Agricultural films the global market

Agricultural films the global market

Published: September 2017

Over the past 60 years, agricultural output and productivity have significantly increased and plastic agricultural film for silage, mulch and greenhouse applications has made substantial contributions to this development. The use of plastic films has been notable in the horticultural industry, as well as in preserving and improving the quality of silage and contributing to continuously increasing crop and milk yields. Plastic films have also enabled the extension of cultivation in terms of the growing season and the location through the use of protective mulch and greenhouse films.

For players in the market the business is a challenging one with many conflicting trends. While plastic films can undoubtedly contribute to improved efficiency and output, growing concern about film waste and disposal is leading to growing interest in the use of biodegradable materials or utilising advanced technologies which enable recycling of those heavily contaminated films where it is economically and environmentally feasible.

The new study builds on and expands the European agricultural film report to the global level in order to assist companies in making key decisions in this area. 

The report is structured as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Explanatory notes
  • Executive summary
  • The agricultural films market – the global overview
  • Silage film - the global market
  • Mulch film - the global market
  • Greenhouse film - the global market
  • Regional market analysis
  • Profiles of the leading agricultural film producers
  • Statistical appendix

Product coverage

  • Silage film and its subcategories
  • Mulch film and its subcategories
  • Greenhouse film and its subcategories

Polymer types

  • LDPE, LLDPE (C4, C6, C8), metallocene, EVA/EBA, recycled & reclaim, others

Reporting basis

  • Past: 2011
  • Present: 2016, 2017
  • Future: 2021


On an individual country or regional basis, the study details the market for each film type within the following regions/countries:

  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Asia & Australasia
  • North America
  • Central and South America

The report is supplied as a downloadable PDF with an enterprise-wide license agreement. One printed hard copy of the report is also provided.

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