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

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Inflation And Looming Recession to Haunt Businesses:

In 2022 & 2023, market players expected to sail in rough waters; might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain. Further, U.S. economy is expected to grow merely by 3% in 2022.

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Purchasing power in the couPurchasing power in the country is expected to fell nearly by 2.5%. On the other hand, European countries to see the worst coming in the form of energy crisis especially in upcoming winters!! Right after COVID-19, inflation has started gripping the economies across the globe. Higher than anticipated inflation, especially in western world had raised concerns for national banks and financial institutions to control the economic loss and safeguard the interest of the businesses. Increased interest rates, strong USD inflated oil prices, looming prices for gas and energy resources due to Ukraine-Russia conflict, China economic slowdown (~4% in 2022) disrupting the production and global supply chain and other factors would impact each industry negatively.                                                         Request Insights

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Global Cloud Seeding Equipment Market Highlights Over 2023 - 2033

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The global cloud seeding equipment market is estimated to garner a significant revenue by the end of 2033 by growing at a CAGR of ~14% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033. Further, the market generated a notable revenue in the year 2022. 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.


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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.

Global Cloud Seeding Equipment Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • 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

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.

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth


The chemical industry is a major component of the economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2020, for the U.S., the value added by chemical products as a percentage of GDP was around 1.9%. Additionally, according to the World Bank, Chemical industry in the U.S. accounted for 16.43% to manufacturing value-added in 2018. With the growing demand from end-users, the market for chemical products is expected to grow in future. According to UNEP (United Nations Environment Program), the sales of chemicals are projected to almost double from 2017 to 2030. In the current scenario, Asia Pacific is the largest chemical producing and consuming region. China has the world’s largest chemical industry, that accounted for annual sales of approximately more than USD 1.5 trillion, or about more than one-third of global sales, in recent years. Additionally, a vast consumer base and favorable government policies have boosted investment in China’s chemical industry. Easy availability of low-cost raw material & labor as well as government subsidies and relaxed environmental norms have served as a production base for key vendors globally. On the other hand, according to the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), the chemical industry in India was valued at 163 billion in 2019 and it contributed 3.4% to the global chemical industry. It ranks 6th in global chemical production. This statistic shows the lucrative opportunity for the investment in businesses in Asia Pacific countries in the upcoming years.

Global Cloud Seeding Equipment Market 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.


The global cloud seeding equipment market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe), Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

Market Segmentation

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

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global 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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