Europe Soil Conditioners Market Overview
Soil conditioners are materials that are added to the soil in order to improve the soil’s physical qualities such as fertility and mechanics. The Europe Soil Conditioners market is classified on the basis of conditioner type, solubility, crop type, application, and region. The Europe Soil Conditioners Market size is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.49% during the forecast period 2018–2023. Spain is estimated to be highest growing market with a CAGR of 6.80% which can be mainly attributed to its highly modern market-oriented farming sector.
Europe Soil Conditioners Market Outlook:
Soil Conditioners come under the category of soil amendments, which include fertilizers and non-organic materials. Soil conditioners enhances the quality of poor soils by adding substances such as compost, clay, beneficial bacteria, and minerals such as calcium and magnesium into them. Soil Conditioners vary based upon their composition and application. Out of the types of conditioners, organic conditioners hold 69% of the market share across Europe. The organic sector in Europe has been rapidly developing because of the growing demand from consumers for healthy food products and increasing awareness about soil enhancement.
Europe Soil Conditioners Market Growth Drivers:
There is an increase in the demand for organic food in Europe in the recent years owing to the rise in health awareness among the Europeans. According to the Eurostat, the market size of organic food was almost $23 billion in 2012, and increased to $36 billion in 2016. The increase in demand for organic food in Europe will positively influence the growth of the soil conditioners market.
Europe Soil Conditioners Market Challenges
Soil conditioners contain organic materials, such as manure or sewage sludge, that high in nitrogen content. Thus, the excessive use of soil conditioners could cause excessive top growth or ground water contamination. The other challenge is that the nutrient ratios are unknown and their overall percentage is less than that of chemical fertilizers. The quality of a crop that can be produced through organic farming is heavily reliant on the skills, knowledge, and wisdom of the individual farmer.
The farmer must monitor crop growth patterns during every critical stage of growth. If a farmer is unable to recognize a problem that may be present, then the value of the crop may be reduced. In extreme circumstances, crop loss may even occur for some farmers. Therefore, lack of local knowledge about soil systems, ecology, meteorology, and other influential factors are restraining soil conditioners usage in agricultural crops.
Europe Soil Conditioners Market Research Scope
The base year of the study is 2017, with forecast done up to 2023. The study presents a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape, taking into account the market shares of the leading companies. These provide the key market participants with the necessary business intelligence and help them understand the future of the Europe Soil Conditioners Market. The assessment includes the forecast, an overview of the competitive structure, the market shares of the competitors, as well as the market trends, market demands, market drivers, market challenges, and product analysis. The market drivers and restraints have been assessed to fathom their impact over the forecast period. This report further identifies the key opportunities for growth while also detailing the key challenges and possible threats. The key areas of focus include the types of soil conditioners and their specific applications.
Europe Soil Conditioners Market Report: Industry Coverage
Types of Soil Conditioners: Organic, and Synthetic.
Crop Types in Europe: Cereals and Grains, Fruits and Others.
Soil Types in Europe: Salt, Silt, Clay and Others.
Application industries of Soil Conditioners in Europe: Agricultural and Industrial
The Europe Soil Conditioners market report also analyzes the various regions and countries for the market. The regions and countries covered in the study include:
Europe Soil Conditioners Market Key Players Perspective
BASF SE is the leading player, contributing to nearly 12% of the overall market revenue. The company, being a pioneer in soil conditioners for agricultural and industrial applications, has remained the dominant player. The next leading players include Evonik Industries, Solvay S.A, Croda International PLC, which contribute to 9%, 7% and 5% respectively to the overall market share. These players hold a dominant share in the market due to the constant R&D investments and endeavors to introduce new products.
Europe Soil Conditioners Market Trends
- One of the current trends in the Europe Soil Conditioners market is the extensive usage of Soil Conditioners in agriculture. Earlier, traditional organic manure, such as cow dung, was the main source of soil enrichment but reduced domestication of cattle by the farming community has depleted the availability of organic manure. Due to this reason, there was an essential need for finding out an alternate sources of organic manure. Soil conditioners were best suited as an alternate source of manure in agriculture for healthy crops and good practice for farming. Further, It also prevents the water logging in clayey soil and helps in releasing the moisture to the roots of crops.