The African agricultural films market is expected to grow at a slower pace at a CAGR of 4.6% over 2017-2022. Agricultural films are used extensively for soil protection, greenhouse farming, and mulching. The benefits derived include reduced soil erosion and compaction, temperature control, nutrient conservation, seed germination, weed control and protection against UV rays etc.
Agricultural films are treated as a modern day application used in many innovative agricultural practices. Focus on the improvement of agricultural productivity in the advent of shrinking farmland and expanding population are the main reasons behind the commercialization of this specialty product. The popularity of greenhouse agriculture and modern day farming practices necessitates the use of agricultural films in the region. Product innovation that includes ultraviolet (UV) blocking, NIR blocking, fluorescent and ultra-thermic films would help the market to penetrate further over the forecast period.
Depending on the need and topography, various types of films are applied viz., low-density polyethylene, linear low-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene, ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA)/ethylene butyl acrylate (EBA) and reclaims etc. Linear low-density and low-density polyethylenes together have the majority of market share. By application, the market is segmented into greenhouse, silage, and mulch; out of these, mulching is leading with 40% of the regional market share.
The regional market growth is driven by South Africa and Egypt. The growing cultivable lands and adoption of technology in the fields may help in better penetration of the industry in the region.
Key Industry Players
The African market for agricultural films is highly fragmented with many regional and local players’ involved. Major companies operating in the regional market with considerable market share are:
Investment in R&D for product innovation is the major strategy followed by market players.
Key Deliverables in the Study
1.1 Research Methodology
1.2 Definition of the Market
1.3 Report Description
2. Key Findings of the Study
3. Market Overview
3.1.1 Focus on Agricultural Productivity
3.1.2 Growing Food Demand and Shrinking Farm Land
3.1.3 Cost Efficiency
3.2.1 Environmental Safety Concerns over Disposables
3.2.2 Government Regulations
3.3.1 Development of Biodegradable PE Films and Other Innovations
3.3.2 Adoption of Modern Farming Practices and Sustainability
3.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.4.5 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)
4.1.6 Other Films
4.2 By Application
4.3 By Geography
18.104.22.168 South Africa
5. Competitive Landscape
5.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
5.2 Joint Ventures
5.3 New Product Launches
5.4 Most Active Companies in the Past Five Years
5.5 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
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 Polifilm GmbH