Global Drip Irrigation Market | Size, Share, Growth | 2023 - 2030

Drip Irrigation Market Size (2023 - 2030)

The global drip irrigation market size was worth USD 5.7 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 9.7 billion by 2030. The market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 10.5% from 2023 - 2030.

Drip irrigation is the most efficient way to use less quantity of water for higher crop production. The primary goal of drip irrigation is to allow poor farmers and small-scale to use less quantity of water and to harvest home gardens and other lands for producing food required for families and other trades.

Drip irrigation is an irrigation system that accelerates slow drips of water onto the soil surface or directly to the roots of the crop. The drip irrigation system consists of a network of valves, tubing and emitters, and pipes. 

During drip irrigation, each plant is supplied water separately in small, repeated, and accurate volumes via dripper/emitters. Drip irrigation is proven to be ample for growing vegetables, orchard crops, turf, and lawn. Moreover, drip irrigation can be effectively used in barren lands, rolling topography, heaving terrain, and areas with lightweight soil layers.


The need for monitoring crop health is surging, rising adoption of advanced technologies to yield higher crops and the development of farm production drive the drip irrigation market. The necessity to limit the huge amount of water consumption for agricultural purposes fuels the market growth.

The growth in the efficacy of the use of water with drip irrigation and efficient cost savings over the agricultural production. The installation of advanced technologies like IoT devices in agriculture farms escalates market growth. The growing research and development activities with growing investments in the agricultural sector propels the market for drip irrigation market. Moreover, factors like a quick rise in population with brisk urbanization, and the demand for horticulture is flourishing attributed to mounting health awareness fuels the market growth.

Limitations on soil erosion and easy fertilization drive drip irrigation market growth. 


However, the initial cost of installing the system accompanying a cultured level of management hinders the market growth across some developing countries.

Recent Market Developments

  • On August 19, 2022, for small-scale farmers, Netafim India has launched a featherlight and movable drip irrigation kit that is very easy to install and farmers can easily afford to buy the kit. 
  • On September 08, 2022, Toro launched Flex-Connect Layflat Connection System. The newly launched system is a distinguished line of fittings and tools for connecting drip tape to a lay-flat hose. 
  • On August 25, 2022, Rain Bird launched its XFS subsurface Dripline with patented copper Shield Technology to safe emitters from root intrusion without using dangerous chemicals or treated filters. 

Segment Analysis

Drip Irrigation Market - By Component:

  • Emitters/Drippers
  • Pressure Pumps
  • Drip Tubes/Drip Lines
  • Valves
  • Filters
  • Fittings & Accessories 

By component, the emitters/drippers segment is scheduled to have the largest share during the foreseen period. The emitter's function is to release water at an intended pace. Emitters are also known as drippers. Drippers are components integrated into drip irrigation systems to control the emission of water into the root zone at a particular rate. 

The pressure pump is highly needed to provide the smooth travel of water via diverse components like emitters, pipe networks, control hear, and other accessories. 

Drip Irrigation Market - By Crop Type:

  • Field Crops

  • Fruits & Nuts

  • Vegetable Crops

  • Other Crops (turf, ornamental, and spice crops) 

Based on the crop type, the field crops segment accounts for the highest share during 2023 - 2030. The segment growth owes to the growing costs of the field crops.

The vegetable crops segment is estimated to grow with the highest CAGR growth rate across the mentioned period.

Drip Irrigation Market - By Application:

  • Surface

  • Subsurface 

Based on the application, the surface application is highly chosen and practiced over the areas where problems like waterlogging are common. Surface drip irrigation is widely adopted due to the success of high water distribution uniformity compared to subsurface drip irrigation. The surface irrigation system is used to irrigate a diverse variety of crops varying crops from yearly row crops to perennial crops. 

The sub-surface application segment is anticipated to experience the swiftest growth during the timeline period. The growth owes to the possibility of crop yield, related long-term crop advantages, and the capacity to eradicate surface water evaporation and decrease crop diseases.

Drip Irrigation Market - By Emitter Type:

  • Inline
  • Online 

By emitter type, the inline segment showcases quick growth. Inline drip irrigation systems are used in greenhouses, field crops, dense orchards, and underground irrigation in agriculture and lawns. Inline emitters are cylindrical, flat boat-shaped, or adjacent to the inner walls of the lateral.

Inline emitters are manufactured from fine-quality linear low-density polyethylene materials. 
•    Agricultural
•    Non-Agricultural

The agricultural end-user segment held the largest share in the drip irrigation market and continues to retain its dominance and support the segment to grow further. The food products demand is rising continuously owing to the mounting population worldwide. Accordingly, farmers are electing advanced agricultural irrigation systems to address the flourishing demand while assuring the controlled use of water over the fields.

Regional Analysis
Based on the regions, Asia-Pacific dominates the drip irrigation market and maintains its dominance throughout the foreseen period. The growth of the region owes to the growing adoption of the latest irrigation technologies and methods along with a rising understanding of the advantages of drip irrigation systems.

The population in China and India is increasing tremendously with the growing demand for food and enhancements for food productivity. The governments are initiating strong development goals to drive the Asia-Pacific drip irrigation market.

North America is holding the second position in the drip irrigation market in terms of revenue growth throughout the period. In the U.S., irrigation is widely practiced. Inventions in the irrigation field and growing focus for producing high crop yield using the least available resources are major drivers for the drip irrigation market growth. The high efficiency of drip irrigation in saving water that is used in agricultural production has enormously contributed to surging the adoption of the techniques across large and medium-sized farms in the U.S accelerating the drip irrigation market in North America.

The market for drip irrigation in Europe is envisioned to extend at a CAGR rate of 9.1% from 2023 - 2030. In Europe, the agriculture irrigation system accounted for the largest share. The governments of European countries are taking some steps to upgrade the drip irrigation system in crops.

Latin America is the second-largest regional segment of sprinkler irrigation systems. Extending agricultural sector with the growing water consumption owing to high population.

The Middle East and African market for the drip irrigation market is likely to have high demand due to the growth in the necessity for water management in dry regions. In countries like Qatar and Egypt, the growth in greenhouse irrigation has advanced the drip irrigation market. 

Major key players in the global Drip Irrigation Market
1. Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (India)

2. Lindsay Corporation (US)

3. The Toro Company (US)

4. Netafim Limited (Israel)

5. Rain Bird Corporation (US)

6. Chinadrip Irrigation Equipment Co. Ltd. (China)

7. Elgo Irrigation Ltd. (Israel)

8. Shanghai Huawei Water Saving Irrigation Corp. (China)

9. Antelco Pty Ltd. (Australia)

10. EPC Industries (India)

11. Microjet Irrigation (South Africa)

12. KSNM Drip (India)

13. Sistema Azud (Italy)

14. Metzer Group (Israel)

15. Grupo ChamartinChamsa (Italy)

16. Dripworks Inc. (US)

COVID-19 Impact Drip Irrigation Market

During the continuous COVID-19 pandemic, the interruption to supply chains in terms of raw materials and components is a matter of concern due to some restrictions on manufacturing and non-essential transport activities. 

During the pandemic, lockdowns were imposed to control the virus spread. The food and agriculture industry has been impacted by critical challenges. Agriculture is the largest segment for drip irrigation systems. The shortfall in the agriculture sector owing to initial investments needed for the drip irrigation systems were not possible to be met resulting shortage of sales in the market critically affected by the pandemic crisis. 

Chapter 1. Global Drip Irrigation Market – Scope & Methodology

1.1. Market Segmentation

1.2. Assumptionsa

1.3. Research Methodology

1.4. Primary Sources

1.5. Secondary Sources

Chapter 2. Global Drip Irrigation Market – Executive Summary

2.1. Market Size & Forecast – (2021 – 2027) ($M/$Bn)

2.2. Key Trends & Insights

2.3. COVID-19 Impact Analysis

       2.3.1. Impact during 2022 - 2027

       2.3.2. Impact on Supply – Demand

Chapter 3. Global Drip Irrigation Market – Competition Scenario

3.1. Market Share Analysis

3.2. Product Benchmarking

3.3. Competitive Strategy & Development Scenario

3.4. Competitive Pricing Analysis

3.5. Supplier - Distributor Analysis

Chapter 4. Global Drip Irrigation Market Entry Scenario

4.1. Case Studies – Start-up/Thriving Companies

4.2. Regulatory Scenario - By Region

4.3 Customer Analysis

4.4. Porter's Five Force Model

       4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

       4.4.2. Bargaining Powers of Customers

       4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

       4.4.4. Rivalry among Existing Players

       4.4.5. Threat of Substitutes

Chapter 5. Global Drip Irrigation Market - Landscape

5.1. Value Chain Analysis – Key Stakeholders Impact Analysis

5.2. Market Drivers

5.3. Market Restraints/Challenges

5.4. Market Opportunities

Chapter 6. Global Drip Irrigation Market – By Component

6.1. Emitters/Drippers

6.2. Pressure Pumps

6.3. Drip Tubes/Drip Lines

6.4. Valves

6.5. Filters

6.6. Fittings & Accessories 

Chapter 7. Global Drip Irrigation Market – By Crop Type

7.1. Field Crops

7.2. Fruits & Nuts

7.3. Vegetable Crops

7.4. Other Crops (turf, ornamental, and spice crops)

Chapter 8. Global Drip Irrigation Market – By Application

8.1. Surface

8.2. Subsurface

Chapter 9. Global Drip Irrigation Market – By Emitter Type

9.1. Inline

9.2. Online

Chapter 10. Global Drip Irrigation Market, By Geography - Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights

10.1. North America

       10.1.1. U.S.A

       10.1.2. Canada

       10.1.3. Mexico

10.2. Europe

       10.2.1. Italy

       10.2.2. Spain

       10.2.3. Russia

       10.2.4. Germany

       10.2.5. UK

       10.2.6. France

       10.2.7. Rest of Europe

10.3. Asia Pacific

       10.3.1. Japan

       10.3.2. South Korea

       10.3.3. China

       10.3.4. India

       10.3.5. Australia & New Zealand

       10.3.6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

10.4. Rest of the World

       10.4.1. Middle East

       10.4.2. Africa

       10.4.3. South America

Chapter 11. Global Drip Irrigation Market – Company Profiles – (Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, Developments)

11.1. Company 1

11.2. Company 2

11.3. Company 3

11.4. Company 4

11.5 Company 5

11.6. Company 6

11.7. Company 7

11.8. Company 8

11.9. Company 9

11.10. Company 10

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