Soil Amendments Market

Soil Amendments Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, and Industry Analysis, By Type (Organic and Inorganic), By Soil Type (Loam, Clay, Silt, and Sand), By Crop Type (Cereals and Grains, Fruits and Vegetables, And Oilseeds and Pulses), By Form (Dry and Liquid), Regional Insights and Forecast to 2031

Agriculture | May 2022 | Report ID: EMR0038 | Pages: 215

global soil amendments market size was USD 4.8 billion in 2022 and is predicted reach USD 10.3 billion in 2031, exhibiting at CAGR of 12.6% during the forecast period.


Growing awareness regarding the advantages of managing soil health is a major factor fueling market revenue growth. The primary role of soil amendment is to provide essential nutrients for crop or plant growth and to provide materials to improve soil health.


Soil amendments are anything mixed into the topsoil to promote healthy plant growth. These benefit soil in a number of ways; for instance, soil amendments may alter the pH of the soil or supply nutrients. Misuse of soil amendments can lead to crop damage and have negative impacts on air, water, soil, and the environment. Soil amendments are basically organic or inorganic matter incorporated into the soil to enhance texture, drainage, aeration, and water retention. For example, The rocky or sandy soil requires a large quantity of soil amendments to improve properties such as texture and water retention.

Increasing demand for soil amendments among the population can accelerate the market's demand. A rise in agrochemicals can drive market growth. Adding soil amendments to fruits and vegetables stays high due to more advantages, such as exaggerated soil content and root growth, which also enhances the development of the soil amendments market. Factors like ever-changing climates, growing considerations regarding soil health, and the growing demand for high-yielding crops are expected to contribute to the expansion of the soil amendments market.

In addition, the incorporation of soil amendments into fertilizer production and the rise in consumption of organic foods offer ample growth opportunities for producers within the soil amendments market. However, the delivery of top-quality merchandise and the short shelf life of soil amendments can hinder the expansion of the market within the forecast range of 2023–2031, whereas the lack of awareness among farmers will challenge soil amendments market growth rate.

COVID-19 Impact on Soil Amendments Market

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a mixed impact on the soil amendments market. with both positive and negative effects. On the one hand, the COVID-19 has led to an increased demand for food, which has driven the demand for Soil Amendments Market. Where people are staying at home, there has been a surge in home gardening and farming, which has led to increased sales of soil amendments such as compost, manure, and other organic materials. Additionally, the COVID-19 has resulted in disruptions to supply chains, which have caused some farmers to switch to using more locally produced soil amendments. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has also led to a decline in demand for soil amendments in some regions. This is due to the closure of non-essential businesses, including some garden centers and nurseries. Also, the pandemic has decreased economic activity, which has impacted some consumers' purchasing power and decreased demand for soil amendments.

Soil Amendments Market Report Scope & Segmentation

Report Attribute


Projected Market Value (2031)

10.3 Billion

Estimated Market Value (2022)

4.8 Billion

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Type, By Soil, By Crop, By Form, & Region

Segments Covered

By Type, By Soil Type, By Crop Type, By Form Type, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Segment Analysis

By Type

Based on type, soil amendments are classified into two types (organic and inorganic) for the highest revenue share in the market. Steady revenue growth in this segment is a result of growing demand for organic soil amendments to address the physical, biological, and chemical properties of soil rather than cater to the problem of limited water-holding capacity. Incorporation of organic matter in soil increases nutrient as well as water content, along with nutrient and water holding capacities and cation exchange capacity. Furthermore, it improves soil pH, enhances soil texture, and provides energy sources for microorganisms. Owing to these benefits, the organic segment is projected to be the fastest-growing segment in terms of revenue share in the global soil amendments market.

By Soil Type

Based on the soil type segment, Revenue from the loamy soil segment is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period. Loamy soil is a combination of sand, clay, and silt and has different types of soil particles. The loamy soil is suitable for high-value crops like fruits and vegetables. Owing to its porous texture, loamy soil allows water to flow through slowly and enables better access to crop roots. Loose soil holds air to mix into the soil, which is also required for plant growth. Furthermore, rotational farming is mostly practiced on loamy lands, which is expected to further stimulate demand for agrochemicals such as soil amendments.

By Crop Type

On the basis of crop type, the fruits and vegetables segment are expected to register the fastest revenue CAGR (12.6%) going forward. Major factors augmenting demand for high-value crops, including fruits and vegetables, are growing urbanization and increasing awareness regarding the health benefits associated with healthy and organic fruits and vegetables. Moreover, rising foreign direct investment (FDI) is another factor encouraging the production of high-value crops in agriculture. In various regions, high-value crops, along with fruits and vegetables, are mostly grown on permanent croplands. Additionally, soil amendments are required to promote healthy growth of fruits and vegetables due to the various advantages offered, including increased organic content in the root and soil growth, which is further supporting high revenue growth in this segment.

By Form Type

Based on the form-type segment, the liquid segment is expected to lead the market in terms of revenue share going forward. Although dry forms are widely produced globally, most soil amendments are available in liquid form. The Dry forms of soil amendments provide a longer shelf life as compared with the liquid forms. The various factors, including the size of the field, crop type, and climatic conditions in a particular region, influence the selection of specific soil amendments. The liquid form is expected to remain the most preferred form among growers due to its high effectiveness in the application of soil amendments because of several associated benefits, such as a higher rate and application capability than dry forms.

Regional Analysis

The North American market is expected to continue to register the largest revenue share owing to the increasing soil degradation in the countries in the region. Moreover, rising industrial activities are leading to soil degradation in North America. Additionally, the region is the base for numerous mining activities, which results in turning the soil barren and more susceptible to erosion by rain and wind. As a result, demand for soil amendments is increasing significantly in countries in the region, which is further driving revenue growth in the market.

The Asia Pacific market revenue growth rate is expected to remain the fastest as compared to other regional markets during the forecast period. The growth of the market in the region is driven by rapid soil degradation due to infrastructure inadequacy. Furthermore, expanding populations combined with growing agricultural activities are expected to result in a high dependency on soil amendments on account of the immediate reuse of land.

Competitive Landscape and Soil Amendments Market Share Analysis

Leading players profiled in this report: 

  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • UPL Limited (India)
  • FMC Corporation (US)
  • Adma (Israel)
  • Nufarm (Australia)
  • Evonik Industries (Germany)
  • Novozymes A/S (Denmark)
  • Bayer (Germany)
  • T Stanes & Company (India)
  • Lallemand Inc (Canada)

Segments Covered in the report

By Type

  • Organic
  • Polysaccharide derivatives
  • Humic acid
  • Biofertilizers
  • Inorganic
  • Gypsum
  • Other inorganic amendments (calcium carbonate, dolomite, crushed shells, and marlstone)

By Soil Type

  • Loam
  • Clay
  • Silt
  • Sand

By Crop Type

  • Cereals & grains
  • Oilseeds & pulses
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Other crop types (turfs, ornamentals, plantation crops, forages, and fiber crops)

By Form

  • Dry
  • Liquid

Geographies covered:

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of APAC
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Soil Amendments market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 12.6% by 2031.
The global Soil Amendments market is expected to reach USD 10.3 billion by 2031.
Soil Amendments market forecast period is 2023 - 2031
By Type (Organic and Inorganic), By Soil Type (Loam, Clay, Silt, and Sand), By Crop Type (Cereals and Grains, Fruits and Vegetables, And Oilseeds and Pulses), By Form (Dry and Liquid) are some of the segmentations of the Soil Amendments market.
The dominating companies in the Soil Amendments market are BASF SE (Germany), UPL Limited (India), FMC Corporation (US), Adma (Israel), Nufarm (Australia), Evonik Industries (Germany), Novozymes A/S (Denmark), Bayer (Germany), T Stanes & Company (India), Lallemand Inc (Canada)

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