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Sprinkler Irrigation Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Type (Center Pivot, Lateral Move, Solid Sets, and Others), Mobility (Stationary and Towable), Application (Field Crops, Orchard Crops, Landscape & Turf, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020 – 2027

Region : Global | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI101611



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The global sprinkler irrigation market size was valued at USD 2.57 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 2.91 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 1.67% during the forecast period.

The increased efforts of government and market players to encourage the use of sprinkler irrigation systems and expand the area under it are anticipated to augment the market. Achievement of high application efficiency, easy mechanization of the system, low labor cost associated and high potential of these systems to deliver soluble chemicals and fertilizers in the farms are projected to further bolster growth.

The global outbreak of COVID-19, followed by lockdowns across several economies is expected to negatively impact the agriculture industry especially from the perspective of labor. However, the impact of the pandemic on the market is anticipated to remain manageable. Less labor associated with the operation of this particular irrigation practice, coupled with the availability of automated sprinkler systems especially across the developed market of North America and Europe is expected to remain the prominent reasons for the plausible market stability. However, in developing economies such as India, China, South Africa, Pakistan, and others, the economic slowdown caused due to the COVID-19 can impact the number of annual installations of high-priced sprinkler irrigation systems.


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Increasing Acceptance Towards Water-Efficient Precision Agriculture Practices

The rising pressure of maximizing crop production along with maintaining sustainability in the production is crucially influencing the adoption of modern irrigation practices such as sprinkler irrigation. Increasing acceptance of automated irrigation systems and equipment laced with mechanized component technology by farmers is adding impetus to the market. Moreover, increased efforts of players to effectively reduce the initial set-up and installation cost of sprinkler systems such as center pivot is expected to increase the sales of these systems in the forthcoming years.


Increasing Concern over Depleting Water Levels to Elevate the Adoption of Sprinkler Irrigation

With the growing world population and briskly exhausting water resources, the globe is nearing a crisis-like situation. As the utilization of water in the agriculture sector is considerably high, this sector is focused on adopting sustainable agricultural equipment and practices such as sprinkler irrigation. This, in turn is projected to boost the market. Growers across the globe, especially across developed and developing economies such as China and India, are increasingly installing sprinklers to grow a range of cereal, oilseeds, fruits, vegetables, and other crops. The increasing farmer awareness about precision farming and acceptance towards agriculture automation technologies and systems are anticipated to promote the sprinkler irrigation market growth.

High Support from Government to Add Impetus to Market

The governments of different countries where water resources are facing rapid depletion or may soon deplete in the upcoming years are embarking on sustainable agricultural development strategies. High subsidies offered on using sprinkler systems across many agri-dominant countries such as India and China is positively influencing the growth of the market. Moreover, the launch of several programs by the government as well as non-governmental organizations to expand the area under this type of irrigation, coupled with assistance and technical support offered by the government to non-skilled, and small farmers for installing sprinkler systems in their farms are anticipated to positively create lucrative growth opportunities for this market in the long run.


High Initial Investment to Restrict Market Growth

The high cost of installation and maintenance associated with various sprinkler systems is expected to limit the growth of the market during the foreseeable years. In many developing economies where high capital investment in advanced agricultural equipment is a major concern, the adoption of high-priced sprinkler systems is anticipated to remain thus hampering the overall market growth. Moreover, lack of awareness about different type of micro-irrigation systems present in the market for various agricultural purposes can also hinder this market.


By Type Analysis

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Center Pivot Sprinklers to be the Leading Systems with Considerable Future Growth Trajectory

Center pivot, a mechanized irrigation system is projected to contribute the highest revenue in the market. These systems are known to offer high uniformity of water applied in fields, hence their adoption is high among growers worldwide. The high compatibility of center pivot systems to crops ranging from cereals, vegetables to orchard crops, coupled with their low annual operating costs are some of the major driving factors responsible for the growth of this segment. In the future years, the lateral move this type of irrigation systems are expected to grow at a rapid pace attributed to their self-moving, flexibility, and ability to run on electric motors properties.

By Mobility Analysis

Demand for Towable Sprinklers is increasing across the Globe

At present, stationary or fixed sprinkler systems are widely used across different regions and hence they hold the larger share. The use of stationary sprinklers is more popular due to their low maintenance cost and high incorporation across large fields where cereal, pulses, and plantation crops are grown. However, in the coming years, the towable these irrigation systems segment is anticipated to witness a surge in their demand due to their high efficiency, and compatibility to perform in two or more different fields. Moreover, the increased launch of towable sprinklers by market players will further escalate growth during the period.

By Application Analysis

Utilization of Sprinkler Irrigation Practices in Production of Field Crops to Remain High

Field crops such as wheat, maize, barley, soybean, rice, and others are consumed as staples in many parts of the world and hence their demand is high. Most of the aforementioned crop varieties are water-intensive, where water is required in large amounts for their proper growth. The sprinkler irrigation systems can be effectively utilized to grow these crops without exhausting much of water resources. Another prominent reason for installing sprinkler systems for growing field crops is their high compatibility with various field conditions and ease of operation. Moreover, manufacturers are coming up with innovative systems such as small and medium-sized sprinklers which can be installed for growing orchard, vegetable, and other crop varieties within a limited area.


North America Sprinkler Irrigation Market Size, 2019 (USD Million)

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North America to Dominate the Global Market Owing to Large Land Holding Farm Sizes in the Region

North America currently holds the largest share and is expected to retain its leading position throughout the forecast years. A major factor responsible for this dominance is the presence of large cultivating area across countries such as the U.S. According to the United States Geological Survey, in 2015, around 55% (34,700 thousand acres) of irrigated land in the U.S. was equipped with these systems. Advancement in precision irrigation techniques and their increasing adoption by countries such as Canada, where water scarcity is emerging as a major issue for crop production, is anticipated to support the growth of these irrigation practices in the upcoming years. Moreover, the presence of prominent players in the region such as Lindsay Corporation, Reinke Manufacturing, Valmont Industries, and others is influencing the market positively across this region.

Asia Pacific and Europe are expected to follow North America in terms of market share. In Europe, high awareness about modern irrigation systems and their widespread utilization for the production of various crops are driving the growth of this market. Moreover, allotment of huge land areas under sprinkler irrigation across countries such as Russia, France, Italy, and Spain is expected to contribute to enlarging the market size across the region.

Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing region during the forecast period due to a number of reasons. One of the primary drivers is the fact that agriculture is one of the most significant revenue-generating sectors in large economies such as China and India. The robustly growing population within the region is urging growers to adopt advanced irrigation systems such as sprinkler systems, for growing a large amount of crop without wasting water resources. Moreover, high government support to adopt these irrigation systems and the presence of market players such as Jain Irrigation Systems across the region is projected to aid in the expansion of the sprinkler irrigation market in the coming years.


Rising Consolidation to Support the Speedy Growth of the Market

The competitive landscape of the market is moderately consolidated with the presence of some prominent, regional as well as global players. The rising popularity of modern irrigation systems in agriculture, especially across countries with prevalent water scarcity or the potential of future water scarcity is motivating market players to expand across those economies. Giant market players are making continuous efforts to increase their revenue in the market by embarking on merger & acquisition activities, new product launches, and collaborating with the government to spread awareness about the systems and their benefits. Valmont Industries, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., Netafim Limited, and Lindsay Corporation are some of the companies holding the major sprinkler irrigation market shares.



  • In February 2019, Reinke Irrigation, a global leader, expanded its distribution base by inaugurating a new distribution centre in Georgia. The motive behind opening this new centre was to serve farmers and growers based in northeast and southeast regions of the U.S.

  • In August 2018, Valmont Industries, through its subsidiary Valley Irrigation released a novel hybrid machine configuration for its unique “X-Tec Center drive motor” designed for center pivots. The new configuration was added to increase the efficiency of the machine in terms of power, value, and speed.

Report Coverage 

The rising concern over escalating global water stress and improving crop yield to feed the growing world population is significantly contributing to the growth of this market across the globe.

The report provides qualitative and quantitative insights into the market. It also offers a detailed analysis of its types, mobility, application for which they are used, their market size and growth rate for all possible segments in the market.

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Along with this, the report provides an elaborative analysis of the market dynamics and competitive landscape. Various key insights presented in the report are an overview of related markets, recent industry developments such as mergers & acquisitions, the regulatory scenario in critical countries, and current trends prevalent in the market.

Report Scope & Segmentation



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By Type

  • Center Pivot

  • Lateral Move

  • Solid Sets

  • Others

By Mobility

  • Stationary

  • Towable

By Application

  • Field Crops

  • Orchard Crops

  • Landscape & Turf

  • Others (Forest Crops, Vegetables, Nursery, and others)

By Region

  • North America (the U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

  • Europe (Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Russia, and the Rest of Europe)

  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Australia, and the Rest of Asia- Pacific)

  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, and the Rest of South America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and the Rest of the MEA)

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the value of the market was at USD 2.57 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 2.91 billion by 2027.

Growing at a CAGR of 1.67%, the market will exhibit steady growth in the forecast period (2020-2027).

Center Pivot segment is expected to be the leading system type in the global market during the forecast period.

Rising demand for crop production by utilizing limited water resources is driving the growth of the market.

Lindsay Corporation, Valmont Industries, Netafim Limited, Rivulis Irrigation Ltd., and The Toro Company are few of the key players in the market.

North America is expected to hold the highest market share in 2018.

The utilization of this type of irrigation to grow field crops is expected to remain high and the segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest pace during the forecast period.

Rising demand for water-use-efficient and smart irrigation systems for crop production is one of the major growth factor for this market.

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