Global Plant Biostimulants Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts 2020-2025 -

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The global market for Plant Biostimulants is projected to reach US$3.8 billion by 2025, driven by the growing focus of governments worldwide to reduce agriculture's growing carbon footprint and make it more sustainable.

This goal comes against the backdrop of the challenges involved in feeding a growing global population. As pressure on food production and crop yields increase, there is an even greater need to make agriculture more resilient and efficient in an eco-friendly manner. Comprising of both natural and biosynthetic substances, plant biostimulants offer a green way forward in this direction by promising to reduce and eventually eliminate dependence on toxic and environmentally polluting chemical fertilizers. Benefits offered by plant biostimulants include enhanced plant tolerance to abiotic stresses; natural enhancement of a plant's metabolism for better quality yield; more efficient nutrient assimilation, absorption, translocation and use; and enhanced soil fertility. A majority of biostimulants available today are biosynthetic as they are extracted from plant and animal sources and processed in a laboratory with engineered biosynthetic production methods that mimics pathways/processes modeled after chemicals reactions in living organisms.

A major factor influencing growth in the market is the projected increase in demand for organic foods to over US$300 billion by 2022 and a parallel rise in organic farming area to a record high of 75 million hectares by 2020. Expected global population growth to over 8.5 billion by 2030 brings special focus on food security, crop productivity and yields. In addition, the growing CO2 footprint of fertilizers is raising concerns forcing the regulatory authorities to crack down on indiscriminate use of fertilizers. A case in point is the growing CO2 Footprint of Ammonium Nitrate, the most common chemical fertilizer. The use of this fertilizer accounts for the largest share of emissions, approximately 40%, during its production and use. The proposed imposition of agriculture carbon tax in several developed countries worldwide is additionally encouraging robust penetration of environmentally friendly farming practices in world's farms. For instance, over 35% of farming practices worldwide is based on eco-friendly approaches. In response to the growing need for eco-friendly solutions, investments in plant science is growing as measured by projected spending on agricultural biotechnology which is projected to reach US$60 billion by 2024.

All of these factors combine to provide robust growth opportunities for plant biostimulants. Interestingly, growth in hydroponics is driving increased demand for seaweed extracts. The growing trend towards greenhouse horticulture as an intensive farming method to grow crops with less water, artificially managed temperature and protected from natural climatic and environmental conditions will also spur growth of biostimulants such as protein hydrolysates, humic and fulvic acids. The United States, Europe and Latin America represent large markets worldwide with a combined share of 72.5% of the market. China ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 14.2% over the analysis period supported by the fact that the country ranks as the world's largest agrarian economy backed with strong policy level support for the adoption of environment friendly agricultural inputs. The Chinese government focuses on farmer education to enhance awareness over crop economics and risk management and stay abreast of new developments in technology, science and business.

Key Topics Covered:




  • Plant Biostimulants: The Organic Future of Global Agri Industry
  • Lack of Standard Definition: A Major Challenge
  • Outlook
  • Regional Market Analysis
  • Europe Dominates the Global Biostimulants Market
  • Developing Markets to Register the Fastest Growth
  • Foliar Leads the Biostimulant Application, Seed Treatment to Exhibit Fastest Growth
  • Challenges Impeding Adoption of Biostimulants
  • Regulatory Constraints
  • Issues Related to Storage and Outcomes
  • Grower Education and Returns on Investments Critical for Adoption
  • Growth Hindered by Lack of Thorough Research
  • Technical Challenges Pose Obstacles
  • Increasing Orientation to Boost Agricultural Production Fuels Biostimulant Market
  • Competition
  • Market Characterized by Fragmentation
  • More Companies Venture into the Biostimulants Space
  • Strong Growth Prospects Compel Manufacturers to Globalize


  • Acadian Seaplants Limited
  • Bayer CropScience AG
  • Biolchim S.p.A.
  • Ilsa S.p.A
  • Isagro SpA
  • Koppert Biological Systems
  • Lallemand, Inc.
  • Leili Group
  • Novozymes A/S
  • Syngenta International AG
  • Trade Corporation International S.A.
  • UPL Limited
  • Valagro SpA
  • Yara International ASA


  • Ensuring Food Security for Expanding World Population - A Way Forward
  • Global Population Estimates (in Billion): 2000-2050
  • World Population (in Thousands) by Geographic Region for the Years 2019, 2030, 2050, 2100
  • Food Demand Worldwide: Demand Growth in Million Tonnes for Cereals and Sugar in Select Regions for the Period 2008-2017 and 2018-2027
  • Global Crop Production by Crop Type (in Million Metric Tons): 2017-2020
  • Shrinking Arable Land Drives Demand for Biostimulants
  • Loss of Arable Land Exerts Immense Pressure on Yields Per Acre: Global Availability of Arable Land in Hectares Per Person for the Years 1990, 2000, 2018 and 2020
  • Arable Land Worldwide as a % of Total Land Area for the Years 1990, 2000, 2018 and 2020
  • Farm Size Distribution Worldwide: Percentage Breakdown of Farm Land by Size and Region
  • Climate Change Adds Fuel to the Already Burning Issue of Food Security, Driving the Demand for Biostimulants
  • World of Change Characterized by Rising Surface Temperatures on Earth & its Negative Impact on Agriculture Increases the Need to use Biostimulants: Average Global Surface Temperature (In Degrees Fahrenheit) for the Years 1940, 2000 and 2020
  • Drive Towards Sustainable Agriculture Places Emphasis on Biostimulants
  • Biostimulants Complement the Growth in Organic Farming
  • Global Demand for Organic Food Products (in US$ Billion): 2015-2025
  • Global Organic Agricultural Land in Million Hectares for the Years 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018
  • Global Agricultural Land Under Organic Farming (in Hectares and % Share): 2000-2017
  • Global Percentage Distribution of Organic Farmland by Region: 2017
  • Demand for High-Value Crops Offer Strong Growth Opportunities for Plant Biostimulants
  • Global Biostimulants Market by Crop Type (in % Share)
  • Growing Applications to Expand Market Value
  • Industry Witnesses Investment Growth in Biostimulants Space
  • Focus on Innovation to Steer Market Growth
  • Companies Turn to New Strategies to Source Biostimulants
  • Hydroponics and Biostimulants: A Promising Strategy for Production of High-Quality Food
  • Amino Acids: A Key Segment
  • Functions of Amino Acids as Biostimulant in Plants
  • Select Commercially Available Biostimulant Amino Acids
  • Seaweed Extracts Exhibit Strong Potential for Growth
  • Select ANE Extracts and their Plant Growth Function
  • Microbial Biostimulants Exhibit Strong Growth Potential
  • Soil Biostimulants Present Attractive Opportunities to Participants
  • Biostimulants Playing a Key Role in Combating Abiotic Stress
  • Impact of Biostimulants on Reducing Abiotic/Biotic Stress by Crop Plant
  • Biostimulants - Definition
  • Types of Biostimulants
  • Based on Type of Active Ingredient
  • Amino Acids
  • Humic Acid
  • Fulvic Acid
  • Seaweed Extracts
  • Others
  • Protein Hydrolysates
  • By Mode of Application
  • Biostimulants by Crop Type
  • Biostimulant Types and their Effects on Plants





  • Market Overview
  • US Farm Bill Sets Stage for Regulatory Scrutiny of Biostimulants
  • Market Analytics


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For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900