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PUBLISHER: Stratistics Market Research Consulting | PRODUCT CODE: 1476412

Aquaponics Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Type, Component, Facility Type, Equipment, Application, End User and By Geography

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According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Aquaponics Market is accounted for $1.07 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $2.31 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 11.6% during the forecast period. Aquaponics is a sustainable farming method that integrates aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (soilless plant cultivation). In this closed-loop system, fish waste provides nutrients for plants, and plants filter water for the fish, creating a symbiotic relationship. The water circulates between the fish tanks and the plant beds, conserving resources and minimizing waste. Aquaponics requires less water and land than traditional farming methods, reduces the need for chemical fertilizers, and produces both fish and vegetables in a single system. It offers a scalable solution for producing fresh, healthy food while promoting environmental stewardship and resource efficiency.

According to the Organic Trade Association, organic food sales in the US increased by 12.8% in 2020 double the rise from the prior year.

Market Dynamics:


Reduced water usage and elimination of chemical fertilizers

Aquaponic systems use recirculating water, drastically reducing water consumption compared to traditional agriculture. This sustainability aspect appeals to environmentally conscious consumers and positions aquaponics as a viable solution for water-scarce regions and absence of chemical fertilizers in aquaponics ensures the production of clean, pesticide-free produce. This enhances food safety and quality, appealing to health-conscious consumers and commanding premium prices in the market.


High initial investment

Small-scale farmers or those with limited financial resources may be deterred from adopting aquaponic systems due to the high initial investment. On the other hand established players with access to capital may dominate the aquaponics market, leading to market concentration and reduced competition. This could result in higher prices for consumers and less innovation within the industry limiting the expansion of the market and slows the adoption of sustainable farming practices.


Rising demand for organic fruits and vegetables

As consumers increasingly prioritize organic produce due to health and environmental concerns, the demand for organic fruits and vegetables continues to rise. Organic produce typically commands higher prices in the market due to its perceived health benefits and environmentally friendly production methods. Thus aquaponic systems offer a sustainable and pesticide-free method of production, aligning well with the principles of organic farming and meeting the growing demand.


Competition from established farming techniques

Consumers may be more familiar with conventional farming methods and may perceive aquaponics as unproven or less reliable. Overcoming this perception requires extensive education and marketing efforts, which can be costly and time-consuming for aquaponic producers. Converting existing farmland or building new infrastructure for aquaponic systems requires significant investment. Hence established farming techniques may already have the infrastructure in place, making it more difficult for aquaponics to compete in terms of cost-effectiveness.

Covid-19 Impact

Demand for fresh, locally grown produce increased as consumers prioritized food safety and security. This led to heightened interest in sustainable farming methods like aquaponics. However, disruptions in supply chains, labor shortages, and economic uncertainty posed challenges for aquaponic operations. Despite initial setbacks, the pandemic accelerated innovation and adoption of technology in aquaponics, driving efficiency and resilience. Government support and consumer awareness of the benefits of aquaponics further fueled market growth.

The nutrient film technique (NFT) segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The nutrient film technique (NFT) segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, as it allows for precise control over nutrient delivery to plants' roots, optimizing nutrient uptake and plant growth in aquaponic systems. This efficiency can lead to higher yields and faster growth rates, enhancing the productivity of aquaponic operations. Moreover with nutrient film technique, a wider variety of crops can be grown in aquaponic systems, including leafy greens, herbs, and certain fruiting plants. This diversification expands market opportunities by catering to diverse consumer preferences and increasing the potential for revenue streams.

The soil-free plant bed segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The soil-free plant bed segment is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR growth during the forecast period, as soil-free plant beds enable the cultivation of a wider variety of crops, including those that may not thrive in traditional soil-based systems. This diversification of crops can attract new customers and markets, expanding the potential of the aquaponics industry. Additionally soil-free plant beds typically use recirculating water systems, reducing water consumption compared to traditional soil-based agriculture. This sustainability factor can appeal to environmentally conscious consumers and drive market growth.

Region with largest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period e to strong government support for sustainable farming in agricultural countries such as India, China, and Southeast Asian countries. The Indian government provides subsidies up to 50% under its various schemes, such as the National Horticulture Mission (NHM), which mainly focuses on constructing vertical farms across the country. Various state governments in the country are providing additional 10-15% subsidies for the implementation of modern technologies in the agriculture sector.

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to the presence of several key players and the high adoption of controlled environment agriculture in North America. In addition, the rising awareness about alternative and sustainable farming techniques and increasing demand for organic food are improving the adoption of aquaponics systems. The U.S. government has implemented various indoor farming initiatives to promote sustainable agriculture, support local food systems, and reduce the environmental impact of farming.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in the Aquaponics Market include apan Aquaponics, Aponic Ltd, AquaCal AutoPilot Inc., Aquaponic Lynx LLC, aquaponik manufactory GmbH, Backyard Aquaponics Pty Ltd, ECF Farmsystems GmbH, Greenlife Aquaponics, Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc., LivinGreen, Lucky Clays Fresh, My Aquaponics, Nelson and Pade Aquaponics, NutraPonics Canada Corporation, Pentair Aquatic Eco-System, Inc. (PAES), Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems, Practical Aquaponics (Pty)Ltd and The Aquaponic Source

Key Developments:

In March 2024, AquaCal AutoPilot announced a partnership with Thornburg Enterprises to support its presence in the Western region. This includes Arizona, Nevada, California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.

In February 2024, AquaCal(R) Introduces New Half Million BTU Commercial Heat Pump. The Great Big Bopper (GBB) is the perfect solution for most large commercial pool applications, for both heating and cooling.

In February 2024, Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc. announced its participation in "The Balancing Act," the acclaimed television show hosted by Montel Williams and Olga Villaverde.

Types Covered:

  • Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)
  • Media Filled Grow Beds (MFG)
  • Deep Water Culture (DWC)
  • Ebb & Flow
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Other Types

Components Covered:

  • Rearing Tanks
  • Bio Filter
  • Settling Basins
  • Soil-Free Plant Bed
  • Aquaponic Produce
  • Fish Tanks
  • Other Components

Facility Types Covered:

  • Indoor Vertical Farms
  • Poly or Glass Greenhouses
  • Other Facility Types

Equipments Covered:

  • Water Heaters
  • Pumps & Valves
  • Aeration Systems
  • Fish Purge Systems
  • Water Quality Testing
  • Other Equipments

Applications Covered:

  • Fish
  • Herbs
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Other Applications

End Users Covered:

  • Agriculture & Farming
  • Education & Research
  • Community
  • Home Production
  • Commercial
  • Other End Users

Regions Covered:

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • Italy
    • France
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:

  • Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
  • Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
  • Covers Market data for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026, and 2030
  • Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
  • Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
  • Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
  • Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
  • Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

Free Customization Offerings:

All the customers of this report will be entitled to receive one of the following free customization options:

  • Company Profiling
    • Comprehensive profiling of additional market players (up to 3)
    • SWOT Analysis of key players (up to 3)
  • Regional Segmentation
    • Market estimations, Forecasts and CAGR of any prominent country as per the client's interest (Note: Depends on feasibility check)
  • Competitive Benchmarking
    • Benchmarking of key players based on product portfolio, geographical presence, and strategic alliances
Product Code: SMRC25958

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface

  • 2.1 Abstract
  • 2.2 Stake Holders
  • 2.3 Research Scope
  • 2.4 Research Methodology
    • 2.4.1 Data Mining
    • 2.4.2 Data Analysis
    • 2.4.3 Data Validation
    • 2.4.4 Research Approach
  • 2.5 Research Sources
    • 2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
    • 2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
    • 2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Drivers
  • 3.3 Restraints
  • 3.4 Opportunities
  • 3.5 Threats
  • 3.6 Application Analysis
  • 3.7 End User Analysis
  • 3.8 Emerging Markets
  • 3.9 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis

  • 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
  • 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
  • 4.3 Threat of substitutes
  • 4.4 Threat of new entrants
  • 4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Aquaponics Market, By Type

  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)
  • 5.3 Media Filled Grow Beds (MFG)
  • 5.4 Deep Water Culture (DWC)
  • 5.5 Ebb & Flow
  • 5.6 Drip Irrigation
  • 5.7 Other Types

6 Global Aquaponics Market, By Component

  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Rearing Tanks
  • 6.3 Bio Filter
  • 6.4 Settling Basins
  • 6.5 Soil-Free Plant Bed
  • 6.6 Aquaponic Produce
  • 6.7 Fish Tanks
  • 6.8 Other Components

7 Global Aquaponics Market, By Facility Type

  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Indoor Vertical Farms
  • 7.3 Poly or Glass Greenhouses
  • 7.4 Other Facility Types

8 Global Aquaponics Market, By Equipment

  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Water Heaters
  • 8.3 Pumps & Valves
  • 8.4 Aeration Systems
  • 8.5 Fish Purge Systems
  • 8.6 Water Quality Testing
  • 8.7 Other Equipments

9 Global Aquaponics Market, By Application

  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Fish
  • 9.3 Herbs
  • 9.4 Fruits
  • 9.5 Vegetables
  • 9.6 Other Applications

10 Global Aquaponics Market, By End User

  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Agriculture & Farming
  • 10.3 Education & Research
  • 10.4 Community
  • 10.5 Home Production
  • 10.6 Commercial
  • 10.7 Other End Users

11 Global Aquaponics Market, By Geography

  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 North America
    • 11.2.1 US
    • 11.2.2 Canada
    • 11.2.3 Mexico
  • 11.3 Europe
    • 11.3.1 Germany
    • 11.3.2 UK
    • 11.3.3 Italy
    • 11.3.4 France
    • 11.3.5 Spain
    • 11.3.6 Rest of Europe
  • 11.4 Asia Pacific
    • 11.4.1 Japan
    • 11.4.2 China
    • 11.4.3 India
    • 11.4.4 Australia
    • 11.4.5 New Zealand
    • 11.4.6 South Korea
    • 11.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
  • 11.5 South America
    • 11.5.1 Argentina
    • 11.5.2 Brazil
    • 11.5.3 Chile
    • 11.5.4 Rest of South America
  • 11.6 Middle East & Africa
    • 11.6.1 Saudi Arabia
    • 11.6.2 UAE
    • 11.6.3 Qatar
    • 11.6.4 South Africa
    • 11.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

12 Key Developments

  • 12.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
  • 12.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
  • 12.3 New Product Launch
  • 12.4 Expansions
  • 12.5 Other Key Strategies

13 Company Profiling

  • 13.1 apan Aquaponics
  • 13.2 Aponic Ltd
  • 13.3 AquaCal AutoPilot Inc.
  • 13.4 Aquaponic Lynx LLC
  • 13.5 aquaponik manufactory GmbH
  • 13.6 Backyard Aquaponics Pty Ltd
  • 13.7 ECF Farmsystems GmbH
  • 13.8 Greenlife Aquaponics
  • 13.9 Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc.
  • 13.10 LivinGreen
  • 13.11 Lucky Clays Fresh
  • 13.12 My Aquaponics
  • 13.13 Nelson and Pade Aquaponics
  • 13.14 NutraPonics Canada Corporation
  • 13.15 Pentair Aquatic Eco-System, Inc. (PAES)
  • 13.16 Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems
  • 13.17 Practical Aquaponics (Pty)Ltd
  • 13.18 The Aquaponic Source
Product Code: SMRC25958

List of Tables

  • Table 1 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 2 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 3 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 4 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Media Filled Grow Beds (MFG) (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 5 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Deep Water Culture (DWC) (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 6 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Ebb & Flow (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 7 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Drip Irrigation (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 8 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Other Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 9 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Component (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 10 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Rearing Tanks (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 11 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Bio Filter (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 12 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Settling Basins (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 13 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Soil-Free Plant Bed (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 14 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Aquaponic Produce (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 15 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Fish Tanks (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 16 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Other Components (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 17 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Facility Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 18 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Indoor Vertical Farms (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 19 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Poly or Glass Greenhouses (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 20 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Other Facility Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 21 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Equipment (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 22 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Water Heaters (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 23 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Pumps & Valves (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 24 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Aeration Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 25 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Fish Purge Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 26 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Water Quality Testing (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 27 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Other Equipments (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 28 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 29 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Fish (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 30 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Herbs (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 31 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Fruits (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 32 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Vegetables (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 33 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 34 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 35 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Agriculture & Farming (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 36 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Education & Research (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 37 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Community (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 38 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Home Production (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 39 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Commercial (2021-2030) ($MN)
  • Table 40 Global Aquaponics Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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