Hydroponic Substrate Market

Hydroponic Substrate Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report

Hydroponic Substrate Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Inorganic {Rockwool, Perlite & Vermiculite, Clay Pellets, Others}), (Organic {Coir, Peat Moss, Others}) Based On Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2028

Report ID : BMRC 1912
Number of pages : 300
Published Date : Nov 2022
Category : Agriculture
Delivery Timeline : 48 hrs

Global Hydroponic Substrate Market is valued at USD 492.1 Million in 2021 and expected to reach USD 1039.8 Million by 2028 with a CAGR of 11.28% over the forecast period.

Scope of Global Hydroponic Substrate

The hydroponic substrate is used in hydroponic systems to anchor plants' roots, the hydroponics is a type of horticulture that involves the cultivation and growing of crops, plants without soil and using mineral nutrient solutions in an aqueous solvent.  Hydroponics technique is a structured method of cultivating plants in nutrient-rich water instead of soil and in a controlled environment.

Covid-19 has affected the agriculture sector owing to the shortage of labors, less productions. However, rapidly increasing population, technological advancements in the agriculture sector, and growing production of exotic fruits and vegetables through hydroponics techniques are increasing the global hydroponic substrate market. By the increasing need of healthy and nutritious food, because of growing global population and spreading of infectious diseases such as coronavirus, people are becoming aware of what they eat on a daily basis.

The Global Hydroponic Substrate market is segmented on the basis of type, and region & country level. On the basis of type, the global hydroponic substrate market is classified as inorganic and organic. The inorganic is further sub-classified as rockwool, perlite & vermiculite, clay pellets and others. And organic is further sub-classified as coir, peat moss and others.

The regions covered in the Hydroponic Substrate market report are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of the World. On the basis of country level, the market of Global Hydroponic Substrate is sub divided into U.S., Mexico, Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, China, India, Japan, South East Asia, Middle East Asia (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt) GCC, Africa, etc.

Global Hydroponic Substrate Segmentation

By Type


  • Rockwool
  • Perlite & Vermiculite
  • Clay Pellets
  • Others


  • Coir
  • Peat Moss     
  • Others

Key Players of Hydroponic Substrate Market

Hydroponic Substrate Market report covers prominent players like

  • ignify Holdings
  • Argus Control Systems
  • Heliospectra AB
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro
  • American Hydroponics
  • LumiGrow
  • Emerald Harvest
  • Hydroponic Systems International
  • Advanced Nutrients
  • Vitalink
  • Hydrodynamics International
  • Logiqs B.V
  • Grobo
  • American Hydroponics
  • AeroFarms
  • Argus Control Systems Limited
  • LumiGrow 
  • others


Proterra Ag Launched New Gel Substrate Product

On October 13th, 2021; In conjunction with the company launch, Proterra Ag introduced its gel substrate, HYPERroots, enabling propagators to achieve higher yields consistently, with minimal OpEx. Testing in controlled environment agriculture and with conventional outdoor growers shows that, compared to other existing substrates, HYPERroots radically reduced the amount of water required to grow food, and dramatically improved crop outcomes, consistently and reliably, without pesticides or growth hormones. Thus supporting automation and freeing time for producers to build their businesses. HYPERroots can be used in hydroponics, aeroponics, vertical farming, traditional farming, floriculture and cannabis.

AeroFarms Partnered with Hortifrut for Vertical Farming

On August 10th, 2021; AeroFarms uses aeroponics, a soilless way of growing produce that uses mist to cut down on water usage by 95 percent; it plants seeds in cloth made from recycled plastic bottles. Using LED lights, the vertical farms draw on specific wavelengths to maximize the efficiency of the plants’ photosynthesis. The vertical farming industry, already an important part of the food supply chain, is poised to explode. According to a 2020 report by the World Wildlife Fund, indoor farming is projected to have a combined annual growth rate of more than 24 percent between 2018 and 2024, hitting $3 billion in revenues worldwide in 2024.

Global Hydroponic Substrate Market Dynamics

The rapidly growing global population leads to an increase the demand of food so the manufacturers are focusing on increasing food production. The global population is reaching to around 7.8 billion and between 720 and 811 million people faced hunger in 2020. High cost and low affordability mean billions cannot eat healthy or nutritious food. There are many countries which facing food crises which are Yemen, Afghanistan, South Sudan Syria, Sudan, Nigeria, Haiti and many such other countries. Additionally, increasing growth, urbanization, and lifestyle changes leads to an increase the demand for the production of vegetables, fruits, and other food grains. Agriculture is the rapidly enlarging field to increase productivity with the help of precision farming, irrigation techniques, and hydroponics substrate methodologies.  

The cultivation of food in controlled environment is another factor supplementing the market of hydroponic substrate market. There is an increasing demand of fresh and nutritious food from food and beverage industry such as fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, and herbs and many others. And also people are now more aware about the quality of food grains. The controlled environmental condition balances the climate which does not affect the annual crop production, this technology directly impact the crop harvest cycle. Moreover, the climate changes affect minimal on such technology, crop can be produced all year round which also increases the production of crop. The high productivity can be gained by using technologies such as HVAC, irrigation, and aeration systems. The hydroponics systems work in a controlled environment such as greenhouses, indoor gardens, etc. which increases the yield. The advanced cultivation technology, particularly in urban farming such as greenhouse, are needed to help economies in achieving food security which strengthen the hydroponic substrate market.

However, high capital investment for large-scale farms leads to restrain the market growth. For installing the system, it requires different types of technologies such as HVAC systems, ventilation, irrigation systems, control systems, rails, and lights are the key cost factors in a hydroponic farm. On an average, for one acre of hydroponic farm, it can cost up to USD 120,000 for initial level of system which is not fully automated. This high cost for the installation of set up at initial of the system is a major factor affecting farmers from investing in these systems. In spite if that, the development of innovative hydroponic technologies may offer more opportunities for the further growth of the market. The growing adoption of hydroponics substrate globally, manufacturers and researchers are working on developing and innovating to increase the productivity of hydroponics technology to increase the quality and quantity of the product. Many key players in the market are investing heavily into R&D for acquiring state-of-art technologies which not only increases the productions but also bring about variety of cultivations into reality.

Global Hydroponic Substrate Market Regional Analysis

Asia Pacific is expected to show the fastest growth in the global hydroponic substrate market due to the significant adoption of hydroponics substrate technology in China, India, South Korea, and other such countries. The market in China and India is expected to increase significantly over the forecast period due to the increasing preference of urban hydroponic substrate amongst farmers. In India agriculture accounts around 17.5% of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employs around 45% of the Indian workforce. Additionally, increasing growth and development on the agriculture sector by using latest technology and trends and also rapid urbanization, affects the growth of hydroponic substrate in Asia Pacific region. The government’s initiative by investing on agriculture sectors by providing different schemes so that farmers can afford the technologies, this may also drive the market. In India the government provides schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Fasa Bima yojna, National Mission For Sustainable Agriculture, Kisan Credit Card and many others.

Europe is the second-largest market after Asia Pacific region in 2020, this is because of the rising adoption of hydroponics substrate amongst farmers and also rapid industrialization and scarcity of land, this leads to increase the demand of hydroponic substrate in this region. Many European countries, such as France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands are adopting hydroponic substrate technology to develop crops. In the Netherlands, the farmers cultivate its yield in simple tunnel-like greenhouses without using climate control technologies. The region also expanding in genetically modified crop technology, which increases a substantial market over the forecast period. Traditionally Europe has been at the front line of developing and implementing advanced techniques in hydroponic smart greenhouse horticulture. The development in greenhouse farming has initiated the growth of hydroponics substrate in the European region.

North America is expected to show lucrative growth in the field of hydroponic substrate market, it holds a high potential for growth on account of the presence of numerous companies located in the region, as well as growing adoption of alternative farming techniques in urban areas. Some of the well-known market players in North America include AeroFarms, AMHYDRO, Argus Control Systems Limited, LumiGrow, and many others.

On Special Requirement hydroponic substrate market Report is also available for below Regions and Country:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Netherland
  • Turkey
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Rest of Europe


  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Rest Of APAC

Latin America

  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Rest Of MEA
Report Analysis Details
Historical data 2015 - 2020
Forecast Period 2021 - 2028
Market Size in 2021: USD 492.1 Million 
Base year considered 2020
Forecast Period CAGR %:


Market Size Expected in 2028: USD 1039.8 Million 
Tables, Charts & Figures: 175
Pages 300
Hydroponic Substrate Companies ignify Holdings, Argus Control Systems, Heliospectra AB, Scotts Miracle-Gro, American Hydroponics, LumiGrow, Emerald Harvest, Hydroponic Systems International, Advanced Nutrients, Vitalink, Hydrodynamics International, Logiqs B.V, Grobo, American Hydroponics, AeroFarms, AMHYDRO, Argus Control Systems Limited, LumiGrow, others
Segments Covered By Type
Regional Analysis North America, U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Asia Pacific, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, South America, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, The Middle East and Africa, GCC, Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa