Hydroponics is a substrate-based farming technique of growing plants without soil, by using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. This is an emerging technology which is gaining traction with the support of various government and non-government organizations.

Europe hydroponics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 12% during the forecast period. Europe has traditionally been at the forefront of implementing advanced techniques in hydroponic smart greenhouse horticulture. This advancement of greenhouse farming is driving the Europe hydroponics market. Owing to increase in harvest cycles as compared to the traditional agricultural practices a higher yield is obtained using hydroponics technology. Additionally, nutritionally superior variety of products are obtained using this technique since it eliminates the use of any kind of pesticides or fertilizers and ripening agents. Moreover, high profit margins and increasing emphasis on food security further propels the growth of market.

The Europe hydroponics market is segmented based on origin, farming, type, equipment, input, crop type, region and company. Based on type, the market can be bifurcated into aggregate and liquid hydroponics systems. The liquid hydroponics systems are projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period, on account of their efficiency, cost effectiveness, higher productivity, among others. Based on equipment, the market can be categorized into HVAC, LED Grow Light, Control Systems, Irrigation Systems, Material Handling and Others. The LED grow lights are expected to dominate the market, owing to the use of light spectrum emitted by these lights to be effective in promoting plant growth. Based on input, the market can be divided into nutrient and growth media. Nutrients include NPK, Trace Minerals and Others and growth media includes Rock Wool, Perilite & Vermiculture, Coco Fibers and Others. The nutrients are expected to dominate the overall market during forecast period since they form an integral part of all the different kinds of hydroponics systems. Based on crop type, the market can be segmented into vegetables, fruits and flowers. The vegetables grown using this technique include Tomato, Leafy Greens, Cucumber, Peppers and Others. The vegetables segment dominates the market, since 10 times higher yield is obtained using this technique as compared to the traditional ones.

Regionally, the hydroponics market is gaining traction and expanding to various countries including Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Holland and France. The adoption of hydroponics has been the highest in the Netherlands, followed by Spain and Turkey. According to industry experts, almost 90% of the greenhouses in the Netherlands are converted to hydroponic structures, and most of this area is used for flower and vegetable cultivation. In Europe, Holland is the largest producer of hydroponic crops and is expected to maintain the lead for the next 10 years attributable to the vast expansion of hydroponics technology in the Netherlands. Germany is expected to register the highest growth, among the European countries.

The major players operating in the hydroponics market are Argus Control Systems Ltd., General Hydroponics Inc., Greentech Agro LLC, Logiqs B.V., Heliospectra AB,    Thanet Earth Ltd., Lumigrow Inc, Signify N.V., Jones Food Company, Koninklijke Philips NV and others. Major companies are developing advanced technologies and launching new products in order to stay competitive in the market. Other competitive strategies include mergers & acquisitions and new product developments.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020–2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast the market size of Europe hydroponics market.
  • To classify and forecast Europe hydroponics market based on origin, farming, type, equipment, input, crop type, company and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for Europe hydroponics market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in Europe hydroponics market.
  • To conduct pricing analysis for Europe hydroponics market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in Europe hydroponics market.


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TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of manufacturers across the region. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the manufacturers, distribution channels and presence of all major players across the region.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of Europe hydroponics market using a bottom-up approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Hydroponics manufacturers and suppliers
  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to hydroponics

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as manufacturers, suppliers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, Europe hydroponics market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, By Origin:
    • Natural & Organics
    • Conventional
  • Market, By Farming:
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
  • Market, By Type:
    • Aggregate System (Ebb & Flow Systems, Drip System, Wick System)
    • Liquid Hydroponics System (Deep Water Culture, Nutrient Film Technique, Aeroponics)
  • Market, By Equipment:
    • HVAC
    • LED Grow Light
    • Control Systems
    • Irrigation Systems
    • Material Handling
    • Others
  • Market, By Input:

o   Nutrient (NPK, Trace Minerals, Others)

o   Growth Media (Rock Wool, Perilite & Vermiculture, Coco Fibers, Others)

  • Market, By Crop Type:

o   Vegetables (Tomato, Leafy Greens, Cucumber, Peppers, Others)

o   Fruits

o   Flowers

  • Market, By Region:
      • Germany
      • France
      • Netherlands
      • Spain
      • Holland
      • Turkey

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in Europe hydroponics market.

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Company Information

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Voice of Customer

5.    Europe Hydroponics Market Outlook

5.1.  Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1. By Value

5.2.  Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1. By Origin (Natural & Organics, Conventional)

5.2.2. By Farming (Indoor, Outdoor)

5.2.3. By Type (Aggregate Systems [Ebb & Flow Systems, Drip System, Wick System], Liquid Hydroponics System [Deep Water Culture, Nutrient Film Technique, Aeroponics])

5.2.4. By Equipment (HVAC, LED Grow Light, Control Systems, Irrigation Systems, Material Handling, Others)

5.2.5. By Input (Nutrients [NPK, Trace Minerals, Others], Growth Media [Rock Wool, Perilite & Vermiculture, Coco Fibers, Others)

5.2.6. By Crop Types (Vegetables [Tomato, Leafy Greens, Cucumber, Peppers, Others], Fruits, Flowers)

5.2.7. By Country

5.2.8. By Company (2018)

5.3.  Market Attractiveness Index

6.    HVAC Europe Hydroponics Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

6.1.1. By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1. By Input

6.2.2. By Crop Type

6.2.3. By Farming

6.2.4. By Distribution Channel

7.    LED Grow Light Europe Hydroponics Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1. By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1. By Input

7.2.2. By Crop Type

7.2.3. By Farming

7.2.4. By Distribution Channel

8.    Control Systems Europe Hydroponics Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1. By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1. By Input

8.2.2. By Crop Type

8.2.3. By Farming

8.2.4. By Distribution Channel

9.    Irrigation Systems Europe Hydroponics Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

9.1.1. By Value

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1. By Input

9.2.2. By Crop Type

9.2.3. By Farming

9.2.4. By Distribution Channel

10.  Material Handling Europe Hydroponics Market Outlook

10.1.              Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.   By Value

10.2.              Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.   By Input

10.2.2.   By Crop Type

10.2.3.   By Farming

10.2.4.   By Distribution Channel

11.  Market Dynamics

11.1.              Drivers

11.2.              Challenges

12.  Market Trends & Developments

13.  Competitive Landscape

13.1.              Competition Outlook

13.2.              Company Profiles

13.2.1.   Company Details

13.2.2.   Financials (As reported)

13.2.3.   Key Market Focus and Geographical Presence

13.2.4.   Pricing of Target Products

13.2.5.   Market positioning

13.3.              Global Players Profiled (Leading Companies)

13.3.1.   Argus Control Systems Ltd.

13.3.2.   General Hydroponics Inc.

13.3.3.   Greentech Agro LLC

13.3.4.   Logiqs B.V.

13.3.5.   Heliospectra AB

13.3.6.   Thanet Earth Ltd.

13.3.7.   Lumigrow Inc

13.3.8.   Signify N.V.

13.3.9.   Jones Food Company

13.3.10. Koninklijke Philips NV

14.  Strategic Recommendations

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