Drip Irrigation Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Drip Irrigation Market Analysis and It is Segmented by Application (Surface Drip Irrigation and Subsurface Drip Irrigation), Crop Type (Field Crops, Vegetable Crops, Orchard Crops, Vineyards, and Other Crops), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa). The Market Size and Forecasts are Provided in Terms of Value (USD) for all the Above Segments.

Drip Irrigation Market Size

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Drip Irrigation Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 1.79 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 2.92 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 10.30 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

Major Players

Drip Irrigation Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Drip Irrigation Market Analysis

The Drip Irrigation Market size is estimated at USD 1.79 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 2.92 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 10.30% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Irrigation is a critical component of agriculture and crop production. Manufacturers have created equipment and techniques to provide farmers with paramount drip irrigation systems. Factors such as government subsidies and policies, technological innovations, and increasing concerns over water scarcity drive the market. In recent years, drip irrigation implementation has increased in different regions. The Asia-Pacific has the largest market for drip irrigation systems. India is the largest market in Asia-Pacific for drip irrigation. The major market players operating in the drip irrigation systems market are focusing on strategic planning, product development activities, and mergers and acquisitions. For instance, in February 2024, the Saudi Drip Irrigation Company, a subsidiary of Mayar Holding, collaborated with the American firm Hunter Industries to design drip irrigation products for a broad spectrum of applications, including agriculture, residential, commercial, and golf courses. The collaboration seeks to transcend conventional manufacturing, focusing on developing innovative water and energy-saving solutions and custom manufacturing within the irrigation sector.

Drip Irrigation Market Trends

Water Scarcity and Rapid Growth in Greenhouse Vegetable Production

Automatic drip irrigation is essential for controlling soil moisture, especially for specialized greenhouse vegetables. Total automation of drip irrigation systems provides a simple, meticulous method for maintaining soil moisture and applying water. Effective time management, elimination of human errors, estimation, and adjustment of available soil moisture levels augment the demand for automatic drip irrigation systems. Furthermore, these systems are expected to increase profits generated per yield.

Water scarcity is a primary issue faced by several greenhouse vegetable farmers. As greenhouse vegetables require ample water, farmers are switching to sprinkler and drip irrigation systems to achieve higher crop productivity. Thus, drip irrigation systems are gaining immense popularity in regions, mainly southeast European countries, primarily to increase the production of greenhouse vegetables. Furthermore, these systems improve crop productivity and minimize the use of fertilizers and water, along with the risk of pathogen attacks. In the United States, Canada, Japan, the Middle East, and Europe, soilless culture is primarily used to produce greenhouse vegetables.

Drip Irrigation Market: Number of farms using irrigation in Canada, by method, 2021-2022

Asia-Pacific Is The Major Market For Drip Irrigation

Growing adoption of micro-irrigation systems, rising technological upgradation in the agriculture industry, and increasing awareness of modern farming technology and irrigation systems are driving the market in the region. In addition, the increasing population, especially in India and China, food security concerns, improvement in crop productivity, and government initiatives toward sustainable farming practices are strengthening the market growth. For instance, in 2023, under the initiative, Netafim provided drip irrigation systems for tomato growers through four Better Life Farming (BLF) Centers present in the Khajuri, Kolaras, and Pohari regions of the Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh. The initiative would increase the tomato crop yield by 40%, resulting in higher adoption of drip irrigation systems in Maharashtra. Moreover, China is involved in water-intensive agricultural practices and consumes the highest proportions of its water, with more than 60% usage in cultivated land. To meet the high population demand for food, efficient irrigation practices are being implemented in the country, resulting in increased cereal production from 618.6 million tons in 2021 to 635.1 million tons in 2022.

Drip Irrigation Market: Market Size, in %, By Region, 2023

Drip Irrigation Industry Overview

The global drip irrigation market is consolidated, with major players occupying most of the market share. Some key players in the market include Netafim Limited, Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, The Toro Company, Hunter Industries, and Rain Bird Corporation. The most adopted strategy is broadening the product portfolio by introducing new and innovative products into the market. The other prominent players are strengthening their position through partnerships and mergers. 

Drip Irrigation Market Leaders

  1. Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd

  2. Netafim

  3. The Toro Company

  4. Rain Bird Corporation

  5. Hunter Industries

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Drip Irrigation Market News

  • February 2024: Hunter Industries Inc. partnered with Saudi Drip Irrigation Company to manufacture agricultural, residential, commercial, and golf irrigation systems products. This partnership between Saudi Drip and Hunter Industries was a testament to their commitment to sustainable practices by focusing on developing water and energy-saving solutions, including drip irrigation management.
  • January 2024: Rain Bird Corporation Partnered with Pinehurst Resort to manufacture equipment and provide service and support for the irrigation system. The Rain Bird Corporation was recognized as the resort’s Official Irrigation Partner through this partnership. In addition to using Rain Bird Irrigation equipment at Pinehurst Resort, the agreement allowed the two entities to partner on other industry growth initiatives.
  • October 2023: Netafim Limited launched an inventive irrigation system in India with anti-clogging technology, guaranteeing the best distribution of nutrients and water. The company has 35,000 farmers nationwide using the new system on 25,000 hectares nationwide by 2025. Through this product launch, the company increased its product portfolio nationwide.

Drip Irrigation Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Threat of Water Scarcity

      2. 4.2.2 Favorable Government Policies and Subsidies

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Initial Capital Investments

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Surface Drip Irrigation

      2. 5.1.2 Subsurface Drip Irrigation

    2. 5.2 Crop Types

      1. 5.2.1 Field Crops

      2. 5.2.2 Vegetable Crops

      3. 5.2.3 Orchard Crops

      4. 5.2.4 Vineyards

      5. 5.2.5 Other Crops

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of the Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of the Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd

      2. 6.3.2 The Toro Company

      3. 6.3.3 Netafim Limited

      4. 6.3.4 Rain Bird Corporation

      5. 6.3.5 Chinadrip Irrigation Equipment Co. Ltd

      6. 6.3.6 Antelco Pty Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 T-L Irrigation

      8. 6.3.8 Sistema Azud

      9. 6.3.9 Metzer Group

      10. 6.3.10 Hunter Industries Inc.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Drip Irrigation Industry Segmentation

Drip irrigation is a method of crop irrigation that helps save water and nutrients by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either from above the soil surface or buried below the surface through a system of pipes, valves, tubing, and emitters. The Drip Irrigation Market is Segmented by Application (Surface Drip Irrigation and Subsurface Drip Irrigation), Crop Type (Field Crops, Vegetable Crops, Orchard Crops, Vineyards, and Other Crops), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of value (USD) for all the above segments.

Surface Drip Irrigation
Subsurface Drip Irrigation
Crop Types
Field Crops
Vegetable Crops
Orchard Crops
Other Crops
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of the Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of the Middle East & Africa
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Drip Irrigation Market Research FAQs

The Drip Irrigation Market size is expected to reach USD 1.79 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 10.30% to reach USD 2.92 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Drip Irrigation Market size is expected to reach USD 1.79 billion.

Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd, Netafim, The Toro Company, Rain Bird Corporation and Hunter Industries are the major companies operating in the Drip Irrigation Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Drip Irrigation Market.

In 2023, the Drip Irrigation Market size was estimated at USD 1.61 billion. The report covers the Drip Irrigation Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Drip Irrigation Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The latest technological advancements in Drip Irrigation Market are a) Precision irrigation with sensors b) Automation c) Integration with IoT platforms for optimal water management

Drip Irrigation Industry Report

The drip irrigation market is undergoing remarkable growth, fueled by the urgent need for enhanced agricultural productivity against a backdrop of scarce resources and a looming global water crisis. This surge is spurred by the technology's water-saving prowess and ability to integrate fertigation effortlessly, making it a go-to solution in water-starved regions aiming to boost crop production. With a keen focus on sustainability, the sector is transitioning from traditional to more sophisticated irrigation methods, such as automated systems that ensure optimal soil moisture for greenhouse vegetables while addressing water scarcity challenges. This shift is particularly pronounced in the Asia-Pacific, where agricultural advancements are propelling market expansion. The drive towards securing food for an ever-increasing global population through innovative irrigation technologies underscores the market's evolution towards efficient, water-conserving agricultural practices, according to insights from Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports, projecting a trajectory of continued growth and innovation. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Drip Irrigation Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)