Soil Testing Inspection And Certification Market

Soil Testing, Inspection, and Certification Market: Commercial End Use Segment to Represent Absolute $ Opportunity of US$ 1.4 Bn by 2027: Global Industry Analysis 2012- 2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027

The importance of soil testing services in the agriculture sector will spur market revenue growth in the coming decade 

Agricultural production depends on the nature and quality of soil used to grow crops. Farmers have come to rely on high quality soil to improve their crop yield and ensure a sustained production of food crops to meet the needs of a growing global population. Soil is a natural resource that is prone to depletion owing to a slew of factors and the need to ensure the efficacy of the chemical composition of soil cannot be emphasized enough. A loss in the fertility of soil used for cultivation can harm the yield per acre, resulting in loss of agricultural production and negatively impacting the agrarian economy. There is hence a need for efficient soil testing, inspection, and certification services that can check the quality of the soil and ensure sustained production to meet the food needs of the rapidly growing population.

Agriculture end use segment to dominate the global soil testing, inspection, and certification market

The above factors are obvious indicators of the growing boom of soil testing, inspection, and certification services in the agriculture sector. This probably explains why the agriculture segment is the largest among the end use segments in the global soil testing, inspection, and certification market. Our analysis points to a 1.7x growth of the agriculture end use segment during the course of the forecast period 2017 – 2027. The agriculture segment dominated the global soil testing, inspection, and certification market in terms of value in 2016 and the trend is projected to continue throughout the forecast period. This segment will reach a market valuation in excess of US$ 1,100 Mn by the end of 2017 and will witness a growth rate of 5.3% during the decadal period of study.

Agriculture falls under the commercial end use segment of the global soil testing, inspection, and certification market. The other commercial end use segments such as Landscape Contractors and Golf Courses will witness moderate to good growth during the forecast period. The Gardens and Lawns and Others end use segments are likely to register relatively low growth during the period of assessment. Golf Courses will witness a growth rate of 4.8%, expanding 1.6x times over the forecast period. An increasing number of golf courses across the globe along with the high maintenance of the field makes it compulsory for frequent soil inspections and tests. This will fuel growth of the Golf Courses segment in the coming decade. The residential end use segment will witness sustained growth during the forecast period, owing to consumer awareness regarding soil testing, inspection, and certification services.

Increasing soil testing services in golf courses noticed across North America

There are about 153 golf course projects in the U.S that are in different stages of development. The number of new golf courses set up every year is steadily increasing. There is a growing need to maintain the quality of golf lawns, and this encompasses continuous maintenance through soil testing and follow-up solutions. The U.S accounts for a major share of golf courses across the globe (a recorded 15,372 golf courses in 2015 – accounting for almost 45% of the world’s golf courses) and this factor is boosting the demand for soil testing, inspection, and certification services in the North America region. The Agriculture end use segment stands at second position in the North America soil testing, inspection, and certification market. In the Western Europe regional market, the Agriculture end use segment will lead market growth followed by the Golf Courses segment. Agriculture will remain the largest segment in terms of revenue generation in the APEJ soil testing, inspection, and certification market.

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After this, the report dives into the regional forecasts where the global soil testing, inspection, and certification market is studied across seven key geographies. In these sections, we present the key regulations governing each of the regional markets along with the regional market dynamics (drivers, restraints, trends, and opportunities for key players). Regional forecasts are tracked on the basis of important countries within the specific regional markets as well as the various market segments.

The next most important section features the competitive landscape of the global soil testing, inspection, and certification market. Here we present the market structure, market share analysis of the key players dominating the global soil testing, inspection, and certification market, and a competition intensity mapping by market taxonomy. We also present a dashboard view of the market by profiling some of the leading companies in the global soil testing, inspection, and certification market. Company profiles feature an overview, key financials, business strategies, and recent market developments.

Global Soil Testing, Inspection, And Certification Market: Taxonomy

Test Type

End Use

Service

Region

  • Contamination

    • Toxins

    • Chemicals

    • Pathogens

    • Others 

  • Quality

    • Physical Properties

    • Metal

    • Organic Matter

    • Nutrients/Elements/Minerals

    • Inorganics

    • Others

  • pH Test

  • Residential

  • Commercial

    • Agriculture

    • Landscape Contractors

    • Golf Courses

    • Gardens and Lawns

    • Others

  • Testing

    • Routine Soil Testing

    • Greenhouse Saturation

    • Other Special Test

  • Inspection

  • Certification

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Western Europe

  • Eastern Europe

  • Asia Pacific Excluding Japan

  • Japan

  • Middle East & Africa