The China Biopesticides Market size was valued at USD XX Billion in 2022 and is expected to surpass USD XX Billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period, 2023 – 2031. The growth of the market is attributed to the rising cost of chemicals, negative impact of chemicals on soil health and the environment, and growing awareness of the need to balance plant nutrition.
Biological pesticides are pesticides made from natural materials such as plants, animals, bacteria, and some minerals. For example, rapeseed oil and baking soda are used as pesticides and are considered biological pesticides. Biological pesticides are mainly divided into three categories: biochemical pesticides, microbial pesticides, and crop protection products. These biological pesticides are generally less toxic than chemical pesticides and only target pests and closely related organisms. Compared with chemical pesticides, they are easy to degrade and help increase yield. They are often used as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) plan to obtain the most effective results.
The Covid-19 pandemic affected the demand and supply of biopesticides market. Lockdown across the globe, supply chain disorders, and oscillating supply of raw materials forced manufacturers to shut down production leading to unfortunate decline in market growth. Launch of vaccines to combat the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to contribute to the market growth over the forecast period.
Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities
Growing demand for organic foods and rising disposable income is expected to boost the market during the forecast period.
Rapid growth of the agriculture industry owing to increasing demand for natural foods is major factors fueling the market in the coming years.
High investment associated with development of synthetic crop protection products is anticipated to drive the market during forecast period.
High prevalence of chemical pesticides among farmers and technological limitations for the use of biopesticides is projected to restrict the market growth.
Lack of awareness among farmers about the benefits of biological pesticides and low adoption rate act as major factors that can hamper the market growth during the forecast period.
R&D investment and technological advancement in biopesticides market and development of chemicals for pests are expected to offer significant opportunities for the market players.
Scope of Biopesticides Market Report
The report on the China biopesticides market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
China Biopesticides Market - Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast
Products (Bioherbicides, Bioinsecticides, Biofungicides, and Others), Formulations (Dry Formulation and Liquid Formulation), Ingredients (Microbial Pesticide, Biochemical Pesticide, and Plant Pesticide), Mode of Application (Foliar Spray, Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment, and Post-harvest), and Application (Crop-based and Non Crop-based)
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
Koppert; FMC; Beijing Bioseen Crop Sciences Co. Ltd.; Beijing Coway Bioworks Biotech Co. Ltd.; and Zhejiang Qianjiang Biochemical Co. Ltd.
Biopesticides Market Segment Insights
The bio insecticides segment is projected to represent major market share
In terms of products, the China biopesticides market is divided into biofungicides, bioinsecticides, bioherbicides, and others. The bioinsecticides segment is expected to hold a key share of the market during the forecast period owing to the growing demand for sustainable farming methods, integrated crop protection, pest restoration and revitalization, organic agriculture, and growing need to limit crop losses after harvest have stimulated the development of agricultural biologics. Biological insecticides are safe to use. Unlike chemical insecticides, biological insecticides do not leave any chemical residues on plants, so they do not pose a threat to the environment.
On the other hand, the biofungicides segment is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period owing to the increased resistance of fungi to various chemical fungicides. It is expected that the use of certain active ingredients in the manufacture of agrochemical material will benefit the growth of the product. In addition, some horticultural crops grown under protected crops are more susceptible to damage from pathogens, especially pathogenic nematodes.
The liquid formulation segment is expected to grow at a significant pace
Based on formulations, the market is bifurcated into liquid formulation and dry formulation. The liquid formulation segment is expected to hold a key share of the market during the forecast period owing to liquid biopesticide preparations are cultures or microbial suspensions, supplemented by substances to improve adhesion, stability, surfactants, and dispersibility. These include nutrients, cytoprotective agents and inducers responsible for the production of cells to improve efficacy.
The microbial pesticides segment is anticipated to expand at a high CAGR
On the basis of ingredients, the China biopesticides market is fragmented into microbial pesticides, biochemical pesticides, and plant pesticides. The microbial pesticides segment is expected to represent a key share of the market during the forecast period owing to microbial insecticides are composed of naturally occurring viruses, fungi or bacteria, they are particularly suitable for the production of organic, residue-free foods. In addition, there are factors such as the advantage of increased selectivity, high emotion, no harmful effects on humans, plants, & animals, and ease of use. Microorganisms have been shown to increase nutrient absorption and stimulate the development of habitable plant micro biota.
Microorganisms containing biological pesticides are widely used to protect crops from various plant pathogens in various crop environments, such as fields, nurseries, and sheltered growth systems. Due to factors such as farmers' increasing concern about human health and the environment and the growing demand for bio-based pesticides to reduce environmental pollution and toxic residues, the microbiology segment holds the major market share.
The foliar spray segment is expected to grow at a rapid pace
On the basis of mode of applications, the market is segregated into foliar spray, seed treatment, soil treatment, and post-harvesting. The foliar spray segment is expected to represent a key share of the market during the forecast period owing to increased sales in the market. Foliar spray method can be used to apply biological pesticides and it can cause seedlings to grow rapidly after germination. It is an easy-to-use method that can be used as a treatment and preventive agent for certain diseases and defects in plants. Phytosanitary agricultural biological preparations are widely used in seed treatment to supplement the use of agricultural chemicals.
On the other hand, the seed treatment segment is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace. Growth of the market is attributed to its safety, insect resistance advantages, and easy registration methods. In addition, microbial pesticides are often used in combination with chemical seed treatment methods because chemical pesticides can provide control early in the season, while microbial drugs can provide better control.
The crop-based segment is anticipated to grow at a significant pace
Based on applications, the China biopesticides market is bifurcated into non crop-based and crop-based. The crop-based segment is expected to hold a key share of the market during the forecast period owing to increasing grain production due to its consumption as a staple food and high profits associated with the cultivation of organic grains. In addition, the ecological and economic properties of various bio-based crop protection chemicals are expected to increase their use in the production of various high-quality crops.
The China biopesticides market has been segmented on the basis of
- Microbial Pesticides
- Biochemical Pesticides
- Plant Pesticides
Mode of Applications
- Foliar Spray
- Seed Treatment
- Soil Treatment
- Dry Formulations
- Liquid Formulations
- Non Crop-based
- Beijing Bioseen Crop Sciences Co. Ltd.
- Beijing Coway Bioworks Biotech Co. Ltd.
- Zhejiang Qianjiang Biochemical Co. Ltd.
Key players competing in the China biopesticides market include Koppert; FMC; Beijing Bioseen Crop Sciences Co. Ltd.; Beijing Coway Bioworks Biotech Co. Ltd.; and Zhejiang Qianjiang Biochemical Co. Ltd.
Some of these players are using several market strategies such as mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, capacity expansion, and product launches to increase their market shares.