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Manufactured Soil (Soil Blends & Mixes) Market Global Forecast to 2021

  • Publisher: MicroMarket Monitor
  • Publication date: May. 31, 2016
  • Format: Electronic – PDF
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Manufactured Soil (Soil Blends & Mixes) Market by Type (Garden Soil, Soil Mix, Manure & Compost), Application (Cultivation, Lawns, Commercial Developments, Sports Fields, Green Spaces), Material Input, & by Region - Global Forecast to 2021.

In the global market for manufactured soils, garden soil dominates the manufactured soils market. There are various types of garden soils present in the market which include structured soil, moisture retentive soil, bedding soil, and lightweight soil. Soil mixes usually consist of different compositions of elements blended in a proportion suitable for the selected crop. The application of soil mixes in agriculture is constantly increasing with different soil mixes being used for different crop types. The growing market for lawns and garden consumables also plays an important role in driving the market for soil mixes across the globe.

The cultivation segment dominated the manufactured soils market in terms of application. The major factor driving the cultivation application is the increasing amount of organic farming practices across the globe, which largely uses manufactured soil mixes and blends for the same. The growing use of manufactured soils in controlled agriculture, along with the growing market for lawns and garden consumables, has played a significant role in factoring the growth of the manufactured soils market. The presence of major players from the manufactured soils market in North America and Europe have played a major role in driving the market in these regions.

The global manufactured soils market is dominated by North America and is closely followed by Europe.

Soil mixes can be customized based on the requirements of the crop considered, and its growing number of applications has made it the fastest-growing manufactured soil type across the globe. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the fastest-growing market for manufactured soils and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The rising global consumption of lawn and garden consumable products is driving the manufactured soils market.


The manufactured soil value chain includes material input manufacturers that provides with soil, compost, sand, coir fiber, perlite, and vermiculite among others. Manufactured soil manufacturers include The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (U.S.), Boxley Materials Company Inc. (U.S.), Resource Management Inc. (U.S.), and Boughton Loam & Turf Management Limited (U.K.). Other players include Casella Organics, Inc. (U.S.) Resource Management Inc. (U.S.), and Tim O’Hare Associates LLP (U.K.). Furthermore, the products manufactured by these companies are sold by either the manufacturers or through there dedicated distribution channels.

Target Audience:

  • Raw material and ingredients suppliers
  • Suppliers
    • Agriculture institutes
    • R&D institutes
    • Technology providers
  • Manufactured soil manufacturers/suppliers
  • Raw material manufacturers/suppliers
  • Intermediary suppliers
    • Wholesalers
    • Dealers
  • Consumers
    • Retailers
    • Farmers
  • Research institutes and organizations
  • Government bodies, venture capitalists, and private equity firms

“The study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus on in the next two to five years for prioritizing efforts and investments.”

Scope of the Report

On the basis of Type, the manufactured soils market has been segmented into:

  • Garden soil
  • Soil Mix
  • Manure & compost
  • Others (turf sand and organic soil improver)

On the basis of Application, the manufactured soils market has been segmented into:

  • Cultivation
  • Lawns
  • Commercial developments
  • Sports fields
  • Green spaces

On the basis of Material Input, the manufactured soils market has been segmented into:

  • Soil
  • Compost
  • Sand
  • Coir fiber
  • Perlite
  • Vermiculite
  • Others (horticulture sand and peat moss)

On the basis of Region, the manufactured soils market has been segmented into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • RoW (Brazil, Argentina, and South Africa)