Global Tillers Market - 2021-2028
Tillers are the agricultural machines that are used to loosen hard soil, as well as properly mixing other organic matter and manure into the soil in preparation for planting. These are the most popular machine among home gardeners. Tiller machines are more powerful over manual processes, and the rise in trend of farm mechanization is likely to augment the growth of the market. Traditionally, demand for tillers has witnessed a steady increase over the years on account of shortage of agricultural labor. Moreover, with growing awareness about agriculture among people and rising disposable income of household, people are showing interest towards gardening which is leading the growth of global tillers market. The global tillers market valued US$ XX billion in 2020 and is estimated to reach US$ XX billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period (2021-2028).
Growing urban gardening is expected to drive the market growth
The growing urban gardening and rising disposable household income is driving the growth of the market. According to statistics provided by Agriculture Organization (UNFAO), urban agriculture is being practiced by around 800 million people worldwide, over one-tenth of the global population. The urban population in the emerging world has increased by about 500 million in the last decade and it is estimated that, by 2025, more than half of the developing world will live in urban areas. With the rising popularity of urban agriculture, the growth of tillers is very much expected. Growing importance of gardening as a recreational activity or hobby, zeal to develop gardens in homes, as well as the desire to enhance aesthetics through beautiful and properly maintained lawns and gardens continue to support the purchase of tillers. Rise in housing construction projects and remodelling further boosts growth prospects for tiller machines. Soaring demand for farm-produced commodities from growing global population and subsequently mounting pressure to augment farming operations and efficiency is placing spotlight on agricultural machinery, including tiller machines.
The used tiller machinery also has a significant demand in the market, as these products are offered at much lower prices, targeting the low-income customers, such as small-scale farmers. It has been identified that the farmer's main objective is to achieve low agricultural expenses during the cultivation process. This objective compels farmers to purchase low-cost machinery like tillers, in their small and medium-scale agricultural lands.
Front tine tillers are the preferred tiller type owing to its superior manoeuvrability
Based on type of tillers, the front tine tillers are likely to be the proliferating type. It is because, most people don't use a tiller every day and the front tine tillers are less complex and much cheaper than the rear tine tiller. They are often shorter and more maneuverable and suitable for small to medium garden plots, or many tight corners of gardens. For gardening and small farms, front tine is a worthy investment. This is why it is highly popular in the urban farmers. On the other hand, rear tine tillers are good for larger, open garden areas. Their tines are in the rear, the engine in front. The wheels are self-propelled. The tines may rotate in either direction: A rear tine tiller, with its additional features and abilities, will usually cost more than a front tine tiller of similar size and power.
North America is expected to dominate the global tillers market
North America holds the largest share of the tillers market in the year 2020. It is because of the rising labor shortage especially large-scale farmers is inclining farmers towards accepting farm mechanization. Due to shortage skilled labor there is a higher demand for farm mechanization, which led to higher demand in North America for agricultural machinery. According to studies, the population of agriculture workers in the United States saw a decrease of an average of 22.9% during the time between 2002 and 2014. A strong indicator of the labor shortage on US farms is the rise in salaries. In 2014, immigrants accounted for more than half of all employed farm employees, or around half a million workers in the United States. This is why tillers are a highly popular choice for the citizens of United States.
The global tillers market is highly competitive with the presence of market players developing new shapes and designs of tillers with low cost and targeting low-cost customers. Yanmar Co. Ltd, Honda Motor Co., Inc., Husqvarna AB, and Kubota Corporation are the leading players with a significant market share. Companies are developing and investing in the new advanced equipment which provides effective solutions to the farmers in cultivation and plowing of their fields. For instance, Kverneland's Turbo T i-Tiller provides the best working quality with the highest output and lowest costs of operation. It comprises the On-The-Go Dynamic Traction Control and Auto-Depth for depth & leveling adjustment of the Turbo T i-Tiller which saves time and increases the working speed. It saves fuel, increases the comfort for the operator, extends the durability of the machine and protects the environment by avoiding soil compactions. In August 2019, John Deere has added three products to its Frontier equipment lineup including a new rotary tiller portfolio, skid steer carrier adapter and overseeder. The SA20F Skid Steer Carrier Adapter and RT30 Gear-Driven Rotary Tillers are directly aimed at property owners and can be used in non-commercial applications. Few players are also undergoing the spin-off or separation activities for the development of the single entity. For instance, in June 2019, Corteva, Inc., had separated from the DowDuPont, turning into a leading, global pure-play agriculture firm that provides the complete solutions cultivators need to maximize yield as well as profitability.
Pandemic had a negative impact on global tillers market
While the global trade came to a halt during the lockdowns imposed to control the spread of novel coronavirus, the agriculture industry has been impacted by several uncertainties. Due to lockdowns, factories remained closed for an indefinite time. Countries like China which had the major impact of Covid-19 in early 2020 faced a significant downturn in manufacturing industry growth.
In July 2020, the government of India amended its import policy and restricted the import of power tillers and related components in a move that could deter inbound shipments of these goods that come mainly from China. China accounts for over 30 per cent of domestic tiller demand in India.