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OverviewOur Drones research suite provides an exhaustive assessment and analysis of the burgeoning market for civilian UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), offering complete coverage of both the commercial and consumer sectors.

With a growing ecosystem of drone software and hardware vendors already providing applications to clients in a number of industry sectors, notably agriculture, public services, land management, energy and construction, this research provides stakeholders with an essential guide to the latest trends, developments and opportunities in the space.

As consumer drone usage expands from the hobbyists to encompass a much wider user base, it also delivers a comprehensive assessment of existing and anticipated applications aimed at the mass market.

The research:
  • Details and segments the various UAVs available in the market.
  • Assesses how drone development will proceed in light of stringent safety and privacy concerns and regulatory hurdles.
  • Analyses key market drivers, technological trends and challenges that currently influence market potential.
  • Determines scenarios that will impact future demand.
  • Provides the most in-depth forecasts across a range of key metrics.

Key Features

  • Industry value and supply chain analyses.
  • Market challenge assessment.
  • Macro-environmental analysis including social, regulatory and technological factors.
  • Market forecasts for consumer and commercial drones, including shipments and installed base by price band, use case, region and selected national markets; hardware revenues; and revenues/cost savings delivered by commercial drones, by use case and region.

Key Questions

  1. Are UAVs being used to provide improvements in performance, service differentiation in their sector, cost savings or efficiencies?
  2. What impact will legislation have on the drones industry?
  3. Who are the key players in the civilian drones’ space?
  4. Can the industry strike a balance between effectively regulating the use of consumer drones while also encouraging market and industrial growth?
  5. What is the scale of the business opportunity in commercial drone technology?

Companies Referenced

Profiled: 3DR (3D Robotics), AeroVironment, DJI, EHANG, Hubsan, Parrot, Trimble (Gatewing), UAV Factory, Yuneec.
Case Studied: Amazon, Precision Drone.
Accel Partners, Airinov, Alibaba, Ambarella, Analytica, Apple, AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International), BP, Broadcom, BSCA, BSNF Railway, CAA (Civil Aviation Authority), Canada Transport, Chevron, Christian Louboutin, Cloud Cap Technology, Delairtech, DHL, DIY Drones, DSC (Drone Safety Council), Electronic Data Solutions, EOS Innovation, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), Frontier Precision, Gates Foundation, GE, Global Foundries, Google, GoPro, Hobbico, Horizon Hobby, ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), Indiegogo, ING Robotic Aviation, Intel, ISP Optics, Keystone Precision Instruments, KOREC Group, Lenovo, LG, Linux Foundation, Lockheed Martin, MediaTek, MicaSense, Microarchi, Microsoft, Nokia, NVIDIA, Pix4D, Qualcomm, Samsung, SanDisk, senseFly, Sifteo, Small UAV Coalition, Sony, South African Civil Aviation Authority, SSCI, STMicroelectronics, Syma Toys, Sysveo, Tayzu Robotics, TSMC, YouTube.

Data & Interactive Forecast

The forecast suite includes:
  • Market splits by segment:
    • Commercial Drones
    • Consumer/Prosumer Drones
  • Market splits by price band:
    • Less Than $100
    • Greater Than $100
  • Commercial drones market split by use case:
    • Agriculture/Farming
    • Public Services
    • Utilities/Transport/Postal
    • Film/Entertainment
    • Other
  • Additional splits by 8 Key Regions and by 5 Key Markets:
    • Canada
    • China
    • Japan
    • UK
    • US
Juniper’s Interactive Scenario tool (IFxl) allows users to manipulate Juniper’s data for 10 different metrics, providing access to the full set of forecast data of 55 tables and nearly 4,500 unique data points.

The IFxl enables clients to manipulate Juniper’s forecast data and charts to test their own assumptions, perform what-if analysis; and compare select markets side by side in customised charts and tables.

IFxls greatly increase clients’ ability both to understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.

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Drones: Market Sizing & Forecasts 2015-2020

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Juniper delivers industry benchmark forecasts for drone shipments and services, enabling users to understand the opportunity on a national and international basis in this space.
Provided in a PDF report and in interactive XL spreadsheet.
The forecasts include:
  • Shipments, by:
    • Drone type (Consumer and Commercial)
    • Price band (Less than $100 and above $100)
  • Installed Base, by:
    • Drone type (Consumer and Commercial)
    • Price band (Less than $100 and above $100)
    • 5 Commercial Drone types
  • Sales Revenue, by:
    • Drone type (Consumer and Commercial)
    • Price band (Less than $100 and above $100)
  • Cost Savings/Revenue Opportunity, by commercial use cases:
    • Agriculture/Farming
    • Public Services
    • Utilities/Transport/Postal
    • Film/Entertainment
    • Other
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Research Details

Windsor Holden, Dave McQueen
Smart Devices
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
Canada, China, Japan, UK, USA


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