Global Beneficial Insects Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Product Type (Parasitoids, Pollinators, Pathogens, Predators), By Application (Crop Protection, Crop Production), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jan 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616584
  • Pages : 144

Beneficial insects are insects that play a vital role in the safekeeping of an environment and can be considered as a type of natural biocontrol agent. They help the environment to stay clean from pests and remove any kind of harmful insects. Beneficial insects include a wide variety of insect types, which include predators such as ladybugs, lacewings, parasitic wasps, and hoverflies. They help in repelling harmful insect types, which include aphids, caterpillars, and other types of bugs. They are also known for the pollination of flowers and trees, which helps in the production of fruits and seeds. For instance, honey bees are known for being pollinators of oil crops such as sunflower and help in the increase of yield and increase in quality of produce. The pollination also helps save the flower from pests due to the well-organized pollination of honey bees. The roles of beneficial insects include pollinators, natural enemies of predator insects and parasitoids, weed killers, soil builders, and scavengers of dead and decaying plants and animals.


The global beneficial insects’ market is expected to witness a significant increase during the forecasted period of 2024-2029. The factors that affect the industry expansion are the increase in agricultural production worldwide and the increase in demand for organic food products.

Market Drivers:

  • Growth in agricultural production: Beneficial insects are commonly used in agricultural production. Beneficial insects act as a form of biocontrol, which helps in the control of diseases and repel other pests that can harm the crops. As per the Food and Agriculture Organization, the global agricultural production of primary crops, which include cereals, sugar crops, vegetables, fruits, oil crops, and many others, displayed a significant increase of 54 percent between 2000 and 2021 and 2% since 2020, reaching 9.5 billion tonnes in 2021. It was also found that global fruit and vegetable production displayed an increase, reaching 910 million tonnes and 1.2 billion tonnes in 2021 respectively, which are increases of 1.1% and 1.4% respectively. This increase can be linked to the increasing implementation of biocontrol and the use of beneficial insects that can protect crops, fruits, and vegetables from harmful pests. As agricultural production is expected to increase along with the implementation of sustainable farming practices, the beneficial insects’ market growth is expected to increase during the forecasted period.
  • Growth of the organic food market: The growth in demand for organic foods is a factor that drives the use of sustainable and eco-friendly biocontrol in agriculture and farming. Organic foods are products that are produced from farms that do not use chemical pesticides and practice organic farming methods. Beneficial insects can be considered as organic biocontrol agents which include lady beetles, syrphid flies, green lacewings, spiders, green lacewings, and many others. These biocontrol agents provide a wide variety of benefits, which include protection of plants from natural enemies like parasites, pests, and many others.  As per Invest, the Indian organic food market witnessed an exponential increase in growth after the pandemic India had cultivated 2.6 million hectares of land for organic food alone and shows an increase of 1.5% in organic farming. It also estimated an increase of 145.1% in organic agricultural land under cultivation from the previous ten years from 2023, with 4.43 million organic farmers in India alone during 2022-23. This growth in the organic food market can be linked to the increase in organic farming practices, which includes the use of beneficial insects and other biocontrol agents. This will provide the necessary fuel for the beneficial insects market growth during the forecasted period.

Key Players:

  • Tip Top Bio-Control (TipTopAg):  A family-owned company that is known for its large product portfolio of insects to customers and specializes in natural alternatives to chemical pest control.
  • Applied Bio-nomics Ltd.: A Canadian company that is known for specializing in biological pest control. They have a wide range of products, which include stratiolaelaps scimitus, stethorus punctillum, delphastus catalinae, and other biological control agents.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific region is expected to witness significant growth in the beneficial insects’ market during the forecasted period of 2024-2029. The major factors that support the market growth in this region are the increasing agricultural production of the region. China and India are the market leaders in the region due to their high production of Maize, rice, and wheat. As per the Food and Agriculture Organization, China accounted for 23% of maize production. It was also found that China and India were leaders in the production of rice, with 27% and 25% of the global total respectively, and wheat production, with 18% and 14% of the global total respectively, in 2021. The use of beneficial insects is common in agriculture due to several benefits that accompany the use, which include improved soil physical properties, and as biochemical cycling of nutrients as scavengers and decomposers. This increase in production will provide the necessary boost in the beneficial insects’ market during the forecasted period.

Market Developments:

  • May 2023: Biobest, a leader in biological control and pollination announced the acquisition of Bioworks, a New York-based manufacturer of industry-leading biopesticides that provide tailored recommendations that are part of their integrated plant health management programs for growers in horticulture and speciality agriculture markets. This acquisition allows Biobest to expand its reach into the North American region using BioWorks’ innovative portfolio of biopesticides and insect control solutions for their product development, marketing, and logistics expertise. BioWorks was able to expand its range of biopesticide solutions as well for growers, enhancing the company’s involvement in reducing the footprint of synthetic pesticides.


  • By Product Type:
    • Parasitoids
    • Pollinators
    • Pathogens
    • Predators
  • By Application:
    • Crop Protection
    • Crop Production
  • By Geography:
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force 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. Parasitoids

5.3.  Pollinators

5.4. Pathogens

5.5. Predators


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Crop Protection

6.3. Crop Production


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. United States

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. United Kingdom

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Israel

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. Japan

7.6.2. China

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Indonesia

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Market Share Analysis

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations


9.1. Tip Top Bio-Control (TipTopAg)

9.2. Applied Bio-Nomics Ltd.

9.3. Andermatt Group AG

9.4. Biobest Group

9.5. Dudutech

9.6. Bioline Agrosciences Ltd.

9.7. Biological Services

9.8. Fargro Limited

9.9. Biobee Ltd.

9.10. ARBICO Organics

Tip Top Bio-Control (TipTopAg)

Applied Bio-Nomics Ltd.

Andermatt Group AG

Biobest Group


Bioline Agrosciences Ltd.

Biological Services

Fargro Limited

Biobee Ltd.

ARBICO Organics