The global autonomous tractor market was valued at USD 507.61 million in 2018 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 35.0% during the forecast period (2019-2024).The drivers identified in the market are increase in efficiency and farm productivity, increase in labour costs and better management of farm activities.The restraints identified in the market are huge capital investment, lack of awareness among farmers and unanticipated risks in a growing market.
Scope of the Report
The autonomous tractor is mainly referred to as the driverless tractor which uses several components like GPS, sensors, laser diodes and other devices for all the agricultural tasks. They are either fully automated or semi-automated whereby the tractor is managed using a remote control from a distance.
Key Market Trends
Increase in Labour Costs is driving the market
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. On an average, developing economies have larger percentages of population dependent on agriculture. However, the percentages have decreased over time. Farmers are increasingly adopting agricultural mechanization as a substitute to manual labor with a more cost-effective, easily available and more efficient means of agricultural operation.They are shifting towards autonomous tractors to save time and resources which in turn is increasing the farm productivity and per acre yield of crops.
Asia Pacific is the fastest growing market
The global autonomous tractor market is segmented by geography into North America,Europe, Asia Pacific,South America and Africa. Asia Pacific is considered as the fastest growing market because the companies located in Asia Pacific are launching new autonomous tractors in the market and thereby dominating the market with faster innovations and product launches.
In the global autonomous tractor 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. The major players in this market are into innovation and launching the new products globally. Since, the inception of the market is very recent, it is considered to be a consolidated market with a few players holding the majority of the shares in the market.
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