Factors Driving the Drip Irrigation Market

The global drip irrigation market is projected to grow from USD 4.9 billion in 2019 to USD 8.5 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 9.6%. The rise in the popularity of drip irrigation solutions can be attributed to government initiatives, water conservation activities, enhancement of production, and decrease in production cost. Markets such as China and India are among the key markets targeted by drip irrigation manufacturers and distributors due to the large agriculture sector driven by regional demand and exports that are adopting drip irrigation services in the region.

Drip Irrigation Market

Increasing concerns over water withdrawal and government initiatives are the key factor driving the growth in the drip irrigation market during the forecast period

Drip irrigation helps minimize water loss due to evaporation by distributing water through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. Drip irrigation methods are known to offer a significant advantage in efficiency against other conventional irrigation methods, including sprinkler and flooding. The adoption of micro irrigation technology has helped achieve higher cropping and irrigation intensity, which has made a significant impact on resource saving, cultivation cost, crop yield, and farm productivity. This technology has received considerable attention from policymakers and government for its perceived ability to contribute significantly toward agricultural productivity and economic growth.

Download PDF Brochure:

Ease of installation and higher levels of efficiency drive prospects for inline emitters in the drip irrigation market.

The drip irrigation market is segmented on the basis mode of emitter type into inline and online emitters. Inline emitters are usually present within the laterals with equal spacing. Inline emitters may be flat boat-shaped, cylindrical, or may be attached to the inner wall of the lateral. Inline emitters are usually used for row crops or field crops such as onion, chili, potato, turmeric, vegetables, sugarcane, and cotton. They are prepared from superior-quality linear low-density polyethylene material. They help provide maximum resistance against clogging. Inline emitters are suitable for surface irrigation and subsurface irrigation.

High costs and increasing demand for cash crops in regional and export markets drive the growth for surface drip irrigation systems.

In terms of application, the drip irrigation market is segmented into surface and subsurface systems. Well-designed irrigation equipment is capable of enhancing the agricultural production and reassures economic vitality of the farmer. Operational agronomical practices are essential components of an irrigation system. Surface drip irrigation equipment is widely used to irrigate perennial crops (trees and vines), vegetable crops and annual row crops. Surface equipment utilizes water, which is applied over the soil by drip tubes or laterals.

Asia Pacific is projected to account for the largest market size during the forecast period

The Asia Pacific drip irrigation market is estimated to be the largest between 2019 and 2025 and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR. Asia Pacific was the largest consumer of drip irrigation in 2019. The region is marking a dramatic shift from the installation of basic irrigation facilities to the adoption of precision irrigation systems through technological upgrading. The focus of agriculture has shifted from traditional crops to more commercial crops. Due to these changes, irrigation facilities are expected to modernize their irrigation management and preferably their infrastructure. Drip irrigation has become an essential aspect as commercial crops are sensitive to the amount of water required and the time taken for its delivery.

The key drip irrigation manufacturers in this market include Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (India), Lindsay Corporation (US), The Toro Company (US), Netafim Limited (Israel), Rain Bird Corporation (US), Chinadrip Irrigation Equipment Co. Ltd. (China), Elgo Irrigation Ltd. (Israel), Shanghai Huawei Water Saving Irrigation Corp. (China), Antelco Pty Ltd. (Australia), EPC Industries (India), Microjet Irrigation (South Africa), T-L Irrigation (US), Sistema Azud (Italy), Metzer Group (Israel), Grupo Chamartin Chamsa (Italy), and Dripworks Inc. (US).

To speak to our analyst for a discussion on the above findings, click Speak to Analyst