China Agricultural Machinery Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The China Agricultural Machinery Market is segmented by machinery type into Tractors, Equipment, Sprayers, Harvesting Machinery, and Haying and Forage Machinery.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 5.8 %

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Market Overview

The China Agricultural Machinery Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025). China is one of the largest manufacturers of farming equipment and the largest market for agricultural machinery, worldwide. Most of the agricultural machinery industries are mainly concentrated in Shandong, Henan, Jiangsu, Liaoning, and Zhejiang provinces and the bestselling types of agriculture machinery’s in the country include large tractors and harvesting machinery products with high horsepower and high degrees of automation. Nearly 2,500 agricultural equipment manufacturers are concentrated only in the provinces of Shandong, Henan, Jiangsu, Liaoning, and Zhejiang. Although the agricultural machinery industry is evolving technically, lack of human capital, the necessary infrastructure to develop sophisticated farming machines, which are able to compete with foreign products is some of the major factors restraining the growth of the market. Due to this, China relies heavily on foreign imports for high-tech farming machinery.

Scope of the Report

China's agricultural machinery market is estimated to grow remarkably during the forecast period. All types of agricultural machinery used in fields, including harvesting machinery, haying and forage machinery, and irrigation machinery and others have been considered with the research scope.

By Engine Power
25 HP-100 HP
Above 100 HP
Rotovators & Cultivators
Seed & Fertilizer Drills
Fertilizer Spreaders
Other Equipment
Field-Crop Sprayers
Orchard Sprayers
Harvesting Machinery
Combine Harvesters
Forage Harvesters
Other Harvesting Machinery
Haying & Forage Machinery
Mowers & Conditioners
Other Haying & Forage Machinery

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Cost of Farm Labor

The cost of farm labor has a direct relationship with the percentage of the total population of a country employed in agriculture, considering simple demand-supply economics, thereby affecting the china agricultural machinery market. On average, developing economies such as China have larger percentages of the population dependent on agriculture. However, the percentages have decreased over time as a large number of people are migrating to the urban area every year. Due to decreasing agricultural labor, the prices of farm labor are rising. Hence, it is expected to increase the demand for agricultural machinery during the forecast period.

Agricultural Machinery Market: Employment in Agriculture (%), 2016-2019

Tractor Dominate the Overall Market

China’s agricultural machinery had been facing several challenges, like overcapacity and low profit-margins, after the provision of a year-long subsidy scheme for promoting mechanization in the farming, which led to the mass production of low-quality tractors. Farmers’ have become unfavorable toward purchasing equipment due to the decline in grain prices and lower return on equipment investment. The demand for agricultural tractors reduced during 2016 and 2017, owing to the high existing numbers of tractors and the changes in the subsidy regime for purchasing new tractors. Although the subsidies per machine have declined, the system is now more inclined toward large tractors, as the government seeks to enhance productivity and the yields. In northern China, high horsepower tractors are used on a large scale, as the farm sizes are generally large, unlike in southern China, where farm sizes are quite small. Large farm tractors are expensive, so many farmers outsource their cropping work to third-party contractors, who value the performance and profitability of their investment.

Agricultural Machinery Market: Revenue in USD billion, Tractors, China, 2016-2019

Competitive Landscape

In the Chinese agricultural machinery market, companies are not only competing based on equipment quality and promotion but are also focused on strategic moves, in order to hold larger market shares. New product launches, partnerships, and acquisitions are the major strategies adopted by the leading companies in the market studied. Mostly the agricultural equipment industry in the country is dominated by a large number of unspecialized manufacturers producing low technology machinery. The top five domestic manufacturers account for less than 25% of the market. Major Chinese agricultural equipment companies include First Tractor, the YTO Group, and Changzhou Dongfeng Agricultural Equipment.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Tractors

      1. 5.1.1 By Engine Power

        1. 25 HP-100 HP

        2. Above 100 HP

    2. 5.2 Equipment

      1. 5.2.1 Plows

      2. 5.2.2 Harrows

      3. 5.2.3 Rotovators & Cultivators

      4. 5.2.4 Seed & Fertilizer Drills

      5. 5.2.5 Fertilizer Spreaders

      6. 5.2.6 Other Equipment

    3. 5.3 Sprayers

      1. 5.3.1 Field-Crop Sprayers

      2. 5.3.2 Orchard Sprayers

    4. 5.4 Harvesting Machinery

      1. 5.4.1 Combine Harvesters

      2. 5.4.2 Forage Harvesters

      3. 5.4.3 Other Harvesting Machinery

    5. 5.5 Haying & Forage Machinery

      1. 5.5.1 Mowers & Conditioners

      2. 5.5.2 Balers

      3. 5.5.3 Other Haying & Forage Machinery


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 YTO Group Corporation

      2. 6.3.2 Lovol Heavy Industry Co. Ltd

      3. 6.3.3 Zoomlion

      4. 6.3.4 Weichai Power Co. Ltd

      5. 6.3.5 CNH Industrial NV

      6. 6.3.6 CLAAS KGaA GmbH

      7. 6.3.7 Deere Corporation

      8. 6.3.8 AGCO Corporation

      9. 6.3.9 Iseki & Co. Ltd


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Frequently Asked Questions

The China Agricultural Machinery Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The China Agricultural Machinery Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.8% over the next 5 years.

YTO Group Corporation, Lovol Heavy Industry Co. Ltd, AGCO Corporation, Weichai Power Co. Ltd, CNH Industrial NV are the major companies operating in China Agricultural Machinery Market.

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