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Soil Amendments Market

Soil Amendments Market: Segmented: by Type (Organic and Inorganic); By Soil Type (Loam, Clay, Silt, and Sand);By Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Fruits & Vegetables, and Oilseeds & Pulses); By Form (Dry and Liquid);and Region - Analysis of Market Size, Share & Trends for 2019 - 2020 and Forecasts to 2030

Published on: Sep-2020
Report Code: FG AG 00167
No. of Pages: 170 - 350
Report Format: PDF

Product Overview

Soil Amendments Market is anticipated to surpass USD 15 Billion by 2030 from USD 4 Billion in 2020 at a  CAGR of 12% throughout the forecast period, i.e. 2020-2030

Soil amendments are the procedures used to enhance the quality of the mined soil in aspects of its structural system and biochemical function. The harmful conditions of soil on post-mining land have a detrimental effect on the soil's physical and biochemical properties. A variety of soil additives such as biochar, fly ash, and compost has been used to mitigate the effects of mining on the soil. Organic modifications: It is the combination of biomass and living natural moieties. In particular, Soil amendments include compost, chips from wood, biochar, and waste from animals, straw, remnant, geotextile, and manure from sewage. Inorganic or mineral modifications minerals related to soil fertility are usually included in amendments. Gypsum is widely used to reduce soil pH by combining high sodium salts and lime or calcium. Coal combustion by-products, such as fly ash, have gained significant recognition as soil modifications but can contain large concentrations of contaminants.

Market highlights

Soil Amendments Market is expected to project a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period, 2020-2030

Demand for soil modifications is projected to reach USD 4 billion in 2020 and is expected to rise at a CAGR of 12% from 2020 to hit a value of USD 15 billion by 2030. Due to factors such as increasing understanding of soil health management, widespread accessibility of humic substances as raw materials, and strong demand for high-value crops, the global market is forecasted to see substantial growth. The main reason why soil amendments are applied to the soil is to create a healthier atmosphere for roots and crop production. This involves enhancing the soil quality and water-holding capacity, nutrient levels, and soil organism living situations, which are essential for plant growth.

Soil Amendments Market Expected Market Growth

Global Soil Amendments Market

Soil Amendments Market: Segments                   

By crop type, during the forecast period, the category Fruits & Vegetables is anticipated to be the largest growing

Global Soil Amendments Market

Key factors that drive demand for high-value crops, such as fruits and vegetables, are increased incomes, urbanization, and greater awareness of the potential health benefits with fruits and vegetables. Another aspect that has promoted high-value crop agricultural production is the growth of FDI. High-value crops are often grown in lasting farmland in different regions. Furthermore, the use of soil modifications in fruits and vegetables continues to rise due to numerous benefits, such as enhanced organic soil and root quality.

By type, the organic section is anticipated to be the largest-growing segment on the market.

Organic soil modifications are applied to the soil to tackle physical, chemical, and biological properties, rather than primarily catering for the problem of low water capacity. The existence of organic matter in the soil tends to raise the water and nutrient quality, the holding capacity of water and nutrients, and the transfer capacity of cations. This enhances soil texture and pH and supplies microorganisms with sources of energy.

In the forecast period, the loam segment is anticipated to be the largest-growing by soil type.

The loamy soil is a mixture of sand, silt, and clay and has various particle sizes. The loamy soil is suited for most crops, especially fruits & vegetables. Due to the porous composition, the loamy soil gradually allows the plants to obtain sufficient water to flow through it. By form, the liquid segment is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period. Loose soil in loamy soil creates space for air to blend into the soil, which is also important for optimum root growth. Furthermore, rotational farming is rapidly being practiced on loamy soil, which is expected to boost demand for agrochemicals, such as soil amendments.

The liquid segment is anticipated to lead the market over the forecast period, by type.

Although dry forms are generated and provided worldwide, most soil modifications are available in liquid forms. Dry types of soil modifications give a better shelf-life compared with liquid forms. Key factors, such as crop type, field size, and prevailing atmospheric conditions in a particular area, affect the selection of the form of soil modifications to be used. The liquid segment is anticipated to be the most favored form among peasants for its efficiency in implementing soil modifications due to significant benefits, such as high application ability and effectiveness level.

Market Dynamics


Population awareness

Growing demands among the population for soil amendments are anticipated to enhance market demand. An increasing focus on agrochemicals is projected to drive growth in the market. It is also anticipated that the growing momentum of natural growth promoters is active on the market. Adding soil modifications to fruits and vegetables remains high due to numerous benefits, such as raised soil content and root development, drivers such as changing climatic conditions, increasing soil health concerns, and rising demand for high-yield crops are expected to drive soil modification market development.

Enhanced soil fertility

The inclusion of both organic and completely new inorganic amendments preserves nutrients and water in the root system. When the plants have enough nutrients in the root zone, they need less water for the nutrients’ uptake. This means less irrigation and less duration. The soil's salt concentration is not risen to the same extent as when fertilizers are added or irrigation continuously. The soil's drainage ability is improved so that rainwater and irrigation can drench in better, rather than runoff. Collected rainfall is used, not lost, thus improving soil fertility and productivity. Thus, most government agencies are introducing new regulatory initiatives for soil modifications.


Supply of heavily processed, counterfeit, and low-quality items

The supply of adulterated products is a major flaming issue in the sector. The manufacturing costs of the bogus goods are relatively low. Because of identical physical features, it is difficult for farmers to distinguish fake organic soil modifications from the original one. Both products also have extremely similar chemical properties. In the case of biofertilizers, the commodity is imitated by a low microbial load, polluted materials, or inappropriate strains.

Soil Amendments Market: Regions

Soil Amendments Market is segmented based on regional analysis into five major regions. These include North America, Latin America, Europe, APAC, and MENA. Due to large fertile land, significantly higher rural population, and beneficial climatic conditions, Asia Pacific is considered an important market for agricultural products. The area registered for 37% of the international market's revenue share in 2018. Despite these optimal circumstances, the region is experiencing rapid degradation of soils and insufficiency of infrastructure. Enlarging population combined with growing farming activities is anticipated to occur in high reliance on conditioners led to significant land reuse. Compost is the additive most frequently used on the soil of Asia Pacific.

Global Soil Amendments Market

Soil Amendments Market is further segmented by region into:

  • North America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – the United States and Canada
  • Latin America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, NORDIC, Russia, Turkey, and Rest of Europe
  • APAC Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, and Rest of APAC
  • MENA Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – North Africa, Israel, GCC, South Africa, and Rest of MENA

Soil Amendments Market: Key Players

  • BASF SE (Germany)

Company Overview, Business Strategy, Key Product Offerings, Financial Performance, Key Performance Indicators, Risk Analysis, Recent Development, Regional Presence, SWOT Analysis

  • UPL (India)
  • FMC Corporation (US)
  • Adama (Israel)
  • Evonik Industries AG (Germany)
  • Bayer (Germany)
  • Novozymes A/S (Denmark)
  • Agrinos (Norway)
  • T.Stanes & Company (India)
  • Lallemand Inc. (Canada)
  • SA Lime & Gypsum (South Africa)
  • Timac Agro (France)
  • Biosocial Farms (US)
  • Profile Products LLC (US)
  • The Fertrell Company (US)
  • Haifa Group (Israel)
  • Symborg (Spain)
  • Soil Technologies Corporation (US)
  • Other Prominent Players

The Soil Amendments Market report also contains analysis on:

Soil Amendments Market Segments

  • By Type 
    • Organic
    • Polysaccharide derivatives
    • Humic acid
    • Biofertilizers
  • Inorganic
    • Gypsum
    • Other inorganic amendments (calcium carbonate, dolomite, crushed shells, and marlstone)
  • By Crop Type
    • Cereals & grains
    • Oilseeds & pulses
    • Fruits & vegetables
    • Other crop types (turfs, ornamentals, plantation crops, forages, and fiber crops)
  • By Soil Type 
    • Loam
    • Silt
    • Clay
    • Sand
  • By Form 
    • Liquid
    • Dry
  • Soil Amendments Market Dynamics
  • Soil Amendments Market Size
  • Supply & Demand
  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies Involved in the Market
  • Value Chain of the Market
  • Market Drivers and Restraints

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