Agriculture Drone Market

Agriculture Drone Market Size, Share Analysis, By Offerings (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, Hybrid Wing), By Payload Capacity (Below 5 Kg, 5-10 Kg, 10-15 Kg, 15-20 Kg, Above 20 Kg), By End Users, Coverage Distance and Region- Global Market Insights 2023 to 2033

Analysis of Agriculture Drone Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Agriculture Drone Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The global agriculture drone market is set to enjoy a valuation of US$ 3,807.0 million in 2023 and further expand at a CAGR of 14.1% to reach US$ 14,237.6 million by the end of 2033.

In 2023, the global drone market is estimated to have around 7.6 million unit shipments, while the drone market is projected to grow at 15.3% CAGR. Owing to technological advancement in the agriculture industry there is significant spending on deployment of drones. Sales of agriculture drone accounted for nearly 11% share of the global drone market at the end of 2022.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2021A)

US$ 3,270.2 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 3,807.0 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 14,237.6 Million

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

14.1% CAGR

North America Market Share (2023)


North America Market Value (US$ Mn), 2023

US$ 1,222.4 Million

Europe Market Share (%), 2023


Europe Market Value (US$ Mn), 2023

US$ 1,375.1 Million

China Market Share (%), 2023


China Market Value (US$ Mn), 2023

US$ 470.41 Million

Top 3 country Market Share (%)


Key Companies Profiled

  • 3D Robotics
  • AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc
  • Asteria Aerospace
  • Autel Robotics
  • Ayaan Autonomous Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  • Delair SAS
  • DJI
  • Draganfly Innovations
  • General Aeronautics
  • General Aeronautics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Guangdong Syma Model Aircraft Industrial Co. Ltd
  • Hubblefly Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • IIO Technologies

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Sales Analysis of Agriculture Drone Market (2017-2021) Vs. Market Forecast Outlook (2023-2033)

Drones are transforming the agriculture process and culture. By implementing drone technology agriculture and farm sector can improve crop yield, make land management decision that can save time and improve long term success.

Sales of agriculture drone has increased in recent years and reached the valuation of US$ 3,270.2 million in 2022. In agriculture, drone can used for soil and field analysis, seed planting, crop spraying & spot spraying, crop mapping & surveying, irrigation monitoring & management, and real time livestock monitoring. Due to these various application agriculture, drone market will rapidly increase in the forecast period.

Drone applications in agriculture are already widespread across Asia. While elsewhere in the world, drones are allowed to be used for specific and limited trials and in some cases, agriculture, forestry and commercial operations in horticulture.

Manufacturers are targeting these regions. This is also playing a role in undermining any value growth in demand for an agriculture drone.

  • Short Term (2023 Q2 to 2026): Rotary Wing agriculture and fixed wing drone by consumer/civil to positively impact agriculture drone market growth.
  • Medium Term (2025-2029): Europe and North America anticipated to witness high agriculture drone high demand for smart agriculture in these regions, with the global leading players.
  • Long Term (2029-2033): Increase in the use of 3-6 km coverage distance agriculture drone sales will upsurge the market growth.

Over the 2018-2022 historical period, the global agriculture drone market registered a CAGR of 7.2%, and according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 14.1% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

Agriculture drone market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of agriculture drone based on coverage distance and region is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the coverage distance segment, the 6-9 sub-segment dominates with 32.1% market share in 2023.

What’s Driving Demand for Agriculture Drone?

“Increasing Use of Drone in Agriculture and Forestry to Increase market Growth”

Growing potential for drone applications has instigated positive impacts on the drone battery market. Agriculture and forestry has been now adapting drone technology for their essential purposes. Drones versatility and maneuverability has made possible such things, which are actually beyond the human capabilities.

With the growing agriculture, Sector and increasing developments in science and technologies drones are now more widely used and installed at essential locations. These drones used in agriculture and forestry have made farmers to easily extract the important data for making the wise decisions related to crop yield, and further helps in increasing profitability.

Farmers now need not to visit the farms for physical inspection of their crops; instead, these drones provide them with data that can be used to gather information of existing issue. Even today, IoT based drones help them to assist in possible solution based on the provided data.

The use of drones in this segment of forestry and agriculture has been the next level technological path to prosper drone battery business. This demand will fill the void of challenging and growing demand for drone battery market.

“Innovation Edge Technologies For Fast Charging Of Drone Batteries Tends To Gather Prominence”

In agriculture, drone need to work for long time due to large area of farm to cover. Many times farmers face problems with a battery of drone. Firstly, it will down in minimum time and it will take time to recharge. Due to continuous feedback and recent advancement proves that fast charging technologies are actually the new angles that farmers or consumers are expecting nowadays. Drone battery industry faced the major problem of battery endurance that generally ranges from 30-35 minutes in air.

Further to charge, these drones for such endurance it might take upto 60-90 minutes in total. This has resulted in spending larger times in drone charging and insists the consumer to carry extra battery that may sometimes prove to be expensive. After profound research and development in decreasing the charging time of the drone battery, recently StoreDot's innovation ultra-fast charging of drone battery founds to be talk of the town.

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What Do Agriculture Drone Manufacturers Need to Watch Out for?

“Government Regulations on Agricultural Activities to Hamper Market Growth”

The fear of national security, and increasing protection by governments leading to a threat to established trade rules that enables drastic difference in global growth for over last decades can no longer certain.

In US, it is mandatory to register drones with weighing 0.55 lbs to 55 lbs with the FAA. It must be, ensured that UAV remains within the visual line-of-sight. In japan, a small drone was found on the roof of the prime minister’s office building in Tokyo in April 2015. This encouraged Japan government to formulate regulations for drone operations.

Such rules and regulations regarding the drone weight and drone operation may affect the market growth of drones as well as agriculture drone market.

Country-wise Insights

Why are China Considered to be a Major Market for Agriculture Drone?

The adoption of drone or unmanned aerial vehicle in China for protection of crops has been increase rapidly in recent years. According to country’s National Agro-Tech Extension and Service Center (NATESC), China had only 4,000 crop protection drones in 2016. Although in 2021, to spray pesticides over 71.3 million hectres of farmland across the country, more than 1,20,000 drones were used and there were 2,00,000 agriculture pilots.

China has also the leading manufacturers in the country such as XAG and DJI, take up some 80% of the Chinese market share. These makers speeded up their technologies, DJI focused on making camera drones and XAG on agriculture drones. Due to these factors, the market growth of agriculture drone in China is high and also create rapid growth in the forecast period.

The China agriculture drone market is currently estimated at US$ 470.4 million with CAGR of 13.7% by 2033.

Why is Demand for Agriculture Drone High in Japan?

Japan has always stay ahead, when it comes to adopting new technology. The total number of farmers in Japan has fallen from 11 million farmers in 1965 to less than 2 million in 2020. Due to that, government of japan has set a goal to introduce agriculture UAVs for more than half of the land area planted with wheat, soy and rice across country by 2022.

Due to these factors, the demand for agriculture drone has increased over the historic period and likely to reach the valuation of US$ 195.8 million in 2023.

Category-wise Insights

Why Sales of 6-9 Km Range of Drone are High Among the Other Agriculture Drone?

By 2023, it is expected that 6-9 Km agriculture drone would have 32.1% of the global market share among coverage distance types. Nowadays, farmers adopting new technologies for there farm. The 6-9 km is protected by the larger and more useful for farmers than other types of gloves.

Additionally, the size of farm is cover in this range due to that many farmers prefers this coverage distance drone. For fishing, 6-9 Km coverage distance is very useful, fisherman prefers this range. Due to 6-9 Km have the highest market share above the all.

Which End Users Segment for Agriculture Drone Market is Expected to Lead?

Market share of Consumer/Civil is predicted to increase at a CAGR of 57.9% during the forecast time frame. Growing public interest in the smart agriculture is anticipated to create a wealth of growth potential for the agriculture drone market. Agriculture drone are seen as a necessary piece of agriculture equipment even though they are not required nessecerily at any level of the process. Due to that demand is increasing for agriculture drone from consumer/civil end user.

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Competitive Landscape

Agriculture drone manufacturers are 3D Robotics, AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc, Asteria Aerospace, ATMOS UAV, Autel Robotics, Ayaan Autonomous Systems Pvt. Ltd., Delair SAS, DJI.

Manufacturers are focusing on adopting various marketing strategies like reduced price points on manufactured products, partnerships with retailers, launch of endorsement programs, use of new technologies to manufacture cutting edge products etc. in order to meet the scope of competition in the sports equipment industry.

  • In April. 2021, US-based drone technology firm AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. has been in business for over a decade. The company announced the acquisition of an award-winning aerial intelligence solutions company Measure Global Inc. in a combination cash and stock transaction valued at approximately US$45 million.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of agriculture drone positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Agriculture drone Industry Research

  • By Offerings :

    • Fixed Wing
    • Rotary Wing
    • Hybrid Wing
  • By End Users :

    • Consumer / Civil
    • Commercial
  • By Coverage Distance :

    • Below 3 Km
    • 3-6 Km
    • 6-9 Km
    • Above 9 Km
  • By Application :

    • Precision Agriculture
    • Livestock Monitoring
    • Surveying & Mapping
    • Irrigation
    • Precision Fish Farming
    • Fertilization & Spraying
    • Aerial Imaging
  • By Payload Capacity :

    • Below 5 Kg
    • 5-10 Kg
    • 10-15 Kg
    • 15-20 Kg
    • Above 20 Kg
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • MEA

- FAQs -

What is the global agriculture drone market size?

The global agriculture drone market is expected to the valuation of US$ 3,807.0 million in 2023.

Which regional agriculture drone market accounts for a leading market share?

Europe will top the global agriculture drone market accounting for 36.1% market share in 2023.

Which coverage distance type holds the highest market share?

6-9 Km will account for 32.1% share of global sales in 2023.

How is the market for agriculture drone expected to fare going forward?

Worldwide demand for agriculture drone is anticipated to reach US$ 14,237.6 million by 2033-end.

How did the market perform over the last few years?

During 2018-2022, sales of agriculture drone increased at 7.2% CAGR.

Agriculture Drone Market

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