The global agriculture and farm equipment market, valued at US$ 144.10 Bn in 2014, is expected to witness growth at a CAGR of 8.7% from 2015 to 2022. Agriculture and farming equipment comprises an expansive variety of machinery and tools that help carry out a number of processes to upgrade the quality and quantity of production.
The adoption of machinery has brought tremendous changes, and the advantages include saving time, reduction in labor costs, and appropriate use of inputs to obtain desired output. Moreover, with the growth of government subsidies for this machinery to farmers around the globe, the agriculture and farm machinery market is expected to witness significant expansion over the forecast period.
The chief factors leading to the high demand for agriculture and farm machinery across the globe include the rising level of mechanization in the agriculture sector and government subsidies in many countries for purchasing agriculture and farm machinery as a way to promote improved farm production. Furthermore, the rising demand for food products to satisfy the ever-increasing global population has also prompted an increased demand for a variety of agriculture and farm machinery in the global market.
Of these, the high demand for farm tractors and harvesting machinery across the globe is projected to propel the overall market for agriculture and farm machinery over the report’s forecast period. The demand for harvesting machinery is most prominent in Asia Pacific, where these products are observing high demand from countries such as India and China.
The high demand can be attributed to the rising food consumption for sufficing the rising population of these countries. The report states that the market segments of planting and fertilizing machinery and plowing and cultivation machinery will expand at moderate pace over the report’s forecast period.
Geography-wise, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa. In terms of adoption of new technologies, Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America were the key contributors to the global agriculture and farm machinery market in 2014, with Europe leading the market, accounting for a 36% market share.
The report states that the global market for agriculture and farm machinery is highly fragmented and features a large number of businesses vying for a share of profits in this highly competitive market. Many businesses have focused their attention on the area of making agriculture and farm machinery technologically advanced.
Many other companies, catering mostly to price-conscious developing markets, are introducing innovative technologies at competitive costs.Some of the key vendors in the market are CLAAS KGaA mbH, Deere & Company, AGCO Corporation, and CNH Global N.V.