Global Biostimulants Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Active Ingredient (Amino Acids, Humic Substances, Seaweed Extracts, and Microbial Amendments), By Mode of Application (Soil Treatment, Foliar, and Seed Treatment), By Form (Liquid and Dry), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032

Industry: Agriculture


Global Biostimulants Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Global Biostimulants Market Size was valued at USD 3.4 Billion in 2022.
  • The Market is growing at a CAGR of 11.1% from 2022 to 2032
  • The Worldwide Biostimulants Market Size is expected to reach USD 9.8 Billion by 2032
  • Asia Pacific is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period

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The Global Biostimulants Market is projected to exceed USD 9.8 Billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 11.1% from 2022 to 2032. The global biostimulants market is experiencing rapid growth driven by the need for sustainable agricultural practices and the increasing demand for high-quality crops. With continued advancements in research and technology, the market is expected to expand further, offering innovative solutions to address the challenges of modern agriculture.


 Market Overview

The global biostimulants market refers to the industry involved in the production, distribution, and sale of biostimulant products. Biostimulants are substances or microorganisms applied to plants or soil to enhance plant growth, nutrient uptake, tolerance to abiotic stress, and overall crop quality. They are commonly used in agriculture and horticulture to improve crop productivity and sustainability. The market for biostimulants has been experiencing significant growth in recent years due to various factors. The increasing global population and rising demand for food have put pressure on agricultural systems to improve productivity without expanding cultivated land. Biostimulants offer a sustainable solution by enhancing plant performance and reducing the reliance on synthetic fertilizers and chemical inputs.


Several types of biostimulants are available in the market, including humic substances, seaweed extracts, microbial inoculants, amino acids, and plant growth-promoting substances. These products are typically applied via foliar sprays, seed treatments, or soil applications, depending on the specific crop and desired effect.


The market is driven by the growing awareness among farmers and growers about the benefits of biostimulants. These products have been shown to improve plant tolerance to drought, salinity, and other environmental stresses, resulting in higher yields and better crop quality. Additionally, biostimulants can enhance nutrient uptake and utilization, promote root development, and stimulate natural defense mechanisms in plants.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the global biostimulants market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the biostimulants market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the biostimulants market.



Global Biostimulants Market Report Coverage

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Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 3.4 Billion
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period 2022-2032 CAGR:11.1%
2032 Value Projection:USD 9.8 Billion
Historical Data for:2018-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:100
Segments covered:By Active Ingredient, By Mode of Application, By Form, By Region and COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Companies Covered:BASF SE  , Koppert , Isagro Groupm, Biolchim S.P.A., Novozymes A/S, Valagro SpA, Biostadt India Limited, FMC Corporation , UPL Limited , Trade Corporation International , Adama Ltd. , AgriTecno , Gowan Company , Haifa Group , Biovert S.L , Others
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

With the world's population continuously increasing, there is a rising demand for food production. However, expanding agricultural land is not a sustainable solution. Biostimulants offer an environmentally friendly approach to improving crop productivity without relying heavily on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. They enhance plant growth, nutrient uptake, and stress tolerance, contributing to sustainable agriculture practices.


There is a growing awareness among farmers, regulators, and consumers about the negative environmental impact of conventional agricultural practices. Biostimulants provide an eco-friendly alternative by reducing the use of synthetic chemicals and minimizing soil and water pollution. They promote soil health, biodiversity, and ecosystem balance, aligning with the principles of sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship. Continued research and development efforts in the field of biostimulants have led to technological advancements and the discovery of new active ingredients and formulations. This has expanded the range of biostimulant products available in the market, offering more targeted and effective solutions for different crops and growing conditions. Investments in research and development contribute to market growth by driving innovation and improving product efficacy.


Restraining Factors

Biostimulants are a diverse group of products with varying compositions and modes of action. There is a lack of globally standardized definitions and regulations for biostimulants, leading to confusion among consumers, manufacturers, and regulators. This lack of clarity can hinder market growth and create barriers to product development and commercialization.


The effectiveness of biostimulant products can vary depending on factors such as crop type, soil conditions, application methods, and environmental factors. The efficacy of biostimulants may also depend on the specific formulation and quality of the product. This variability in efficacy and lack of consistency can create challenges in achieving desired results consistently across different crops and regions, leading to skepticism among end-users.


Market Segmentation


The Global Biostimulants Market share is classified into active ingredient, mode of application, and form.

  • The seaweed extracts segment is expected to grow at the fastest pace in the global biostimulants market during the forecast period.

The global biostimulants market is divided into amino acids, humic substances, seaweed extracts, and microbial amendments based on the active ingredient. Among these, the seaweed extracts segment is expected to grow at the fastest pace in the global biostimulants market during the forecast period. Seaweed extracts have gained popularity due to their versatile benefits and broad applications across different crops. The use of seaweed extracts as biostimulants has expanded globally, driven by their ability to enhance crop productivity, stress tolerance, and overall plant health.


  • The foliar segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global biostimulants market during the forecast period.

The global biostimulants market is divided into three segments based on mode of application: soil treatment, foliar treatment, and seed treatment. Among these, the foliar segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global biostimulants market during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed due the foliar application providing several advantages, such as rapid and efficient nutrient absorption, direct delivery to plant tissues, and flexibility in timing and dosage. Foliar-applied biostimulants, such as seaweed extracts and amino acids, are widely used in horticultural crops, fruits, and vegetables due to their ability to improve crop quality, yield, and stress tolerance. The popularity of foliar application in high-value crops contributes to its prominence in the global biostimulants market.


  • The liquid segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global biostimulants market over the projected period. 

On the basis of the form, the global biostimulants market is segmented into liquid and dry. Among these, the liquid segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global biostimulants market over the projected period. The growth can be attributed due to the liquid biostimulants offer several advantages, such as easy application, compatibility with various irrigation systems, and rapid absorption by plant tissues. The liquid form allows for precise dosing and uniform distribution of the biostimulant products. Liquid biostimulants, such as liquid seaweed extracts and amino acid solutions, are widely used in horticultural crops, fruits, and vegetables due to their convenience, effectiveness, and visible results. The popularity of liquid biostimulants in high-value crops contributes to their prominence in the global biostimulants market.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Global Biostimulants Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


Europe is estimated to hold the largest share of the biostimulants market over the predicted timeframe.


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Europe is expected to hold the largest share of the global biostimulants market during the forecast period. Europe is a leading market for biostimulants, supported by the region's stringent regulations on chemical inputs in agriculture and the growing demand for sustainable farming practices. Countries such as Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and the Netherlands are key contributors to the European biostimulants market. The region has a strong emphasis on organic and specialty crop production, driving the demand for biostimulant products. The European market is governed by the European Union's regulations on biostimulants, which have defined criteria for product registration and labeling. Seaweed extracts, humic substances, and amino acids are commonly used in European agriculture.


Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest pace in the global biostimulants market during the forecast period. The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing the highest growth in the biostimulants market due to factors such as increasing population, rising food demand, and the need for sustainable agricultural practices. Countries like China, India, Japan, Australia, and South Korea are major contributors to the biostimulants market in the region. Asia-Pacific has a diverse agricultural landscape, with a wide range of crops, including rice, vegetables, fruits, and cash crops. The market in this region is characterized by a mix of multinational companies and local players offering a variety of biostimulant products tailored to the specific needs of crops and farming practices in different countries.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global biostimulants along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • BASF SE 
  • Koppert 
  • Isagro Group
  • Biolchim S.P.A.
  • Novozymes A/S
  • Valagro SpA
  • Biostadt India Limited
  • FMC Corporation 
  • UPL Limited 
  • Trade Corporation International 
  • Adama Ltd. 
  • AgriTecno 
  • Gowan Company 
  • Haifa Group 
  • Biovert S.L 
  • Others


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Developments

  • In March 2023, Syngenta Crop Protection and Aphea.Bio has collaborated to bring a novel wheat biostimulants to European markets. Depending on regulatory approval, the partnership hopes to accelerate the introduction of biological seed treatments into multiple European countries over the next five years.


  • In January 2023, ADM disclosed the launch of a new agricultural biostimulant that increases maize yields by improving nutrient utilization efficiency. By increasing microbial activity in the rhizosphere and making more nutrients available to plants, NeoVita 43 can help farmers extract more value from available nutrients.


  • In May 2022, UPL Limited, a global leader in sustainable agriculture solutions, disclosed a partnership with Kimitec's MAAVi Innovation Centre (MAAVi IC), a global leader in biosolutions marketing, research, and development, to provide biosolutions technologies in the United States.


  • In February 2022, PlantBoost is a unique biostimulant based on Bacillus subtilis developed by LIPOFABRIK, a start-up specializing in plant protection and biostimulant products. The product is approved in Belgium, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom.


  • In January 2022, Bayer AG disclosed the release of Ambition, a crop supplement formulation featuring amino acids and fulvic acids, for the Chinese market. Bayer's Ambition is the company's first amino acid biostimulant to enter the Chinese market.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Biostimulants Market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Global Biostimulants Market, By Active Ingredient

  • Amino Acids
  • Humic Substances
  • Seaweed Extracts
  • Microbial Amendments


Global Biostimulants Market, By Mode of Application

  • Soil Treatment
  • Foliar
  • Seed Treatment


Global Biostimulants Market, By Form

  • Liquid
  • Dry


Global Biostimulants Market, By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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