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Agriculture Drones Market Research Report Information by Product (Fixed-Wing Drones, Rotary Blade Drones, And Hybrid Drones), By Component (Hardware and Software), By Application (Irrigation Monitoring, Soil & Crop Field Analysis, Planting & Pesticide Spraying, Field Mapping, Crop Scouting, and Others), And by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) –market forecast till 2032

ID: MRFR/A&D/9310-CR | 100 Pages | Author: Ankit Gupta| July 2023

Global Agriculture Drones Market Overview

Agriculture Drones Market Size was valued at USD 5.1 Billion in 2023. The Agriculture Drones market industry is projected to grow from USD 6.357 Billion in 2024 to USD 36.602 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.46% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The rising demand for precision farming technology, and the implementation of government initiatives to promote efficient farming practices are the key market drivers boosting the growth of the Agriculture Drones market.  

Agriculture Drones Market

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Agriculture Drones Market Trends

  • The increasing use of precision farming technology is expected to drive market growth.

Precision Agriculture (PA), Satellite Farming, or Site-Specific Crop Management (SSCM) describe the term for a technology-enabled approach to farming management that observes, measures, and analyses the needs of individual fields and crops. The development of precision farming is influenced by two trends: robotics, which include aerial photography, sensors, highly advanced local weather forecasts, big data, and advanced analytics capabilities. Examples of precision farming include using a very accurate set of techniques that take advantage of modern farming technology to meet the needs of particular crops and plots.

To obtain comprehensive information on the plot, soil type, acceptable crops, irrigation, and fertilizer requirements, big data analytics software like Cropin or robotics like drones are employed. The data collected creates a very precise crop selection, fertilizer dosage, and watering requirement. Precision farming enables farmers to live debt-free lives because production costs and losses are decreased, and the overall environmental effect is reduced. Thus, the agricultural drones market is primarily being driven by the increase in the use of precision agriculture by farmers around the world for data collection and processing that helps in making better decisions on fertilizing, harvesting crops, and planting, as well as the rise in demand for the technique to increase crop yields and profits to address the food and water crises. The need for crop health monitoring to boost yield output, increased government support to encourage cultivators to embrace contemporary agricultural practices, and the trend of sustainably utilizing agricultural resources all contribute to the rapid expansion of the agricultural drone market.

Agriculture Drones Market Platform Segment Insights

Agriculture Drones Product Insights

Based on Product, the Agriculture Drones Market segmentation includes fixed-wing drones, rotary blade drones, and hybrid drones. The Rotary blade held the majority share in 2022, contributing around ~65% to the market revenue. Rotary blade drones, also known as multi-rotor drones, are designed with multiple vertically oriented propellers. This configuration enables vertical takeoff and landing, hovering capability, and maneuverability in tight spaces. Rotary blade drones are commonly used in precision agriculture tasks, such as crop scouting, monitoring plant health, and identifying specific areas requiring attention.

Figure 1: Agriculture Drones Market, By Product, 2022 & 2032 (USD MILLION)

Agriculture Drones Market, By Product, 2022 & 2032 (USD MILLION)

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Agriculture Drones Component Insights

Based on the Component, the Agriculture Drones Market segmentation is hardware and software. Hardware dominated the market in 2022. Hardware refers to the physical components and equipment that constitute the drone itself. This includes the drone airframe, propulsion system, sensors, cameras, GPS modules, communication devices, and other physical components that enable the drone's operation and data collection capabilities. Agriculture drone hardware is designed specifically for agricultural applications, considering factors like durability, payload capacity, flight stability, and resistance to environmental conditions. The hardware components of agriculture drones play a crucial role in various agricultural tasks, such as aerial imaging, crop monitoring, field mapping, and payload delivery. For example, sensors and cameras mounted on the drone capture high-resolution images, collect multispectral or thermal data, and measure environmental parameters like temperature and humidity. These hardware components allow farmers to monitor crop health, detect diseases or nutrient deficiencies, assess irrigation needs, and make informed decisions regarding crop management.

Agriculture Drones Application Insights

Based on Application, the Agriculture Drones Market segmentation includes irrigation monitoring, soil & crop field analysis, planting & pesticide spraying, field mapping, crop scouting, and others. The soil & crop field analysis held the majority share in 2022. Drones are used for soil and crop field analysis, which involves gathering data about soil conditions and crop health. By employing sensors and cameras, drones can collect data on soil characteristics, such as moisture content, pH levels, and nutrient levels. This information assists farmers in assessing soil fertility, making appropriate fertilizer application decisions, and implementing precision farming techniques. Drones also capture detailed imagery of crop fields, helping farmers monitor crop growth, detect anomalies, identify nutrient deficiencies or diseases, and plan targeted interventions to enhance crop yields.

Agriculture Drones Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North America Agriculture Drones market accounted for ~40% in 2022. It is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period. North America is the largest and most advanced market for the adoption of new agricultural technologies. North America has dominated the smart agriculture market with new technology and new ideas. It has also improved agriculture with the help of IoT and artificial intelligence. In urban areas, farmers know how to use smartphones and new technologies. Farmers can use sensors to determine the maximum height of plants in the field. The growth of the region is supported by many government initiatives and investments to support the economy. For example, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) introduced effective regulations to support commercial and small UAS by eliminating driver's licenses. In addition, the United States has a strong and growing consumer base of commercial agricultural companies that operate large farms across the country.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Asia Pacific market accounts for the second-largest market share. The region comprises some fastest-growing economies, including China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia. Due to the extensive export of agricultural products around the world and high agricultural production, the Asia Pacific Agriculture Drones market has the fastest rising market share. Agriculture drone demand will be driven by major agricultural nations such as China, India, Indonesia, and several other Asian countries. Furthermore, the China Agriculture Drones market had the biggest market share, while the India Agriculture Drones market was the fastest-growing industry in the area.   

The Europe Agriculture Drones Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR between 2022 and 2032. owing to rising awareness of the use of smart drones to inspect and monitor agricultural areas to improve crop productivity in the region. Furthermore, the UK Agriculture Drones market had the greatest market share, while the Germany Agriculture Drones market was the fastest expanding in this region.

Agriculture Drones Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

With a strong presence across different verticals and geographies, the Agriculture Drones market is highly competitive and dominated by established, pure-play vendors. There are major players catering to this market, and they continually innovate their solutions to meet the evolving needs of businesses by adopting new technologies. These vendors have a robust geographic footprint and partner ecosystem to cater to diverse customer segments. The Agriculture Drones market is highly competitive, with many vendors offering similar products and services.

The major players in the market include DJI, Israel Aerospace industries, Yamaha Motor Co Ltd, Trimble Inc, and Parrot Drones SAS and others. Israel Aerospace Industries is focused on continuous technological innovation to stay ahead in the aerospace and defense industry.

The Agriculture Drones Market is consolidated, increasing competition, acquisitions, mergers, and other strategic market developments and decisions to improve operational effectiveness.

Key Companies in the Agriculture Drones market include

  • DJI

  • Yamaha Motor Co Ltd

  • Trimble Inc

  • Parrot Drone SAS

  • Microdrones

  • Israel Aerospace Industries

  • American Robotics Inc

  • ideaForge Technology Ltd

  • AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc

  • Delair

  • Sentera

  • XAG Co Ltd

  • Precision Hawk

  • Marut Dronetech Private Limited

  • DroneDeploy

Agriculture Drones Industry Developments

  • In May 2023 Esri India and IdeaForge collaborated to increase drone usage through GIS. The partnership between Esri India and ideaForge is expected to allow users to deploy drone solutions with GIS to solve complex problems in AEC, forestry, agriculture, mining, transportation, utilities, and defense.

  • In August 2022 Sentera, the industry-leading real-time ag analytics platform powered by machine learning, announced that it released a series of enhancements to its fixed-wing PHX ag drone, helping pilots capture quality, high-resolution imagery even faster.

Agriculture Drones Market Segmentation

Agriculture Drones Component Outlook

  • Hardware

  • Software

Agriculture Drones Product Outlook

  • Fixed Wing

  • Rotary Blade

  • Hybrid

Agriculture Drones Application Outlook

  • Irrigation Monitoring

  • Soil & Crop Field Analysis

  • Planting & Pesticide Spraying

  • Field Mapping

  • Crop Scouting

  • Others

Agriculture Drones Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 5.1 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 6.357 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 36.602 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 24.46% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2023
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product, Component, Application and Region
Geographies Covered Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Germany, Canada, U.K., Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, Australia, India, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled DJI, Yamaha Motor Co Ltd, Trimble Inc, Parrot Drone SAS, Microdrone, Israel Aerospace Industries, American Robotics Inc, ideaForge Technology Ltd, AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc, Delair, Sentera, XAG Co Ltd, Precision Hawk, Marut Dronetech Private Limited, DroneDeploy
Key Market Opportunities ·       Rising Agriculture Automation Across Agricultural Drones Market·       Use Of Multi-Spectral Imaging and Real-Time Data Management
Key Market Dynamics ·       High crop losses prompting the use of drones for aerial spraying to propel market growth.·       Rise in need for precision farming technology

Agriculture Drones Market Highlights:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Agriculture Drones Market size is expected to be valued at USD 5.1 Million in 2023.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 24.46% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the global market.

The key players in the market are DJI, Yamaha Motor Co Ltd, Trimble Inc, Parrot Drone SAS, Microdrone, Israel Aerospace Industries.

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