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Artificial Turf Market

Artificial Turf Market by Infill Materials (Rubber, Sand), Application (Contact Sports, Non-Contact Sports, Leisure, Landscaping) & Region - Forecast to 2021 - 2031

Artificial Turf Market by Infill Materials (Rubber, Sand), Application (Contact Sports, Non-Contact Sports, Leisure, Landscaping) & Region - Forecast to 2021 - 2031

Artificial Turf Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

Artificial Turf Market Snapshot

Future Market Insights (FMI) has pegged the artificial turf market value to reach US$ 4,119.7 in 2021. Driven by the growing popularity of sports events and surging demand in commercial and residential sector for landscaping, the market for artificial turf is expected to expand at 5.9% CAGR over the forecast period 2021-2031.

The global artificial turf market will exhibit a year-on-year (YoY) growth of 5.7% between 2020 and 2021. Favored by the increasing number of sport events and stadium across the globe, the market volume for artificial turf is likely to surpass 146 Mn Sq.m through 2031.

According to the FMI analysis, Koninklijke Tencate NV, Cocreation Grass Corporation, SIS Pitches, LIMONTA SPORT S.P.A, and Challenger Industries are the top players in the artificial turf landscape. Cumulatively, these players will account for a market share of 32.6% in 2021.

Key Points Covered in Artificial Turf Market Study

  • Market estimates and forecast 2021-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Artificial Turf Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

Artificial Turf Market Historic Sales Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast Outlook

Over the period from 2016 to 2020, the global artificial turf market has exhibited growth at 1.8% CAGR, as per a study by FMI. Strong growth is on the cards for the artificial turf market on account of the increasing use of artificial grass turfs for landscaping in commercial and residential spaces across the globe.

Historically, artificial turfs were reserved for mini-golf courses, football grounds, and sports fields. However, over the last few years, these turfs have made inroads into the general community life of the urban population with their increasing applications in leisure and landscaping sector.

Demand for attractive artificial lawns in gated societies and communities has bode well for market. Urban homeowners are more inclined towards spending on lawns and playgrounds in societies. Moreover, these facilities are often considered imperative to aesthetic value to any property. As artificial turfs eliminate the contact of harmful pesticides and fertilizers used for natural grass, these turfs are progressively gaining traction in residential applications.

With the evolution in artificial turfs and other flooring materials, the industry players are continuously emphasizing on using cost-effective manufacturing techniques and biodegradable materials such as polylactic acid (PLA) fiber type to develop eco-efficient solutions.

Moreover, the emergence of customized and recyclable products are expected to create lucrative sales opportunities for manufacturers. According to FMI, the market for artificial turf is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period 2021 to 2031.

How Will Expansion of Hotels and Airports Affect Artificial Turfs Sales?

Rising number of hotels, restaurants, and airports across the globe is expected to drive the market. Artificial turfs are increasingly used in these infrastructures for various applications such as decorating balconies, swimming pools, and rooftops. Thus, with ongoing expansion in the hospitality industry, the market for artificial turfs is likely to witness steady growth.

Increasing popularity of sports events for games such as football, cricket, hockey, golf, and others coupled with upcoming global sports events is expected to drive the market. The market will therefore gain from increasing number of international sporting events such as football and cricket matches, among others.

Artificial turfs are progressively used for preparing fields that host these sports as they are more durable and do not lose their sheen even after years. With upcoming sports events such as Football Champion League Matches, Hockey Junior Pan American Championship 2021, and others, the demand for artificial turfs is expected to skyrocket over the coming years.

With the emergence of hybrid artificial turf technology and third-generation turfs, manufacturers are launching new turfs with shock pads, anti-bacterial properties, and natural components such as cork, crumb driver, and rubber zest to reduce the chances of injuries. These developments are expected to offer conducive environment for the overall market growth.

What are the Key Restrains Impeding the Sales of Artificial Turf?

Stringent regulations across various countries regarding the usage of infill material used in artificial turf is hampering the growth of the market. For instance, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has proposed the European Union (EU) to ban the synthetic granules used as infill in artificial turfs, with six years transition period. This is projected to hinder the market growth in several European countries.

Artificial turf does not flame up, however, due to its high surface temperature it melts easily if it is exposed to intense reflected sunlight from any window or something hot falls in it such as charcoal. Other than this, factors such as volatility in prices of raw material for manufacturing artificial turf and the high cost of the product are likely to hamper the market growth.

The unprecedented outbreak of coronavirus has negatively affected the sales of artificial turfs. Due to strict regulations and lockdown imposed by the government of over 160 countries, the sports events, construction activities were compelled to stop, consequently, impeding the sales of artificial turf during the course of the pandemic period.

Nevertheless, with ease of lockdown, increasing number of construction projects, and increasing application in residential & commercial sectors are expected to drive the market for artificial turf over the coming years. 

Country-wise Insights

How Will the Market for Artificial Turf Expand Across the U.K.?

Increasing disposable income of people across the U.K. is driving the sales of artificial turfs for landscaping and sports applications. As per FMI, the artificial turfs market in the U.K. is expected to expand at a steady pace over the forecast period 2021 to 2031.

The U.K. is home to some of the world’s largest stadiums that host cricket and football matches such as Lords, Headingley, Wembely, and Old Trafford stadiums. Increasing number of sporting events is one of the chief factors, propelling the demand for artificial turfs in the country.

English Football League confirmed dates for upcoming tournaments for the 2021-2022 campaign, with the season ready to go underway across the Sky Bet Championship in the U.K. several other sporting events are on cards, which will present attractive opportunities for artificial turf market players to capitalize on.

Why is Demand for Artificial Turf Rising in the U.S.?

Ongoing expansion of the construction industry is expected to bolster the market in the U.S. Artificial turfs have are gaining traction in construction projects for sports arenas, houses, stadiums, and commercial gardens due to better durability and less maintenance compared to natural grass.

Market players in the country are increasingly launching innovative and more realistic artificial turfs. For instance, Synthetic Grass Warehouse, a leading manufacturer of artificial grass in America, announced launching their new product named, Everlast Turf's Nature's Best, a more durable, soft, and realistic artificial turf.

This coupled with early acceptance of such products is expected to uplift the market growth of in the country, making the U.S. a dominant market in North America.

How is the Demand Outlook for Artificial Turf in India?

India is anticipated to register the fastest growth in the Asia Pacific market. Owing to the rising trend of landscaping, increasing investment by some of the leading companies towards expansion, and favorable government policies, supporting expansion of sports infrastructure are projected to drive the market in India.

Besides this, the India market will gain from ongoing expansion in the tourism and hospitality sector, which uses artificial turfs in commercial applications. In recent years remarkable rise in number of hotels, resorts, restaurants, and commercial buildings among others has presented opportunities for artificial grass sales.

Besides this, use in decorated balconies, lawns, and rooftops is expected to propel the demand for artificial grass, thereby, driving the market in the country.

How is the Market for Artificial Turf Flourishing in Germany?

Germany has more than 40 stadiums at present for football alone, excluding other sports and the number is steadily increasing. Thus, the increasing number of stadiums in the country coupled with emerging trend of replacing natural grass with artificial turfs is estimated to create sales opportunities for the market players in the country.

The country is home to number of leading manufacturers of artificial turfs such as GreenField and SportGroup. These players are increasingly undertaking taking efforts to expand their market share, consequently, contributing to increasing the market share of artificial turf in the country.

For instance, SportGroup Holding acquired two America-based turf manufacturing companies, SYNlawn and AstroTurf. The acquisition is assisting the company in to clench the North American athletic turf customers and expand its market share. Attributed to these, Germany is estimated to emerge as a lucrative market in Europe.

Category-wise Insights

Why is Demand for Rubber Infill Materials High?

Superior characteristics such as softness and resilience are the factors contributing to their increased popularity across end-user applications. As rubber infill is more durable and has shock-resistant properties, they are increasingly being used in the artificial turf for outdoor sports applications such as golf courses, rugby field, football, and cricket grounds.

Growing popularity of sports events and increasing number of stadiums across the globe are propelling the sales of rubber infill. Also, upcoming sports events such as ICC Cricket World Cup 2031 and Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 are expected to provide lucrative sales opportunities for the rubber infill.

Which Applications of Artificial Turf in Contact Sports Segment will Continue Rising?

Among contact sports, non-contact sports, leisure, and landscaping, contact sports are expected to dominate the segment, accounting for the largest market share. Rising participation of the young population in outdoor sports such as football, rugby, and cricket across the globe is creating scope for the construction of new stadiums and sports fields, in turn, propelling the industry growth.

Other than this, the landscaping segment is anticipated to exhibit substantial growth owing to surging adoption for commercial and residential applications. As artificial turf elevate the beauty of the landscape, they are highly sought by the hotels, public gardens, restaurants, homes, and others for decorating rooftops, balconies, lawns, and swimming pools.

Competitive Analysis

In recent years, most of the leading market players have heavily invested in research and development initiatives, contributing to the invention of numerous innovative products. Prominent industry players are emphasizing on expanding their product portfolio by strategic collaboration, mergers & acquisitions of small and medium-scale companies. For instance,

  • In April 2017, Ten Cate Grass, one of the global leaders in synthetic turf systems for sports and landscaping announced acquiring an American company, Synthetic Grass Warehouse. The acquisition assists the company to become a leading player in the vigorously growing landscaping segment as an artificial turf supplier.
  • In August 2019, AstroTurf, an American subsidiary of SportGroup announced acquisition of Nagle Athletic Surfaces Inc. This strategy has helped AstroTurf in expanding their product portfolio as Nagle Athletic Surfaces, Inc. has an extensive range of products.

Scope of Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific excluding Japan. Japan, and Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, and South Africa

Key Segments Covered

Infill Materials, Application, and Regions

Key Companies Profiled

  • Dow dupont
  • Tarkett
  • Shaw Industries
  • Victoria PLC
  • Controlled Products
  • ACT Global
  • Sport Group
  • Tigerturf
  • SIS Pitches
  • Matrix Turf

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Artificial Turf Market by Category

By Infill Materials:

  • Rubber
  • Sand
  • Others

By Application:

  • Contact Sports
  • Non-Contact Sports
  • Leisure
  • Landscaping

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific excluding Japan
  • Japan
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Key Questions Answered in the Report

What is the current artificial turf market value?

The artificial turf market is anticipated to reach a valuation of US$ 4,119.7 Mn in 2021
The artificial turf market is anticipated to reach a valuation of 146 Mn Sq,m during the assessment period 202-2031
The artificial turf market witnessed impressive growth at 1.8% CAGR between 2016 and 2020.
Emergence of Hybrid Grass, horizontal integration, and expanding distribution channel will accelerate the sales for artificial turf over the coming years.
Koninklijke Tencate NV, Cocreation Grass Corporation, SIS Pitches, LIMONTA SPORT S.p.A, and Challenger Industries are the top players leading the artificial turf market.
Demand for artificial turf will continue to rise backed by rising demand for organic baby food in the country, sales across North America are set to rise at a steady 4.5% CAGR.
Europe artificial turf market will exhibit healthy growth at 4.3% CAGR during the forecast period.
Top exported in the of artificial turf landscape are the China, U.S., South Korea, and Netherlands.
Top countries in terms of artificial turf sales are the U.S., Netherlands, South Korea, and China.
Leading players of global artificial turf market is expected to contribute around 32.6% of total market share.
South Korea and Japan will account for over 3.6% market share of global artificial turf market in 2021.

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