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Autonomous Agriculture Equipment Market - By Product (Tractors, Harvesters, Seeders, Sprayers), By Automation (Fully Autonomous, Semi-autonomous), By Application (Cultivating, Plowing, Fertilizing, Harvesting, Planting) & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI8324
  • Published Date: Feb 2024
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Autonomous Agriculture Equipment Market Size

Autonomous Agriculture Equipment Market was valued at USD 6.5 billion in 2023 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 16.5% between 2024 & 2032. Increasing investments in autonomous agriculture services are driving growth in the industry. These investments support the development and deployment of advanced technologies such as AI, robotics & IoT in farming operations.

Autonomous Agriculture Equipment Market

For instance, in December 2023, Agtonomy, a software & services firm that specializes in high-tech autonomous and AI solutions tailored for the agricultural sector, secured USD 22.5 million in Series A funding. This investment will fuel the company's plans to broaden its customer pilot initiative and hasten the evolution of its product portfolio.

Escalating labor costs are compelling farmers to seek solutions that mitigate dependence on manual labor, thus stimulating the adoption of autonomous agriculture equipment. By automating repetitive tasks, such as planting and harvesting, farmers can achieve greater operational efficiency and cost savings over time. This shift toward automation not only addresses the challenge of rising labor expenses but also enables farmers to allocate resources more strategically, ultimately enhancing the overall competitiveness and sustainability of their agricultural operations.

The high initial investment required for autonomous agriculture equipment presents a significant challenge to market growth. Farmers face substantial upfront costs when purchasing advanced machinery, sensors & accompanying software, which may strain their financial resources. Additionally, the Return on Investment (ROI) from adopting autonomous equipment may not be immediately apparent, further deterring potential buyers. As a result, addressing cost barriers and offering financing options or incentives can help alleviate this challenge and encourage wider adoption of autonomous agriculture technology.

Autonomous Agriculture Equipment Market Trends

The integration of autonomous technologies streamlining equipment refueling is fostering lucrative growth in the market. These innovations eliminate the need for manual intervention, ensuring the uninterrupted operation of agricultural machinery. For instance, in September 2023, SwarmFarm Robotics introduced its latest innovation, the dock and refill feature. This technology enables SwarmBots to operate seamlessly without manual refilling or interruptions. When a SwarmBot detects low fuel or supplies, it autonomously returns to a designated docking station for refilling, ensuring continuous operation. This trend is propelling market expansion as more farmers recognize the benefits of adopting autonomous solutions to enhance their farming operations.

Government support and subsidies play a pivotal role in fostering the autonomous agriculture equipment industry growth. Various governments worldwide are implementing incentives and funding programs to encourage the adoption of autonomous technologies in farming. These initiatives aim to modernize agricultural practices, enhance productivity, and promote sustainability. By providing financial assistance and regulatory frameworks, governments incentivize farmers to invest in autonomous equipment, thereby driving market expansion and facilitating the transition toward more efficient & sustainable agriculture.

Autonomous Agriculture Equipment Market Analysis

Autonomous Agriculture Equipment Market, By Product, 2022 – 2032, (USD Billion)

Based on product, the market is divided into tractors, harvesters, seeders, sprayers, and others. In 2023, the tractors segment accounted for a market share of over 30%. The introduction of autonomous tractors addresses challenges related to labor shortages, driving segment growth. For instance, in August 2023, New Holland Agriculture unveiled its pioneering all-electric utility tractor equipped with autonomous functionalities, the T4 Electric Power. Designed for lower HP field tasks, this innovative model caters to various applications including mixed farming, hay & forage, dairy, livestock, municipal, greenhouse, and specialty crops. With its versatility and autonomous features, the T4 Electric Power emerges as an ideal solution for modern agricultural operations seeking efficiency & sustainability.

Autonomous Agriculture Equipment Market Share, By Automation, 2023

Based on automation, the market is categorized into fully autonomous and semi-autonomous. The fully autonomous segment accounted for around 35% of the market share in 2023. Fully autonomous agricultural equipment enhances efficiency and productivity by operating continuously with minimal downtime, addressing labor shortages. These machines perform tasks such as planting, spraying, and harvesting with precision & speed, leading to optimized operations and increased yields. While the initial investment may be substantial, long-term cost savings arise from reduced labor expenses and optimized resource usage. This cost-effectiveness, coupled with enhanced operational capabilities, drives the adoption of fully autonomous automation in agriculture.

U.S. Autonomous Agriculture Equipment Market Size, 2022 -2032, (USD Billion)

North America is the fastest-growing region in the global autonomous agriculture equipment market with a major share of over 40% in 2023. The proliferation of precision farming practices is fueling growth in the North America market. With the increasing adoption of technologies such as GPS, sensors, and data analytics, farmers in the region are embracing precision agriculture to optimize crop yields and resource usage. This trend is driving demand for autonomous equipment capable of implementing precision agriculture techniques with greater accuracy and efficiency. As a result, the North America market for autonomous agriculture equipment is experiencing significant expansion and investment.

Autonomous Agriculture Equipment Market Share

Deere & Company and CNH Industrial held over 15% market share in 2023. Deere & Company actively participates in strategic partnerships, collaborating with tech firms and startups to integrate advanced solutions into their equipment. Leveraging its established global presence, it strategically tailors its autonomous offerings to diverse farming practices. The company focuses on providing user-friendly interfaces, extensive data analytics, and precision control, empowering farmers to make informed decisions.

CNH Industrial employs strategic initiatives to enhance its position in the autonomous farming sector. The company focuses on research and development, investing in advanced technologies to enhance efficiency and reduce operational costs. CNH Industrial also emphasizes precision agriculture, offering farmers smart and automated solutions for improved crop management. By providing comprehensive support services and promoting sustainable farming practices it aims to address evolving industry demands.

Autonomous Agriculture Equipment Market Companies

Major players operating in the autonomous agriculture equipment industry are:

  • AGCO
  • CLAAS KGaA mbH
  • CNH Industrial
  • Deere & Company
  • HORSCH Maschinen GmbH
  • Kubota
  • Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.
  • Monarch
  • SDF Group
  • Yanmar

Autonomous Agriculture Equipment Industry News

  • In February 2024, John Deere and GUSS Automation introduced Electric GUSS, an inaugural electric autonomous herbicide orchard sprayer. This autonomous sprayer enhances productivity, optimizes labor, and facilitates the achievement of sustainability objectives by reducing emissions, while also improving skills among workers.
  • In November 2023, Eidam Landtechnik, a German machinery manufacturer, unveiled a prototype of its autonomous tractor, the Innomade TK100. Distinguishing itself with a novel concept, the Innomade TK100 features articulated steering linked to a portal frame. Positioned in the middle of the frame is a console with a lifting mechanism, while a secondary lifting mechanism that is supported by wheels is located at the rear of the frame.

The autonomous agriculture equipment market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue (USD Billion) and shipment (Units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Product

  • Tractors
  • Harvesters
  • Seeders
  • Sprayers
  • Others

Market, By Automation

  • Fully Autonomous
  • Semi-autonomous

Market, By Application

  • Cultivating
  • Plowing
  • Fertilizing
  • Harvesting
  • Planting
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Nordics
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Aishvarya Ambekar

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size for autonomous agriculture equipment was valued at USD 6.5 billion in 2023 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 16.5% between 2024 & 2032, driven by increasing investments in autonomous agriculture services.

In 2023, the tractors segment accounted for a market share of over 30% and will continue to gain traction, as the introduction of autonomous tractors addresses challenges related to labor shortages.

North America market for autonomous agriculture equipment accounted for a major share of over 40% in 2023, owing to the increasing adoption of technologies such as GPS, sensors, and data analytics in agricultural practices.

AGCO, CLAAS KGaA mbH, CNH Industrial, Deere & Company, HORSCH Maschinen GmbH, Kubota, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd., Monarch , SDF Group, and Yanmar.

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 390
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 240
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