Hydroponics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Hydroponics Market is Segmented by Type (Aggregate Hydroponic System (Closed System and Open System) and Liquid Hydroponic System), Crop Type (Tomato, Lettuce and Leafy Vegetables, Pepper, Cucumber, and Other Crop Types), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers the market sizes and forecast in value (USD) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Hydroponics Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 8.5 %

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Market Overview

The hydroponics market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.5% over the forecast period, 2021-2026.

Considering the force and isolation of COVID 19, strengthening the food production and distribution systems has become a key concern for the future, which has boosted the need for hydroponics farms. As per FAO studies, the development of alternate growing systems such as hydroponics is anticipated to play an important role in global food security by supplying safe and nutritious food. In addition, this can also help in tackling the logistical uncertainties in the market. Thus, the need for hydroponics is anticipated to grow during the forecast period.

In 2020, North America was the largest geographic segment of the market studied and accounted for a share of around 35.78% of the hydroponics market. Hydroponics is an environment-friendly and profitable technology. It has been promoted by various governments and non-governmental organizations for its benefits in terms of food security. The need for food supply against the explosive population increase by 2050 has catalyzed the growth of the hydroponics market. Additionally, with the increasing success rates associated with the commercial hydroponics industry and the increasing difficulty of growing crops on soil, the hydroponics market is expanding exponentially.

Scope of the Report

Hydroponics involves the process of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in sand, gravel, or liquid without using soil. The hydroponics market is segmented by type (aggregate hydroponic system (closed system and open system) and liquid hydroponic system), crop type (tomato, lettuce and leafy vegetables, pepper, cucumber, and other crop types), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers the market sizes and forecast in value (USD) for all the above segments.

By Type
Aggregate Hydroponic System
Closed System
Open System
Liquid Hydroponic System
By Crop Type
Lettuce and Leafy Vegetables
Other Crop Types
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Higher Consumption of Salads and Vegetables

The demand for exotic fruits and vegetables has been constantly growing at a higher rate due to the increased purchasing power of consumers. The cost of these exotic products is high, as most of these products are imported, and thus, several research institutions and universities are focusing on establishing more simplified hydroponics systems to accelerate the production of exotic fruits and vegetables and meet the escalating demand. Increasing awareness among the consumers of eating fresh vegetables may also fuel the market in the future. The demand for exotic vegetables like red and yellow capsicum and red lettuce in food and retail chains, like Burger King and KFC, is anticipated to boost sales during the forecast period.

Hydroponics Market :,Revenue Share (%), by Crop Type, 2019

North America Dominates the Market

The demand for fresh vegetables and fruits in the region is driving the market demand for hydroponic operations. At present, the hydroponics farms present in the region are family or small business operations that cover approx. 1 acre. Rooftop hydroponic gardens in urban setups like New York are helping the market grow further. The future growth of the hydroponics market in the region depends greatly on the development of hydroponic production systems that are competitive in cost with systems of open-field agriculture. Hydroponic production has gained popularity among commercial vegetable producers since it is an efficient method to control inputs and manage facilitates for disease and pests and not a labor-intensive method to manage larger areas of production. As hydroponics eliminates the need for soil fumigants and can increase yields of popular vegetables, farmers in the region are anticipated to adopt hydroponics as a popular cultivation method. The increasing adoption of hydroponics as a cultivation method is anticipated to drive the market growth.

Hydroponics Market - Market Size by Region (2019)

Competitive Landscape

Global Hydroponics input provider market is consolidated with major layers holding a market share of 53.6% and others holding a share of 46.4%. Some of the prominent players operating in the market includes Koninklijke Philips N.V, Argus Control Systems Ltd, American Hydroponics and Hydrodynamics International, Inc.

The hydroponic systems output market is highly fragmented, with the top five companies, such as Bright Farms, Inc., FreshBox Farms, Pegasus Agritech, Village Farms International, Inc., and Thanet Earth, among others, cornering just 7.1% of the market share, while the rest of the market is shared among numerous players. Some of which include, Circle Fresh Farms, Green Sense Farms Holdings Inc., and Plenty Unlimited Inc., etc.

Recent Developments

  • In January 2019, Argus Control Systems Ltd partnered with Hydrofarm Holdings Group Inc. to provide advanced environmental systems and services for horticultural production in the United States and Canada.
  • In November 2018, IKEA, a manufacturer of home accessories, developed a new hydroponic cultivation kit for the indoor cultivation of herbs and vegetables.
  • In October 2018, Box Greens, a Miami-based company, introduced farms-in-a-box, which retrofits containers into portable hydroponics farms.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat from Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Aggregate Hydroponic System

        1. Closed System

        2. Open System

      2. 5.1.2 Liquid Hydroponic System

    2. 5.2 By Crop Type

      1. 5.2.1 Tomato

      2. 5.2.2 Lettuce and Leafy Vegetables

      3. 5.2.3 Pepper

      4. 5.2.4 Cucumber

      5. 5.2.5 Microgreens

      6. 5.2.6 Other Crop Types

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Spain

        5. Italy

        6. Netherlands

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Hydroponic Crop Producers

        1. Bright Farms

        2. Circle Fresh Farms

        3. Hydrodynamics International Inc.

        4. Village Farms International Inc.

        5. Pegasus Agritech

      2. 6.3.2 Input Providers

        1. Argus Control Systems Limited

        2. Hortisystems UK Ltd

        3. Kubo Group

        4. GreenTech Agro LLC

        5. Heliospectra AB

        6. American Hydroponics Inc.

        7. Lumigrow Inc.

        8. General Hydroponics Inc.

        9. Growlife

        10. Terra Tech

        11. Thanet Earth

        12. Valoya



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Hydroponics Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Global Hydroponics Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Argus Control Systems Ltd., Hortisystems UK Ltd., GreenTech Agro LLC, Kubo Group, Village Farms are the major companies operating in Global Hydroponics Market.

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