Cloud Seeding Equipment Market Size & Share, by Mode of Seeding {Aerial (Burn in Place Flare Rack, Eject able Flare Rack), Ground-Based (Remote Ground Based Generator, Manual Ground Based Generator, Flare Trees)}; Application (Hail Suppression, Fog Dissipation, Snowfall & Rainfall Augmentation, Other Weather Modifications) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

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  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2033

Cloud Seeding Equipment Market size is estimated to garner a significant revenue by the end of 2033, growing at a CAGR of ~14% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033. In the year 2022, the industry size of cloud seeding equipment generated a notable revenue. The growth of the market is primarily attributed to the worldwide increasing risk of water scarcity. For instance, for at least a month, nearly two-thirds of the world's population confronts severe scarcity of water. Furthermore, by 2030, nearly 710 million people are estimated to be relocated caused by severe water scarcity.

Cloud seeding is a weather modification process which involves dropping of chemical agents into clouds to cause rain. Cloud seeding equipment is utilized to distribute a substance into the atmosphere in order to boost the chances of precipitation. Silver iodide, dry ice and even common table salt are key chemical agents that are seeded into upper part of clouds.  This process stimulates the precipitation process and form rain. Governments’ increasing initiatives for promoting cloud seeding in those area which have been facing water scarcity is a major factor to drive the growth of the global cloud seeding equipment market. For instance, Saudi Arabia has initiated a cloud seeding program, with the first batch of flights over Riyadh, Qassim, and Hail. This cloud-seeding program targets to increase rainfall in the country, which is currently average nearly less than 100 millimeters per year.

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Cloud Seeding Equipment Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

  • Surge in Global Warming - Global warming is the gradual expansion in global temperature resulting from the greenhouse effect caused by elevated levels of carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants. As a result, rising temperature on earth is causing longer and hotter heat waves, more frequent droughts, and hurricanes. People face food and water scarcity, increased flooding, extreme heat, elevated disease, and economic damage as a result of global warming. As per the data provided by the National Centers for Environmental Information, the global surface temperature deviation for August 2022 was 0.90°C (1.62°F) above the average for the 20th century of 15.6°C (60.1°F), making it the sixth largest deviation for August in the 143-year record. All 10 of the hottest Augusts on record have taken place since 2009. Additionally, August 2022 was the 46th sequential August and the 452nd consecutive month with temperatures of record-warm August, which covered approximately 8.2% of the world's surface — the third-highest ratio for record-high August temperatures.
  • Worldwide Escalation in Air Pollution - As per the data from the World Bank, rising level of pollution is responsible for over 11 million premature deaths worldwide.
  • Increasing Trend of Weather Modification – As per a report, China conducted a weather-modification project in 2020 to produce artificial snowfall or rain over an area larger than 5.5 million square kilometers.
  • Upsurge in Global Population - According to United Nations statistics, the global population is expected to reach 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050.
  • Worldwide Boost in Research and Development Investment - The Unesco Institute for Statistics reports that, with an average annual growth rate of 4.7% over the past ten years, the global R&D expenditure has significantly soared. Globally, from 1.61% in 2010 to 1.93% in 2020, the percentage of global investment in research and development has climbed dramatically.


  • High Cost of Cloud Seeding Services
  • Lack of Effectiveness of Cloud Seeding Process
  • Risks of Adverse Effects Associated with Chemicals Used in the Process

Cloud Seeding Equipment Market: Key Insights

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Cloud Seeding Equipment Segmentation

Application (Hail Suppression, Fog Dissipation, Snowfall & Rainfall Augmentation, Other Weather Modifications)

The global cloud seeding equipment market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application into hail suppression, fog dissipation, snowfall & rainfall augmentation, and other weather modifications. Out of these, the snowfall and rainfall augmentation segment is projected to significantly grow over the forecast period on the back of rising construction activities, escalating population, and surge in urbanization. For instance, as of May 2022, India has the most infrastructure construction projects in development or execution worth more than USD 24 million.

Our in-depth analysis of the global cloud seeding equipment market includes the following segments:

           By Mode of Seeding

  • Aerial Cloud Seeding Equipment
    • Burn in Place Flare Rack
    • Eject able Flare Rack
  • Ground-Based Cloud Seeding Equipment
    • Remote Ground Based Generator
    • Manual Ground Based Generator
    • Flare Trees

          By Application

  • Hail Suppression
  • Fog Dissipation
  • Snowfall & Rainfall Augmentation
  • Other Weather Modifications

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Cloud Seeding Equipment Industry - Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global cloud seeding equipment market is studied into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. Amongst these markets, the market in Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 backed by the decline in rainfall, growing scarcity of water, and massive increase in air pollution in the region. For instance, air pollution poses a major threat to the health of around 4 billion people (93%) in the Asia and Pacific region. Four Asian countries including China and India were among the top ten with the highest population-weighted average exposure to PM 2.5 in 2019.

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Companies Dominating the Cloud Seeding Equipment Market

    • North American Weather Consultants, Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Weather Modification, Inc.
    • Ice Crystal Engineering
    • Snowy Hydro Limited
    • Mettech S.p.A.
    • Cloud Technologies GmbH
    • Seeding Operations & Atmospheric Research (SOAR)


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  • Snowy Hydro Limited has signed agreements with APA Group in gas transport, storage and development for the Hunter Power Project.
  • Snowy Hydro Limited has partnered with Red Energy to provide the 100% renewable electricity to the University of Sydney. This move is primarily estimated to combat the climate change crisis.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 43
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Surge in Global Warming, Worldwide Escalation in Air Pollution, Increasing Trend of Weather Modification, and Upsurge in Global Population are some major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 14% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033.

High cost of cloud seeding services, lack of effectiveness of cloud seeding process, and risks of adverse effects associated with chemicals used in the process are estimated to hamper the market growth.

The market in Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are North American Weather Consultants, Inc., Weather Modification, Inc., Ice Crystal Engineering, Snowy Hydro Limited, Mettech S.p.A., AFJETS SDN BHD, and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by mode of seeding, application, and by region.

The snowfall & rainfall augmentation segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.
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