Europe Soil Moisture Sensor Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Water Potential Sensor, Volumetric Moisture Sensor), By Application (Agriculture, Construction, Sports, Research, Weather Forecasting, Others), And By Country - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

  • Published : Dec 2021
  • Report Code : KSI061611324
  • Pages : 95

The Europe soil moisture sensor market is projected to attain a size of US$131.559 million in 2026. These sensors can be stationary or portables such as handheld probes. Stationary sensors are placed at predetermined locations and depths in the field, whereas portable soil moisture probes can measure soil moisture at several locations.

Market Drivers

The European economy has been increasing its dependence on a sustainable approach in the current period. The irrigation facilities have resorted to watershed management and scheduling to maximize their output with minimum environmental impact. This is one of the major drivers behind the market in Europe. Additionally, the construction sector which is a prime sector of the economy in European countries has shifted to a greener approach in recent times which has led to further growth in the region.

By type, water potential sensors are widely used owing to the large construction projects. By application, the construction sector uses water management tools extensively followed by the agricultural sector in its irrigation projects.

Growth Factors

  • Large scale construction sector

This sector has undergone recent changes in the form of sustainable approaches under the observation of regulatory organizations. The tasks of building a new structure, civil engineering, erosion studies, drought management studies, dust control, landslide studies employ these sensors extensively in their works. The stringent building and construction laws in the region have led to the adoption of these pieces of types of equipment in their activities which is furthering the growth of the market.

  • Well-defined irrigation facilities

Irrigation has been a defining feature of agriculture in Europe. Over 40 % of the EU's water use is in agriculture, and most of the freshwater abstraction is for agricultural use in countries like Greece, Spain, and Cyprus (Source: FAO). Prolonged periods of drought, effects of climate change, pollution as well as competition overuse add further pressure on EU waters. Water is an essential but scarce resource whose uses must be optimized in the current period. The government, stakeholders, and private players have formulated policies to adopt well-defined irrigation projects to water the fields. These plans and policies have led to the expansion of the sensor market in the region.


The market may witness restrictive forces in the form of high prices in the installation and usage of sensors thereby limiting its usage in smaller projects. But the large scale projects employ this machinery extensively which is pushing the market ahead.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Europe Soil Moisture Sensor Market

The European markets have been hit by the pandemic severely with the value of the Euro falling in the international market. The agricultural sector witnessed a fall in the value chain but has demonstrated high resilience under the recovery measures. The government has extended several benefits to procure raw materials and instruments to retrace its growth. The construction sector saw a fall during the first wave, but increased dynamically and has since then more or less stagnated. This has indicated meager changes in the market for soil moisture sensors and the growth is expected to continue at the same rates in the years to come.

Competitive Insights

The market leaders for the Europe Soil Moisture Sensor Market are Meter Group Inc., Delta -T Devices, Soil Moisture Sense Ltd, Skye Instruments Ltd, and Eijkelkamp Soil & Water. The key players in the market implement growth strategies such as product launches, mergers, and acquisitions, etc. to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors. For Instance,

  • In 2019, Eijkelkamp Soil & Water launched a new GDT-S Prime Plus for extended use in the field and to send water level, temperature, conductivity, rainfall, soil moisture, and various water quality data securely.

Europe Soil Moisture Sensor Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2026  US$131.559 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of during the forecast period
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments covered  Type, Application, And Country
 Regions covered  United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Others
 Companies covered  Meter Group Inc., Delta -T Devices, Soil Moisture Sense   Ltd, Skye Instruments Ltd,   Eijkelkamp Soil & Water
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


  • By Type
    • Water Potential Sensor
    • Volumetric Moisture Sensor
  • By Application
    • Agriculture
    • Construction
    • Sports
    • Research
    • Weather Forecasting
    • Others
  • By Country
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Others

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Covid-19 Scenario
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Europe Soil Moisture Sensor Market Analysis, By Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Water Potential Sensor
5.3. Volumetric Moisture Sensor

6. Europe Soil Moisture Sensor Market Analysis, By Application
6.1. Introduction 
6.2. Agriculture
6.3. Construction
6.4. Sports
6.5. Research
6.6. Weather Forecasting
6.7. Others

7. Europe Soil Moisture Sensor Market Analysis, By Country
7.1. Introduction 
7.2. United Kingdom
7.3. Germany
7.4. France
7.5. Spain
7.6. Others

8. Competitive Intelligence
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrative
8.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles
9.1. Meter Group Inc.
9.2. Delta -T Devices
9.3. Soil Moisture Sense Ltd
9.4. Skye Instruments Ltd
9.5. Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

Meter Group Inc.

Delta -T Devices

Soil Moisture Sense Ltd

Skye Instruments Ltd

Eijkelkamp Soil & Water