Drone services involve utilizing drones for various commercial applications such as aerial photography, crop spraying, disaster management, mapping and surveying among others. Drones are being widely used for real estate, construction, media and entertainment sectors to capture aerial imaging and videos. The key benefits of drone services include accessibility of remote & hazardous areas, cost-effectiveness, precision and time-efficiency.
Growing adoption of drones across various industries is a major factor driving growth of the drone service market. Increasing utilization of drones for precision agriculture is rapidly increasing. Drones equipped with cameras and infrared sensors help farmers monitor crop health, detect diseases, and spray pesticides with precision. This significantly improves crop yield and boosts farm efficiency. Additionally, growing investments by major industry players for development of advanced drones will also contribute to the market growth over the forecast period. However, strict airspace regulations and policies can hamper growth of the drone service market.
The global Drone Service Market Demand is estimated to be valued at US$ 12.57 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 39. % over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
The Drone Service Market is segmented into aerial photography and remote sensing, data acquisition and analytics, mapping & surveying, 3D modeling and drone services among others. The aerial photography and remote sensing segment dominates the market owing to the widespread use of drones to capture aerial imagery for various industries. The high resolution cameras installed in drones enable commercial and government entities to capture photographs and monitor objects from a bird’s eye view.
Political: Regulations around commercial drone operations are getting streamlined in many countries which is positively impacting the market growth. However, concerns around security and privacy continue to pose challenges.
Economic: The rising budgets for infrastructure projects and construction are driving investments in advanced surveying technologies such as drones. Further, cost reduction of drone hardware is supporting the adoption of drone services across sectors.
Social: Drones are gaining social acceptance for various commercial applications. The advent of smart drones with better safety features is enhancing social reputation of commercial drone operations.
Technological: Ongoing technological developments such as autonomous flight control, 4K imaging, data analytics software are augmenting the capabilities of drones. Advancements in battery technologies are also increasing the operational durations of drones.
The global Drone Service Market is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 39.over the forecast period, due to increasing investments in infrastructure projects globally. The market size for 2023 is estimated to be US$ 12.57 Bn.
Regional analysis: North America dominates the market owing to large number of drone service providers and favorable regulations in the region. Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth over the coming years led by growth in construction and infrastructure projects in countries such as China and India.
Key players: Key players operating in the Drone Service Market are Unmanned Experts Inc., Aerodyne Group, Terra Drone Corporation, Cyberhawk, Sharper Shape, Dronedeploy, Sensefly, Edall Systems, Precisionhawk, and Phoenix Drone Services LLC. These players are focusing on collaborations and acquisitions to expand their service offerings and geographical footprint. For instance, in 2022 Aerodyne Group acquired a Switzerland based drone service company to strengthen its European operations.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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