The Asia-Pacific Biological Organic Fertilizer Market is expected to register the fastest growth rate, with a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period of 2020-2025. Organic fertilizers are produced from many animal plant-based residues, mineral ores, and beneficial microorganisms. In India, organic fertilizer is applied in bulk or in concentrate depending on the nutrient level content in the particular concentration of product ingredients. These are low-cost renewable sources of plant nutrients which supplement chemical fertilizers. The selected strains of beneficial soil microorganisms used either for seed treatment or soil application are particularly gaining popularity among the farming communities. China accounted for 41.2% of the share in the Asia-Pacific region in 2018. China's grasp over key technologies. The production processes of Chinese organic fertilizer started five decades ago. The practical utilization of the same has gained momentum recently, prompted by a global shift toward the same.
Key Market Trends
Increased Adoption of Organic Farming
According to the Organic Trade Association, about 82% of the households in the United States purchase organic food. The organic food market in India registered a CAGR of 25% in 2018. As per Statista, it is anticipated to reach USD 1.36 billion by 2020. The rise in demand for organic products is booming, not only due to an increase in conscientious consumers, but also due to increasing incomes, along with improved farming practices that make organic yields more robust. As a result, the increasing demand for organic food, worldwide, has increased the area under organic farming, worldwide. Increase land under organic cultivation will drive the organic fertilizer market during the forecast period.
China Dominates the Market
The Asia-Pacific region is majorly influenced by the Chinese market. The Chinese economy is moving toward a green agriculture practice by encouraging the farmers to scale back the use of chemical fertilizers and switch to bio-based and organic alternatives. In this regard, in 2017, China’s Ministry of Agriculture released a pilot plan for fertilizer replacement in around 100 districts of China, which aimed at reducing chemical use fertilizer by at least 20% by 2020. At present, the number of organic fertilizer producers has been growing every year. Some larger fertilizer manufacturers have also stepped into the industry. China has over 300 organic producing enterprises with an annual product output of about half a million metric tons.
Asia-Pacific organic fertilizer market is fragmented in nature as there are many players with small shares in the market. The major companies operating in the region are Agrinos, China Bio Fertilizer, etc are adopting various strategies, such as product launches, partnerships, and acquisitions, to gain a larger share in the market. For instance, June 2018 – Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corp established a cooperative relationship with Postal Savings Bank of China Co. Ltd (“PSBC”), Shaanxi Branch, to provide financial support to its clients, including crop growers, family farms, farmers’ professional cooperatives, and others.
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