Global Commercial Drones Market to Reach US$ 148.1 Billion by 2032, Propelled by Reducing Need for Manual Labor and Improving Operational Efficiency

September 21, 2023 | Technology & Media

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Commercial Drones Market Report by Weight (<2 Kg, 2 Kg-25 Kg, 25 Kg-150 Kg), System (Hardware, Software), Product (Fixed Wing, Rotary Blade, Hybrid), Mode of Operation (Remotely Operated, Semi-Autonomous, Autonomous), Application (Filming and Photography, Inspection and Maintenance, Mapping and Surveying, Precision Agriculture, Surveillance and Monitoring, and Others), End Use (Agriculture, Delivery and Logistics, Energy, Media and Entertainment, Real Estate and Construction, Security and Law Enforcement, and Others), and Region 2024-2032,” the global commercial drones market size reached US$ 26.4 Billion in 2023. Commercial drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), are aircraft that are operated without a human pilot on board. They are equipped with cameras, sensors, and other technology to perform a wide range of tasks. They offer cost-effective and efficient solutions for tasks that would be challenging or expensive to perform using traditional methods. As a result, they find applications in aerial photography and videography, surveying and mapping, crop monitoring, search and rescue operations, and product delivery around the world.

Global Commercial Drones Market Trends:

At present, the increasing demand for commercial drones due to the continuous evolution of drone technology, including improvements in battery life, sensors, and communication systems, making them more versatile and efficient, represents one of the key factors supporting the growth of the market. In addition, commercial drones offer cost-effective solutions for various industries, such as agriculture, construction, and logistics, by reducing the need for manual labor and improving operational efficiency. Besides this, the escalating demand for drones equipped with advanced cameras and sensors that provide valuable data while enhancing decision-making processes is strengthening the growth of the market. Moreover, the development of clear and standardized regulations for drone operations is offering lucrative growth opportunities to industry investors. Apart from this, the growing utilization of commercial drones for monitoring pollution, wildlife conservation, and forest management is positively influencing the market. Looking forward, the market value is projected to reach US$ 148.1 Billion by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 20.47% during 2024-2032.

Market Summary:

  • Based on the weight, the market has been segregated into <2 kg, 2 kg-25 kg, and 25 kg-150 kg. At present, <2 kg dominates the market.
  • On the basis of the system, the market has been bifurcated into hardware (airframe, propulsion system, payloads, and others) and software. Presently, hardware represents the largest segment.
  • Based on the product, the market has been segmented into fixed wing, rotary blade, and hybrid. Rotatory blade currently holds the biggest market share.
  • On the basis of the mode of operation, the market has been divided into remotely operated, semi-autonomous, and autonomous. At present, remotely operated exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
  • Based on the application, the market has been categorized into filming and photography, inspection and maintenance, mapping and surveying, precision agriculture, surveillance and monitoring, and others. Presently, filming and photography account for the largest market share.
  • On the basis of the end use, the market has been classified into agriculture, delivery and logistics, energy, media and entertainment, real estate and construction, security and law enforcement, and others. At present, media and entertainment dominate the market.
  • Region-wise, the market has been segmented into North America (United States and Canada); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. Amongst these, North America enjoys the leading position in the market.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined, with some of the key players being Aeronavics Ltd., AeroVironment Inc., Autel Robotics, Delair, Insitu Inc. (The Boeing Company), Leptron Unmanned Aircraft Systems Inc., PrecisionHawk Inc., SenseFly (AgEagle Aerial Sys), Skydio Inc., SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd. (iFlight Technology Company Limited), and Yuneec International.

Report Coverage:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Segment Coverage Weight, System, Product, Mode of Operation, Application, End Use, Region
Region Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Aeronavics Ltd., AeroVironment Inc., Autel Robotics, Delair, Insitu Inc. (The Boeing Company), Leptron Unmanned Aircraft Systems Inc., PrecisionHawk Inc., SenseFly (AgEagle Aerial Sys), Skydio Inc., SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd. (iFlight Technology Company Limited) and Yuneec International.
Customization Scope 10% Free Customization
Report Price and Purchase Option Single User License: US$ 2499
Five User License: US$ 3499
Corporate License: US$ 4499
Post-Sale Analyst Support 10-12 Weeks
Delivery Format PDF and Excel through Email (We can also provide the editable version of the report in PPT/Word format on special request)

About Us:

IMARC Group is a leading market research company that offers management strategy and market research worldwide. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses.

IMARC’s information products include major market, scientific, economic and technological developments for business leaders in pharmaceutical, industrial, and high technology organizations. Market forecasts and industry analysis for biotechnology, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, travel and tourism, nanotechnology and novel processing methods are at the top of the company’s expertise.

Contact Us:

134 N 4th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA
Americas:- +1 631 791 1145 | Africa and Europe :- +44-753-713-2163 | Asia: +91-120-433-0800

Need more help?

  • Speak to our experienced analysts for insights on the current market scenarios.
  • Include additional segments and countries to customize the report as per your requirement.
  • Gain an unparalleled competitive advantage in your domain by understanding how to utilize the report and positively impacting your operations and revenue.
  • For further assistance, please connect with our analysts.
Global Commercial Drones Market to Reach US$ 148.1 Billion by 2032, Propelled by Reducing Need for Manual Labor and Improving Operational Efficiency
Purchase options

Benefits of Customization

Personalize this research

Triangulate with your data

Get data as per your format and definition

Gain a deeper dive into a specific application, geography, customer, or competitor

Any level of personalization

Get in Touch With Us

Phone: +1-631-791-1145


Phone: +91-120-433-0800


Phone: +44-753-714-6104


Client Testimonials

Aktive Services

IMARC made the whole process easy. Everyone I spoke with via email was polite, easy to deal with, kept their promises regarding delivery timelines and were solutions focused. From my first contact, I was grateful for the professionalism shown by the whole IMARC team. I recommend IMARC to all that need timely, affordable information and advice. My experience with IMARC was excellent and I can not fault it.

Read More
Greenfish S.A.

The IMARC team was very reactive and flexible with regard to our requests. A very good overall experience. We are happy with the work that IMARC has provided, very complete and detailed. It has contributed to our business needs and provided the market visibility that we required

Read More
Colruyt Group

We were very happy with the collaboration between IMARC and Colruyt. Not only were your prices competitive, IMARC was also pretty fast in understanding the scope and our needs for this project. Even though it was not an easy task, performing a market research during the COVID-19 pandemic, you were able to get us the necessary information we needed. The IMARC team was very easy to work with and they showed us that it would go the extra mile if we needed anything extra

Read More

Last project executed by your team was as per our expectations. We also would like to associate for more assignments this year. Kudos to your team.

Read More
Zee Media Corp. Ltd.

We would be happy to reach out to IMARC again, if we need Market Research/Consulting/Consumer Research or any associated service. Overall experience was good, and the data points were quite helpful.

Read More
Arabian Plastic Manufacturing Company Ltd.

The figures of market study were very close to our assumed figures. The presentation of the study was neat and easy to analyse. The requested details of the study were fulfilled. My overall experience with the IMARC Team was satisfactory.

Read More
Sumitomo Corporation

The overall cost of the services were within our expectations. I was happy to have good communications in a timely manner. It was a great and quick way to have the information I needed.

Read More
Hameln Rds

My questions and concerns were answered in a satisfied way. The costs of the services were within our expectations. My overall experience with the IMARC Team was very good.

Read More
Quality Consultants BV

I agree the report was timely delivered, meeting the key objectives of the engagement. We had some discussion on the contents, adjustments were made fast and accurate. The response time was minimum in each case. Very good. You have a satisfied customer.

Read More
TATA Advanced Systems Limited

We would be happy to reach out to IMARC for more market reports in the future. The response from the account sales manager was very good. I appreciate the timely follow ups and post purchase support from the team. My overall experience with IMARC was good.

Read More

IMARC was a good solution for the data points that we really needed and couldn't find elsewhere. The team was easy to work, quick to respond, and flexible to our customization requests.

Read More