Global Drip irrigation Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis By Application (Surface, Subsurface), By Crop Type (Fruits & Nuts, Field Crops, Vegetable Crops, Others), By Component (Emitters/Drippers, Drip Tubes/Drip Lines, Pressure Pumps, Valves, Filters, Fittings & Accessories) and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2021 – 2030

Industry: Agriculture


Global Drip irrigation Market Insights Forecasts to 2030

  • The Global Drip Irrigation Market Size was valued at USD 5.12 Billion in 2021
  • The Market is growing at a CAGR of 10.08% from 2021 to 2030
  • The Worldwide Drip Irrigation Market Size is expected to reach USD 12.15 Billion by 2030
  • North America is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period

Global Drip irrigation Market

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The Global Drip Irrigation Market is anticipated to reach USD 12.15 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 10.08% during the predicted period 2022 to 2030. Innovative irrigation methods, such as drip irrigation, have been invented for providing the required amount of water to a crop at a specific time. Drip irrigation is more effective than conventional methods and sprinkler irrigation because water is applied directly to the root zone, resulting in minimal water evaporation losses. In silty soil, a well-designed drip irrigation system reduces evaporation, water runoff, and deep percolation. Because of these benefits, drip irrigation is gaining traction in many countries that have limited irrigation water resources.


Market Overview

Drip irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation, involves dripping water onto the soil at very low rates (2-20 liters/hour) through a network of small diameter plastic pipes fitted with emitters or drippers. Water is applied close to plants, wetting only the soil in which the roots grow, as opposed to surface and sprinkler irrigation, which wets the entire soil profile. Drip irrigation water applications are more frequent (typically every 1-3 days) than other methods, resulting in a very favorable high moisture level in the soil where plants can flourish. The global market for drip irrigation systems is being driven primarily by efforts to increase agricultural productivity while utilizing limited resources. The rapidly increasing global population is driving up demand for agricultural products, which is driving up demand for agricultural crop cultivation using minimal resources such as arable land, water, and energy. The growing global water crisis is causing governments to promote water-efficient irrigation technologies such as drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation systems for agricultural and non-agricultural purposes. Drip irrigation's popularity among all agricultural producers for its precise crop application, attributed to government initiatives and financial institution support, global water scarcity, and technological innovation, will drive the drip irrigation market in the coming years.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for global drip irrigation market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the drip irrigation market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the drip irrigation market.


Global Drip irrigation Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2021
Market Size in 2021:USD 5.12 Billion
Forecast Period:2021-2030
Forecast Period 2021-2030 CAGR:10.08%
2030 Value Projection:USD 12.15 Billion
Historical Data for:2017-2020
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:130
Segments covered:By Application, By Crop Type, By Component, By Region and COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Companies Covered:Antelco pty ltd., Mahindra EPC Ltd, Microjet Irrigation Systems, Alkhorayef Group, Metzer Group, Grupo Chamartin S.A., Azud, Metro Irrigation, Netafim, Rain Bird Corporation, Chinadrip Irrigation Equipment Co., Ltd., Elgo Irrigation Ltd., Irrigation Direct Canada, Hunter Industries Inc., Goldenkey, KSNM DRIP , Raindrip, Inc, Rivulis, DRIPWORKS, Irritec S.p.A, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., Lindsay Corporation, The Toro Company
Pitfalls & Challenges:Covid-19 Impact Analysis

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Driving Factors

The increase in technological advancement has reduced the need for an agricultural labour force. Depending on the level of automation, the labour cost to operate a drip irrigation system is considered marginal. Landscapes, greenhouses, home gardens, field crops, orchards, and vineyards have all used this type of irrigation. With growing awareness of the importance of micro-irrigation types such as drip irrigation in today's agriculture, governments around the world are offering large subsidies to encourage farmers to use them. The launch of awareness creation to educate farmers about modern farming techniques is anticipated to help with the growth of the micro irrigation system market. Furthermore, market participants are making ongoing efforts to expand their product portfolios, expand globally, and collaborate with governments, which are projected to positively influence the market during the period of forecasting.


Restraining Factors

Farmers in many developing economies are resisting the adoption of micro-irrigation systems due to the high initial cost of installation, which is limiting the market's growth. Furthermore, the system's lengthy installation time and damage to irrigation components such as drip tubes caused by overexposure to sun heat can act as restraints on the drip irrigation market's growth.


Market Segmentation


The Global Drip Irrigation Market share is segmented into application, crop type, and component.

  • The surface segment is expected to grow fastest in the predicted period.

Based on the application, the global drip irrigation market is segmented into surface, subsurface. In the drip irrigation market, the surface segment is expected to grow the most in the upcoming years. The reason behind the growth is, surface drip irrigation systems are becoming increasingly popular due to their low installation and maintenance costs. Surface drip irrigation is frequently used to irrigate perennial crops (trees and vines) as well as annual row crops. However, the design and management of farm machinery for these crops differ from that of other row crops. Furthermore, the Asia Pacific drip irrigation market dominated the surface segment and is anticipated to grow at the fastest rate during the forthcoming years.


  • The field crop segment is anticipated to dominate the global market during the predicted period.

On the basis of crop type, the global drip irrigation market is classified into fruits & nuts, field crops, vegetable crops, and others. Among these, the field crop segment is estimated to dominate the global market during the study period. The reason behind the growth is, it has numerous advantages, including the ability to increase profit percentages while using fewer fertilizers and water. Furthermore, the growing urban population has prompted farmers to start growing sugarcane and corn, which will contribute to segment expansion during the period of forecasting.


  • The emitters/drippers segment accounted for the largest majority share.

Based on the component, the global drip irrigation market is categorized into emitters/drippers, drip tubes/drip lines, pressure pumps, valves, filters, fittings & accessories. Among these, the emitters/drippers segment accounted for the largest majority share and is predicted to dominate the segment throughout the estimated period due to benefits such as no water clogging. Furthermore, increased technological advancement in emitters by market players due to increased demand from both residential and commercial industries is projected to fuel the rising trends.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Drip irrigation market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


Asia Pacific is expected hold the largest share of the drip irrigation market during the predicted timeframe.


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Asia Pacific held the largest global market for drip irrigation in 2021 and is estimated to continue its dominance throughout the projected period. Increasing technological advancements, combined with rising micro-irrigation adoption in emerging economies such as China and India, are projected to fuel market demand throughout the projected period. The drip irrigation system is rapidly gaining popularity all over the globe, especially in developing countries where water is scarce. According to data from the International Commission for Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), India, China, the United States, Italy, Brazil, South Africa, and Mexico are among the major drip irrigation markets.


North America is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period. The irrigation method is widely used in the United States. The irrigation market in North America is being driven by innovation in the irrigation sector and a greater emphasis on producing higher crop yields with fewer available resources. Drip irrigation's known for its ability in saving water used in agricultural production has greatly aided in increasing its implementation across large and medium-sized farms in the United States and other North American economies.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global drip irrigation market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  •  Antelco pty ltd. 
  • Mahindra EPC Ltd 
  • Microjet Irrigation Systems 
  • Alkhorayef Group 
  • Metzer Group 
  • Grupo Chamartin S.A. 
  • Azud 
  • Metro Irrigation
  • Netafim 
  • Rain Bird Corporation 
  • Chinadrip Irrigation Equipment Co., Ltd. 
  • Elgo Irrigation Ltd.
  • Irrigation Direct Canada 
  • Hunter Industries Inc.
  • Goldenkey 
  • Raindrip, Inc
  • Rivulis
  • Irritec S.p.A
  • Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. 
  • Lindsay Corporation 
  • The Toro Company


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Developments

  • In October 2020, Lindsay Corporation, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, has announced the creation of intelligent digital solutions powered by Microsoft Azure to improve irrigation management, broaden the detection and reporting of irrigation system issues, and assist growers in evaluating and continuously improving the sustainability and profitability of their operations.


  • In June 2021, The Irritec group has announced the establishment of a new branch in Peru in order to expand and consolidate its presence in a strategic market such as South America. Irritec Peru was established with the objective of providing clients with a more comprehensive and efficient service, including installation and after-sales support.


  • In June 2022, Jain Irrigation's International Irrigation Business ("IIB") merged with Rivulis to form a global Irrigation and Climate leader. This merger will allow the company to focus on further improving its India business in order to drive higher growth and margins in one of the world's fastest growing irrigation markets.


  • In April 2022, Rivulis has partnered with the agritech portal AgriBazaar. The companies collaborated to provide AgriBazaar customers with access to the most recent drip irrigation programmes and technologies. Furthermore, this relationship would benefit the agri-ecosystem as well as the viability and sustainability of the Indian market.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2030. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Drip Irrigation Market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Global Drip irrigation Market, By Application

  • Surface
  • Subsurface


Global Drip irrigation Market, By Crop Type

  • Fruits & Nuts
  • Field Crops
  • Vegetable Crops
  • Others


Global Drip irrigation Market, By Component

  • Emitters/Drippers
  • Drip Tubes/Drip Lines
  • Pressure Pumps
  • Valves
  • Filters
  • Fittings & Accessories


Global Drip irrigation Market, By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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