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The global agricultural sprayers market size was valued at USD 3.20 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow from USD 3.38 billion in 2023 to USD 5.18 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.27% during the forecast period.
An agriculture sprayer is equipment typically used for applying substances in liquid form, such as fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides and herbicides, to plants or crops. Over the past decade, sprayers have become an important equipment for farmers in agricultural pest-controlling activities. The use of agricultural equipment, including sprayers, has gradually increased with a concern for enhancing crop quality and yield globally. The adoption of advanced technology and digitalization to reduce the cost of production is also positively influencing the global market’s growth. Furthermore, growing food grain production, rising disposable income, increasing youth involvement in agricultural activities, and economic stability are a few driving factors influencing the industry’s growth globally, especially in the Asian market.
COVID-19 Impact Created Opportunities for Agriculture Sprayer Manufacturers due to Increased Agricultural Activities & Labor Shortage
Despite supply chain disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic globally, the market witnessed positive growth in agricultural equipment, including sprayers. During the first half of the pandemic, the industry experienced a drop in demand for sprayers. However, the government considered agricultural activities essential. Thus, the sector operated during the pandemic. Due to a shortage of labor and workers, farmers adopted machinery to continue the work. Further, developing countries, such as India, China, and Brazil, imported agricultural machinery, including sprayers, which positively contributed to the market growth. According to the Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association of India, there was a huge surge in imports of agri-equipment, including sprayers. The value of imports reached USD 175 million in FY 2020-21, increasing from USD 67.48 million in FY 2018-19.
Subsidizing Agricultural Machinery to Propel Market to Next Height
The adoption of machinery is positively influenced by subsidies, especially in developing countries such as India, Brazil, and China. A larger number of farmers cannot afford the advanced agricultural sprayers since the product needs a high investment. To promote the purchase and adoption of advanced machinery in the agricultural sector, governments offer subsidies and financial assistance to farmers. Thus, government subsidy policies will motivate and support farmers in purchasing agricultural sprayers. This will also help the farmers replace old sprayers with new and advanced ones. For instance, in April 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MOA) of China granted a new round of USD 1.46 billion (10 billion yuan) worth of subsidies to purchase agricultural machinery, including agricultural sprayers.
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Increasing Adoption of Precision Farming Techniques to Propel Agricultural Sprayer Demand
The global agriculture sector is under pressure from rising operational expenses, labor shortages, and climatic changes. These factors are placing farmers’ profitability at risk. Globally, the price of fertilizers and pesticides has increased by a minimum of 50% over the past couple of years. The labor shortage is another factor that affects the increasing operational expenses. Thus, farmers are investing in advanced farming techniques and technology to achieve sustainability. It will create space for key players in the industry to develop machinery by adopting next-generation technology, such as sensors, robotics and analytics, which aids farmers in attaining sustainability. This factor will positively affect the demand for agricultural sprayers over the forecast period.
Increasing Development of Novel Technologies to Propel Market Growth
The global agriculture sector is moving toward the developing stage, which is necessary to bring advanced technology and machinery to improve the quality and efficiency of agricultural production. Players are focused on developing advanced products to reduce cost and time, thereby improving efficiency in crop production. Furthermore, agricultural sprayer manufacturers are embarking on developing new products by using renewable energy, which will assist the farmers in reducing fuel costs. It will also be an additional driving factor for the market growth. For instance, in August 2022, Solinftec, an ag-tech company, expanded its Solix Ag Robotics offerings by introducing the Solix Scouting robot. This robot is designed to detect and spray weeds. This cutting-edge technology will be commercially available in 2023.
High Capital Investment for Farmers to Impede Market Growth
While agricultural equipment, including agricultural sprayers, may offer increased productivity and greater benefits in achieving effective yield, it is likely to be a significant capital investment for farmers. Furthermore, these sprayers are expensive for farmers to purchase and repair due to their complicated and sophisticated design. Therefore, farmers in developing countries and underdeveloped countries, such as India, Brazil and Africa, are not able to invest in advanced agricultural sprayers. This will adversely impact the agricultural sprayers market growth.
High Stability and Accuracy of Self-Propelled Sprayers to Hold the Largest Share of the Market
Based on product type, the market is segmented into self-propelled, tractor mounted, trailed, handheld, and aerial.
The self-propelled segment is anticipated to hold the largest global agricultural sprayers market share. High accuracy in controlling pests and diseases will help farmers to reduce the cost of agricultural production. Furthermore, players are developing all-season machines with high-ground clearance. Thus, the self-propelled sprayers offer more versatility and durability to farmers. Therefore, the product demand is anticipated to increase globally over the forecast period.
The aerial segment is anticipated to grow at a promising CAGR in the market. The increasing technological revolution in agricultural spray equipment, paired with the introduction of new products, will positively influence the segment's growth. For instance, in March 2021, Drone Volt, a France-based company, launched an autonomous spraying device that integrates a mounted frame, a 12-liter tank, and a foldable spray boom and is equipped with four rotating head nozzles.
Lower Operational Costs and Maintenance Expenses of Electric & Battery-driven Sprayers to Boost Segment Growth
Based on power source, the market is segmented into fuel-based, electric & battery-driven, solar, and manual.
The electric & battery-driven segment is anticipated to grow at a higher growth rate during the forecast period. Low prices compared to fuel and solar-based sprayers, lower operational expenses and easy maintenance factors are driving the product demand globally. Further, technological advancements in the farm equipment sector propelled the battery-powered sprayers market. For instance, in September 2021, Goizper Group Cooperative, a Spain-based company, developed a new electric sprayer and launched it under its Matabi brand. The product comes with an 18V Li-Ion battery and can spray from 100 to 400 liters when the battery is fully charged.
The fuel-based segment holds the larger global agricultural sprayers market share as the product is traditionally used across the world. Since the product is more conversant to farmers, agricultural sprayer industry players are developing similar products to meet their demands. It will be contributing positively to the segment’s growth.
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Hydraulic Nozzles Segment to Hold the Largest Market Share Due to its High Versatility
Based on nozzle type, the market is segmented into hydraulic nozzle, gaseous nozzle, centrifugal nozzle, and thermal nozzle.
The hydraulic nozzle segment is anticipated to hold the largest share of the market and grow at a higher CAGR compared to other types of nozzles. The hydraulic nozzles help to maintain constant pressure and also offer uniform distribution of sprays on plants. Thus, the hydraulic nozzle type is comparatively more beneficial in spot treatment to control pests and diseases.
The centrifugal nozzle segment is anticipated to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period. This nozzle type, which is designed to deliver high-pressure spray to cover larger areas, is well-suited for precision spraying of crops. Therefore, it helps to offer a more effective spray at a lesser cost. These nozzles are also designed to prevent over-spraying. Hence, the segment is anticipated to grow at a promising growth rate during the foreseeing period.
Cost and Time-Saving Factors of High Volume Sprayers to Propel Product Demand
Based on capacity, the market is segmented into ultra-low, low, and high.
High-volume sprayers are traditionally designed to apply to relatively larger areas. These sprayers are generally mounted on tractors or trucks. Nowadays, manufacturers are developing self-propelled sprayers to meet the demands. These high-volume sprayers are highly versatile and allow farmers to treat larger areas with each fill. They will aid in reducing the cost, time and labor. Thus, field crop producers prefer the product, which contributes positively to the growth of the global agricultural sprayers market. High-volume sprayers accounted for the largest market share compared to low and ultra-low volume sprays.
Low and ultra-low volume sprayers are mainly used for the spraying of pesticides. A volume application rate (VAR) of less than 5 L/ha is required. Application areas for ultra-low volume spray include pest control, such as mosquito control and cockroach control. Agricultural applications, such as grain storage, disinfection purposes, such as hospitals and laboratories, and surface decontamination.
Larger Field Crop Cultivating Area to Drive the Field Sprayers Demand in the Market
Based on usage, the market is segmented into field sprayers, orchards sprayers, and garden sprayers.
The field sprayers segment is anticipated to hold the largest market share in the global market. Field crops, such as grains, dry legumes, oil seeds, and fiber crops, make a high contribution to global food security. According to Eurostat, field crop cultivation areas in Europe accounted for nearly 34% of all types of farms. Larger cultivation areas for field crops will positively influence product sales in the upcoming years. Furthermore, rising key players' efforts to minimize farmers' overall operational expenses will be an additional factor to propel the demand for the product.
Geographically, the market share is fragmented into five major regions, including North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific.
Asia Pacific Agricultural Sprayers Market Size, 2022 (USD Billion)
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Asia Pacific accounts for the dominating market share in the global agricultural sprayers market. The increasing adoption of machinery in the agriculture sector, paired with favorable government subsidies to purchase agricultural equipment, including agricultural sprayers, is positively influencing the market growth. More than one billion people in Asia Pacific work in the agriculture sector, which makes it one of the largest and most dynamic sectors in the world. Over the past decade, farmers have been adopting machinery to attain sustainability and reduce operating costs, which is another supporting factor for the market growth in the region. For instance, under the Crop Diversification Scheme in India, farmers are eligible for a 50% subsidy for purchasing power spray pumps. Additionally, the Union Agriculture Minister of India launched the Kisan Drone Spray Scheme in February 2022. The government will provide 50% assistance on drone-based sprayers for scheduled tribes, women, tribes, and other lower caste farmers.
North America is one of the leading markets for agricultural sprayers. Numerous key players, such as John Deere, CNH Industrial N.V., AG Spray Equipment Inc., and other medium-scale manufacturers, are serving in the market. They are also embarking on several strategies, such as new product launches and investments in developing cutting-edge technologies to strengthen their market presence. It will positively drive the market growth across the region. For instance, in August 2023, AGCO Corporation, an agri machinery manufacturing company, launched an MF 500R series sprayer in the North American market.
Embarking on innovation and advancement in technology is one of the core factors driving agriculture sprayer demand in Europe. For instance, in June 2021, Bosch and BASF Digital Farming formed a joint venture named Bosch BASF Smart Farming GmbH to develop smart sprayers. In July 2023, the company introduced One Smart Spray for weed management. Such instances will support the positive growth of agricultural sprayer demand in Europe.
South America is one of the emerging market spaces for sprayers. Leading global players entering Brazil and Argentina are focusing on establishing production plants and sales plants to make products available at affordable prices for farmers in the region. It will drive the market in the upcoming years. For instance, in August 2023, John Deere Company announced the construction of its second plant in Brazil, dedicated to producing its PLA sprayer line. Furthermore, over the past decade, Brazil's agriculture sector has witnessed a technological revolution in crop harvesting and management. According to data obtained by the Single Foreign Trade Portal Program, more than 8,000 spraying drones were imported between 2020 and 2023.
The Middle East & and Africa’s agriculture sprayers market is anticipated to grow at a promising growth rate during the forecast period. Factors such as the adoption of multifunctional machinery, the advent of precision farming techniques and growth in equipment financing agencies in the Middle East & and African countries, such as South Africa, Saudi Arabia and others, drive the market to the next height in the coming years.
Global Market Space is Led by Highly Dynamic and Consolidated Market Conditions
The global market is consolidated with a few agricultural sprayer giants. Key players, such as Amazonen-Werke, Boston Crop Sprayers Ltd., EXEL Industries and Deere & Company are well-established and have been operating in the agricultural machinery space for decades. They are investing sufficient money to develop novel products adopting innovative technologies. These players are also actively embarking on digitalization and new product launches to strengthen their positions further and make a decisive shift to ensure their future growth in the market. For instance, in March 2023, Deere & Company introduced the “See & Spray™ Premium performance upgrade kit” for John Deere self-propelled sprayers. This advanced technology will help farmers to gain cost efficiency and effective application. The competitive intensity of the market is expected to increase during the foreseeing years if such globally recognized players develop and offer advanced and economical novel products.
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CAGR of 6.27% from 2023 to 2030
Value (USD Billion)
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Fortune Business Insights says that the global agricultural sprayers market was USD 3.20 billion in 2022.
Exhibiting a CAGR of 6.27%, the market will exhibit robust growth over the forecast period.
The self-propelled sprayer segment is expected to be the leading product type in the market.
Growing adoption of advanced equipment in agricultural practices and increasing manufacturers' focus on developing new products to cut down costs are boosting market growth.
Amazonen-Werke, Boston Crop Sprayers Ltd., EXEL Industries, Deere & Company, and CNH Industrial N.V. are the top players in the market.
Asia Pacific held the highest market share in 2022.
Robust investments in developing novel products, upgrading products with digital tools and government support to purchase the products are the latest market trends.
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