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Global Agricultural Films Market - Segmented by Type, Application, and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4472730
  • Report
  • February 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 90 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • A. Schulman Inc.
  • AEP Industries Inc.
  • Britton Group LDC
  • Hyplast NV
  • Novamont S.p.A.
  • RKW SE
The global agricultural films markets is expected to reach a market value of USD 11.97 billion by 2023, witnessing a CAGR of 6.8% over 2018-2023. Asia-Pacific accounts for the majority market demand, led by China. It was the dominant regional market in terms of production and consumption and accounted for over 60% of global demand in 2013.

Accelerating Growth in Food Demand and Shrinking Farmland

The population is increasing exponentially across the globe and every day, nearly 200,000 people are getting added to the world food demand. According to United States Population Division, world’s human population has increased nearly fourfold in the past 100 years and it is projected to reach 9.2 billion by 2050. On the other side, agricultural land is shrinking globally. Farmland per capita is anticipated to decrease from 2,200m² in 2005 to 1800m² in 2030.

Use of agricultural films increase the agriculture productivity by managing soil erosion, reducing weed spread, helping seed germination and development and protecting crops against ultra violet radiations. Agricultural films not only increase the production but are also helpful in reducing the use of agrochemicals. Due to their lower cost and higher benefits, agricultural films have become an integral part of modern farming. Nowadays, bio-based films are also showing huge potential for market growth.

Mulching to Dominate the Market Growth

Mulching was the largest application of agricultural films and accounted for over 40% of the total market in the year 2013. Mulching involves putting a thin plastic film directly over the ground and/or the plants in their first stage of growth. Agricultural mulch films are used to control the crop growing conditions and enhance moisture in the soil. They smooth out variations in temperature and rain fall during the growing season. Mulch films find increased usage in high-intensity agricultural farming. Major benefits derived from application of agricultural films in mulching are soil moisture retention, weed management, controlled leaching in fertilizer and improved crop quality, etc.

South America Also To Witness Rapid Growth

Rich tropical climate in South America is a boon for the agriculture land in the region. Demand for agricultural films in crop production is on the rise, due to the growing need for food security and expansion of the export markets in countries like Brazil and Argentina. The use of films in agriculture has seen a substantial growth over the last decade due to the need for intensive farming in the region. Mulching holds the biggest market share given the robust animal feed market in the region.

Brazil dominates all other South American countries in terms of market demand for agricultural films, followed by Argentina. Other countries comprising Mexico, Columbia, and Chile are expected to provide future market potential during the forecast period.


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  • A. Schulman Inc.
  • AEP Industries Inc.
  • Britton Group LDC
  • Hyplast NV
  • Novamont S.p.A.
  • RKW SE
1. Introduction
1.1 Market Definition
1.2 Research Methodology
1.2.1 Study Deliverables
1.2.2 Study Assumptions
1.2.3 Research Methodology
1.2.4 Research Phases

2. Market Overview
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Market/Technology Trends

3. Market Dynamics
3.1 Drivers & Restraints
3.1.1Drivers Development of Biodegradable PE Films and Other Innovations Growing Food Demand and Shrinking Farm Land Cost Efficiency Adoption of Modern Farming Practices and Sustainability
3.1.2 Restraints Environmental Safety Concerns over Disposables Government Regulations
3.2 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition

4. Market Segmentation
4.1 By Type
4.1.1 Low-Density Polyethylene
4.1.2 Linear Low-Density Polyethylene
4.1.3 High-Density Polyethylene
4.1.4 Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA)/Ethylene Butyl Acrylate (EBA)
4.1.5 Reclaims
4.1.6 Other Films
4.2 By Application
4.2.1 Greenhouse
4.2.2 Silage
4.2.3 Mulching
4.3 By Geography
4.3.1 North America U.S. Canada Mexico Others
4.3.2 Europe Germany U.K. France Spain Italy Others
4.3.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia Others
4.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Other
4.3.5 Africa Egypt South Africa Others

5. Competitive Landscape
5.1 Most Adopted Strategies
5.2 Most Active Companies
5.3 Market Share Analysis

6. Company Profiles
6.1 AB Rani Plast Oy
6.3 Berry Plastics Corporation
6.4 British Polythene Industries PLC
6.5 Britton Group LDC
6.6 The Dow Chemical Company
6.7 Plastika Kritis S.A.
6.8 Novamont S.p.A.
6.9 Hyplast NV
6.10 Trioplast AB
6.11 ExxonMobil Chemical
6.12 Armando Alvarez Group
6.13 AEP Industries Inc.
6.14 Group Barbier
6.15 RKW SE
6.16 INDVECO Group
6.17 Achilles Corporation
6.18 Kuraray Co. Ltd.
6.19 A. Schulman Inc.

7. Appendix
7.1 Abbreviations
7.2 Table of Figures

8. Disclaimer
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  • AB Rani Plast Oy
  • Berry Plastics Corporation
  • British Polythene Industries PLC
  • Britton Group LDC
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Plastika Kritis S.A.
  • Novamont S.p.A.
  • Hyplast NV
  • Trioplast AB
  • ExxonMobil Chemical
  • Armando Alvarez Group
  • AEP Industries Inc.
  • Group Barbier
  • RKW SE
  • INDVECO Group
  • Achilles Corporation
  • Kuraray Co. Ltd.
  • A. Schulman Inc.
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown