Skylogic Research has just released the results of their latest market research on the drone industry. The 2017 Drone Market Sector Report examines worldwide drone sales, service providers, business users, and software services. The research is the result of a three-month project sponsored in part by Airware and DroneDeploy.
The report provides the first comprehensive view of:
- Critical industry drivers
- Vendor and service provider market share
- Business adoption trends and issues
- Market size for all drone makers with growth projections by segment
Among the many insights in the report, three are especially worth highlighting:
- The U.S. market is flooded with service providers and remote pilots, with very few making enough money to sustain a full-time venture. The data shows that 85% of service providers make less than $50,000 per year, and 79% perform only one to five operations per month.
- More consumer drones are being used for commercial work than ever before. Survey data shows that more than two-thirds (68%) of all drones are purchased for professional purposes—either governmental or business.
- DJI dominates the industry with a 72% global market share for drone purchases across all price points. In North America (U.S. and Canada), it’s 62%.
“Our online market survey garnered over 2,600 respondents representing over 60 industries worldwide,” said Colin Snow, CEO and founder of Skylogic Research. “Our analysis yields 10 key insights that summarize the current state of the industry, plus views of the overall market growth and drone use by vertical,” he added.
The 88-page report is comprehensive, featuring more than 40 helpful figures and tables, and offering insight and analysis on:
- Who’s buying what types of drones, from which makers, at what prices, and for what uses.
- The size and nature of drone-based service providers, how they position themselves, and what markets they’re targeting.
- Who the business users for drone-based projects are, and which industries have traction.
- How service providers and businesses use software for drone-based projects—for flight management, mission planning, and image processing.
To learn more about the report and how to get a copy, go to http://bit.ly/2xZRJ4n