South Korea Biostimulants Market Value - By Active Ingredients (Extract Based, Acid Based, Protein Hydrolysates, Chitin, Chitosan, Microbial Amendments, B-Vitamins), By Application Method (Soil Treatment, Foliar Treatment, and Seed Treatment), By Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Fruits & Vegetables, Oilseeds & Pulses, Turf & Ornamentals), By Origin (Natural Biostimulants and Synthetic Biostimulants), By Form (Liquid and Dry), By End User (Farmers, Related Industries, and Research Institutes), By Distribution Channel (Direct and Indirect), and By Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

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  • Published date: June, 2023  |  
  • Report Format: PDF

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MVI Statistics and Viewpoints:  

  • South Korea Biostimulants Market size exceeded USD 186.9 Million in 2022. 
  • The market is expected to showcase a CAGR of over 9.5% from 2023 to 2032. 
  • By the end of the forecast period, the market is anticipated to reach a valuation of around USD 456.7 Million.

Manufacturers were investing heavily in R&D in order to create new and innovative biostimulant products. This entailed researching various plant growth-promoting substances, beneficial microorganisms, and their interactions with various crops in order to maximize their efficacy. Manufacturers collaborated with agricultural research institutions and universities in South Korea to foster innovation and scientific validation of biostimulant products. These collaborations aided in the advancement of knowledge about biostimulants and their potential benefits for crop production. 

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Market Overview:

The South Korean biostimulants market is a rapidly evolving sector of the country's agricultural and agrochemical industries. Biostimulants are a type of product that improves plant growth, nutrient uptake, and stress tolerance in crops. These products are made from natural ingredients such as humic acids, seaweed extracts, amino acids, and beneficial microorganisms. Several factors are driving the South Korean market, including a growing emphasis on sustainable agriculture practices, the need to improve crop productivity, and rising demand for high-quality and safe food products. Biostimulants appear to be a promising way to address these issues while reducing reliance on traditional chemical inputs. Collaborations between research institutions, universities, and biostimulant manufacturers help to develop innovative formulations that are tailored to South Korea's specific climatic and soil conditions. As consumers demand safer, more sustainably produced food, the South Korean biostimulants market has enormous potential to play a critical role in advancing modern agricultural practices while ensuring environmental stewardship.

South Korea Biostimulants Market Value Insights

Report Coverage


Base Year


Market Size in 2022

USD 186.9 Million

Forecast Period

2023 to 2032

CAGR (2023 to 2032)


Forecast Year Value, 2032

USD 456.7 Million

Historical Data for

2019 to 2022

Segment Covered

Active Ingredients, Application Method, Crop Type, Origin, Form, End User

Companies Covered

  • CoGreen Co., Ltd.
  • Hanfimex Co., Ltd.
  • BioElpida Co., Ltd.
  • Ildong Bioscience Co., Ltd.
  • OQEMA Korea
  • Others


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  • Exports and International Market Demand: South Korean agricultural exports are growing in importance, and biostimulant-treated crops frequently meet international quality and safety standards. Biostimulants help to increase export opportunities as global demand for sustainably produced agricultural products rises.
  • Sustainable Agriculture Practices: The growing awareness of environmental sustainability and the negative effects of chemical inputs on soil health and ecosystems is driving the transition to more sustainable agricultural practises. Biostimulants are a natural and environmentally friendly way to boost crop growth and productivity while minimising environmental impact.
  • Consumer Demand for Safe Food: South Korean consumers are increasingly concerned about food safety and quality. Biostimulants align with consumer preferences for sustainably produced foods with minimal residues by promoting plant health and reducing the need for chemical inputs.


  • Lack of Awareness and Education: Despite growing interest in sustainable agriculture, a lack of knowledge and education about biostimulants may prevent their widespread use. Many farmers and stakeholders may be unaware of the benefits, modes of application, and proper application of biostimulant products.

By Active Ingredients Synopsys:    

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The South Korea market is classified by active ingredients into extract based, acid based, protein hydrolysates, chitin, chitosan, microbial amendments, B-vitamins, and others. Among these segments, the extract based segment is expected to lead the market share during the forecast period. Natural sources of extract-based biostimulants include seaweeds, plant extracts, and humic substances. These products contain bioactive compounds that promote plant growth, increase nutrient uptake, and improve crop stress tolerance.  

By Crop Type Synopsys:    

The South Korea market is classified by crop type into cereals & grains, fruits & vegetables, oilseeds & pulses, turf & ornamentals, and other crops. Among these segments, the fruits & vegetables segment accounted for the largest revenue of the South Korea biostimulants market in 2022. South Korea's agricultural landscape is diverse, and fruits and vegetables are important components of the country's agricultural sector. Biostimulants are widely used in fruit and vegetable cultivation to increase yield, quality, and post-harvest shelf life. Because of the potential for increased market value and consumer demand for high-quality produce, the use of biostimulants in fruits and vegetables has received a lot of attention. The dominance of the segment can be attributed to the emphasis on sustainable agricultural practices as well as the need to improve crop performance in horticultural settings.    

By Distribution Channel Synopsys:     

The South Korea market is classified by distribution channel into direct and indirect. Among these segments, the indirect distribution channel segment accounted for the largest share of the South Korea market in 2022. Indirect distribution channels, such as distributors and retailers, are critical to making biostimulant products widely available to farmers and agricultural stakeholders throughout the country. The established network of distributors and retailers enables biostimulant manufacturers to efficiently and effectively reach a larger customer base.

Top Companies Includes In South Korea Biostimulants Landscape:

  • CoGreen Co., Ltd.
  • Hanfimex Co., Ltd.
  • BioElpida Co., Ltd.
  • Ildong Bioscience Co., Ltd.
  • OQEMA Korea
  • Others

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In-depth analysis of South Korea Biostimulants Market along with industry coverage and forecasting for the following segments:

Market Size, By Active Ingredients

  • Extract Based
  • Acid Based
  • Protein Hydrolysates
  • Chitin
  • Chitosan
  • Microbial Amendments
  • B-Vitamins
  • Others

Market Size, By Application Method

  • Soil Treatment
  • Foliar Treatment
  • Seed Treatment

Market Size, By Crop Type

  • Cereals & Grains
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Oilseeds & Pulses
  • Turf & Ornamentals
  • Other Crops

Market Size, By Form

  • Liquid
  • Dry

Market Size, By End User

  • Farmers
  • Related Industries 
  • Research Institutes

Market Size, By Distribution Channel

  • Direct  
  • Indirect

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