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Planting Machinery Market - By Type (Air Seeder, Seed Drill, Planter), By Design (Automatic, Mechanical), By Crop Type (Cereals, Oilseeds & Pulses, Fruits & Vegetables), Forecast 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7426
  • Published Date: Nov 2023
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Planting Machinery Market Size

Planting Machinery Market was valued at USD 17 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register a CAGR of 7.5% between 2023 and 2032. With the global population steadily increasing, there is a growing demand for food production, driving the market demand for plant machinery.

Planting Machinery Market

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According to Farm Facts Book 2021 by American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA), a single U.S. farm annually provides sustenance for 166 people in the United States and worldwide. With the global population projected to rise by 2.2 billion by 2050, farmers will need to increase food production by approximately 70% compared to current levels to meet the growing demand. Modern planting machinery allows for more efficient and timely planting, contributing to higher crop yields. As a result, the need to meet the rising global food demand will propel the demand for advanced planting equipment, thus stimulating the planting machinery industry growth.

Government support and subsidies for the agriculture sector could significantly boost the market outlook. As per The Food Security Portal (FSP), facilitated by IFPRI and receives support from the European Commission, global government support for agriculture totals approximately USD 600 billion annually. Many governments around the world provide financial incentives to farmers to invest in modern agricultural equipment, including planting machinery. For instance, in April 2023, China's financial regulatory body approved a fresh allocation of subsidies amounting to USD 1.46 billion.

These subsidies aim to bolster the acquisition of agricultural materials, ensuring the success of the ongoing spring plowing season in 2023 and fostering the initiatives of farmers. The newly allocated subsidies will be distributed directly to actual grain producers, encompassing individual farmers, contracted farmers, households with farmland, agricultural corporations, enterprises, and individuals and institutions throughout the entire agricultural business supply chain. These subsidies aim to promote the adoption of advanced technologies, improve farm productivity, and enhance overall agricultural sustainability.

The size and fragmentation of farms can impact the adoption of planting machinery. In regions where farms are small or fragmented, it may be logistically challenging for farmers to justify the investment in large-scale planting machinery. The suitability of certain equipment for smaller farm operations, as well as the availability of space for maneuvering large machines, can limit the widespread adoption of planting machinery in certain agricultural landscapes.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the planting machinery market, disrupting supply chains and causing delays in manufacturing and distribution. Lockdowns and restrictions led to labor shortages and logistical challenges, affecting production timelines. Uncertainties in the economic environment prompted some farmers to delay or reconsider investments in new planting machinery. The pandemic underscored the sector's vulnerability to global shocks, emphasizing the need for resilience and adaptability in the agriculture machinery industry.

Planting Machinery Market Trends

The development of sustainable and eco-friendly planting solutions could be an emerging trend in the planting machinery industry. There has been a growing emphasis on sustainability in agriculture. Manufacturers are also exploring and implementing eco-friendly technologies, such as energy-efficient equipment and planting practices that minimize environmental impact.

According to an EPA report, although overall emissions from U.S. agriculture have risen, improved efficiency has led to a decrease in emissions per unit of food produced. In 2021, agriculture contributed to nearly 11% of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. However, emissions per unit for most agricultural products have decreased. For instance, between 1990 and 2018, the greenhouse gases released by American farmers to generate 2000 calories of food—approximately a day's nutritional requirement for an adult—decreased by slightly more than one-fifth. This trend aligned with increasing awareness of sustainable agriculture practices and the need for reduced ecological footprints in farming.

Planting Machinery Market Analysis

Planting Machinery Market Size, By Type, 2021-2032, (USD Billion)

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Based on type, the market is categorized into air seeder, seed drill, planter, and others. In 2022, the seed drill held major market share in market. The adoption of seed drills as planting machinery is promoted by their efficiency in optimizing seed placement, enhancing crop yields, and reducing input costs. These machines enable precise seed spacing and depth control, ensuring uniform germination and plant progress. Additionally, seed drills contribute to time savings and resource efficiency for farmers, making them a valuable investment. The technology's ability to enhance overall planting accuracy and reduce manual labor further drives its adoption in modern agricultural practices.


Planting Machinery Market Share, By Design, 2022

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Based on design, the planting machinery market is divided automatic and mechanical. In 2022, the automatic segment held a market share of over 65%. Automatic planting machinery is experiencing high demand due to its ability to significantly improve efficiency and precision in the planting process. Automated systems, equipped with advanced technologies such as GPS guidance and sensors, enhance accuracy in seed placement, optimize spacing, and reduce the likelihood of overlap. This not only increases productivity but also minimizes resource wastage, making automatic planting machinery a sought-after choice for farmers looking to enhance yield, save time, and streamline their operations.

Asia Pacific Planting Machinery Market Size, 2021-2032 ( USD Billion)

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Asia Pacific led the global planting machinery market with a major share of over 40% in 2022. Asia Pacific planting machinery industry is flourishing due to the region's increasing focus on modernizing agriculture for improved productivity. Governments in countries like China and India are investing heavily in agricultural mechanization. For instance, China's "Mechanization of Agriculture" policy aims to replace traditional farming methods with advanced machinery. India's National Mission on Agricultural Mechanization similarly promotes the use of modern equipment. These initiatives, coupled with a rising demand for efficient farming practices, contribute to the robust growth of the planting machinery industry in Asia Pacific.

Planting Machinery Market Share

Major players operating in the planting machinery industry are:

  • AGCO Corporation
  • Amity Technology LLC
  • Bucher Industries AG
  • CLAAS KGaA mbH
  • CNH Industrial N.V.
  • Deere & Company (John Deere)
  • Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Iseki & Co., Ltd.
  • Kubota Corporation
  • Kuhn Group
  • Lemken GmbH & Co. KG
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Deere & Company and CNH Industrial N.V. are the major market players operating in the market. Companies in the market employ strategies such as technological innovation, partnerships, and mergers to enhance their presence. They focus on developing advanced and efficient equipment, forming collaborations to expand market reach, and participating in strategic alliances to capitalize on complementary strengths.

Planting Machinery Industry News

  • In May 2023, Mahindra & Mahindra, the Indian multinational automobile manufacturer, inaugurated its inaugural plant exclusively for farm machinery (excluding tractors) in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh. This marks Mahindra's foray into the specialized farm machinery sector, representing a notable achievement for a company that has been a prominent figure in the Indian automotive industry for more than seven decades.


The planting machinery market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) and shipment (Units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Type, 2018 – 2032

  • Air Seeder
  • Seed drill
  • Planter
  • Others

By Design, 2018 – 2032

  • Mechanical
  • Automatic

By Crop Type, 2018 – 2032

  • Cereals
  • Oilseeds & Pulses
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Others

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

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


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Planting machinery industry was valued at USD 17 billion in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of over 7.5% by 2032, backed by a growing demand for food production due to a surge in global population alongside government support & subsidies for agriculture sector.

The automatic planting machinery industry share was over 65% in 2022 & is projected to grow swiftly through 2032, due to its ability to improve efficiency and precision in the planting process, equipped with advanced technologies such as GPS guidance and sensors.

Asia Pacific Planting Machinery market captured a revenue share of 40% in 2022 & is anticipated to grow swiftly through 2032 due to the region's increasing focus on modernizing agriculture for improved productivity alongside strong backing by the regional governments.

AGCO Corporation, Amity Technology LLC, Bucher Industries AG, CLAAS KGaA mbh, CNH Industrial N.V., Deere & Company (John Deere), Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. are some of the major industry contenders.

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