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Global Vertical Farming Market to Witness 24.2% CAGR during 2017 – 2023

April 2017

According to a new market research report “Global Vertical Farming Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2023 - Industry Insights by Hardware Type (Lighting, Hydroponics Components, Climate Control and Sensors), by Structure (Building-Based Vertical Farming and Shipping Container Vertical Farming), by Growth Mechanism (Aeroponics, Hydroponics and Aquaponics), by Crop Type (Lettuce, Pepper, Broccoli, Cucumber, Spinach, Tomato and Others) published by P&S Market Research, the global vertical farming market is projected to reach $6,372.5 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 24.2% during 2017 - 2023.

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Global vertical farming market worth $1,405.5 million in 2016

As per the research, the global vertical farming market is expected to grow from $1,405.5 million in 2016 to $6,372.5 million by 2023. The global vertical farming market has been growing significantly, owing to its consistent and reliable growth cycle, which allows commercial growers to confidently deliver their supply contracts on time, and rising demand for environment-friendly production of fresh fruits and vegetables without the use of pesticides. Consumers of vertically-produced crops seek benefits such as improved taste and higher nutrient value.

Vertical farming is increasing the demand for organic food, faster than the domestic supply, since consumers see organically grown food as a healthier and more nutritious option, over the conventionally grown products. The use of highly efficient LED lighting technology helps in reducing power usage to obtain maximum growth of the plant. The photosynthetic wavelengths are managed with the computer in accordance with the period of crop growth. This further minimizes energy usage while ensuring optimized crop yields. Vertical farming technology is cost competitive and provides an automated growing system which provides automatic SMS alerts for any default.

The increasing usage of IoT sensors in producing crops is the key trend observed in the global vertical farming market. Internet of things (IoT) is a system of sensors used in vertical farming, which are associated with the internet. It helps the commercial growers in storing information detected by the sensors in the cloud storage, or any other storage medium. Vertical farming is inclined toward utilization of complex sensors to screen the plant completely, without human support. The information from the sensors is put away in the cloud space for analyzing the information and performing required actions.

Insights on market segments

During the forecast period, the building-based structure vertical farming will continue forming the larger part of the market compared to shipping container vertical farming. And, the hydroponics growth mechanism will continue contributing largest revenue to this market during the forecast period. Based on hardware, lighting has been the largest revenue generating hardware for the global vertical farming market. Based on crop type, the vertical farming market witnessed largest revenue for lettuce cultivation.

North America stands as the largest vertical farming market

Geographically, North America has been the largest vertical farming market. Vertical farming creates huge opportunities for pharmaceutical companies in North America for developing its own patented products such as from seed to the production of finished products. The companies further provide those proprietary products to the medicinal, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries and help them to expand their customer base. This will provide a competitive edge to the pharmaceutical companies in the market and help them in creating their own identity. The companies could also control supply chain and trace its ingredients and finished products. Vertical design implementation in biopharmaceutical drugs will help the pharmaceutical companies in North America to produce drugs in large quantities. It will also enable the companies to cultivate drugs containing high value compounds for health and medicinal needs.

Moreover, the commercial crop growers in North America have recognized that vertical farming system helps in reducing the operating costs of the business organizations and helps in enhancing the profitability of the business.

The market is expected to witness the fastest growth in Asia-Pacific, during the forecast period. The growth is led by increasing urban population and augmented demand for environment-friendly production of fresh fruits and vegetables, which does not involve the use of pesticides. Japan has been the largest vertical farming market in Asia-Pacific, followed by China. During the forecast period, rapid adoption of indoor agriculture is expected in Asia-Pacific, which is supposed to increase the demand for pesticide-free food that is easily accessible to the rapidly growing urban population.

Increasing adoption of organic foods escalates the market growth

Increasing demand for environment-friendly production of fresh fruits and vegetables without the use of pesticides is driving the growth of the global vertical farming market. Vertical farming helps in producing organic foods, which are grown without the use of pesticides, artificial fertilizers and genetically modified organisms. With the developing trend towards eating healthy food, consumers have begun to perceive organic foods as an immaculate topping with loads of flavors. Vertical farming helps in developing organic foods, which are succinct and delightfully effective in creating tasty natural organic micro-greens. The system helps in substantial assortment of organic crops and ensures that crops are accessible in the demand specific areas.

High intensity of rivalry in vertical farming market

The overall intensity of competition is low in the global vertical farming market. The market witnessed a CAGR of 22.3% during 2013 - 2016. Owing to the high growth rate, the intensity of rivalry in the market is high. There are a few number of players in the global vertical farming market, owing to which the intensity of rivalry in the market is high. Some of the key players in the global market include Koninklijke Philips N.V., Aerofarms, Sky Greens, Illumitex, Inc., Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., Green Sense Farms, LLC, Agrilution, American Hydroponics, Urban Crops and Vertical Farm Systems.


By Hardware Type

  • Lighting
    • Grow Lights
    • Grow Light Reflectors
    • Grow Light Ballasts
  • Hydroponics Component
    • Pumps and Irrigation
    • Meters and Solutions
    • Water Filtration
    • Others
  • Climate Control
    • Ventilation Fans
    • Air Purification/Control
    • Others
  • Sensor
    • Temperature Sensors
    • CO2 Sensors
    • Nutrient Sensor
    • PH Sensors
    • Crop Sensors
    • Others

By Structure

  • Building-Based Vertical Farming
  • Shipping Container Vertical Farming

By Growth Mechanism

  • Aeroponics
  • Hydroponics
  • Aquaponics

By Crop Type

  • Lettuce
  • Pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumber
  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • The U.K.
    • France
    • Sweden
    • Netherlands
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • Singapore
    • Taiwan
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Middle-East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America