The Agriculture sector includes agribusiness, farming equipment, animal and livestock feed, aquaculture, hunting and fishing, tractors and farming machinery, dairy products, organic farming and tobacco products. Production of biofuels, biopharmaceuticals, bioplastics and pharmaceuticals is also a part of agriculture industry. A growth estimation of 1.5% over the next few years is forecasted in world agricultural production is Agriculture industry size is expanding substantially in parallel to the economical rise and advent of novel technology in the industry.
The global agriculture market is mainly influenced by different climates, cultures, suitable lands, population growth, increase in per capita income in emerging and developing economies, technology advancement, plant breeding, pesticides and fertilizers, expansion of irrigation infrastructure, distribution of hybridized seeds, shift from cereal-based diets to high proteins synthetic nitrogen, mined rock phosphate, companies are developing new seed traits, extensive research and development activities. Increase in the global population is putting increased pressure on the agriculture industry to meet food demand. Important developments in fertilizers, chemicals and seeds have been key in helping the sector rise to the challenge. With the world population is expected to grow by 1.2 billion before 2020. The growth in population till 2050 will result in a radical rise in demand of meat and cereal production.
Key Market Segments
Global agriculture industry as per market forecast will grow at close to 5% per year through 2014 to reach $123 billion, according to agricultural market analysis. Asian countries such as India and China, due to their dense population will turn out to be prime agriculture markets/ Government investment in agriculture mechanization to improve crops will aid market growth. Most of the world’s top agricultural equipment manufacturers are from developed nations. China is a radically growing market that overtook the US market in 2009 as the world’s number-one supplier, making $17 billion worth of shipments.
The world seeds market reached $47 billion in 2015. Demand for agricultural products such as fertilizers is expected to grow at 3% a year through 2014 to 380 million metric tons. Fertilizer is used by both domestic and professional gardeners to improve lawn health in particular. Along with the fertilizers group, world pesticide industry is expected to pick up again after downfall of 2009. The industry, worth $45 billion, is forecast to rally and show some degree of growth as stated by analysts. Asia-Pacific on the other hand is expected to see a good degree of market expansion, primarily in Indonesia, China and Thailand. Increased demand of pesticides even in the countries that did not use them is going to be a driving force in agriculture market growth. Central and South America comprise the region expected to see the strongest growth. Brazil, Middle East and Africa are expected to see notable growth over the years.
Countries such as Russia, Brazil and Ukraine are set to join the ranks of long-standing agricultural goods exporters such as the US, the EU and Australia. The agricultural sector will be more output centric and scientific and technological innovation will certainly impose a positive effect on agriculture industry CAGR.