Drip Irrigation Systems Market By Application (Agriculture, Gardens, Others), Component (Drippers, Tubing, Backflow Preventers, Valves, Pressure Regulators, Filters, Fittings) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2015 - 2022

Drip irrigation are high water efficiency irrigation systems designed to apply water near the roots of plants. The water is distributed across the field using lateral tubing and applied through drippers installed on the tubing at equal intervals. The drip irrigation systems market is largely driven by the superior water efficiency over other irrigation techniques. Accurate water application results in better agricultural production with minimal water loss. Due to rising water scarcity issues worldwide, the adoption of drip irrigation systems is expected to rise substantially in the coming years. Nevertheless, major restraint for the market is less awareness among the people coupled with the high installation cost. The global drip irrigation systems market stood at US$ 1,070.8 Mn in 2014. The market is estimated to expand with a CAGR of 12.5% during the forecast period from 2015 to 2022.

Drip Irrigation Systems Market

1.1    Report Description

Purpose of the Report

The purpose of this strategic research study titled “Global Drip Irrigation Systems Market- Growth, Share, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis, 2015 – 2022” is to offer industry investors, company executives, and industry participants with in-depth insights to enable them make informed strategic decisions related to the opportunities in the global drip irrigation systems industry.

Target Audience

  • Industry Investors
  • Drip Irrigation Systems Manufacturers
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Drip Irrigation Component Manufacturers

USPs and Key Offerings

The report titled “Global Drip Irrigation Systems Market- Growth, Share, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis, 2015 – 2022” offers strategic insights into the global drip irrigation systems market along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2013 to 2022. The said research study covers in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on components, applications and cross-sectional study across different geographies. The market revenue for agriculture segment has been evaluated including large corporate farms and private farms. In order to help strategic decision makers, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading drip irrigation system manufacturers, their SCOT (Strength, Challenges, Opportunities and Weaknesses) analysis, market positioning and key developments. Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the irrigation industry
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on the market growth
  • In-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Trailing 2-Year market size data (2013 – 2014)
  • SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global drip irrigation systems market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2015 to 2022, keeping in mind the above mentioned factors.

Application Segmentation Analysis

On the basis of applications, the drip irrigation systems market is segmented into end-use applications:

  • Agriculture
  • Gardens (Public & Residential)
  • Others (Nurseries, Greenhouses etc.)

 Drip Irrigation Systems Market

As of 2014, the global drip irrigation systems market was led by the agriculture segment. The segment accounted for a market share, in terms of revenue, of over 62% of the total market. The most prominent factor behind adoption of drip irrigation systems is the need for high agricultural yield. In addition, due to rising water scarcity issues and need for water management, drip irrigation systems are increasingly being installed in agricultural applications. Further, many national governments emphasize on installation of drip irrigation systems in the lieu of its high water efficiency. Due to these factor, the demand for drip irrigation systems for agriculture is expected rise significantly in the coming years. As a result, the segment is expected to retain its dominant position in the market throughout the forecast period. However, the others segment is estimated to register the highest growth in the coming years. The others segment comprises greenhouses and nurseries. People are increasingly moving towards greenhouses for reliable production. Greenhouses are suitable for use across almost all of the geographical regions irrespective of climatic conditions. Drip irrigation is among the most suitable irrigation techniques for greenhouses and nurseries. Hence, the segment is expected to witness high growth in the coming years.

Component Segmentation Analysis

The drip irrigation systems market is broadly classified on the basis of components into following:

  • Drippers
  • Tubing
  • Backflow Preventers
  • Valves
  • Pressure Regulators
  • Filters
  • Fittings

 Drip Irrigation Systems Market

The drip irrigation systems market was dominated by the tubing segment in 2014. The segment accounted for a market share, in terms of revenue, of over 36% of the total market. The tubing segment comprises main, sub-mains and lateral piping. The high market share of the segment is due to requirement of large quantity of tubing in the overall system. In addition, these tubing are prone to environmental conditions such as rain and sunlight which further results in degradation. Due to this, the segment is expected to hold its dominant position in the market throughout the forecast period.

The tubing segment is followed by the drippers segment with market share of over one fifth of the total market. Since tubing and drippers are installed together, the demand for these components are closely associated. Similar to tubing, drippers are prone to blocking from various biological and physical particles. This further results into stronger demand for drippers. Thus, the drippers segment is expected to retain its second dominant position in the market throughout the forecast period. Nevertheless, the fittings is the highest growing segment. Fittings include connectors, couplers, elbows, t-joints and others. These are the most frequently altered/used components making their demand stronger over other components.

Geography Segmentation Analysis

The global drip irrigation systems market has been segmented, on the basis of geographical regions, as per following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • EU7
    • CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australasia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
    • Middle East and Africa
    • Latin America

As of 2014, the global drip irrigation systems market is dominated by Asia Pacific region accounting for over one third of the total market revenue. The Asia Pacific is majorly backed by countries such as India and China. The region is expected to remain the highest growing segment throughout the forecast period. This is due to the fact that the region still holds large potential for penetration of micro irrigation systems. Due to increasing water scarcity issues and need for raising agricultural production, drip irrigation is expected to be largely used in the region.

Drip Irrigation Systems Market

The North America drip irrigation systems market is majorly hindered by the stronger adoption of sprinkler and mechanized irrigation systems over drip irrigation. Large proportion of agricultural fields in North America are equipped with mechanized irrigation systems such as center pivot and lateral move sprinkler systems. Similarly, Europe has significant penetration of center pivot and lateral move systems. Thus, drip irrigation systems market in these regions is expected remain the same in the coming years.

Hismation: Drip Irrigation Systems

Drip irrigation system is the subset of micro irrigation systems. Also called as trickle irrigation, drip irrigation includes dripping water at slow rate directly near the roots of plants. The rate of flow can varied between 2-20 liters per hour. Thus, this irrigation system is suitable even for plants requiring relatively large amount of water. Drip irrigation system primarily comprises following components:

  • Tubing (Mains and Lateral)
  • Drippers (Pressure Compensating/Non-pressure Compensating)
  • Backflow Preventers
  • Filters
  • Valves
  • Pressure Regulators
  • Fittings

Filters are among the most important components of drip irrigation since it is highly essential to prevent any dirt/particles from entering the lateral tubing. Using quality filters eliminates the possibility of drippers getting blocked. Drip irrigation is by far the most efficient method of irrigation with water efficiency of over 90%. Nevertheless, high initial costs and maintenance is the most prominent factor hindering the market growth.

The concept of drip irrigation has been into existence since several centuries across different parts of the world. Traditionally, drip irrigation was achieved using clay pots filled with water buried near the plants. This enabled easy watering to plants with optimum water efficiency. However, this required large number of pots depending upon the number of plants. As a result, the drip irrigation using tubing and drippers came up which offers easier watering with high water efficiency. Drip irrigation was first commercially developed in Germany in mid-1800s. However, Netafim Ltd., an Israel-based irrigation systems manufacturer, claims to have introduced the drip irrigation system in 1965. Since then, the company is regarded among the leading manufacturers of drip irrigation systems worldwide.

With increasing shift towards modern agricultural techniques, manufacturers are now focusing towards advancement in drip irrigation systems. Various other concepts such as sub-surface drip irrigation and chemigation/fertigation using drip irrigation have come into existence. Sub-surface drip irrigation includes dripping through buried tubing embedded with regularly spaced drippers. Since this completely eliminates the contact of water with outer environment, water loss here is minimum. This type of drip irrigation is suitable for permanent crops which does not require any alteration for few years. Further, chemigation/fertigation using drip irrigation includes supplying chemicals and fertilizer through the tubing and drippers. This ensures accurate application of chemicals and reduces losses. Drip chemigation/fertigation is popular in the U.S. and Israel. However, high cost and lesser flexibility as compared to other irrigation techniques is major factor hindering its adoption worldwide.

The drip irrigation system market varies widely in different geographical regions based upon factors such as climate, agriculture and water resources. Drip irrigation is popular in countries such as Israel, Turkey, the U.S. and some of the European countries. Large agricultural countries such as India and China are yet to achieve substantial penetration of drip irrigation. Major factor behind this is less awareness among people, low purchasing power and significant availability of natural water resources. Some of the major drip irrigation system manufacturers are Netafim Ltd., Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., Hunter Industries, Inc., Lindsay Corporation and others.

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Published Date:  Mar 2016
Category:  Technology & Media
Report ID:   57755
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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