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Global Microbial Agent Market by Type (Nitrogen-fixing, Phosphate-solubilizing, Potash-mobilizing, Others), By Application (Agriculture, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy, Environment) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Microbial Agent Market by Type (Nitrogen-fixing, Phosphate-solubilizing, Potash-mobilizing, Others), By Application (Agriculture, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy, Environment) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 201477 3300 Chemical & Material 377 237 Pages 4.8 (49)

Market Overview:

The global microbial agent market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for agricultural products, rising awareness about the benefits of using microbial agents, and growing demand for bio-based products. Nitrogen-fixing microbes are used to convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia that can be used by plants as a source of nitrogen. These microbes are used in agriculture to improve soil fertility and increase crop yield. Phosphate-solubilizing microbes solubilize phosphate from insoluble forms and make it available for plant uptake. They are used in agriculture as a fertilizer supplement to improve plant growth and increase crop yield. Potash-mobilizing microbes mobilize potassium from insoluble forms and make it available for plant uptake.

Global Microbial Agent Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A microbial agent is a microorganism that can cause disease. They are important because they can cause illness and death in humans and animals.


Nitrogen-fixing microorganisms are used in the production of urea, which is a major raw material for fertilizers. The global microbial agent market size was valued at USD 2.5 billion in 2015 and is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to increasing demand for nitrogen-based fertilizer from various end-use industries such as agriculture and chemical industry.


Phosphate-solubilizing agents are organic or inorganic chemicals that increase the solubility of a specific mineral in water. The most common types of phosphate-solubilizing agents used for this purpose are alcohols, phenols, and carboxylic acid derivatives. Phosphate-solubilizing agents can be natural or synthetic; however, they must comply with the regulations set by various agencies across the globe.

Application Insights:

The manufacturing sector accounted for the largest revenue share of over 30% in 2017. The application of microbial agents in the manufacturing sector is anticipated to witness a rise with the growing demand for bio-based products and initiatives by major manufacturers such as BASF SE, Bayer Crop Science, and Dow AgroSciences LLC.

Microbial agents are used to stimulate plant growth promoting rhizobium bacteria that form root nodules on legumes which facilitate nitrogen fixation. This process also helps in reducing costs associated with fertilizers while increasing crop yield by up to 30%. These factors are expected to contribute towards market growth during the forecast period.

Agriculture is one of the key sectors driving product demand globally owing to rising food production needs across various regions coupled with favorable government policies encouraging investments from companies producing agricultural chemicals worldwide.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in terms of revenue with a share of over 40.0% in 2017. This is attributed to the presence of key companies such as Agrium Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; and Mosaic LLC, which are engaged in providing phosphate fertilizers, nitrogen-fixing inoculants and potash respectively. The region will retain its dominant position throughout the forecast period owing to increasing demand for phosphate fertilizers coupled with rising awareness regarding their harmful effects on soil health along with crop yield if not used properly.

Asia Pacific is expected to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period owing to several factors such as increasing population along with growing income levels among farmers that enable them spend more on agricultural products including microbe-based ones thereby driving regional market growth.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for microbial agent in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for the production of various drugs and vaccines.
  • Growing awareness about the benefits of using microbial agents in agriculture and horticulture to improve crop yield and quality.
  • Rising demand from food processing industry for use of microbial agents as food additives to improve shelf life, flavor, and nutritional value of foods.
  • Increasing application scope of microbial agents in wastewater treatment plants to reduce environmental pollution levels.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Microbial Agent Market Research Report

By Type

Nitrogen-fixing, Phosphate-solubilizing, Potash-mobilizing, Others

By Application

Agriculture, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy, Environment

By Companies

Novozymes, Biomax, RIZOBACTER, Agri Life, Symborg, BioOrganics Inc

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Microbial Agent Market Report Segments:

The global Microbial Agent market is segmented on the basis of:


Nitrogen-fixing, Phosphate-solubilizing, Potash-mobilizing, Others

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Agriculture, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy, Environment

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Novozymes
  2. Biomax
  4. Agri Life
  5. Symborg
  6. BioOrganics Inc

Global Microbial Agent Market Overview

Highlights of The Microbial Agent Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Nitrogen-fixing
    2. Phosphate-solubilizing
    3. Potash-mobilizing
    4. Others
  1. By Application:

    1. Agriculture
    2. Manufacturing
    3. Healthcare
    4. Energy
    5. Environment
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Microbial Agent Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Microbial Agent Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
  2. Report Prepared After Conducting Interviews with Industry Experts & Top Designates of the Companies in the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Microbial agent is a term used to describe any type of microorganism, such as bacteria, fungi, or viruses.

Some of the major companies in the microbial agent market are Novozymes, Biomax, RIZOBACTER, Agri Life, Symborg, BioOrganics Inc.

The microbial agent market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Microbial Agent Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Microbial Agent Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Microbial Agent Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Microbial Agent Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Microbial Agent Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Microbial Agent Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Microbial Agent Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Microbial Agent Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Nitrogen-fixing
      5.3.2. Phosphate-solubilizing
      5.3.3. Potash-mobilizing
      5.3.4. Others
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Microbial Agent Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Agriculture
      6.3.2. Manufacturing
      6.3.3. Healthcare
      6.3.4. Energy
      6.3.5. Environment
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Microbial Agent Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Microbial Agent Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Microbial Agent Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Microbial Agent Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Agriculture
      9.4.2. Manufacturing
      9.4.3. Healthcare
      9.4.4. Energy
      9.4.5. Environment
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Nitrogen-fixing
      9.7.2. Phosphate-solubilizing
      9.7.3. Potash-mobilizing
      9.7.4. Others
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Microbial Agent Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Microbial Agent Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Agriculture
      10.4.2. Manufacturing
      10.4.3. Healthcare
      10.4.4. Energy
      10.4.5. Environment
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Nitrogen-fixing
      10.7.2. Phosphate-solubilizing
      10.7.3. Potash-mobilizing
      10.7.4. Others
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Microbial Agent Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Microbial Agent Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Agriculture
      11.4.2. Manufacturing
      11.4.3. Healthcare
      11.4.4. Energy
      11.4.5. Environment
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Nitrogen-fixing
      11.7.2. Phosphate-solubilizing
      11.7.3. Potash-mobilizing
      11.7.4. Others
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Microbial Agent Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Microbial Agent Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Agriculture
      12.4.2. Manufacturing
      12.4.3. Healthcare
      12.4.4. Energy
      12.4.5. Environment
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Nitrogen-fixing
      12.7.2. Phosphate-solubilizing
      12.7.3. Potash-mobilizing
      12.7.4. Others
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Microbial Agent Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Microbial Agent Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Agriculture
      13.4.2. Manufacturing
      13.4.3. Healthcare
      13.4.4. Energy
      13.4.5. Environment
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Microbial Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Nitrogen-fixing
      13.7.2. Phosphate-solubilizing
      13.7.3. Potash-mobilizing
      13.7.4. Others
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Microbial Agent Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Microbial Agent Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Microbial Agent Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Microbial Agent Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Novozymes Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Biomax Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. RIZOBACTER Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Agri Life Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Symborg Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. BioOrganics Inc Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. COMPANY7 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. COMPANY8 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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