Global Biofertilizers Market by Microorganism Type (Azotobacter, Rhizobium, Azospirillum, Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria, Blue-green Algae, Mycorrhiza, and Other Microorganisms); by Product Type (Nitrogen Fixing Biofertilizers, Liquid Biofertilizers, Compost Biofertilizers, Phosphorus Biofertilizers); by Application (Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment); by Crop Type (Pulses and Oilseeds, Grains and Cereals, Fruits and Vegetables, Plantation Crops, and Other Crop Types) ); and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa); - Global Forecasts 2021 to 2027

Date: Oct 2021 Report Id: 129 Category: Agro Chemical Report Format: pdf-img excel-img ppt-img word-img

The Global Biofertilizers Market was valued at USD 2.45 Bn in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 5.82 Bn by 2027, with a growing CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast period.

The Global Biofertilizers Market Definition:

Biofertilizers are defined as the substances comprising living microorganisms, which are applied to plant, soil, and seed to improve crop yield by supplying essential nutrients, such as P, N, and several other mineral nutrients. It contains living organisms including blue-green algae, bacteria, and mycorrhizal fungi that supply the required nutrients and organic matter and to the soil which in turn are absorbed by the crops. In addition, biofertilizers do not allow the growth of pathogens, thus helping in preventing crop diseases.

The Global Biofertilizers Market Dynamics:

The global biofertilizers market has been experiencing traction owing to the rapidly rising demand and production for organic food across the globe. The shifting concerns of consumers regarding food safety issues, along with rising residue levels in food, owing to the increasing concerns regarding their health is expected to drive the global biofertilizers market. This rising awareness has resulted in consumers preferring and demanding chemical-free food products. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States, in 2019, the sales of organic food and drink reached more than 106 billion euros across the globe. In addition, the data provided by the organization also shows that 187 countries are actively engaged in organic farming, and 72.3 million hectares of agricultural land were handled by at least 3.1 million farmers organically in the year 2019. Owing to this high demand for organic products, major supermarket chains such as Cosco and Wal-Mart are rapidly growing their product offerings of organic foods. Thus, the growth in the organic food market is surging the demand for organic manures and biofertilizers, as these are pre-requisites of organic farming.

In addition, several NGOs, and governing agencies, are assisting in the rapid adoption of modern farming practices through the usage of biofertilizers in agricultural practices. For instance, the National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP), provides financial assistance in the form of 50% subsidies to purchase various chemical-free components including bio-fertilizers, and for supply of Azotobacter, Rhizobium culture, Zinc Solubilising Bacteria, Phosphate Solubilising Bacteria, and many more. Such favourable support is projected to positively influence the global biofertilizers industry growth. Also, the advent of integrated pest management programs which helps in promoting the use of biofertilizers in the agricultural sector is expected to boost the biofertilizers market growth. 

The Global Biofertilizers Market Segmentation:

By Microorganism Type

  • Azotobacter
  • Rhizobium
  • Azospirillum
  • Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria
  • Blue-green Algae
  • Mycorrhiza
  • Other Microorganisms

By Product Type

  • Nitrogen Fixing Biofertilizers
  • Compost Biofertilizers
  • Phosphorus Biofertilizers
  • Liquid Biofertilizers

By Application

  • Seed Treatment
  • Soil Treatment

By Crop Type

  • Pulses and Oilseeds
  • Grains and Cereals
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Plantation Crops
  • Other Crop Types

By Region

  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Europe

The unique insights provided by this report also include the following:

  • In-Depth Value Chain Analysis
  • Market Opportunity Mapping
  • Sector Snapshot
  • Key Players Positioning Matrix
  • Regulatory Scenario
  • Strategies Adopted-Benchmarking Heat Map
  • Market Trends
  • Covid-19 Impact Analysis
  • Product Comparison
  • Pre & Post Covid 19 Impact on Biofertilizers Market
  • Competitive Landscape

Based on product type, nitrogen-fixing biofertilizers held the largest share in the biofertilizers industry in the year 2020 due to the rising need for correction of heavily contaminated water and soil reserves caused by the extensive usage of synthetic fertilizers

Based on product type, the biofertilizers industry is segmented as nitrogen-fixing biofertilizers, liquid biofertilizers, compost Biofertilizers, phosphorus biofertilizers. Among these nitrogen-fixing biofertilizers held the largest share in the biofertilizers industry in the year 2020. This high share is attributable to the need for correction of heavily contaminated water and soil reserves caused by the extensive usage of synthetic fertilizers for years across the globe. The growth of the plants requires high phosphorus content, fixed presence of nitrogen, and various other essential minerals in the soil, that are fulfilled using biobased fertilizers. Nitrogen-fixing biofertilizers including Actinobacteria, Rhizobium, Azospirillum, and Azotobacter, helps to transform nitrogen into organic compounds and promoting the healthy development of plants without any adverse impact on human health and the environment. Owing to this, nitrogen-fixing biofertilizers have been experiencing high demand by agricultural farmers across the globe.

Based on crop type, the cereals & grains segment dominated the agricultural biofertilizers market owing to rising demand for cereals & grains such as barley, rice, corn, millet, and wheat across the globe

Based on crop type, the global biofertilizers industry is fragmented pulses & oilseeds, grains & cereals, fruits & vegetables, plantation crops, and other crop types. Among these, the cereals & grains segment dominated the agricultural biofertilizers market. The rising demand for cereals & grains such as barley, rice, corn, millet, and wheat across the globe is pegged to garner significant product demand over the forecast period. Cereals and grains production requires a substantial quantity of biofertilizers for healthy development. Moreover, several studies conducted across the globe show that azotobacter inoculation has proved to be a highly effective biofertilizer helping in improving crop yield. Further, the rising product demand to enhance the growth of crops and to meet the increasing food demand from various developing agriculture-dependent economies, such as Japan, India, Indonesia, and Thailand are also expected to augment the biofertilizers market growth.

Based on regions, the biofertilizers market in North American region accounted for the largest share in 2020 owing to rising adoption of biofertilizers among rural farmers

Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Among these, the North American region accounted for the largest share in the biofertilizers industry across the globe. The growth in the region is majorly owing to the rising adoption of biofertilizers among rural farmers, along with the increasing acceptance of advanced irrigation practices such as drip & sprinkler irrigation for fertigation. The rising number of health-conscious people and the growing popularity of organic products is also expected to drive the biofertilizers industry. Further, growing environmental concerns and implementation of stringent regulatory environmental policies is another major factor growing preference of farmers to use biofertilizer products and leading to the favourable growth of the biofertilizers market.

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of Biofertilizers market dynamics such as drivers, restraints opportunities, and challenges


  • Growth in the organic food industry
  • Increase in environmental concerns
  • Need for the better yield and crop production


  • Environmental and technological constraints
  • Poor infrastructure and high initial investment


  • Rising government programs and investment in the agriculture sector

Note: Challenges along with in-depth market dynamics analysis is mentioned in the report.

COVID-19 impact on the biofertilizers market analysis

The Covid-19 outbreak has immensely influenced the biofertilizers market growth across the globe. The pandemic has led to the imposition of stringent lockdown regulations by various major economies. This further resulted in disrupting the imports and exports of the raw materials that are needed for making agricultural biofertilizers, thereby impacting global biofertilizers market growth. Price gouging by a few logistics companies owing to the difficulty in the availability of transporters has also come out as a significant issue in the agricultural biofertilizers market growth. Therefore, these uncertainties are implying logistical disruption and may result in a fall in the demand for organic and bio-based fertilizers during the forecast period.

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of key trends in Biofertilizers market

  • Technological advancements in biofertilizer technology along with the continuous research and development in biofertilizer technology are expected to expand their consumer base and market share in the global biofertilizers market.

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of recent news developments and investments in the market

  • In January 2021, Heliae® Agriculture, an algal tech company specializing in regenerative agriculture solutions announced its new strategic partnership with Rizobacter, a leading global company in the manufacturing, commercialization and development of biological solutions applied to agriculture to deliver unique crop and soil nutrition technologies. This new partnership is expected to improve the company’s offering of an integrated natural nutrition program which is provided by selected microorganisms, offering several plants and soil health solutions for growers.
  • In September 2021, Novozymes, the world leader in biological solutions announced the launch of five new powerful biological solutions which will help in addressing key challenges faced by North American growers. These new and innovative products are expected to expand the product portfolio and facilitate farmers by improving fertility and yield, and also increasing the application of biocontrol.

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence

The key players operating in the biofertilizers industry are:

  • Novozymes A/S
  • Vegalab SA
  • UPL Limited
  • Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
  • Kiwa Biotech
  • Lallemand Inc.
  • Rizobacter Argentina S.A.
  • T. Stanes & Company Limited
  • IPL Biologicals Limited
  • Nutramax Laboratories Inc.
  • Symborg
  • Kan Biosys
  • Mapleton Agri Biotech Pty Ltd
  • Seipasa
  • AgriLife
  • Manidharma Biotech Pvt Ltd
  • Biomax Naturals
  • Jaipur Bio Fertilizers
  • Valent BioSciences
  • Aumgene Biosciences
  • Agrinos
  • Criyagen
  • LKB BioFertilizer
  • Varsha Bioscience and Technology India Pvt Ltd.
  • Valagro 
  • Lallemand Inc.
  • Other Notable Players

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Global Biofertilizers Market was valued at USD 2.45 Bn in 2020 and is anticipated to reach USD 5.82 Bn by 2027.
The Biofertilizers Market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.2% during forecast period.
The North America regional segment has dominated the Biofertilizers Market.
A few key players include, but not limited to Novozymes A/S, Vegalab SA, UPL Limited, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, Kiwa Bio-Tech, Lallemand Inc., and Rizobacter Argentina S.A. among others.
Yes, the report contains detailed COVID-19 analysis for Biofertilizers Market.
Author Credentials

Priyanka has been writing chemicals & material market research reports for the last 12 years. A post-graduate, her specialization is in the chemicals sector. Preparing end-to-end reports covering minute details for market insights, competitive intelligence and trend analysis in the CMFE sector.

  1. Introduction
    1. Product Outline
    2. Biofertilizers Market Overview
    3. Different Types Of Automotive Wrap Films Market 
    4. Analysis Of Biofertilizers Market Ecosystem
    5. Supply Chain Analysis
    6. Covid -19 Impact
    7. Market Dynamics
      1. Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunities
      4. Threats
    8. Technology Overview
  2. Technology and Regulatory Landscape for Biofertilizers Market    
    1. Regulations and Standards
  3. Biofertilizers Market Pricing Analysis
    1. Prices of Biofertilizers Market   
  4. Biofertilizers Market by Microorganism Type
    1. Azotobacter
    2. Rhizobium
    3. Azospirillum
    4. Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria
    5. Blue-green Algae
    6. Mycorrhiza
    7. Other Microorganisms
  5. Biofertilizers Market by Product Type
    1. Nitrogen Fixing Biofertilizers
    2. Compost Biofertilizers
    3. Phosphorus Biofertilizers
    4. Liquid Biofertilizers
  6. Biofertilizers Market by Application
    1. Seed Treatment
    2. Soil Treatment
  7. Biofertilizers Market by Crop Type
    1. Pulses and Oilseeds
    2. Grains and Cereals
    3. Fruits and Vegetables
    4. Plantation Crops
    5. Other Crop Types
  8. Regional Analysis
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
      3. Mexico
    2. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. UK
      3. France
      4. Norway
      5. Italy
      6. Spain
      7. Netherlands
      8. Rest Of Europe
    3. Asia Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. Australia
      5. New Zealand
      6. Rest Of Asia Pacific
    4. Middle East and Africa
    5. South America
  9. Key Strategic Insights
    1. New Raw Material Sources
    2. New Applications
    3. Emerging Technologies
    4. Opportunity mapping
    5. Critical Success Factors
    6. Environmental Impact and sustainability issues
    7. Consumer preferences
  10. Key Market Trends / Recent Developments
  11. Competitive Scenario
    1. Competitive Strategies of Key Players
      1. Mergers and Acquisitions
      2. Investments
      3. Joint Ventures
      4. New Product launches
    2. Strength of product portfolio
    3. Ranking of Key Players
    4. Presence of players by Geographies
  12. Key Global Players
    1. JMR Graphics, Inc.
    2. Novozymes A/S
    3. Vegalab SA
    4. UPL Limited
    5. Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
    6. Kiwa Bio-Tech
    7. Lallemand Inc.
    8. Rizobacter Argentina S.A.
    9. T. Stanes & Company Limited
    10. IPL Biologicals Limited
    11. Nutramax Laboratories Inc.
    12. Symborg
    13. Kan Biosys
    14. Mapleton Agri Biotech Pty Ltd
    15. Seipasa
    16. AgriLife

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