STC Market Report

Synthetic Turf Council releases 2020 Synthetic Turf Market Report for North America

The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) announced the release of the 2020 Synthetic Turf Market Report for North America. The report is the most comprehensive examination of the North American synthetic turf market ever to be developed. FMI, a major national consulting and research firm, reached out to all major industry participants in order to produce this complete, fact-driven analysis.

STC President and CEO Dan Bond stated, “I am pleased to announce that the most accurate, in-depth assessment of the North American synthetic turf market is now available. I would like to thank all industry participants (members and non-members included) for their input, and member volunteers and staff for their incredible work.”

The report examines the market size, shape and direction, geographic and material segments and key market drivers and trend identifications. Some highlights of the report show that the total installed value of synthetic turf in North America is $2.7 billion, with industry growth of 15 percent since 2017. This activity translates into approximately 265 million square feet (24.6 million square meters) of installed turf and 777 million pounds (352 million kilos) of infill.

While the industry is poised to contract slightly in 2020 due to the short-term impact of COVID-19, it will grow 5.7 percent through 2022. Sports field applications represent 63 percent of the installed turf in 2020 and are expected to remain the largest end application, though use in landscape applications is increasing at a faster pace.

The 2020 report is free to all STC Full Members and available for purchase by Affiliate, Allied and Non-Member organizations.

About the Synthetic Turf Council (STC)

The STC is the world’s largest organization representing the synthetic turf industry. Founded in 2003, the STC assists buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications. It is a resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf, as well as technical guidance on the selection, installation, maintenance, and environmentally responsible disposal of synthetic turf. Membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other specialty service companies.

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