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The global autonomous tractor market size was valued at USD 818.4 million in 2021 and is anticipated to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.5% from 2022 to 2030. The market is to propel the market as Farm labor shortage and decreasing arable land and the enhanced benefits of autonomous tractors over increasing food security. Slow penetration and adoption rate anticipated to hinder the market growth. Based on the segment the market is divided by horsepower, by automation and geography.

Global Autonomous Tractor Market: Regional Insights

Based on geography, the global autonomous tractor market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East &Africa. In North America the United States is one of the vast markets for autonomous tractors over the world. Large-scale farming operations, a decrease in labor, and the necessity to improve the productivity of agriculture were the factors mainly fueling the sales of autonomous tractors in the country over the survey duration.

Germany advocated decent growth in precision farming and smart agricultural practices during the past few years. These reasons are fueling the sales of autonomous tractors in the country and are anticipated to boost them further during the forecast period.

Figure 1: Global Autonomous Tractor Market Share (%), By Region, 2021

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Global Autonomous Tractor Market Drivers:

Farm labor absence and reducing arable land is anticipated to augment the growth of the global autonomous tractor market. As per the International Labor Organization, in the United States, 28.81% of human resources involved in agriculture were skilled. This decreased to 28.40% in 2017, which further reduced to 28.26% in 2018. As technologically helped agriculture necessity skilled laborers that are at an acute absence of accessibility, farmers are acquiring machineries such as autonomous tractors that can be productive, regarding the present challenge.

The decreasing arable land and the increasing global population are among the major reasons driving the market. According to the World Bank, the area of arable land per person decreased from 0.20 hectares in 2011 to 0.18 hectares in 2018. This pushed growers to increase their productivity per hectare of land available to meet the growing demand for food.

 Global Autonomous Tractor Market Opportunities:

Agricultural system all across the globe has undergone alterations in terms of cropping system, type of power sources utilized, and application of inputs orderly to achieve a huge level of productivity. Manual labor and conventional agricultural executes are marginally less productive than autonomous tractors. This is further driving the market for autonomous tractors globally.

China, being an agro-based country, is anticipated to advocate the fastest development in the future. The development in the country is driven by factors such as large landholdings, shortage of labor, time, and efficacy constraint. In Addition, the rising geriatric populace in the region and the urge of the Chinese government to introduce totally automated farms are pushing agricultural machinery producers to grow autonomous/driverless tractors in the future. This is anticipated to boost the growth of the global autonomous tractor market.

Global Autonomous Tractor Market Trends:

Land fragmentation has led to low minimal farm acreage, especially in rising countries. This is anticipated to negatively impact the need for autonomous tractors in the global market in the coming years. Temporarily, owing to the fragmentation of lands, the count of landholdings has gone up, which further is rising the need for various variety of tractors, comprising autonomous tractors suitable for various farming practices such as tillage, planting & transplanting, and harvesting of crops.

Technological developments such as autonomous tractors are assisting the goal of achieving more resilient, productive, and sustainable agriculture and food systems to meet end user requirements are rising in recent years.

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Autonomous Tractor Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: US$ 818.4 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 23.5% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 5278.51 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Horsepower: Upto 30 HP, 31 to 100 HP, Above 100 HP
  • By Automation: Fully Automated, Semi-Automated
Companies covered:

AGCO Corporation, Deere & Company, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, Autonomous Tractor Corporation, CNH Industrial, Kubota Corporation, Dutch Power Company (Alamo Group), Yanmar Co. Ltd, Zimeno Inc DBA Monarch Tractor, AutoNext Automation

Growth Drivers:
  • Farm labor shortage and decreasing arable land
  • Enhanced benefits of autonomous tractors over increasing food security
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Slow penetration and adoption rate

Global Autonomous Tractor Market Restraints:

As per the survey done by the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, and LSU Ag Center, the shortage of technical skills is the factor behind the slow penetration and acquirement rate of autonomous tractors in agriculture. Huge price, inadequate time to acquire, and shortage of technical skills responsible for 10.11% of the non-adoption of the technology.

Even though the strength of smart farming technologies such as autonomous tractors in agriculture is very huge, the progress and penetration of such machineries in agriculture have been relatively slow over many regions.  Automation tools such as autonomous tractors need massive capital expenditure to build, and hence, needs huge skilled labor to function and regulate it over time, both of which are in short supply at most of the local farms.

Figure 2: Global Autonomous Tractor Market Share (%), By Automation:, 2021

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Global Autonomous Tractor Market Segmentation:

The global autonomous tractor market report is segmented by Horsepower, by automation and geography.

Based on Horsepower the segment is divided into, up to 30 HP, 31 to 100 HP and Above 100 HP. Out of which the 30 HP These autonomous tractors are less in size, with a mass below 4,000 lbs and utilize below 30 HP to run the attachments. Invariably, all these high-production, economical, and user-friendly compact tractors are being utilized by schools, parks, landscapers, cemeteries, and hobby farmers.

 In 100 HP, Compact utility autonomous tractors are being rousingly acquired by medium-scale farmers as they are much more minimal in size than the average agricultural tractors and are priced on comparison with very less.

Based on automation the market segmented into fully automated and semi-automated. Autonomous tractors allow the farmers to totally automate their operations while permitting precise control of work and effective usage of farm tools. The need for driverless tractors is rising with the application of technologies in modern farming practices. These are some of the reasons responsible for growth of the market.

The semi-automated tractor market was evaluated at USD 542.6 million in 2021 and is anticipated to reach a value of USD 2,056.3 million by 2027, advocating a CAGR of 25.9% over the predicted duration. As the farming sector is increasing, farmers over nations are focusing for huge yields and economies of scale. The requirements of the rising population, rising food necessities, the requirement to rise crop yields, and a rise in productivity are fueling the demand.

Global Autonomous Tractor Market: Key Developments

In 2019, Massey Ferguson disclosed its stunning new MF NEXT concept tractor at Agritechnica 2019. It is a concept that embodies Massey Ferguson’s DNA and its vision to  make  tractor  technology  usable,  easy-to-use,  and inexpensive to the most farmers across the globe.

In 2019, John Deere revealed their new, autonomous concept tractor at a dealer meeting in Valencia, Spain. The new autonomous tractor concept is a very dense electric drive unit with combined attachment.

In March 2021, CNH Industrial NV declared expenditure in Monarch Tractor, a US-based agriculture technology organization, for the latter approval an electric tractor platform, which couples a fully-electric powertrain with autonomous technologies to help developed farming operations.

In October 2020, Kubota declared collaboration with the US chipmaker Nvidia to grow huge sophisticated self-driving farm tractors and get whole autonomy. The tractors will be fortified with Nvidia graphics processing units and artificial intelligence, combined with cameras to constantly process gathered data.

Global Autonomous Tractor Market: Key Companies Insights

The global autonomous tractor market is highly competitive. This is attributed to incessant launch of new machineries owing to ongoing Research & Development and efforts by value chain participants. Furthermore, key players are acquiring several business development plans in order to increase their presence on regional and the global basis. Few key players in the global autonomous tractor market are:

AGCO Corporation, Deere & Company, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, Autonomous Tractor Corporation, CNH Industrial, Kubota Corporation, Dutch Power Company (Alamo Group), Yanmar Co. Ltd, Zimeno Inc DBA Monarch Tractor, AutoNext Automation.

*Definition: Autonomous tractors are the automotive utilized in farms that are autonomously operated with an intelligent system, which directs it for correct functioning. The autonomous automotive are utilized in large farm areas as there are no buildings to run into. They are also utilized to help farmers in the best manufacture of crops.

The most beneficiary aspect of the autonomous tractor would be improved productivity of the machines.  Doing more in less time and fuel. The primary price would be huge comparatively to the diesel models however during a period, the profitability that would be received from an autonomous tractor is unmatched.

Market Dynamics:

The global population is growing strongly, and each day around 200,000 people are adding up to the world's food demand. As per the US population division, the world's human population rising nearly fourfold in the past 100 years, and it is evaluated to reach 9.2 billion by 2050. These are the restrictions that are proof in the method of food security issues. In Addition, officials-spent initiatives, such as the partnership of Biosciences KTN, Photonics KTN, and sensors, boosted agricultural organizations  to create from  the deployment of several sensor machineries and new electronics.

On Contrary, the effect of disintegration of land into smaller parcels, there has been the effect of urbanization, important to the conversion of agricultural land to non-farming purposes, primarily real estate, ultimately impacting the market studied.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global autonomous tractor market, and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2022–2030), considering 2021 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global autonomous tractor market based on the following parameters – company highlights, products portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and strategies
  • Major players in the global autonomous tractor market are AGCO Corporation, Deere & Company, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, Autonomous Tractor Corporation, CNH Industrial, Kubota Corporation, Dutch Power Company (Alamo Group), Yanmar Co. Ltd, Zimeno Inc DBA Monarch Tractor, AutoNext Automation
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global autonomous tractor market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global autonomous tractor market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Autonomous Tractor Market, By Horsepower:
    • Upto 30 HP
    • 31 to 100 HP
    • Above 100 HP
  • Global Autonomous Tractor Market, By Automation:
    • Fully Automated
    • Semi-Automated
  • Global Autonomous Tractor Market, By Geography:
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
    • South America
    • Africa
  • Company Profiles:
    • AGCO Corporation
    • Deere & Company
    • Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd
    • Autonomous Tractor Corporation
    • CNH Industrial
    • Kubota Corporation
    • Dutch Power Company (Alamo Group)
    • Yanmar Co. Ltd
    • Zimeno Inc DBA Monarch Tractor
    • AutoNext Automation

Frequently Asked Questions

The global autonomous tractor market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 818.4 Million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 23.5% between 2022 and 2030.
Farm labor shortage and decreasing arable land fueling the growth of the market.
The semi automated segment is the leading component segment in the market.
Slow penetration and adoption rate is restraining growth of the market.
Major players in the market are AGCO Corporation, Deere & Company, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, Autonomous Tractor Corporation, CNH Industrial, Kubota Corporation, Dutch Power Company (Alamo Group), Yanmar Co. Ltd, Zimeno Inc DBA Monarch Tractor, AutoNext Automation

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