Consumer Drones

Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Aerial Imaging, Recreation, and Aerial Games: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

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Publication Date: 2Q 2016
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Rapid advances in technology and economies of scale have enabled consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, to be prototyped and commercially launched at an affordable price. Consumer drones are not only attracting the usual flight hobbyists and enthusiasts, but also getting into the hands of many who are willing to pay for the fun experience, experimenting with taking breathtaking aerial shots, or generating a side income. Due to emerging cloud-based applications and data services, the consumer drone industry is enjoying a period of rapid growth.

The consumer drone market is off to a very strong start, with many prominent companies and investors showing confidence in drone technology. Worldwide sales of consumer drones reached $1.9 billion in 2015 and Tractica expects that the market will continue to grow rapidly over the next few years, while providing significant opportunities to various industry participants, reaching a market value of $5.0 billion by the end of 2021.  Tractica forecasts that worldwide consumer drone unit shipments will increase from 6.4 million units in 2015 to 67.7 million units annually by 2021.

This report examines the global market trends for consumer drones and provides 7-year market sizing and forecasts for consumer drone shipments and revenue during the period from 2015 through 2021. The report focuses on crucial market drivers and challenges, in addition to assessing the most important technology issues that will influence market development. In total, 73 key and emerging industry players are profiled. Market forecasts are segmented by world region and by airframe type.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What is the current state of the consumer drone market and how will it develop over the next several years?
  • What are the key drivers of market growth, and the key challenges faced by the industry?
  • What are the main technology issues faced by industry participants?
  • Who are the most important players in the consumer drone market, and what are their key products and services?
  • What is the size of the consumer drone market opportunity, in terms of units and revenue?
  • What are the future pricing trends for each consumer drone airframe type?

Who Needs This Report?

  • Drone manufacturers
  • Semiconductor and component vendors
  • Software developers and integrators
  • Drone research organizations and labs
  • Academic institutions
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
    1. Introduction
    2. Market Dynamics
    3. Strategic Recommendations
    4. Global Market Forecast
  2. Market Issues
    1. Definitions
    2. Airframe Types
      1. Airplanes or Fixed-Wings
      2. Helicopters
      3. Multi-Rotors
      4. Quadcopters
    3. Market Drivers
      1. Increasing Enthusiasm for HD Aerial Imaging
      2. Recreation Activities and Aerial Games
      3. Virtual and Augmented Reality
      4. Expanded Capabilities with Smart Devices
      5. Good Design, Strong Build Quality, and Attractive Features
      6. Falling Cost of Components
      7. Drones on 4G LTE Networks
      8. Increasing Customer Base in Asia
      9. Holiday Season Sales and Fierce Market Competition
    4. Market Challenges
      1. Security and Privacy
      2. Ambiguities in the Regulatory Framework
      3. Immature After-Sales Services
      4. Lack of Awareness and Training Programs
      5. Liability Concerns
    5. Ecosystem Players
      1. Drone Manufacturers
      2. Online Retailers
      3. Sensor Vendors
      4. Software Vendors and Drone Technology Enablers
      5. Drone Schools
  3. Technology Issues
    1. Introduction
    2. Battery Life
    3. Connectivity and Flyaway
    4. Obstacle Avoidance, Self-Navigation Technology, and Spatial Awareness
    5. Hacking, Electromagnetic Interference, and Weak GPS Signals
    6. RF Spectral Shortfall and Flight Management at Low Altitude
    7. Quality and Standards
  4. Key Industry Players
    1. 3D Robotics
    2. DJI
    3. Ehang
    4. GoPro
    5. HobbyKing
    6. Horizon Hobby
    7. Parrot
    8. Shenzhen Zero UAV Tech. Co.
    9. Guangzhou Walkera Technology Co.
    10. Yuneec
    11. Other Emerging Players and Participants
  5. Market Forecasts
    1. Introduction
    2. Forecast Methodology and Assumptions
    3. Global Market Forecasts
    4. North America
    5. Europe
    6. Asia Pacific
    7. Latin America
    8. Middle East & Africa
    9. Conclusions
  6. Company Directory
  7. Acronym and Abbreviation List
  8. Table of Contents
  9. Table of Charts and Figures
  10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts, Figures, and Tables

Charts
  • Consumer Drone Revenue and Shipments, World Markets: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Region, World Markets: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Shipments by Airframe Type, World Markets: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Revenue by Airframe Type, World Markets: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Airframe Type, World Markets: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Shipments by Airframe Type, North America: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Revenue by Airframe Type, North America: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Airframe Type, North America: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Shipments by Airframe Type, Europe: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Revenue by Airframe Type, Europe: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Airframe Type, Europe: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Shipments by Airframe Type, Asia Pacific: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Revenue by Airframe Type, Asia Pacific: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Airframe Type, Asia Pacific: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Shipments by Airframe Type, Latin America: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Revenue by Airframe Type, Latin America: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Airframe Type, Latin America: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Shipments by Airframe Type, Middle East & Africa: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Revenue by Airframe Type, Middle East & Africa: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Airframe Type, Middle East & Africa: 2015-2021
Figures
  • Examples of Consumer Drones
  • Consumer Drone Airframe Types
Tables
  • Consumer Drone Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Region, World Markets: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Hardware Unit Shipments by Airframe Type, North America: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Hardware Unit Shipments by Airframe Type, Europe: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Hardware Unit Shipments by Airframe Type, Asia Pacific: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Hardware Unit Shipments by Airframe Type, Latin America: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Hardware Unit Shipments by Airframe Type, Middle East & Africa: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Hardware Unit Shipments by Airframe Type, World Markets: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Airframe Type, North America: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Airframe Type, Europe: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Airframe Type, Asia Pacific: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Airframe Type, Latin America: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Airframe Type, Middle East & Africa: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Average Selling Price by Airframe Type, World Markets: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type, North America: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type, Europe: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type, Asia Pacific: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type, Latin America: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type, Middle East & Africa: 2015-2021
  • Consumer Drone Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type, World Markets: 2015-2021
  • Emerging Players and Industry Participants