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Mulching Materials Market

Mulching Materials Market

Mulching Material Market, Forecast, Trend, Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2021 to 2031

Mulching Materials Market
  • Jan-2021
  • List of Tables : 61
  • List of Figures : 161
  • 170 Pages
  • Consumer Goods

About the Report

The global mulching material market value is projected to surpass US$ 3 Bn in 2021, and expand at a CAGR of around 7% over the next ten years, with demand highest for horticulture and gardening purposes.

Constantly soaring gardening culture among millennials and growing horticulture sector are expected to lead to massive demand for mulching material over the decade. Shifting preferences and increasing disposable income will lead to a surge in the number of gardening lawns and horticulture farms, which is likely to contribute to market growth during the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

Additionally, numerous end-use verticals such as public gardens, corporate gardens, resorts, and many more are anticipated to adopt mulching material at a faster pace, as this material finds potential to act as an athletic alternate for various harmful pesticides.

It has been seen that demand for pine needle munch as well as demand for demand of wood and grass clipping mulch has been gradually rising. In some countries, wood shredding mulch demand is also seeing an upward trend.

The foremost objective of this new report by Fact.MR on mulching material is to pitch insights on the market scenario, demand generators, and technological advancements in this space. The report provides a taxonomy elaborating on key segments.

The report also outlines visionary insights on the dynamics of the market, including the drivers, restraints, opportunities, trends and pricing analysis, along with key success factors. Market trends have been tracked in 20+ high-growth countries, pointing towards countries in North America, Europe, and East Asia holding bulk of the market share.

Historical Performance Vs. Future Market Outlook

From, 2016 -2020, demand for mulching material exhibited steady growth at a CAGR of 7.9%. Gardening lawns and horticulture farms played a major role in driving demand.

Valuation of the market elevated from US$ 2.6 Bn in 2016 to US$ 3 Bn in 2020. According to extensive analysis by the team of Fact.MR having expertise in the consumer goods space, demand for mulching material will remain on the higher side over the coming years.

Mounting agriculture industry owing to regional government initiatives and various subsidiary programs will further strengthen demand for mulching material over the assessment period.

This is due to the fact that, the agriculture industry has witnessed a steady growth rate over the last several decades. It is presumed that it will remain in this high growth trajectory owing to constantly increasing population along with rising disposable income, especially among millennials across the globe, which will propel demand for mulching material.

By 2031, the market is presumed to witness immense growth at a CAGR of around 7%, with an escalating growth in valuation to approx. US$ 7 Bn by 2031.

Prominent players in the market are operating aggressively and strengthening their distribution and sales networks. Extensive investments are being made to enhance their infrastructure with a vision to acquire a large chunk of the market share.

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Which Region Offers Great Potential for Mulching Material?

Globally, the market for mulching material exhibits great potential in East Asia, with demand concentrated from China and Russia, owing to comparatively high involvement in agricultural activities and steep crop yield. Further, growing number of horticulture farms is pushing demand for mulching material, which has provided an impetus to the market.

Further, South Asia is looking like the most lucrative after East Asia, due to high dependency of the population on the agriculture sector, which contributes a giant share in regional GDP.

The North American market is poised to expand at a CAGR of around 7% over the forecast period. The U.S is the most prominent country in North America, presumed to exhibit exponential growth owing to high crop yield and vast agriculture industry, which provides an upper edge to the country as far as mulching material sales are concerned.

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Country-wise Analysis

What Makes China a Huge Market for Mulching Material?

China is the growth epicenter for the mulching material market owing to its immense agriculture capability and high crop yield. Inorganic mulching material holds a massive share due to the effect on soil warming, weed control, and moisture conservation. Mulching material aids in enhancing crop yield by 20-30% depending upon the type of crop.

China has witnessed exponential growth in the past three decades owing to its agricultural technology and science. It is expected that China will remain in this high growth trajectory through 2031.

Will Demand for Mulching Material Keep Increasing in the U.S?

The U.S will remain a prominent market for mulching material, amid the government’s strong push towards developing sustainable infrastructure for the agricultural sector. Moreover, the U.S is also witnessing high demand from the gardening sector. From small-space agriculture of early America to small-space edibles of today, home gardens continue to evolve. In the early 1700s, American dwellers relied on productivity through home gardens. In the 1980s, gardens became an extension of homes, rather than a separate area. All these factors are pushing demand for mulching material in agriculture across the U.S.

Will is Importance of Mulching in Agriculture Increasing across India?

India is one of the most prominent countries in the agricultural sector, and is presumed to hold this position in future as well. The huge population in the country massively relies on the agricultural sector, which may elevate the requirement of mulching material over the coming years. Numerous government aids and regulations are there to supplement growth of the agriculture sector in the country.

It has also been observed that demand from horticulture farms is steadily surging over the last decade, which will complement market growth over the assessment period.

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Category-wise Insights

Which Mulching Material Accounts for High Demand?

Mulches are available in organic and inorganic forms, where organic mulch includes pine needles, wood and grass clippings, wood shredding, sawdust, and other products. Inorganic mulches comprise gravel and pebbles, limestone, black plastic, and landscape fabric. However, plastic continuously faces criticism due to the nature of non-biodegradable mulching material and the harm it causes to plants if used by homeowners.

According to the National Organic Program, only petroleum-based plastics can be deployed in fields, provided they are disposed of after the growing season. Biodegradable mulching material that is derived from oxidation by yeast, fermentation by bacterial enzymes, and many others could eventually disrupt the conventional plastic mulches market. These mulches will offer similar properties as plastics but they will be easy to dispose of without causing an environmental imbalance.

How Big is the opportunity for Mulching Material in Gardens?

Gardens outside government buildings, offices, municipalities, public areas, and a few private properties are often embellished with mulches. This helps in the ornamentation of the gardens and makes them appealing to the eyes of citizens. Use of mulching material in organic farming and gardening promotes long lifespan of perennial plants, as it protects the topsoil from erosion and furnishes it with nutrients after undergoing decomposition.

Demand for mulches is soaring because of their utility in controlling the temperature of the soil as well as controlling frost during unfavorable conditions. Jolly Gardener, The Scott Company, Cowart Mulch Products Inc., and others are players that are pushing consumption of mulching material in garden areas to suppress soil compaction caused by pressure, which is maintained by a layering of sufficient mulch materials over the topsoil.

What are the Constraints for Mulching Material Manufacturers?

Traditional polythene or plastic mulches are utilized broadly for yield creation; however, rising awareness among consumers and increasing government guidelines--for example mandating the expulsion of PVC-based mulches before the finish of the season--have led to restrictions on the use of plastic mulches. Plastic mulches retain an enormous amount of heat, which is unsafe for the plants.

Plastic mulches also diminish the soil dissipation rate, which can cause the plants to suffocate. Another factor that diminished the utilization of plastic mulch is when manuring the land. The left over or undisposed plastic causes stunted growth in plants due to lack of oxygen and nutrients. Thus, government regulations strictly enforce the removal of plastic mulches after every growing season. This is one factor that may restrict overall market growth to some extent over the coming years.

How has COVID-19 Impacted Market Expansion?

Nearly two quarters of 2020 created numerous impediments in the supply chain of every industry, due to either full or partial lockdowns. Apart from this, the coronavirus outbreak disrupted freight transport, business travel, and other services that rely on presence of individuals abroad.

However, the scenario for mulching material is different, and the market was comparatively not thumped like most other sectors, because of the applicability of mulch in agriculture and gardening—spaces that have continued to function even during the pandemic.

Competitive Landscape

Aforementioned players rely on a blend of organic and inorganic strategies to deepen penetration across lucrative markets. These strategies include product launches, collaborations with key players, partnerships, acquisitions, and strengthening of regional and global distribution networks.

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Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Oceania
  • the Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • GCC

Key Segments Covered

  • Product Type
  • Material
  • Sales Channel
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Novamont S.p.A
  • FKuR Kunststoff GmbH
  • Ohio Mulch
  • Preen
  • The Scotts Company LLC
  • Jolly Gardener
  • Cowart Mulch Products, Inc.
  • Woodland Mulch
  • Bailey Bark Materials, Inc.
  • Renewable Fiber Inc.

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Regional Segments Analyzed Include

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico. Brazil)
  • Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K, Spain)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand)
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, S. Africa, N. Africa)

Compilation of authentic and first-hand intelligence, insights offered in the report are based on quantitative and qualitative assessment by leading industry experts, and inputs from opinion leaders & industry participants around the value chain.

Growth determinants, macroeconomic indicators, and parent market trends have been scrutinized and delivered, coupled with the market attractiveness for each market segment encompassed. Qualitative impact of growth influencers on the market segments across regions has also been mapped by the report.

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Highlights from the Report

  • Elaborated scenario of the parent market
  • Transformations in the market dynamics
  • Detailed segmentation of the target market
  • Historical, current and forecast market size based on value and volume
  • Latest industry developments and trends
  • Competition landscape
  • Strategies adopted by the market players and product developments made
  • Potential and niche segments, along with their regional analysis
  • Unbiased analysis on performance of the market
  • Up-to-date and must-have intelligence for the market players to enhance and sustain their competitiveness

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Product Type

    • Organic Mulching Material
      • Barked, Shredded or Chipped
      •  Pine Needles
      •  Grass Clippings
      •  Shredded Leaves
      •  Straw
    •  Inorganic Mulching Material
      •  Black Plastic
      •  Landscape Fabric
      •  Stones/Gravel
      •  Others
  • By Material

    • Mulching Material for Residential Applications
    • Mulching Material for Gardens
      •  Public Gardens
      •  Corporate Gardens
      •  Hotels and Resort Gardens
    •  Mulching Material for Horticulture
    •  Others
  • By Sales Channel

    • Mulching Material Sold through Modern Trade
    • Mulching Material Sold through Garden Supply Stores
    • Mulching Material Sold through Online Stores
    • Mulching Material Sold through Other Channels
  • By Region

    • North America
    •  Latin America
    •  Europe
    •  East Asia
    •  South Asia & Oceania
    •  MEA

Mulching Material Market: Scope of Report

A recent study by Fact.MR on the mulching material market offers a 10-year forecast for 2021 to 2031. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining the growth of the market. This report explicates on vital dynamics such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for key market players along with key stakeholders as well as emerging players associated with mulching material.

The study also provides the dynamics that are responsible for influencing the future status of the market over the forecast period. A detailed assessment of value chain analysis, business execution, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report.

A list of prominent companies manufacturing mulching material, along with their product portfolios, enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.

Report Summary

The study offers a comprehensive analysis on diverse features, including demand, product developments, revenue generation and sales of mulching material across the globe.

A comprehensive estimate on the market has been provided through an optimistic scenario as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account the sales of mulching material during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.

Analysis on Market Size Evaluation

The market has been analyzed for each market segment in terms of Volume (Kilo Tones) and value (US$ Mn).

Market estimates at global and regional levels for mulching material are available in terms of “US$ Mn”. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent market segments, along with market attractiveness evaluation, has been incorporated in the report.

Furthermore, absolute dollar opportunity analysis of all the segments adds prominence to the report. Absolute dollar opportunity plays a crucial role in assessing the level of opportunity that a manufacturer/distributor can look to achieve, along with identifying potential resources, considering the sales and distribution perspective in the global mulching material market.

Inspected Assessment on Regional Segments

Key sections have been elaborated in the report, which have helped deliver projections on regional markets. These chapters include regional macros (political, economic, and business environment outlook), which are expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Country-specific valuation on demand for mulching material has been offered for each regional market, along with market scope estimates and forecasts, price index, and impact analysis of dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Detailed breakup in terms of value for emerging countries has also been included in the report.

In-depth Analysis on Competitive Landscape

The report sheds light on the leading manufacturers of mulching material, along with their detailed profiles. Essential and up-to-date data related to the market performers who are principally engaged in the production of mulching material has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view. Market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits report readers to take preemptive steps in advancing their businesses.

Company profiles have been included in the report, which include essentials such as product portfolios and key strategies, along with all-inclusive SWOT analysis on each player. Company presence is mapped and presented through a matrix for all the prominent players, thus providing readers with actionable insights, which helps in thoughtfully presenting the market status, and predicting the competition level in the mulching material market.

- FAQs -

Market to register a CAGR of around 7% across the 2021-2031 assessment period. Higher penetration in the agriculture industry will bolster demand over the coming years.

China is expected to play a pivotal role in driving demand for mulching material. Surge in demand from agriculture and horticulture farms is set to be observed across the country.

Prominent players manufacturing mulching material include Novamont S.p.A, FKuR Kunststoff GmbH, Ohio Mulch, Preen, The Scotts Company LLC, Jolly Gardener, Cowart Mulch Products, Inc, Woodland Mulch, Bailey Bark Materials, Inc., and Renewable Fiber Inc.

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