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Hydroponic Crop Farming in the US: Market Research Report

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Hydroponic Crop Farming Market Research Report | Life Sciences | Food Science | Sep 2013

Weatherproof: Rising food prices and extreme weather conditions will cultivate industry growth

IBISWorld’s Hydroponic Crop Farming market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Eurofresh Farms Eurofresh Farms market share
Village Farms Village Farms market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$607m
Annual Growth 08-13
3.6%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
6,680
Businesses
3,156
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Cropping up

The Hydroponic Crop Farming industry remained resilient during the recession, due to consistently high demand for healthy and organic produce. With extreme weather conditions damaging many crops for fresh field farmers, grocery stores and other markets turned to the industry to satisfy their demand. This factor will continue to benefit firms over the next five years, as consumers increasingly demand organic and local food.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

In general, farming is a capital-intensive process. Farms need expensive machinery for planting, harvesting, irrigation and packaging. Hydroponic farming requires additional greenhouse structures and equipment, including technically advanced monitoring equipment and automated irrigation and climate control systems. In addition to the smaller footprint of hydroponic farms relative to field vegetable farms, these investments help to reduce labor inputs in the industry. As a result, the Hydroponic Crop Farming industry possesses a high level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators currently spend about $0.85 on capital expenditures... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry?

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water, without soil. Operators in this industry generally grow food crops under glass or protective cover.

Industry Products
TomatoesCucumbersPeppersOther crops
 
Industry Activities
Hydroponic greenhouse tomato farmingHydroponic greenhouse cucumber farmingHydroponic greenhouse bell pepper farmingOther hydroponic greenhouse vegetable farmingHydroponic greenhouse fruit production


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