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Mulch Films Market by Type (Clear/Transparent, Black, Colored, and Degradable), Application (Agricultural Farms, and Horticulture), Element (LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, EVA, PLA, and PHA), & by Region - Global Trends and Forecast to 2020

Mulch Films Market by Type (Clear/Transparent, Black, Colored, and Degradable), Application (Agricultural Farms, and Horticulture), Element (LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, EVA, PLA, and PHA), & by Region - Global Trends and Forecast to 2020

“Mulch film market projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5%”
The mulch film market is projected to reach USD 4.07 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2015 to 2020. The market is further driven by factors such as global economic growth, increased per capita income of consumers, rising population, and rising demand for food products. The high growth potential in emerging markets and untapped regions provides new opportunities for market players.

“Clear/transparent mulch type is the fastest growing market from 2015 to 2020”
Clear/transparent mulch is projected to grow with the highest CAGR from 2015 to 2020among the different mulch types for cultivation. Clear/transparent mulch helps in increasing crop yield, especially during warm seasons as it traps the sun’s infrared radiation to keep the soil warm, and the plastic film helps in the prevention of moisture loss, preserving the moisture content and leading to faster growth of crops. Hence, the demand for this type of mulch film is high as farmers require more crop output in less time.

“LLDPE led the market with the largest share in 2014”
On the basis of element, the mulch film market is led by the LLDPE market followed by the LDPE market. The EVA market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2015 to 2020. Factors such as softness, flexibility, clarity, and resisitance to crack & stress are driving the EVA market. LLDPE has a favorable market growth. Countries such as China, Middle East, and the U.S. are the major producers of LLDPE; moreover, the Middle East, Canada, the U.S., and Southeast Asia are among the largest exporters of LLDPE. Emerging regions such as Africa and India are major importers of the LLDPE as the demand for food products is high in these regions. Increasing demand for food is exerting pressure on agricultural output and hence the demand for plastic mulch has increased as it maintains the soil temperature without eroding the soil.

The figure below shows the breakdown of the primaries on the basis of company, designation, and region, conducted during the research study.
By Company Type: Tier 1 – 20%, Tier 2 – 45%, and Tier 3 – 35%
By Designation: C level – 28%, Director level – 22%, and Others – 50%
By Region: North America – 18%, Europe – 25%, Asia-Pacific – 45%, RoW – 12%

“China contributed to the largest market share in the Asia-Pacific region”
The Asia-Pacific region dominated the mulch film market in 2014 and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This region is a large market for plastic mulch films and is continuously increasing due to the improved standard of living & purchasing power of people, economic growth, and high demand for food. This growth can be attributed because of high investment by the major players such as BASF SE (Germany) and The DOW Chemical Company (U.S.). High amount of production and consumption in countries such as India and China has been a responsible factor for the Asian market to grow at the highest rate.

Major players such as BASF SE (Germany), Berry Plastics Group Inc. (U.S.), RKW Group (Germany), The DOW Chemical Company (U.S.), and AEP Industries, Inc. (U.S.) collectively accounted for the largest portion of the mulch film market in 2014. Other players such as British Polyethylene Industries Plc (U.K.), Novamont (Italy), Armando Alvarez (Spain), and Al-Pack Enterprise Ltd (Canada) also have a strong presence in this market.

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  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • STUDY SCOPE
      • YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY
    • CURRENCY
    • UNITS
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • FACTOR ANALYSIS
      • INTRODUCTION
      • DEMAND-SIDE ANALYSIS
      • SUPPLY-SIDE ANALYSIS
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION
    • RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS
      • ASSUMPTIONS
      • LIMITATIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN MULCH FILMS MARKET
    • BLACK MULCH FILM: LEADING SEGMENT, BY TYPE
    • LLDPE: LARGEST MARKET FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS
    • ASIA-PACIFIC: FASTEST-GROWING MULCH FILMS MARKET
    • LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • EVOLUTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
      • RESTRAINTS
      • OPPORTUNITIES
      • CHALLENGES
    • REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
      • INTRODUCTION
      • NORTH AMERICA
      • EUROPE
      • ASIA-PACIFIC
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET TRENDS & INSIGHTS
      • CLEAR/TRANSPARENT FILMS TO BE THE FASTEST-GROWING SEGMENT
      • LLDPE SEGMENT DOMINATED THE MULCH FILMS MARKET IN 2014
    • VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
  • MULCH FILMS MARKET, BY TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • CLEAR/TRANSPARENT
      • Table CLEAR/TRANSPARENT: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table CLEAR/TRANSPARENT: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • BLACK MULCH
      • Table BLACK: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BLACK: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • COLORED MULCH
      • Table COLORED: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table COLORED: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • DEGRADABLE MULCH
      • Table DEGRADABLE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table DEGRADABLE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • OTHERS
      • Table OTHERS: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table OTHERS: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
  • MULCH FILMS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • AGRICULTURAL FARMS
      • Table MULCH FILMS IN AGRICULTURAL FARMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MULCH FILMS IN AGRICULTURAL FARMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • HORTICULTURE
      • Table MULCH FILMS IN HORTICULTURE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MULCH FILMS IN HORTICULTURE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
  • MULCH FILMS MARKET, BY ELEMENT
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY ELEMENT, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY ELEMENT, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • LLDPE
      • Table LLDPE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table LLDPE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • LDPE
      • Table LDPE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table LDPE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • HDPE
      • Table HDPE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table HDPE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • EVA
      • Table EVA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EVA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • PLA
      • Table PLA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table PLA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • PHA
      • Table PHA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table PHA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • OTHERS
      • Table OTHERS: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table OTHERS: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
  • MULCH FILMS MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • U.S.
        • Table U.S.: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table U.S.: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CANADA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • MEXICO
        • Table MEXICO: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table MEXICO: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • REST OF NORTH AMERICA
        • Table REST OF NORTH AMERICA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table REST OF NORTH AMERICA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • Table EUROPE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • ITALY
        • Table ITALY: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table ITALY: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • GERMANY
        • Table GERMANY: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table GERMANY: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • FRANCE
        • Table FRANCE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table FRANCE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • U.K.
        • Table U.K.: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table U.K.: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • SPAIN
        • Table SPAIN: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table SPAIN: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • REST OF EUROPE
        • Table REST OF EUROPE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table REST OF EUROPE: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CHINA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • INDIA
        • Table INDIA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table INDIA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • JAPAN
        • Table JAPAN: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table JAPAN: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • NEW ZEALAND
        • Table NEW ZEALAND: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table NEW ZEALAND: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
        • Table REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • REST OF THE WORLD (ROW)
      • Table ROW: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ROW: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • Table ROW: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ROW: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • BRAZIL
        • Table BRAZIL: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table BRAZIL: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • AFRICA
        • Table AFRICA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table AFRICA: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • OTHERS IN ROW
        • Table OTHERS IN ROW: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table OTHERS IN ROW: MULCH FILMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KT)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • MULCH FILMS: GROWTH STRATEGIES, BY COMPANY
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATION & TRENDS
    • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES
      • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES, 2012-2013
    • ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS
      • Table ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS, 2012-2015
    • AGREEMENTS
      • Table AGREEMENTS, 2011
    • EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS
      • Table EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS, 2010-2016
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BASF SE
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BERRY PLASTICS GROUP INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • RKW GROUP
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • AEP INDUSTRIES INC.
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • ARMANDO ALVAREZ
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • AL-PACK ENTERPRISES LTD
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • NOVAMONT
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • AB RANI PLAST OY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES PLC
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
  • APPENDIX
    • INDUSTRY INSIGHTS FROM EXPERTS
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS

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