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Wood Vinegar Market - Forecasts from 2021 to 2026

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  • May 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP
  • ID: 5332652
The wood vinegar market was evaluated to be US$5.314 million for the year 2019 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.02% to reach a market size of US$8.545 million by the year 2026. Wood vinegar, also known as wood acid or pyroligneous acid, refers to an organic product obtained from wood and other plant materials by the destructive distillation process and is used as pesticide and fertilizer. It makes the crops and plants stronger, leaves greener, and resists harmful pests and insects from the crops. The increase in demand for organic food across the world and the rise in organic farming are anticipated to drive the wood vinegar market during the forecast period. Also, the support from governments of various countries for the use of bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides is anticipated to further propel the business growth opportunities for the market players over the forecast period.

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease affected the Wood Vinegar industry negatively due to the lockdown and trade restrictions. The pandemic led to supply chain disruptions which led to losses in the wood vinegar market. But after the lifting of lockdown and the ease of trade and production, the industry is anticipated to recover and come to its normal flow. However, the Covid-19 pandemic brought in rising health consciousness among people. Due to the focus on health among people, there is an increased demand for organic food, which is considered to have a positive impact on an individual’s health. Hence, the Covid-19 pandemic led to a long-term change in the preferences of individuals which led to a boost in organic food preference which is expected to positively impact the wood vinegar market and lead to its fast recovery.

The Wood Vinegar Market has been classified into pyrolysis method, application, and geography. By pyrolysis method, the market has been segmented into slow pyrolysis, intermediate pyrolysis, and fast pyrolysis. By application, the segmentation has been done into agriculture, animal feed, food, medicinal, and consumer products, and others. Geographically, the wood vinegar market has been classified into North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Rise in organic farming.

One of the key factors supplementing the Wood Vinegar Market growth includes the rapid growth of organic farming around the world. Wood vinegar is used as an organic pesticide and fertilizer and hence the market is anticipated to grow with the growth in organic farming and rise in demand for organic products. According to EU Agricultural Markets Briefs, the total organic land in Europe is 7% of the total EU agricultural land. The European Commission has published a new action plan on March 2021 to elevate the production and consumption of organic products in the region and has set a goal to reach 25% of agricultural land under organic farming by 2030. The EU Agricultural Markets Briefs also states that the organic farming land has been increasing rapidly in recent years and has seen a growth of 70% in the last ten years. According to the USDA NASS, 2019 Organic Survey (2017 Census of Agriculture), the sales of organic products in the United States have increased over the years and the country has seen a huge growth of 31% from 2016 to 2019. Also, the number of operations and land used for certified organic production was increased by 17% and 9% respectively. There is an increase in the demand for organic products owing to the increased awareness of its benefits. A meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2014 showed that the organically grown crops had significantly higher levels of antioxidants compared to the conventionally grown crops, with 19% higher levels of phenolic acids, 69% higher levels of flavanones, 28% higher levels of stilbenes, 26% higher levels of flavones, 50% higher levels of flavonols, and 51% higher levels of anthocyanins. The increased awareness of such advantages among people has led to a rise in organic farming and increased demand for organic products, which in turn, is anticipated to bolster the wood vinegar market during the forecast period.

Government initiatives to increase organic fertilizer and pesticide use and reduce chemical fertilizer/pesticide use.

The governments of various countries across the world have been promoting organic fertilizers and pesticides, which is anticipated to be one of the prominent factors bolstering the growth of the wood vinegar market during the forecast period. Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India provides subsidies under Capital Investment subsidy scheme for setting up of agro-waste compost and bio-fertilizer and bio-pesticide production units, to promote the use of organic fertilizers and pesticides like wood vinegar. Also, the Indian Government under Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) launched in January 2016 provides assistance of Rs 25,000 per hectare for three years for organic inputs including bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides like wood vinegar. The Government of Bali, Indonesia stopped subsidizing chemical fertilizers in 2012 and gradually increased the subsidies for organic fertilizers. In April 2019, the Agriculture Ministry of Indonesia has allocated subsidies for 948,000 tons of organic fertilizers in the country. Due to these initiatives among numerous others implemented in various parts of the world to support the use of bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides, there is a boost in the wood vinegar market, which is anticipated to grow further in the coming years.

Asia Pacific to hold a prominent share in the market.

Geographically, the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to hold a significant market share in the Wood Vinegar Market owing to the practice of organic farming widely prevalent in the region. According to the World of Organic Agriculture 2019 report, India has the highest number of total organic producers in the world, with nearly 835 thousand organic producers. Also, Australia has the largest organic farmland in the world with 35.6 million hectares of organic agricultural land. China comes at number 3 in the list with 3 million hectares of organic agricultural land. Due to this, the region has a high utility of wood vinegar and is anticipated to dominate the wood vinegar market during the forecast period.

Competitive Insights

Key market players in the Wood Vinegar Market include Applied Gaia Corporation, Tagrow Co., Ltd., and Sane Shell Carbon, among others.


By Pyrolysis Method
  • Slow pyrolysis
  • Intermediate pyrolysis
  • Fast pyrolysis

By Application
  • Agriculture
  • Animal-Feed
  • Food, Medicinal, and Consumer Products
  • Others

By Geography
  • Americas
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Others
  • Europe Middle East and Africa
  • Germany
  • France
  • UK
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Others

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions
3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users
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. Wood Vinegar Market Analysis, by Pyrolysis Method
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Slow pyrolysis
5.3. Intermediate pyrolysis
5.4. Fast pyrolysis
6. Wood Vinegar Market Analysis, by Application
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Agriculture
6.3. Animal Feed
6.4. Food, Medicinal, and Consumer Products
6.5. Others
7. Wood Vinegar Market Analysis, by Geography
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Americas
7.2.1. USA
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Others
7.3. Europe Middle East and Africa
7.3.1. Germany
7.3.2. France
7.3.3. UK
7.3.4. Others
7.4. Asia Pacific
7.4.1. China
7.4.2. India
7.4.3. Japan
7.4.4. Others
8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
9. Company Profiles
9.1. Applied Gaia Corporation
9.2. Tagrow Co., Ltd.
9.3. Sane Shell Carbon
9.4. VerdiLife LLC
9.5. Nettenergy B.V.
9.6. Dongying Runyi Biological Technology Co., Ltd.
9.7. DOI & CO., LTD.
9.8. Taiko Pharmaceutical Co.
9.9. Byron Biochar
9.10. New Life Agro

Companies Mentioned

  • Applied Gaia Corporation
  • Tagrow Co., Ltd.
  • Sane Shell Carbon
  • VerdiLife LLC
  • Nettenergy B.V.
  • Dongying Runyi Biological Technology Co., Ltd.
  • DOI & CO., LTD.
  • Taiko Pharmaceutical Co.
  • Byron Biochar
  • New Life Agro



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