Less Lethal Ammunition Market Size Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026

Report ID: GMI3473

Summary Methodology

Less Lethal Ammunition Market size is expected to witness significant growth in the forecast timeframe due to increasing civil riots, growing political issues and augmenting initiatives by different agencies enforcing law and order in the country including militarization. The intention to stop an individual or a group during such incidences by causing pain without any casualties are proliferating the applications of less lethal ammunition amongst the law enforcement agencies.

Increasing geopolitical disputes amongst the civilians owing to weak authority, economic crisis or illegal migration are enabling law enforcing agencies to opt for less lethal ammunition. Further, increasing public disorder, riots and political disputes have augmented the use of less lethal ammunitions by agencies and militaries for restoring peace and resume normal functioning of society.

Less lethal ammunition market participants are continuously investing in R&D to improve their technologies in non-lethal ammunitions. The players are focusing on developing ammunitions with more impact for the applications yet less lethal causing minimum injuries. Advancements in technologies including the availability of multiple chemical alternatives such as pepper balls and smoke grenades among others are positively influencing the less lethal ammunition market demand over the projected timeframe.

Supporting government regulations limiting the usage of such weapons are playing a major role in preventing illegal usage of such ammunitions. For instance, the Geneva Academy offers multiple guidelines for less lethal ammunitions including the usage of rubber coated metal bullets, explosive tear gas, body worn conducted electrical weapons, and skin burning lasers among others. The guidelines also define situations for using less lethal ammunition including arresting, during assemblies for managing the public order, and custodial setting.

The Geneva Academy further formulates multiple standards and regulations for monitoring, designing, training, and offering medical assistance for people injured using such less lethal ammunition. However, rising cases of weapon smuggling, gunrunning, along with improper usage of these ammunitions may cause unintended harm and cause serious injuries. Appropriate training for using such ammunition are mandatory thereby reducing the probabilities of such incidents.

The less lethal ammunition market share based on product is segregated into rubber bullets, plastic bullets, bean bag rounds, paint balls, and others. Rubber bullets are anticipated to showcase a significant growth over the projected timeframe owing to increasing use by law enforcement agencies. The product has showcased a significant effect for controlling activists and protestors in a riot. The popularity of these bullets amongst law enforcing agencies can also be credited to its impact on target to debilitate them till the time the officers could control them without causing any severe or lasting injuries.

Based on weapon, the less lethal ammunition market is categorized into pistol, shotguns, and launchers. The rising demand for shotguns can be attributed to the benefits offered by the gun including the ability to deliver greater payloads along with the capability to acquire targets easily. The availability of multiple gauge shotguns along with the ability to load varied ammunitions including rubber bullets, and bean bags further accelerates the segment share over the study timeframe.

Based on end user, the less lethal ammunition market is segmented into military, law enforcement, and self-defense. The law enforcement is expected to witness a significant growth over the forecast timeframe owing to militarization of agencies that are enforcing and maintaining law and order in the society. The increasing civil riots amongst different communities due to disputes and proliferating political issues are accentuating the usage of such ammunitions.

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region for the less lethal ammunition market size owing to rising political unrest and increasing disputes related to castes across multiple countries. Rising border terrorism and riots due to community activists are increasing the use of these ammunitions among the law enforcing agencies and militaries across the region. The worsening security circumstances, complicated political issues, and communism among others are further driving the less lethal ammunition market size over the study timeframe.

Few of the key players in the less lethal ammunition market size include Rheinmetall AG, Federal Ammunition, Winchester Ammunition, Less Lethal Africa, Safariland Group, and Lamperd Less Lethal Inc. Industry players are adopting multiple strategies including partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, and new product development for improving their market share. For instance, in 2017, The Safariland Group introduced 40mm Blunt Impact Projectile with collapsible gel rounds for diversifying its product portfolio. Furthermore, in 2018, PACEM completed the acquisition of AMTEC Less Lethal Systems, Inc. to increase its production capacity.

By Product, 2013-2025 (USD Million)

  • Rubber Bullets
  • Plastic Bullets
  • Bean Bag Rounds
  • Paint Balls
  • Others

By Weapon, 2013-2025 (USD Million)

  • Pistol
  • Shotguns
  • Launchers

By End User, 2013-2025 (USD Million)

  • Law Enforcement
  • Military
  • Self Defense

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Sweden
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Singapore
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Israel

Company Profiles:

  • The Safariland Group
  • Winchester Ammunition
  • Condor Non-Lethal Technologies
  • Federal Ammunition
  • Less Lethal Africa
  • Nonlethal Technologies
  • Rheinmetall AG
  • Security Devices International, Inc.
  • MAXAM Outdoors S.A.
  • Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc.
  • Sellier & Bellot
  • Lightfield Ammunition Corporation
  • Combined Systems, Inc.
  • Fiocchi Munizioni S.P.A.
  • ST Engineering
  • Brenneke Ammunition GmbH
  • Amtec Less Lethal Systems Inc

What Information does this report contain?

Historical data coverage: 2015 to 2019; Growth Projections: 2020 to 2026.
Expert analysis: industry, governing, innovation and technological trends; factors impacting development; drawbacks, SWOT.
6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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