The global ammunition market is expected to reach USD 16.07 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing terrorist activities, coupled with arms race amongst emerging economies in the recent past is projected to fuel industry growth over the next eight years. Civil and defense are the two key end-uses in the market. The civil end-use is further segmented into law enforcement, self-defense, and sports & hunting.
Advancements in Russian and U.S. regional markets coupled with increasing participation in shooting, hunting and sports across the world is influencing the growth of the global ammunition market. The countries such as China, South Korea, India, France, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Turkey, Israel and South Africa are expected to boost the demand further in the ammunition industry. However, high costs in research & development and international regulations are expected to hinder the market growth over the forecast period.
Additionally, the demilitarization initiatives adopted across Europe and North America are expected to reduce the demand for ammunition form the military and law enforcement sectors. However, the impacts of these factors are expected to reduce over the period of forecast.
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Further key findings from the study suggest:
- The global ammunition market size was estimated at USD 11.74 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow significantly by 2024 in light of technological advancements and development for the smart weapons to maintain law and order in developed economies.
- Bullet segment is expected to witness considerable gains at a CAGR of 3.8% from 2016 to 2024. This growth is attributed to the measures taken by different governments to introduce latest technologies for the overall advancement of the industry.
- AAI Corporation has developed an advanced light machine gun which uses 5.56mm ammo. This is also referred as telescoped ammunition and does not contain conventional brass cartridge, which reduces the weight approximately by 40% as compared to the traditional ammunition.
- Asia Pacific accounted for 32.9% of the overall revenue share in 2015 and is projected to witness high growth. Recent increase in terrorist activities along with the need to maintain internal peace and order, counties such as India, China and Pakistan are continuously enhancing their defense mechanism, which in turn is boosting the market.
- Ammunition industry is dominated by key participants including include General Dynamics Corporation, BAE Systems, Remington Arms Company, Inc., Ruag Ammotec, Poongsan Corporation, Federal Premium Ammunition and Maxam. Companies are collaborating in order to remain profitable and retain their position in the global market.