towards organic and natural products, driven by consumer demand for healthier and more sustainable food. Biostimulants align with this trend, as they are derived from natural sources such as seaweed extracts, humic substances, and beneficial microorganisms. Adopting biostimulants by organic farmers and conventional growers alike has expanded the biostimulants market

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Biostimulants Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 3,112.49 Million in 2022
Market Size Value byUS$ 5,796.94 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 10.9% from 2022 to 2028
Forecast Period2022-2028
Base Year2022
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Market Driver and Challenges:

Growing Demand for Sustainable Agriculture is Driving Biostimulants Market

Various factors, including environmental concerns, consumer preferences, and regulatory pressures, drive the increasing global demand for sustainable agricultural practices. Biostimulants support sustainable agriculture by providing effective and eco-friendly plant nutrition, growth enhancement, and stress management solutions. Biostimulants offer a sustainable alternative to traditional chemical inputs such as synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. They are derived from natural sources, including plant extracts, seaweeds, beneficial microorganisms, and other organic materials. Farmers can reduce their reliance on synthetic chemicals by utilizing biostimulants, minimizing the potential negative impacts on soil, water, and ecosystem health. In the context of sustainable agriculture, biostimulants also contribute to preserving and improving soil health. They can enhance soil structure, microbial activity, and nutrient cycling, improving soil fertility and long-term sustainability. Healthy soils promote better plant growth, reduce erosion, enhance water-holding capacity, and support biodiversity conservation. Hence, growing demand of sustainable agriculture is driving biostimulants market.

However, one notable restraint in the global biostimulants market is the stringent regulatory environment. Biostimulant products often fall within a regulatory gray area, as they do not fit neatly into existing pesticide or fertilizer categories. This ambiguity can lead to complex and time-consuming registration processes, resulting in product approvals and market entry delays. Additionally, varying regulatory standards across different regions and countries create additional barriers for manufacturers and hinder the global expansion of the biostimulant industry. The need for clear and harmonized regulations poses a significant challenge for market players, requiring them to navigate a complex compliance landscape and demonstrate their products' safety and efficacy. Overcoming these regulatory hurdles and establishing consistent global standards will be crucial in unlocking the full potential of the biostimulants market.

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Based on product, the global biostimulants market is segmented into humic substances, amino acids, microbial stimulants, seaweed extracts, and others. Based on the mode of application, the market is segmented into foliar spray, seed treatment, and soil application. Based on crop type, the global biostimulants market is segmented into cereals and grains, oilseeds and pulses, fruits and vegetables, turf and landscape, and others.

Segmental Analysis:

Based on product, the global biostimulants market is segmented into humic substances, amino acids, microbial stimulants, seaweed extracts, and others. In 2021, the seaweed extracts segment dominated the market. These extracts contain bioactive compounds such as growth hormones, micronutrients, amino acids, and polysaccharides that promote plant growth, enhance nutrient uptake, and improve stress tolerance. By stimulating cell division, improving nutrient absorption, and aiding in stress management, seaweed extracts contribute to higher crop productivity and quality. Furthermore, their use aligns with the growing demand for sustainable and organic agricultural practices, making them an attractive option for farmers and growers worldwide. As a result, the market for biostimulants incorporating seaweed extracts is experiencing significant growth as they provide effective and environmentally friendly solutions for enhancing agricultural outcomes.

Regional Analysis:

During the projection period, Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest expanding region. Growing demand for biostimulants is being driven by the growing need to improve crop quality and productivity, rising environmental awareness, increased organic farming and demand for organic food, and the wide range of benefits of biostimulants in crop production. Asia's need for biostimulants is expanding due to rising demand for organic products and the requirement for organic farming. Furthermore, the Asia Pacific region's expanding population is expected to drive biostimulants market growth. China is a world leader in the production and distribution of biostimulants, owing to the country's huge fertiliser consumption. Moreover, other countries like India are one of the world's largest foodgrain producers. According to the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, total Foodgrain production in the country is estimated at a record 316.06 million tonnes, which is higher by 5.32 million tonnes than the foodgrain production during 2020-21. Moreover, these countries are encouraging farmers to shift toward organic farming. These factors are expected to boost the demand for biostimulants in Asia.

COVID-19 Impact:

The covid-19 pandemic has immensely impacted the global biostimulants market, leading to challenges and opportunities. On the one hand, disruptions in global supply chains, restrictions on movement, and reduced agricultural activities have resulted in temporary setbacks, causing delays in the production and distribution of biostimulant products. On the other hand, the crisis has heightened the awareness of sustainable agriculture practices and the need for improved crop resilience, leading to an increased demand for biostimulants as farmers seek innovative solutions to enhance plant growth, nutrient uptake, and stress tolerance. As the world gradually recovers from the pandemic, the biostimulants market is expected to rebound, and experience sustained growth, driven by the growing emphasis on sustainable farming practices and the need to enhance agricultural productivity in the face of future challenges.

Industry Developments and Future Opportunities:

Inorganic and organic strategies such as mergers and acquisitions are highly adopted by companies in the biostimulants market. A few recent key market developments are listed below: 

  • In May 2022, UPL Limited made a partnership with Kimitec’s MAAVi Innovation Center to deliver Biosolutions in the United States.
  • In October 2021, UPL Limited collaborated with Chr. Hansan, a global bioscience company, develops microbial-based Biosolutions (including biostimulants and biopesticides). ​
  • In March 2021, Valagro, FarterSMART, and Alamics partnered together to develop a circular bioeconomic model. The project was focused on the recycling of waste from diapers and pads into biostimulants with high added value. ​
  • In 2020 March, Valagro reported the send-off of Talete a new biostimulant, beginning from the select GeaPower innovation stage, to increment crop water efficiency; in five extra nations at a worldwide computerized occasion went to by specialists, clients, ranchers, and assessment pioneers from more than 12 nations across 5 mainlands. The extra nations are China, Australia Colombia, Greece, and France.
  • In March 2020, BASF and Delair announced their collaboration to scale up BASF’s research and development projects for seeds, traits, and crop protection. The agreement has enabled BASF’s agricultural research stations worldwide to use the cloud platform to streamline and standardize the information gained through drone-based field studies.     

Competitive Landscape and Key Companies

The biostimulants market analysis consists of the players such as BASF SE, UPL Limited, Valagro, Gowan Company, Total Corbion PLA, FMC Corporation, ILSA S.p.A., Haifa Negev technologies LTD, ADAMA, Rallis India Limited, and AgriTecno Biostimulants and Plant Nutrition.

Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Product, Mode of Application, and Crop Type

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you list some of the major players operating in the global biostimulants market?

The major players operating in the global biostimulants market are BASF SE; UPL Limited, Valagro; Gowan Company; FMC Corporation; ILSA S.p.A.; Haifa Negev Technologies LTD.; ADAMA; Rallis India Limited; and AgriTecno Biostimulants and Plant Nutrition.

In 2021, which region held the largest share of the global biostimulants market?

In 2021, Europe accounted for the largest share of the global biostimulants market. Manufacturers are developing new innovative products targeting specific agronomic needs, thus attracting new customers. This major factor led to the dominance of the biostimulants market in Europe.

In 2021, which product segment accounted for the largest share in the global biostimulants market?

In 2021, the seaweed extract segment accounted for the largest market share. Expanding demand for organic products, increasing innovative technology, growing research and development activities, and a rise in the growth of the marine industry are some of the primary factors that led to the dominance of the seaweed extract segment.

Which mode of application segment is the fastest growing in the global biostimulants market?

On the basis of mode of application, foliar spray is the fastest-growing segment. Ease of application, innovative production practices, new product offerings, increased availability, and the advent of micro-irrigation, and mechanized irrigation systems are the factors driving the growth of the foliar spray segment.

What is the key driver for the growth of the global biostimulants market?

Biostimulants help plants to tolerate abiotic stresses such as drought, extreme temperatures, salinity, and flooding. Such harsh growing conditions can reduce yields as crops divert energy into stress responses. Moreover, increasing demand for organic food products across the globe is expected to drive the growth of the biostimulants market.

Which product segment is the fastest growing in the global biostimulants market?

Based on product, humic substances are the fastest-growing segments in the global biostimulants market. Humic substances are readily available in the nature. It increases the microbial activity in the soils, improving soil health. It also enables uptake of nutrients, water absorption, and fights against various pests. These are the factors driving the growth of the humic substance segment.

The List of Companies - Biostimulants Market

  1. BASF SE
  2. UPL Limited
  3. Valagro
  4. Gowan Company
  5. FMC Corporation
  6. ILSA S.p.A.
  7. Haifa Negev technologies LTD
  8. ADAMA
  9. Rallis India Limited
  10. AgriTecno Biostimulants and Plant Nutrition       

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