The African fertilizing machinery market has been estimated at USD XX billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD XX billion by 2021 with a CAGR of 10.09% during the forecast period from 2016 to 2021.
Agriculture has been one of the most important sectors of the African economy. A large number of countries in the GCC and other parts of the Arab world remain reliant on trade with Africa for grains, fruits, and vegetables. The use of fertilizers started with the mining industry, which initiated the development in explosives for which it produced large amounts of sulphuric acid, one of the common by-products. Initially, manufacturers used sulphuric acid in the fertilizer production in Africa, which initiated the fertilizer industry in the region.
Improved trade conditions, along with the government policy supply, have propelled the fertilizer industry towards rapid development. The growth of the fertilizer industry has influenced the growth of the fertilizer machinery market to a significant extent.
South Africa is one of the few economically developed countries in Africa and this has driven agricultural machinery adoption in this region. As per market share, South Africa is one of the largest markets for farm equipment in Africa. According to statistics, the fertilizers used in South Africa are urea, ammonium sulfate, mono-ammonium phosphate, calcium ammonium nitrate, and diammonium phosphate. With the increase in agricultural activities, fertilizer consumption is on a continuous rise in the country. The South African fertilizer consumption amounts to around 80 million tons and is expected to rise significantly. In addition, owing to the restricted productive labor force, the demand for fertilizer machinery is expected to be substantially high. Although it exports fertilizers to surrounding countries, South Africa is a net importer of fertilizers as well as machinery.
The African fertilizing machinery equipment scenario is characterized by an active manufacturing and trading industry. The critical constraints faced by this market in South Africa include lack of awareness about new technologies, lack of skilled manpower to operate machinery, fluctuating prices of farm commodities, lack of governmental support, and lack of purchasing power due to a lower average level of income.
The government has supported small and medium scale farmers to a significant extent, which has helped to drive the agricultural machinery market during the last five years. The support and incentive have thereby helped to secure a successful and sustainable development for this critical segment of the agricultural farming business. In addition, there has been a notable increase in fertilizer equipment demand from the tender business segment as well as from the export business segment.
The market segmentation is done on the basis of product type and geography.
Segmentation by machinery:
Segmentation by geography:
The major fertilizing machinery products in the African market include fertilizer spreader and drop spreader with newer technology engines that provide optimized performance. The precision farming systems have helped to bring about improved accuracy, productivity, and efficiency, while variable rate fertilizing has helped to augment the growth of the market. The improved applications are becoming an area of interest for the commercial farmers in Africa.
Some of the key players in the market are:
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Key Findings of the Study
2. Research Methodology
2.2 Analysis Methodology
2.3 Study Phase
2.4 Econometric Modeling
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Overview and Technology Trends
4.1 Current Market Scenario
4.2 Technology Trends
4.3 Market Definition and Assumption
5. Market Dynamics
5.4 Value & Supply Chain Analysis
5.5 Porter's Five Forces Framework
5.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.5.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
5.5.3 Threat of New Entrants
5.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
5.5.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry
6. Africa Fertilizing Machinery Market Segmentation by Type
6.1 Dry Fertilizer Spreaders
6.2 Drop Spreaders
6.3 Rotary Spreaders
6.4 Pendulum Spreaders
7. Africa Fertilizing Machinery Market Segmentation by Geography
7.1 South Africa
8. Competitive Landscape
8.2 Market Share Analysis
8.3 Latest Products & Developments of Key Players
9. Company Profiles
9.1 AGCO Corp.
9.2 Buhler Industries, Inc.
9.3 Great Plains Ag
9.4 Deere & Company
9.5 Kuhn Group
9.6 Kasco Manufacturing
9.7 Kubota Corporation
9.8 CNH Industrial N.V.
9.9 Iseki & Co., Ltd.
9.11 Visser Horti
9.13 Dawn Equipment
10. Future Outlook of the Market