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Agricultural Testing Market by Sample (Soil, Water, Manure, Compost, Bio-solids, Seeds and Others), Application Type (Contaminants and Quality Assurance), & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020

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Publishing Date: April 2015
Report Code: AGI 3375

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The agricultural testing market continues to grow due to high demand in most of the countries and the increasing market opportunities. The market players are responding to these new opportunities by expanding their global presence and product lines. Agricultural testing, on the basis of type, has been segmented into sample and application tests.

The segmentation of this market is based on the sample type being tested, application of testing, and key regions. The types include soil testing, water testing, manure testing, compost testing, bio-solids testing, seed testing, and others (greenhouse (soil-less) media, green roof media). The market is further segmented on the basis of application for contaminants (toxins, chemical residues, pathogens, and others) and quality assurance (chemical and physical). The global market, by region, is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World.

The agricultural testing market for sample type is estimated to reach $5,641.56 Million at a CAGR of 5.9% by 2020. The market for contaminants is projected to be $2,687.45 Million by 2020, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2014. The quality assurance market is expected to be $2,224.19 Million in 2014, and is projected to reach $2,954.12 Million by 2020. This market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 5.5% from 2014 to 2020. Agricultural testing helps in analyzing appropriate requirements to be supplemented for growth. Testing, inspection, and certification of agricultural samples are influenced by farmers. Moreover, qualities of sample and common contaminants are factors that determine the type of testing required.

The global market is highly fragmented with key market players driving the growth with agreements, expansions, acquisitions, and investments to develop its position in the market. The market is competitive with leading players being involved in the research & development of various agricultural testing methods to bring sustainability. The market caters to applications such as agriculture, landscape, and greenhouses.

The agricultural testing industry has many players, (small-, medium-, and large-scale); however, the industry is dominated by a few. The key players in this market are SGS S.A. (Switzerland), Eurofins Scientific (Luxembourg), RJ Hill Laboratories Ltd. (New Zealand), Bureau Veritas S.A. (France), and Intertek Group Plc. (U.K.). Expansions & investments were found to be the most preferred growth strategies in the agricultural testing market. The purpose of adopting these strategies is that it results in better market presence, increases product portfolio, and helps to reach new potential markets. Other players such as SCS Global Services (U.S.), TUV Nord Group (Germany), Exova (U.K.), and Agilent Technologies (U.S.) also have a strong presence in the market.

Agricultural Testing Market Share (Value), by Region, 2013

Agricultural Testing Market

Source: Expert Interviews and MarketsandMarkets Analysis

This report estimates the size of the market in terms of value ($million) and volume (‘000 Ha). In this report, the market has been segmented broadly on the basis of sample type, application, and region. The market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges, and raw material and product price trends have been discussed in detail. The share of participants in the overall market has been discussed in detail. The market has grown significantly in the last few years and this growth is projected to continue.

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the market based on sample type, application, and region.

 By Sample type

  • Soil
  • Water
  • Manure
  • Compost
  • Bio-solids
  • Seed
  • Others [greenhouse (soil-less) media, green roof media]

By Application

  • Contaminants [toxins, chemical residues, pathogens, and others (allergens, antibiotics, and GMOs)]
  • Quality assurance (chemical and physical)

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest Of the World

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives  of the Study
    1.2 Markets Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Periodization Considered for this Market
    1.4 Currency Considered for this Market
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                               7.2 Soil Testing
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown  of Primaries, By Company Type, Designation & Region
    2.2 Factor Analysis
           2.2.1 Introduction
           2.2.2 Demand-Side Analysis
                    2.2.2.1 Rising Population
                               2.2.2.1.1 Increase in Middle-Class Population, 2009–2030
                    2.2.2.2 Increasing Food Demand
                    2.2.2.3 Soil Erosion
                    2.2.2.4 Contaminants
           2.2.3 Supply-Side Analysis
                    2.2.3.1 New Technology
                    2.2.3.2 Research & Development
    2.3 Market Size Estimation
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Market Share Estimation
    2.6 Research Assumptions & Limitations
           2.6.1 Assumptions
           2.6.2 Limitations  of the Research Study

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 32)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 35)
    4.1 Attractive Marketing Opportunities in this Market
    4.2 Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample
    4.3 Asia-Pacific: Agricultural Testing Market
    4.4 Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Region, 2014 vs. 2020 ($Million)
    4.5 U.S. Accounted for the Largest Growth Rate in this Market
    4.6 Life Cycle Analysis: By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 41)
    5.1 Introduction
           5.1.1 Qualitative & Quantitative Testing  of Agricultural Samples
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Application
           5.2.2 By Sample
           5.2.3 By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 High Demand for Quality & Sustainable Agriculture Practices
                    5.3.1.2 Regulations & Legislations
                    5.3.1.3 Customized Testing Services Have Emerged as Cost- & Time-Effective Solutions
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 High Cost and Extensive Sample Preparation Require Expert Analysts to Use Advanced Testing Technologies
                    5.3.2.2 Lack of Awareness About Agriculture Regulations
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Developing Markets for Agriculture and Advanced Technology
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Lack of Basic Supporting Infrastructure

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 49)
    6.1 Introduction
           6.1.1 Agricultural Testing
    6.2 Supply Chain Analysis
           6.2.1 Upstream Process
                    6.2.1.1 R&D
                    6.2.1.2 Sample Collection
           6.2.2 Midstream Process
                    6.2.2.1 Transportation  of Sample
                    6.2.2.2 Testing of Sample
           6.2.3 Downstream Process
                    6.2.3.1 Final Result
                    6.2.3.2 Decision-Making
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.5 Intensity  of Competitive Rivalry
    6.4 Strategic Benchmarking
           6.4.1 Strategic Development & Product Enhancement

7 Market, By Sample (Page No. - 57)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Soil Testing
           7.2.1 Soil PH
    7.3 Water Testing
           7.3.1 Basic Irrigation Suitability
           7.3.2 Advanced Irrigation Suitability
    7.4 Manure Testing
           7.4.1 Manure Analysis
    7.5 Compost Testing
           7.5.1 Compost Testing Analysis
    7.6 Bio-Solids Testing
           7.6.1 Bio-Solids Analysis
    7.7 Seed Testing
           7.7.1 Seed Testing Analysis
    7.8 Other Samples

8 Market, By Application (Page No. - 74)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Contaminants
           8.2.1 Toxins
           8.2.2 Chemical Residues
           8.2.3 Pathogens
           8.2.4 Others
    8.3 Quality Assurance
           8.3.1 Chemical Quality Assurance
           8.3.2 Physical Quality Assurance

9 Market, By Region (Page No. - 82)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
           9.2.1 U.S.
           9.2.2 Canada
           9.2.3 Mexico
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 U.K.
           9.3.2 Germany
           9.3.3 France
           9.3.4 Spain
           9.3.5 Russia
           9.3.6 Poland
           9.3.7 the Netherlands
           9.3.8 Rest  of Europe
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
           9.4.1 India
           9.4.2 China
           9.4.3 Japan
           9.4.4 Australia
           9.4.5 Rest  of Asia-Pacific
    9.5 RoW (Rest of the World)
           9.5.1 Brazil
           9.5.2 Argentina
           9.5.3 Other RoW Countries

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 117)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Market Share Analysis
     10.3 Competitive Situation & Trends
             10.3.1 Expansions & Investments
             10.3.2 Acquisitions

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 122)
(Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments)*
     11.1 SGS S.A.
     11.2 Bureau Veritas S.A.
     11.3 Eurofins Scientific
     11.4 ALS Limited
     11.5 R J Hill Laboratories Ltd.
     11.6 Agilent Technologies, Inc.
     11.7 EXOVA
     11.8 TUV Nord Group
     11.9 SCS Global Services
     11.10 Apal Agricultural Laboratory

*Details on Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

12 Appendix (Page No. - 153)
     12.1 Discussion Guide
     12.2 Company Developments
             12.2.1 Acquisitions
             12.2.2 Expansions & Investments
     12.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.4 Related Reports


List  of Tables (69 Tables)

Table 1 Testing  of Agricultural Samples
Table 2 Types  of Agricultural Testing: Global Scenario
Table 3 Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 4 Soil Testing Market, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 5 Organic Matter Percentage Over Range  of Conditions
Table 6 Optimum PH Range  of Pasture Plants
Table 7 Lime Recommendations at Sowing
Table 8 Lime Recommendations on Existing Pastures
Table 9 Water Testing Market, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 10 Manure Testing Market, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 11 Compost Testing Market, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 12 Bio-Solids Testing Market, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 13 Seed Testing Market, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 14 Others Testing Market, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 15 Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 16 Agricultural Testing for Contaminants Market Size, By Region,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 17 Agricultural Testing for Quality Assurance Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 18 Agricultural Testing for Chemical Quality Assurance Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 19 Agricultural Testing for Physical Quality Assurance Market Size, By Region, 2013-2002 ($Million)
Table 20 Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 21 North America: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 22 North America: Market Revenue, By Sample Type, 2013 - 2020, ($Million)
Table 23 U.S.: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 24 U.S.: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 25 Canada: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 26 Canada: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 27 Mexico: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 28 Mexico: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 29 Europe: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 30 Europe: Market Revenue, By Sample Type,2013 - 2020, ($Million)
Table 31 U.K.: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 32 U.K.: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 33 Germany: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 34 Germany: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 35 France: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 36 France: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 37 Spain: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 38 Spain: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 39 Russia: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 40 Russia: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 41 Poland: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 42 Poland: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 43 The Netherlands: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 44 The Netherlands: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 45 Rest of Europe: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 46 Rest of Europe: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 47 Asia-Pacific: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 48 Asia Pacific: Market Revenue, By Sample Type,2013 - 2020, ($Million)
Table 49 Soil Nutrients & Fertility Rating in India
Table 50 India: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 51 India: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 52 China: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 53 China: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 54 Japan: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 55 Japan: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 56 Australia: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 57 Australia: Market Value, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 58 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 59 Others: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 60 RoW: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 61 Rest of the World: Agricultural Testing Market Revenue, By Sample Type, 2013 - 2020, ($Million)
Table 62 Brazil: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 63 Brazil: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 64 Argentina: Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Sample,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 65 Argentina: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 66 Others: Agricultural Testing Market Value, By Sample,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 67 Others: Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 68 Expansions & Investments, 2009–2014
Table 69 Acquisitions, 2009–2014
 
 
List  of Figures (62 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Agricultural Testing Market, By Sample
Figure 2 Market, By Application
Figure 3 Market, By Region
Figure 4 Agricultural Testing Market: Research Design
Figure 5 Global Population is Projected to Reach Around 9.6 Billion By 2050
Figure 6 Food Demand Projections, By Economy/Region, 2050 (Kcal/Person/Day)
Figure 7 Areas of Concern for Soil Degradation
Figure 8 Share of Agriculture in the GDP  of Top 20 Countries (2006–2010)
Figure 9 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 10 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 11 Data Triangulation Methodology
Figure 12 Limitations  of the Research Study
Figure 13 Agricultural Testing Market Snapshot, 2015 vs. 2020
Figure 14 Soil and Water Samples: Most Attractive Market Segments for Investment in the Next Five Years
Figure 15 North America Projected to Register High Growth Rate, 2015–2020
Figure 16 Agricultural Testing Market Size, By Region, 2015–2020 ($Million)
Figure 17 Soil and Water Samples Expected to Grow With Highest Rate, 2015–2020
Figure 18 Soil Testing Accounted for the Largest Share in the Asia-Pacific Agricultural Testing Market
Figure 19 Leading Markets for Agricultural Testing
Figure 20 Agricultural Testing Market Growth Rate, By Country, 2015–2020
Figure 21 Asia-Pacific Seems to Be A Promising Market for Agricultural Testing, 2014
Figure 22 Agricultural Testing Market Segmentation
Figure 23 Demand for Quality & Sustainable Agricultural Practices Drive this Market
Figure 24 Impact of Key Drivers on this Market
Figure 25 Impact of Key Restraints on this Market
Figure 26 Impact of Key Opportunity on this Market
Figure 27 Impact of Key Challenge on this Market
Figure 28 Agricultural Testing Market: Supply Chain Analysis
Figure 29 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: Consumer Awareness & Government Regulations in Agriculture are Increasing Competition in the Industry
Figure 30 Strategic Benchmarking: Eurofins & SGS S.A. Largely Adopted Organic Growth Strategies for Strategic Development
Figure 31 Overview: Soil Type Agricultural Testing Market
Figure 32 Overview: Water Type Agricultural Testing Market
Figure 33 Overview: Manure Type Agricultural Testing Market
Figure 34 Overview: Compost Type Agricultural Testing Market
Figure 35 Overview: Bio-Solids Type Agricultural Testing Market
Figure 36 Overview: Seed Type Agricultural Testing Market
Figure 37 Overview: Others Type Agricultural Testing Market
Figure 38 Contamination Risks in the Agriculture Sector
Figure 39 Overview: Contaminants Agricultural Testing Market
Figure 40 Overview: Quality Assurance Agricultural Testing Market
Figure 41 Geographic Snapshot (2015–2020): Rapidly Growing Markets are Emerging as New Hotspots
Figure 42 North American Agricultural Testing Market: A Snapshot
Figure 43 European Agricultural Testing Market: A Snapshot
Figure 44 China Was the Market Leader in the Asia-Pacific Region in 2014
Figure 45 Companies Adopted Expansion & Investment as the Key Growth Strategy Over the Last Five Years
Figure 46 The Eurofins Grew at the Highest Rate Between 2010 & 2013
Figure 47 Agricultural Testing Market Share, By Key Company, 2014
Figure 48 Expansion & Investment Fueled Growth & Innovation (2009–2014)
Figure 49 Battle for Market Share: Expansions & Investments Formed the Most Popular Growth Strategy
Figure 50 Geographic Revenue Mix  of Top 4 Market Players
Figure 51 SGS S.A.: Company Snapshot
Figure 52 SGS S.A.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 53 Bureau Veritas S.A.: Company Snapshot
Figure 54 Bureau Veritas S.A.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 55 Eurofins Scientific: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 Eurofins: SWOT Analysis
Figure 57 ALS Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 58 ALS Limited: SWOT Analysis
Figure 59 Hill Laboratories: SWOT Analysis
Figure 60 Agilent Technologies, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 61 EXOVA: Company Snapshot
Figure 62 TUV Nord: Company Snapshot

Agricultural testing is the technical procedure of analyzing agricultural samples and the process of manufacturing and storing agricultural products on farms in order to protect crops from chemical residue, pathogens, and toxins. Agricultural tests are performed to supervise the quality and prevent unwanted incidents of contamination of agriculture inputs, which will harm the total agricultural output of the region. Agricultural safety regulations have been implemented across the globe due to the increasing growth of the agriculture sector and to avoid any risk of contamination and spreading of infectious diseases that can result in a decline of agricultural output. The segmentation of the agricultural testing market is based on the sample type of testing, application, and region. The types of samples tested include soil, water, manure, compost, bio-solids, seed, and others (greenhouse (soil-less) media, green roof media). The market is further segmented on the basis of application of testing for contaminants (toxin, chemical residue, pathogen, and others) and quality assurance (chemical and physical).

Agricultural testing market size, by sample type, 2013 vs. 2020 ($Million)

Agricultural Testing Market

E – Estimated; P - Projected
Source: Expert Interviews and MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The agricultural testing market is characterized by intense competition due to the presence of a large number of both large- and small-scale firms. Expansions, acquisitions, and agreements are the key strategies adopted by market players to ensure their growth in the market. The key players in this market are SGS S.A. (Switzerland), Eurofins Scientific (Luxembourg), RJ Hill Laboratories Ltd. (New Zealand), Bureau Veritas S.A. (France), and Intertek Group Plc. (U.K.).

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