Agriculture Drones Market shipments to hit 200 thousand units by 2024

“Companies operating in the agriculture drones market include AeroVironment, Trimble Navigation Ltd., DJI Technology, PrecisionHawk, 3D Robotics, and Parrot SA.”
Agriculture Drone Market Size By Product (Hardware [Fixed Wing, Multi Rotor, Nano, Hybrid], Software [Data Management, Imaging, Data Analytics]), By Application (Field Mapping, Variable Rate Application, Crop Scouting), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, China, Japan, Australia, South Korea, India, Brazil, Mexico), Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024

Agriculture drones market is slated to cross a billion-dollar mark in the coming seven years with more number of farmers around the world adopting the drone technology to enhance the productivity and efficiency of their land, water, and fertilizers. This upgraded technology uses automated process to enhance the overall productivity. The drones are embedded with cameras that offer in-depth real-time data of the crop health that enables better monitoring and crop management. In addition, venture investments in UAV (Unmanned aerial vehicle) startups is expected to provide further growth opportunities for the overall industry.

According to Global Market Insights, Inc.,“Agriculture drones market worth over USD 300 million in 2016, is estimated to exceed a revenue of USD 1 billion by 2024, by registering a striking CAGR of 13% over the coming seven years.”

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Among the various applications of agriculture drones market, field mapping led the application landscape in 2016. Growing demand for increasing the productivity by analyzing and monitoring the crops are anticipated to fuel the agricultural drones industry size in field mapping applications. Another prominent application which will witness lucrative growth opportunities in the coming years is crop scouting. Demand for proper utilization of fertilizers and pesticides by reducing its wastage due to over spraying is propelling crop scouting applications in agro-based economies. Introduction of NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index) related to crop scouting is expected to boost further penetration of agricultural drones industry in the coming time frame. Additionally, federal rules promoting implementation of upgraded technologies in the agricultural sector along with increasing financial support for UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) are factors playing a pivotal role in changing the overall market dynamics.

Geographically, U.S alone covered 30% of global agriculture drones market in 2016, in terms of revenue. Growing implementation of smart agricultural drones such as UAVs for enhancing the crop yield is driving the regional market. Spreading awareness for improvised precision agriculture is pushing the farmers to implement UAVs for field mapping as well as crop scouting. It is undoubtedly the major revenue pocket for North America market.

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Europe Agricultural drones industry will also witness substantial growth, driven by the increasing manufacturing of UAVs and favorable government initiatives pertaining to the agricultural sector in this region. Venture capitalists are getting interested in these startups as the return on investments is huge. Renowned companies who are leading the trend include Syngenta, Monsanto, Mitsui, and DGI.  Asia pacific is also expected to mark a footprint in the global market in the years to come, owing to the increasing number of research activities to broaden the application of these hi-tech drones in the agricultural industry.

Considering the product front, the agriculture drones market is majorly bifurcated into hardware and software. Hardware agricultural drones industry is further segmented into fixed wing, hybrid, multirotor, and nano-UAVs. Fixed wing market led the industry share in 2016, by accounting for almost 70% of the total market. Its ability to perform long distance tasks and carry heavy pay loads allows it to be the most preferred choice for farmers. Software solutions provide optimized real-time data that help the farmers to properly monitor and inspect the current condition of the fields which finally boosts the productivity.

Expansion of regional base and strategic collaborations are the key strategies adopted by the market players to proliferate their economic position. Prominent agricultural drones industry participants include 3D Robotics, PrecisionHawk, and AeroVironment.

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