Global Machine Translation Market to Reach US$ 474.8 Million by 2032, Driven by Rising International Trade

August 21, 2023 | Technology & Media

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Machine Translation Market Report by Technology Type (Statistical Machine Translation (SMT), Rule-Based Machine Translation (RBMT), Neural Machine Translation, and Others), Deployment Type (On-Premises, Cloud-Based), Application (BFSI, Automotive, Electronics, Healthcare, IT and Telecommunications, Military and Defense, and Others), and Region 2024-2032,” the global machine translation market size reached US$ 199.2 Million in 2023. Machine translation (MT) refers to a branch of computational linguistics that employs software to translate text or speech from one language to another. Its purpose is to automate the translation process to increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness. At its core, MT employs complex algorithms to identify patterns in massive amounts of data, also known as "corpora," and applies this knowledge to translate languages. Machine translation comes in several forms, with the most common being rule-based, statistical, and neural machine translation. Rule-based systems rely on countless grammatical rules and dictionaries for each language pair, while statistical systems learn to translate by analyzing large amounts of bilingual text. The advent of neural machine translation is dramatically improving the quality of automated translation, due to its use of deep learning techniques to improve fluency and accuracy. While machine translation is making significant strides, it is important to note that it is not perfect. It can struggle with linguistic nuances, cultural context, idiomatic expressions, and complex sentence structures, resulting in less-than-perfect translations. Therefore, while it is an excellent tool for obtaining the gist of content or for translating simple, straightforward text, human translators are often needed for tasks that require a high level of accuracy or creative and cultural sensitivity.

Global Machine Translation Market Trends:

The rise in the use of smartphones and the increased connectivity are promoting the use of machine translation, which represents one of the key factors driving the growth of the market across the globe. Moreover, apps and software offering real-time translation are becoming increasingly popular, especially among travelers, which is contributing to the growth of the market. The increasing globalization and international trade are creating a need for communication across various languages, which is acting as a major growth-inducing growth. As businesses expand into new territories, the demand for efficient, cost-effective translation services to enable effective cross-border communication is on the rise, which is driving the demand for machine translation. The market is also driven by significant technological advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP). The development of neural machine translation (NMT), which leverages deep learning techniques, is revolutionizing the MT market by offering superior translation quality as compared to its predecessors, statistical machine translation (SMT) and rule-based machine translation (RBMT). The advent and growth of e-commerce is fueling the growth of the market. Online businesses need to cater to a global customer base, requiring their content to be translated into various languages. MT facilitates this process by providing fast and affordable translation services. Furthermore, the exponential increase in digital content, from websites to social media platforms, is also leading to a rise in demand for MT. Businesses and individuals alike need efficient ways to translate this content, either for information dissemination or consumption. Government regulations and policies necessitating the translation of official documents into multiple languages are creating a positive outlook for the market across the globe. Looking forward, the market value is projected to reach US$ 474.8 Million by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 9.8% during 2024-2032.

Market Summary:

  • On the basis of the technology type, the market has been segmented into statistical machine translation (SMT), rule-based machine translation (RBMT), neural machine translation, and others. Currently, statistical machine translation (SMT) is holding the largest market share across the globe.
  • Based on the deployment type, the market has been classified into on-premises and cloud-based. At present, cloud-based is dominating the global market.
  • On the basis of the application, the market has been categorized into BFSI, automotive, electronics, healthcare, IT and telecommunications, military and defense, and others. Presently, IT and telecommunications hold the largest market share.
  • Based on the region, the market has been divided 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, Russia, and Others), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Others), and the Middle East and Africa. Presently, North America is dominating the largest market share across the globe. 
  • The competitive landscape of the market has been studied in the report with the detailed profiles of the key players operating in the market. Some of the key players include Applications Technology Inc., Asia Online Pte Ltd., Cloudwords Inc., International Business Machines Corporation, Lionbridge Technologies Inc., Pangeanic, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, SDL Plc (RWS Holdings Plc), Smart Communications Inc. (PLDT Inc.), Systran and Welocalize Inc.

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Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Million
Segment Coverage Technology Type, Deployment Type, Application, 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, Australia, Indonesia, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Applications Technology Inc., Asia Online Pte Ltd., Cloudwords Inc., International Business Machines Corporation, Lionbridge Technologies Inc., Pangeanic, Raytheon Technologies Corporation, SDL Plc (RWS Holdings Plc), Smart Communications Inc. (PLDT Inc.), Systran and Welocalize Inc.
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