The global agricultural pumps market size is estimated to grow from USD 4.2 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 6.1 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast. The increasing adoption of modern techniques of irrigation in developing countries, the advent of big data in agricultural farms, and the increase in government support toward the adoption of modern agricultural equipment are some of the factors driving the growth of the market.
The agricultural pumps market, by type, has been segmented into rotodynamic pumps and positive displacement pumps. Rotodynamic pumps have been further classified as centrifugal, axial flow, and mixed flow. Positive displacement pumps have been further classified as rotary and reciprocating pumps.
Although rotodynamic pumps account for the largest market share during the forecast period, the market for positive displacement pumps is projected to grow at the fastest rate due to an increase in the investments being made for the adoption of these pumps in the agricultural sector. It is being used in open fields for applications such as drip and sprinkler irrigation, fertigation, and spraying.
The agricultural pumps market, by end-use, has been segmented into irrigation and livestock watering. With the increasing population and subsequent rise in demand for food, there has been an increase in the land area being brought under irrigation due to which a complementary demand pattern can be witnessed for agricultural pumps. The major portion of the water withdrawals made across the globe caters to the agricultural sector, and within the agricultural sector, it is used for irrigation purposes.
There are three main sources of power for agricultural pumps, namely electricity grid-connection, diesel/petrol, and solar. While many growing markets, such as South America, the Middle East, and Africa, make use of conventional energy sources such as oil, gas, and coal for driving pumps. However, in regions such as Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America, the market for electricity grid-connections is higher, as it is being provided at a subsidized rate to the farmers. The use of electric pumps is more efficient and cost-effective as compared to that of diesel/petrol pumps.
Asia Pacific is the largest share of the global agricultural pumps market due to the presence of some of the major agricultural crop producers, such as China, India, and South Korea, which have large population sizes that demand various varieties of crop products to meet their consumption requirements. This has led to an increase in the land being brought under cultivation, which leads to the growing demand for agricultural pumps.
Key players are Xylem Inc. (US), Grundfos (Denmark), Kirloskar Brothers Limited (India), KSB SE (Germany), Valmont Industries (US), Jain Irrigation Systems (India), Franklin Electric (US), WILO (Germany), Shakti Pumps Ltd (India), and Shimge Pump Industry Group Co., Ltd (China).