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Agricultural Films (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, EVA/EBA, Reclaims and Others) Market for Greenhouse, Mulching and Silage Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019

114pages
Published Date: 2013-10-11
 

Description


Growing population compounded with increasing food demand has put pressure on agricultural productivity, as there is shrinkage in arable land globally. Agricultural films aids in increasing the agricultural productivity and improves crop quality. China is the largest consumer and producer of agricultural films. However, adverse impact of plastic films on environment is expected to hinder the market growth in the coming years.

This report focuses on estimates and forecasts of the global agricultural film market in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) from 2013 to 2019. The estimates and forecasts for this study are considered from consumption side for each region, film type and application. The report analyzes value chain components in order to study value addition at each stage. The study discusses major drivers and restraints for the agricultural film market and emerging opportunities in the next five years.

This reports segments agricultural films on the basis of raw material as Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) films, Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) films, High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) films, Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA)/Ethylene Butyl Acrylate (EBA) films, reclaimed films and others. The major applications analyzed in this report include greenhouse, mulching and silage. Each product segment and application is further analyzed and forecasted on the basis of regional consumption including North America, Central and South America, Europe, China, Rest of Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa from 2013 to 2019.

The study provides comprehensive view of the market competition by using Porter’s Five Force Model and the impact of suppliers, buyers, new entrants, substitutes and the degree of competition. It also covers market share analysis by company and gives detailed profiles of leading players in the market such as Exxon Mobil, BASF, British Polyethylene Industries, Kuraray, Britton Group, Trioplast, Ab Rani Plast Oy and Armando Alvarez, among others. 

This report segments the global agricultural film market as follows:
  • Agricultural Film Market: Product Segment Analysis
    • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
    • Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
    • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
    • Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA)/Ethylene Butyl Acrylate (EBA)
    • Reclaims
    • Others (including Poly Vinyl Chloride, Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol, etc.)
  • Agricultural Film Market: Application Analysis
    • Greenhouse
    • Mulching
    • Silage
  • Agricultural Film Market: Regional Analysis
    • North America
    • Central and South America
    • Europe
    • China
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East and Africa

Table of Contents


Table of Content

Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Research scope and assumptions
1.3 Research methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 3 Agricultural Film – Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value chain analysis
3.3 Market Drivers
      3.3.1 Growing food demand compounded with decreasing arable land
      3.3.2 Cost efficiency over conventional farming techniques
      3.3.3 Rising standards of global farming
3.4 Restraints
      3.4.1 Disposal of waste and its adverse impact on environment
3.5 Opportunities
      3.5.1 Commercialization of biodegradable PE films
      3.5.2 Bio-based agricultural films
3.6 Porter’s five forces analysis
      3.6.1 Bargaining powers of suppliers
      3.6.2 Bargaining power of buyers
      3.6.3 Threat from new entrants
      3.6.4 Threat from substitutes
      3.6.5 Degree of competition
3.7 Market attractiveness analysis
      3.7.1 Global agricultural film market attractiveness, by product
3.8 Company market share analysis, 2012
      3.8.1 Global agricultural film market share analysis, 2012

Chapter 4 Agricultural Film Market - Product Segment Analysis
4.1 Agricultural Film Market: Product Overview
      4.1.1 Global agricultural film market volume share, by product, 2012 – 2019
4.2 Global agricultural film market, by product
      4.2.1 LDPE
               4.2.1.1 Global LDPE film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
      4.2.2 LLDPE
               4.2.2.1 Global LLDPE film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
      4.2.3 HDPE
              4.2.3.1 Global HDPE film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
      4.2.4 EVA/EBA
               4.2.4.1 Global EVA/EBA film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
      4.2.5 Reclaims
               4.2.5.1 Global reclaimed film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
      4.2.6 Other films
               4.2.6.1 Global other films market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 5 Agricultural Film Market - Application Analysis
5.1 Agricultural Film Market: Application Overview
      5.1.1 Global agricultural film market volume share, by application, 2012 – 2019
5.2 Global agricultural film market, by application
      5.2.1 Greenhouse
               5.2.1.1 Global demand for greenhouse film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
      5.2.2 Mulching
               5.2.2.1 Global demand for mulch film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
      5.2.3 Silage
               5.2.3.1 Global demand for silage film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 6 Agricultural Film Market - Regional Analysis
6.1 Agricultural Film Market: Regional Overview
      6.1.1 Global agricultural film market volume share, by region, 2012 – 2019
6.2 Global agricultural film market, by region
      6.2.1 North America
               6.2.1.1 North America agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
               6.2.1.2 North America agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons)
               6.2.1.3 North America agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
               6.2.1.4 North America agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons)
               6.2.1.5 North America agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
      6.2.2 Central and South America
               6.2.2.1 Central and South America agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
               6.2.2.2 Central and South America agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons)
               6.2.2.3 Central and South America agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
               6.2.2.4 Central and South America agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons)
               6.2.2.5 Central and South America agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
      6.2.3 Europe
               6.2.3.1 Europe agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
               6.2.3.2 Europe agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by region, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons)
               6.2.3.3 Europe agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by region, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
               6.2.3.4 Europe agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons)
               6.2.3.5 Europe agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
               6.2.3.6 Europe agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons)
               6.2.3.7 Europe agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
      6.2.4 China
               6.2.4.1 China agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
               6.2.4.2 China agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons)
               6.2.4.3 China agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
               6.2.4.4 China agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons)
               6.2.4.5 China agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
      6.2.5 Rest of Asia Pacific
               6.2.5.1 Rest of Asia Pacific agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
               6.2.5.2 Rest of Asia Pacific agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons)
               6.2.5.3 Rest of Asia Pacific agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
               6.2.5.4 Rest of Asia Pacific agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons)
               6.2.5.5 Rest of Asia Pacific agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
      6.2.6 Middle East and Africa
               6.2.6.1 Middle East and Africa agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
               6.2.6.2 Middle East and Africa agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons)
               6.2.6.3 Middle East and Africa agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)
               6.2.6.4 Middle East and Africa agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons)
               6.2.6.5 Middle East and Africa agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million)

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 Ab Rani Plast Oy
      7.1.1 Company overview
      7.1.2 Product Portfolio
      7.1.3 Business strategies
      7.1.4 SWOT analysis
      7.1.5 Recent developments
7.2 AEP Industries Inc.
      7.2.1 Company overview
      7.2.2 Product portfolio
      7.2.3 Financial overview
      7.2.4 Business strategies
      7.2.5 SWOT analysis
      7.2.6 Recent developments
7.3 Armando Alvarez Group
      7.3.1 Company overview
      7.3.2 Product portfolio
      7.3.3 Business strategies
      7.3.4 SWOT analysis
      7.3.5 Recent developments
7.4 BASF SE
      7.4.1 Company overview
      7.4.2 Product portfolio
      7.4.3 Financial overview
      7.4.4 Business strategies
      7.4.5 SWOT analysis
      7.4.6 Recent developments
7.5  Berry Plastics Corporation
      7.5.1 Company overview
      7.5.2 Product portfolio
      7.5.3 Financial overview
      7.5.4 Business strategies
      7.5.5 SWOT analysis
      7.5.6 Recent developments
7.6 British Polythene Industries PLC
      7.6.1 Company overview
      7.6.2 Product portfolio
      7.6.3 Financial overview
      7.6.4 Business strategies
      7.6.5 SWOT analysis
      7.6.6 Recent developments
7.7 Britton Group
      7.7.1 Company overview
      7.7.2 Product portfolio
      7.7.3 Business strategies
      7.7.4 SWOT analysis
      7.7.5 Recent developments
7.8 ExxonMobil Chemical
      7.8.1 Company overview
      7.8.2 Product portfolio
      7.8.3 Financial overview
      7.8.4 Business strategies
      7.8.5 SWOT analysis
      7.8.6 Recent developments
7.9 Group Barbier
      7.9.1 Company overview
      7.9.2 Product portfolio
      7.9.3 Business strategies
      7.9.4 SWOT analysis
7.10 Hyplast NV
      7.10.1 Company overview
      7.10.2 Product portfolio
      7.10.3 Business strategy
      7.10.4 SWOT analysis
7.11 Kuraray Group
      7.11.1 Company overview
      7.11.2 Product portfolio
      7.11.3 Financial overview
      7.11.4 Business strategy
      7.11.5 SWOT analysis
      7.11.6 Recent developments
7.12 Novamont S.p.A.
      7.12.1 Company overview
      7.12.2 Product portfolio
      7.12.3 Business strategies
      7.12.4 SWOT analysis
      7.12.5 Recent developments
7.13 Plastika Kritis S.A.
      7.13.1 Company overview
      7.13.2 Product portfolio
      7.13.3 Financial overview
      7.13.4 Business strategy
      7.13.5 SWOT analysis
      7.13.6 Recent developments
7.14 The Dow Chemical Company
      7.14.1 Company overview
      7.14.2 Product portfolio
      7.14.3 Financial overview
      7.14.4 Business strategies
      7.14.5 SWOT analysis
      7.14.6 Recent developments
7.15 Trioplast AB
      7.15.1 Company overview
      7.15.2 Product portfolio
      7.15.3 Financial overview
      7.15.4 Business strategies
      7.15.5 SWOT analysis
      7.15.6 Recent developments

List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Global agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 2 Value Chain Analysis: Agricultural film market
FIG. 3 Global population, 2007-2012 (Billion)
FIG. 4 Global food production and livestock production index (2007-2011)
FIG. 5 Global agricultural land, 2007-2011 (% of land area)
FIG. 6 Global and China carbon dioxide emissions, (2008-2012) (Billion Tons)
FIG. 7 Porter’s five forces analysis: Agricultural film market
FIG. 8 Global agricultural film market, by product
FIG. 9 Global agricultural film market share analysis, 2012
FIG. 10 Global agricultural film market volume share, by product, 2012 and 2019
FIG. 11 Global LDPE film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 12 Global LLDPE film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 13 Global HDPE film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019, (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 14 Global EVA/EBA film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019, (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 15 Global reclaimed film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019, (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 16 Global other films market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019, (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 17 Global agricultural film market volume share, by application, 2012 and 2019
FIG. 18 Global demand for greenhouse film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 19 Global demand for mulch film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 20 Global demand for silage film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 21 Global agricultural film market volume share, by region, 2012 and 2019
FIG. 22 North America agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019, (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 23 Central and South America agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019, (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 24 Europe agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019, (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 25 China agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 26 Rest of Asia Pacific agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 27 Middle East and Africa agricultural film market estimates and forecasts, 2012-2019 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Global agricultural film market snapshot 23
TABLE 2 Drivers for agricultural film market: Impact analysis 27
TABLE 3 Restraints of agricultural film market: Impact analysis 31
TABLE 4 North America agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) 55
TABLE 5 North America agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million) 56
TABLE 6 North America agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) 57
TABLE 7 North America agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million) 57
TABLE 8 Central and South America agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) 59
TABLE 9 Central and South America agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million) 60
TABLE 10 Central and South America agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) 61
TABLE 11 Central and South America agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million) 61
TABLE 12 Europe agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by region, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) 63
TABLE 13 Europe agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by region, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million) 64
TABLE 14 Europe agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) 65
TABLE 15 Europe agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by region, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million) 66
TABLE 16 Europe agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) 67
TABLE 17 Europe agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million) 67
TABLE 18 China agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) 69
TABLE 19 China agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million) 70
TABLE 20 China agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) 71
TABLE 21 China agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million) 71
TABLE 22 Rest of Asia Pacific agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) 73
TABLE 23 Rest of Asia Pacific agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million) 74
TABLE 24 Rest of Asia Pacific agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) 75
TABLE 25 Rest of Asia Pacific agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million) 76
TABLE 26 Middle East and Africa  agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) 78
TABLE 27 Middle East and Africa  agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by product, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million) 79
TABLE 28 Middle East and Africa  agricultural film market volume estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) 80
TABLE 29 Middle East and Africa agricultural film market revenue estimates and forecasts, by application, 2012 – 2019 (USD Million) 81

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Agricultural films are protective films that are placed over soil, wrapped around fodder or covered over greenhouses. Agricultural films offer several advantages such as reducing soil compaction and erosion, increasing soil temperature, providing nutrients, suppressing the growth of weeds, supporting seed germination, and protecting against UV rays. Agricultural films can be classified based on their applications as: greenhouse film, mulch film, and silage film. They are generally manufactured using polyethylene (PE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and ethylene vinyl alcohol polymer (EVOH) among other materials. Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and low density polyethylene (LDPE) dominate the overall agricultural films market. Due to capacity additions of PE in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, the prices of these films have relatively reduced. 

Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) is expected to be the fastest growing film type growing at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2013 to 2019. LLDPE and LDPE together accounted for more than 78% of the total demand in 2012. LDPE film is expected to reach nearly USD 2059 million by 2019. Reclaimed films are widely used in developed countries due to environmental regulations regarding use of plastics. The consumption of reclaimed film is expected to reach nearly 315 kilo tons by 2019. The other film types such as PVC, EVOH, etc. are expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% between 2013 and 2019. HDPE films find limited applications as they are known for their rigid characteristics. HDPE films accounted for more than 7% of the total market in 2012.

Agricultural films are predominantly used in greenhouse and mulching applications. Greenhouse and mulching applications together accounted for more than 85% of the overall market in 2012. Greenhouse application is expected to reach more than 2768 kilo tons by 2019. Mulching and silage application is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% and 5.4% respectively, from 2013 to 2019. The growing demand for vegetables and fruits such as tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, etc. is expected to drive the market for greenhouse films especially in Asia Pacific. It is expected to be fastest growing application during the forecast period, expected to reach USD 4145 million by 2019. In terms of revenue, silage films are expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 7.9% between 2013 and 2019.

The consumption of agricultural film in North America was nearly 196 kilo tons in 2012. The European market is highly saturated due to decreasing arable land and shift towards organic farming, with demand expected to reach 826 kilo tons by 2019. China is expected to be fastest growing market growing at an estimated CAGR of 6% from 2013 to 2019. The growing demand for biofuels in developed countries is expected to drive the market in the coming future. Rest of Asia accounted for nearly 8% of the market in 2012. In terms of revenue, the Middle East and Africa market is expected to reach USD 920 million by 2019. 

The market for agricultural film is highly fragmented with no clear leader. Top five manufacturers accounted for nearly 23% of the overall market in 2012. There are large numbers of small manufacturers in China with very small market share. Some of the major industry participants include Ab Rani Plast Oy, AEP Industries, Armando Alvarez, Britton Group, Berry Plastics, BASF, British Polyethylene Industries, ExxonMobil, Dow Chemicals, Novamont, Kuraray, Hyplast NV and Trioplast among others. Biodegradable films have emerging opportunities in the next five years. High cost of disposal and adverse impact of plastics on environment has led to shift towards biodegradable and bio based films. 

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