Global Hydroponics Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Aggregate Systems, Liquid Systems, and Others), By Input (Nutrients, Grow Media, and Others), By Crop Type (Vegetables, Fruits, Flowers, and Others), By Farming Method (Indoor and Outdoor), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032.

Industry: Agriculture


Global Hydroponics Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Global Hydroponics Market Size was valued at USD 11.8 Billion in 2022.
  • The Market is Growing at a CAGR of 13.5% from 2022 to 2032
  • The Worldwide Hydroponics Market Size is expected to reach USD 41.8 Billion by 2032
  • Asia Pacific is expected to Grow the fastest during the forecast period

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The Global Hydroponics Market is projected to exceed USD 41.8 Billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 13.5% from 2022 to 2032. This rapid growth can be attributed to the growing use of hydroponic systems for indoor vegetable farming. Furthermore, due to the legalization of marijuana in countries such as Canada, the Czech Republic, South Africa, and others, the widespread use of alternative farming methods for cannabis cultivation is rapidly increasing.


Market Overview

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil, where the plants are grown in a nutrient-rich solution instead. This technique has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its various advantages over traditional soil-based agriculture, such as greater control over plant growth, higher yields, and more efficient use of resources like water and space. The global hydroponics market has been experiencing significant growth over the past decade, driven by various factors such as increasing population, rising demand for food production, limited availability of arable land, and advancements in technology. Hydroponics is a soilless cultivation technique that allows plants to grow in a nutrient-rich water solution, offering several advantages over traditional soil-based farming methods.


The hydroponics market has a global presence, with key regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. North America dominates the market due to favorable government initiatives, technological advancements, and the presence of major hydroponic companies. Europe is also a significant market, driven by increasing consumer demand for locally grown produce and sustainable farming practices. The Asia Pacific region is witnessing rapid growth due to rising urbanization, high population density, and increasing awareness about hydroponics.


The global hydroponics market is highly competitive, with several key players operating worldwide. Some of the prominent companies in the industry include BrightFarms Inc., AeroFarms, Signify Holding (formerly Philips Lighting), LumiGrow Inc., Argus Control Systems Ltd., and Freight Farms, among others. These companies are focusing on research and development activities, strategic partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions to expand their market share and enhance their product offerings.


For instance, in June 2022, InFarm (Germany) has announced a collaboration with IKEA to grow superior herbs inside three IKEA stores in Germany. It would aid the company's efforts to bolster its position in the market.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the global hydroponics market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the hydroponics market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the hydroponics market.


Global Hydroponics Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 11.8 Billion
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period 2022-2032 CAGR:13.5%
2032 Value Projection:USD 41.8 Billion
Historical Data for:2020-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:120
Segments covered:By Type, By Input, By Crop Type, By Farming Method, By Region.
Companies Covered:Triton Foodworks Pvt. Ltd., Gotham Greens, VitaLink, ScottsMiracle-Gro, Green Sense Farms, Emirates Hydroponic Farm, Hydrodynamics International, American Hydroponics, Advanced Nutrients, Emerald Harvest, Bright Farms, Freight Farms, AeroFarms, Nature’s Miracle, InFarm, Others.
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

The global population is continuously increasing, leading to higher demand for food. Additionally, rapid urbanization has resulted in the loss of arable land, making traditional farming methods less feasible. Hydroponics offers a solution by enabling cultivation in urban areas, including rooftops, indoor spaces, and vertical farms, maximizing the use of limited land resources.


The availability of arable land is decreasing due to factors such as urbanization, soil degradation, and climate change. Hydroponics allows farming in areas with limited access to fertile soil, such as deserts, rocky terrains, and urban environments. This technology opens up new possibilities for agriculture and ensures food production in areas where traditional farming is challenging.


Water scarcity is a significant concern in many regions, and traditional farming methods consume substantial amounts of water. Hydroponics addresses this issue by utilizing water efficiently. The closed-loop systems in hydroponics recycle and reuse water, reducing water consumption by up to 90% compared to conventional agriculture. This makes hydroponics a sustainable and water-efficient farming technique.


Restraining Factors

Implementing hydroponic systems requires significant upfront investment in infrastructure, equipment, lighting systems, climate control systems, and nutrient solutions. The initial costs of setting up a hydroponic farm can be substantial, especially for commercial-scale operations. This high barrier to entry can deter small-scale farmers or those with limited financial resources from adopting hydroponics.


Hydroponics involves complex systems and precise control of environmental conditions, including temperature, humidity, lighting, and nutrient levels. Setting up and managing hydroponic systems effectively requires technical knowledge and expertise in areas such as plant physiology, hydroponic system design, and nutrient management. The learning curve for newcomers to hydroponics can be steep, and a lack of expertise can result in suboptimal crop yields and quality.


Market Segmentation


The Global Hydroponics Market share is classified into type, input, and farming method.


  • The aggregate systems segment is expected to grow at the highest pace in the global hydroponics market during the forecast period.

The global hydroponics market is segmented by type into aggregate systems, liquid systems, and others. Among these, the aggregate systems segment is expected to grow at the highest pace in the global hydroponics market during the forecast period. The reason behind the growth is, aggregate systems have been widely adopted in commercial-scale hydroponics due to their versatility, ease of use, and ability to support a wide range of crops. They offer better control over nutrient delivery and are suitable for both small and large-scale operations. 


  • The nutrients segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global hydroponics market during the forecast period. 

Based on the input, the global hydroponics market is divided into nutrients, grow media, and others. Among these, the nutrients segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global hydroponics market during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed due to the nutrients that are essential for plant growth and are a fundamental component of hydroponic systems. The demand for high-quality and precisely formulated nutrient solutions has increased with the expansion of the hydroponics market. Nutrient manufacturers and suppliers play a crucial role in providing tailored solutions for different crops, growth stages, and specific nutrient requirements.


  • The indoor segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global hydroponics market during the forecast period.

The global hydroponics market is divided by farming method into indoor and outdoor. Among these, the indoor segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global hydroponics market during the forecast period. The demand for indoor hydroponic systems has been driven by factors such as limited availability of arable land, urbanization, climate variability, and the desire for local and sustainable food production. Indoor hydroponic systems offer several advantages over outdoor setups, including year-round production, enhanced control over growing conditions, and the ability to grow high-value crops with consistent quality.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Global Hydroponics Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


North America is estimated to hold the largest share of the global hydroponics market over the predicted timeframe.


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North America is expected to hold the largest share of the global hydroponics market during the forecast period. The United States and Canada have witnessed significant adoption of hydroponic systems due to factors such as the limited availability of arable land, increasing demand for locally grown produce, and the desire for sustainable farming practices. The region is characterized by the presence of large-scale commercial hydroponic farms, especially in states like California, Arizona, and Florida. North America has also seen the emergence of vertical farming and urban agriculture, driven by technological advancements and consumer demand for fresh, pesticide-free, and locally sourced food.  


Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest pace in the global hydroponics market during the forecast period. Countries like China, Japan, Australia, and Singapore are witnessing increased adoption of hydroponic systems, driven by factors such as population growth, urbanization, limited arable land, and the need for food security. In Japan, where land resources are scarce, vertical farming and indoor hydroponics have gained popularity. Australia is utilizing hydroponics for greenhouse production, enabling cultivation in arid regions. The Asia Pacific region also has a growing market for hydroponically grown leafy greens, herbs, and high-value crops.


Latin America is a region with immense potential in the hydroponics market. Countries like Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina are embracing hydroponic farming as a means to enhance agricultural productivity, reduce water usage, and mitigate the effects of climate change. In Mexico, hydroponic systems are widely used for the greenhouse production of crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers. The region's favorable climate conditions and the availability of agricultural land contribute to the growth of outdoor hydroponics as well.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global hydroponics along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • Triton Foodworks Pvt. Ltd.  
  • Gotham Greens  
  • VitaLink  
  • ScottsMiracle-Gro  
  • Green Sense Farms 
  • Emirates Hydroponic Farm 
  • Hydrodynamics International  
  • American Hydroponics 
  • Advanced Nutrients  
  • Emerald Harvest  
  • Bright Farms  
  • Freight Farms  
  • AeroFarms  
  • Nature’s Miracle 
  • InFarm  
  • Others


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Developments

  • In June 2022, The HS Evolution Pot from Hydroponic Systems International (Spain) would not require any packaging or plastic bags for the substrate. It would aid the company's efforts to broaden its product offerings.


  • In January 2022, ScottsMiracle-Gro (US) announced the acquisition of Luxx Lighting (US), significantly strengthening The Hawthorne Gardening Company's industry-leading lighting portfolio. It would assist the company in expanding its product offerings.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Hydroponics Market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Global Hydroponics Market, By Type

  • Aggregate Systems
  • Liquid Systems
  • Others


Global Hydroponics Market, By Input

  • Nutrients
  • Grow Media
  • Others


Global Hydroponics Market, By Farming Method

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor


Global Hydroponics Market, By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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