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Hydroponic Crop Farming: Market Research Report

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Hydroponic Crop Farming Market Research Report | NAICS OD4012 | Sep 2016

Greenhouse growth: Rising food prices and extreme weather conditions will cultivate 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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Revenue will continue climbing as demand for local and organic produce heightens
  • Extreme weather adversely affected fresh field farmers, spurring demand for industry crops
  • Fresh produce consumption will grow as disposable income rises, spurring industry growth
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2016, revenue for the Hydroponic Crop Farming industry has maintained positive growth, as a growing number of individuals shifted to healthy eating and consuming organic produce, resulting in high demand. In addition, extreme weather conditions damaged many crops for fresh field farmers, so grocery stores and farmers' markets quickly turned to hydroponic farmers to meet their demand. As revenue and downstream demand continue to expand in the next five years, the number of enterprises is projected to grow. Many of these new companies will focus exclusively on growing organic fruits and vegetables to help meet demand at fresh markets. Meanwhile, other operators will start farms to provide goods solely on a local basis... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

NatureSweet, Houweling's Tomatoes and Village Farms, account for an estimated 62.4% of industry revenue. These players benefit from managing their own distribution networks and marketing agreements, which have enabled them to increase their market share over the five years to 2016. In addition, their revenue figures have attracted the attention of large private equity and hedge fund managers, who have helped them access debt markets to fund expansion. In contrast, the rest of the industry is composed of small farms. Consumer demand has helped grow the number and earnings for small hydroponic farms, but their market share is limited because of their production capacity, distribution constraints and smaller localized demand. IBI.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry are

  • Production of premium produce
  • Ability to attract local support
  • Automation reducing costs, particularly labor
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of vegetables and Per capita fruit and vegetable consumption in the Hydroponic Crop Farming industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    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
    TomatoesLettuceFresh herbsCucumbersPeppersStrawberriesOther food crops
    Industry Activities
    Hydroponic greenhouse tomato farmingHydroponic greenhouse cucumber farmingHydroponic greenhouse bell pepper farmingOther hydroponic greenhouse vegetable farmingHydroponic greenhouse fruit production

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Price of vegetables
  • Per capita fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Healthy eating index
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Consumption trends
  • Healthy demand
  • Operating landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Healthier habits
  • Opportunities and threats
  • Table: Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Chain Restaurants
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Pesticide Manufacturing
  • Utilities
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems
  • Products & Services
  • Tomatoes
  • Other food crops
  • Cucumbers
  • Fresh herbs
  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Strawberries
  • Chart: Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Dietary trends
  • Quality and consumer preferences
  • Price
  • Household incomes
  • Product attributes
  • Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and food service providers
  • Food Processors
  • Fresh food wholesalers
  • Consumers
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases and utilities
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hydroponic Crop Farming
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    NatureSweet Ltd.
    Houweling's Tomatoes
    Village Farms International Inc.
  • Table: NatureSweet Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Houweling's Tomatoes - financial performance
  • Table: Village Farms International Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Price of Vegetables (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Fresh Field Farmers
  • A method of growing plants using soil and fertilizer, typically conducted outdoors.
  • Hydroponic
  • A method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil.
  • Organic
  • Foods that are produced using methods that do not include synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers or genetically modified organisms.

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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