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Cotton Harvester Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Stripper and Picker), By Application (Farm and Rent), and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI107339 | Status : Ongoing



Cotton is a softball cultivated to produce yarn for humankind. In 1850, the first mechanical cotton harvester was patented by The U.S. However, economic conditions and social disruptions stopped development until the 1940s. Cotton harvesters are machines for harvesting cotton balls and are of two types’ strippers and pickers.  Strippers strip the entire plants of opened and unopened balls along with stems and leaves. In comparison, pickers are spindle-type harvesters that rotate on any axis, remove the cotton balls, and leave the bur on the plant.

According to The U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA, World cotton production is projected to rise by 3.2 percent, with rising harvested area in some countries. Furthermore, global cotton consumption is estimated to grow significantly, as the world economy starts recovering from the undecorated downfall in 2020 and supply chain issues in 2021. Rising demand for cotton worldwide has curated consumers' need for organic textiles globally. Thus, the increased yield has resulted in an increased number of cotton fields, raising the need for picking machines. In addition, the growing adoption of agro-tech and its associated benefits are estimated to fuel the market. However, global supply chain constraints and rising logistic costs affect the cotton harvester rental market.

Even today, many countries use manual picking methods for cotton, which can hinder the growth of cotton harvesters in developing countries. In contrast, labor shortage globally and technological advancement that offers operational efficiency, with minimum cost, leverage opportunities for manufacturers. Increasing demand for lifestyle organic garments has raised the demand for cotton products, and promotions by big celebrities to adopt organic have raised the demand for cotton globally. Additionally, the post-pandemic rise in e-commerce has given a short dose to the cotton harvester market.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Cotton Harvester Market

Global supply chain and manufacturing were adversely affected by the global pandemic. Major countries have stopped production owing to raw material shortages and demand drops, forcing manufacturers to develop strategies. However, the post-pandemic growing trend of organic products and online ordering has raised the demand for cotton textiles and subsidiary products in the market. Moreover, growing online ordering during the pandemic and potential savings for the consumer has raised lifestyle products to demand globally. Consumers preferring online ordering to avoid contact with the virus have developed many e-commerce platforms that offer great discounts and easy delivery. For instance, USDA Global cotton production in 2021-22 is up 120.2 million bales and a Y-O-Y year-on-year hike of 7.5%, as most major producers saw an increase in demand. With significantly higher area harvested, especially in Texas U.S. saw a hike of 20.6% to about 4 million hectares.

Key Insights

The report will cover the following key insights:

  • Recent industry trends and developments.

  • Competitive landscape & strategic key players.

  • Complete background analysis, including an assessment of the Global Cotton Harvester Market.

  • Impact of COVID-19 on The Global Cotton Harvester Market

Analysis by End User

  •  The rising trend of organic cotton textiles and ease of supply chain owing to the growth of e-commerce and shipping platforms has raised the cotton demand globally. However, technological advancement has improved the cotton picking and harvesting process.

    •  According to Textile Exchange Organic Cotton Market Report, Organic cotton production is projected to skyrocket in 2020/21, with 48 percent growth. It is dominating demand from countries such as India and Turkey. In India, this growth is largely supported by the increased demand for organic cotton, which significantly raises prices.

Regional Analysis

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  •  North America holds a dominating share of global cotton production with the second position in terms of growth the U.S. saw a hike of 34% in cotton production. Factors such as organic Pima, demand rise, and price hikes significantly support market growth.

    • For instance, According to the 2020 Organic Industry Survey by the Organic Trade Association, it is observed that sales of organic fiber products hiked by 12 percent to USD 2.04 billion in 2019.

  • Asia Pacific, which holds the largest share in global organic cotton production, saw steady growth in 2021 despite rising demand for organic cotton fiber products. Moreover, China saw a drop in production by -26%. In comparison, India holds a steady growth of 44% in demand and a 1.3% percent growth in fiber volume.

    • According to Organic Cotton Market Report 2021, India holds the number one position with annual cotton production of 124,244 tons, followed by China with just 30,549 tons.

  • The European region is supported by rising demand for organic fiber in the fashion industry. In contrast, Greece, the only region in Europe contributing to Europe’s cotton demand, is just 0.3% of global cotton production. However, Europe is a major dominator in the global fashion trend.

    • According to USDA, Greece export approx. 80% of its cotton production to countries such as Turkey and China due to higher demand from the.

  • The Middle East and African countries are small countries facing water scarcity problems and producing a much less volume of cotton fiber. In comparison, a rise of 91% in Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to hold stable growth. It is estimated that the demand for cotton harvesters will be moderated and influence the market to a low extent.

  • Latin America is expected to dominate the favorable government policies and projects. Moreover, Brazil and Peru dominate cotton producers in this region. While steady demand for cotton textiles propels the market.

Key Players Covered

Barnhardt Manufacturing Co., Changzhou Dongfeng Agricultural Machinery Group Co. Ltd., CNH Industrial NV, Deere and Co., Delkin Devices Inc., Erisha Agritech, Exact Corp., Gomselmash, and Hubei Fotma Machinery Co. Ltd., Jiangsu Wallong - Hsin Machinery Engineering Corporation Ltd., Xinjiang Boshiran Intelligent Agricultural Machinery Co. Ltd., Shandong Swan Cotton Industrial Machinery Stock Co., Ltd., Jiangsu World Agricultural Machinery Co. Ltd., Özen Is Tarım Makinaları, and Others.


By Type

By Application

By Geography



  • Spindle Picker

  • Stripper

  • Farm

  • Rent

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Spain, Russia, Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico)

  • Middle East And Africa (Saudi Arab, South Africa, UAE)

Key Industry Developments

  • October 2022- John Deere investing USD 29.8 Million to shift production of cotton harvesters from china to the U.S. The main aim was to expand the Thibodaux, LA, factory and replace current models with medium chassis cotton harvesters.

  • October 2022- The Belarusian agricultural equipment manufacturer Gomselmash signed an agreement to sell agricultural machines in collaboration with OOO TD MTZ-Stavropol.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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