Bt Cotton Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, Trends, By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

Published:  Nov 2022 Report Code: KSI061610459 Pages: 106

The Bt cotton market was estimated to be worth US$2.980 billion in 2020 and is projected to increase at a CAGR of 4.63% to increase to US$4.091 billion by 2027.

Bt cotton is a genetically modified pest-resistant plant cotton variety modified by the insertion of one or more genes from the common soil bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis, which produces an insecticide to combat bollworms. Cry proteins are produced by Bacillus thuringiensis, which is present in Bt cotton plants (crystal insecticidal proteins). These proteins are excellent at killing bollworm and tobacco budworm larvae, two caterpillar pests of cotton. The rising need for a reduction in worker and environmental exposure to chemical insecticides is one of the primary factors influencing the worldwide Bt cotton market along with investments in R&D regarding the same.

However, problems including the Bt gene's short-term effectiveness and ineffectiveness against sucking pests will limit the growth of the Bt cotton business (aphids, whitefly, etc.)

Rising demand for decreased worker and environmental exposure to chemical insecticides

One of the main factors driving the global Bt cotton market is the increased demand for a reduction in worker and environmental exposure to chemical insecticides. The technology fee and seed cost for Bt cotton have recently decreased, which has positively impacted the market expansion globally. A significant opportunity for the growth of the global Bt cotton market will result from significant investment in R&D operations to create novel genes for insertion into cotton plant DNA to improve agronomic qualities and pest control characteristics. Additionally, the usage of Bt cotton plants increases farmers' time savings and disposable earnings, both of which support market expansion.

However, problems including the Bt gene's short-term effectiveness and ineffectiveness against sucking pests will limit the growth of the Bt cotton business (aphids, whitefly, etc.)

By Geography

Geographically, Bt Cotton Market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. The APAC region is predicted to see the quickest regional market growth, while North America currently owns the highest market share. The main cause of this rise is the expansion of the Bt cotton market in India, which is the result of unfavorable climatic conditions and increasing cotton demand, particularly in the developing handloom sector.

Key Developments:

  • March 2020: JKAL invested over Rs. 13.16 crore (7.29% of total operating income) in R&D during FY20. The JKAL R&D teams introduced numerous new hybrids in diverse field crops and vegetable seedlings during FY20, which are intended to help the company's activities move forward.  The research and development teams are also working on hybrids that can withstand similar agroclimatic conditions in foreign markets. With an increase in the exports of field crops and approvals for the sale of cotton BT and other field crop types in new markets and nations, the company has also been able to improve realizations and broaden distribution reach in significant areas. The R&D team has intensified its efforts to create hybrids that are tolerant of pathogen attack for crops such as hybrid rice, maize, bajra, and cotton in field crops as well as tomato, okra, and chili in vegetable crops.
  • March 2021: Nuziveedu Seeds was acknowledged as an ICAR testing facility for cotton, maize, pearl millet, sunflower, and rice due to its substantial R&D and seed quality testing skills. In Kompally, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Nuziveedu Seeds has a cutting-edge R&D facility with fully irrigated research farms covering every agro-climatic zone in the nation. A modern biotechnology laboratory, germplasm banks, and well-equipped greenhouses are all part of the excellent R&D infrastructure. Every year, new product evaluation trials involving roughly 70–80 goods at 160–170 locations are carried out in an effort to find the best product for each designated agroclimatic zone in the nation. The objective of the research is to create hybrids of various crops with greater resistance to pests and diseases, better quality, and broad adaptability by combining new germplasm with contemporary technologies.

Product Offerings:

  • KDCHB 407 (Super Fibre) cotton: The characteristics of KDCHB 407 (Super Fibre) cotton seeds provided by Krishidhan Seeds Private Limited include adaptability, tolerance for white flies and resistance to Helicoverpa, medium-sized bulb size, rejuvenation ability, and tolerance for other sucking pests. Strength of 22.0 to 22.5 g/tex, span length of 32 to 34 mm, and fibre quality of 2.5% Yield per Hector: Typically, 30 to 35 qtls, with a maximum potential of 45 qtls; recommended for the central, south, and north zones during the months of Kharif and summer.
  • JK 9501 BGII : Salient features of JK 9501 BGII High yield and Easy picking cotton seeds by J.K. AgriGenetics Ltd. includes medium maturity days, 58–60 days of blooming, and a potential seed cotton output of 32–35 q/ha. sort of semi-erect plant, Tall (Plant height: 120–190 cm), with 1-2 monopodia and 25–28 sympodia, high boll retention, semi-cluster ball bearing, and good rejuvenation potential. Bolls per plant (80–90), the average weight of a single boll (5.8–6.0gm), medium-large to large size, and round shape Fiber Strength (24 to 26 g/tex), Ginning (36-37%), 2.5% span length (30-32mm), and Fineness (3.5 to 4.0 micronaire), increased adaptability. Tolerant to leaf blight and reddening as well as sucking pests like aphids, jassids, and thrips.


  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • India
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the Bt cotton market size by 2027?
A1. The Bt cotton market is projected to reach a total market size of US$4.091 billion in 2027.

Q2. What are the growth prospects for the Bt cotton market?
A2. The global Bt cotton market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.63% over the forecast period.

Q3. What is the size of the global Bt cotton market?
A3. Bt Cotton Market was valued at US$2.980 billion in 2020.

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the Bt cotton market growth?
A4. One of the main factors driving the global Bt cotton market is the increased demand for a reduction in worker and environmental exposure to chemical insecticides.

Q5. Which region holds the largest share of the Bt cotton market?
A5. Geographically, North America holds the largest share of the Bt cotton market while the APAC region is anticipated to witness the fastest regional market growth during the forecast period.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. COVID-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. North America

5.2.1. USA

5.2.2. Canada

5.2.3. Mexico

5.3. South America

5.3.1. Brazil

5.3.2. Argentina

5.3.3. Others

5.4. Europe

5.4.1. Germany

5.4.2. France

5.4.3. United Kingdom

5.4.4. Italy

5.4.5. Others

5.5. Middle East and Africa

5.5.1. Saudi Arabia

5.5.2. UAE

5.5.3. Israel

5.5.4. Others

5.6. Asia Pacific

5.6.1. China

5.6.2. Japan

5.6.3. India

5.6.4. South Korea

5.6.5. Taiwan

5.6.6. Thailand

5.6.7. Indonesia

5.6.8. Others



6.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

6.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

6.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

6.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



7.1. Nuziveedu Seeds Limited

7.2.  Mahyco Private Limited

7.3.  J.K.Agrigenetics Limited

7.4.  Rasi Seeds (P) Ltd.

7.5.  Krishidhan Seeds Private Limited

Nuziveedu Seeds Limited

Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Private Limited (Mahyco)

J.K.Agrigenetics Limited

Rasi Seeds (P) Ltd.

Metahelix Life Sciences

Krishidhan Seeds Private Limited


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