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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Market Size By Method (Volumetric Inspection, Surface Inspection, Visual Inspection), By Technology (Ultrasonic Inspection, Radiography Testing, Eddy Current Testing) Application & Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI3201
  • Published Date: Mar 2023
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Industry Drivers

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Market size valued at USD 10 billion in 2022 and is set to expand at 10% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, driven by the escalating demand from industries dealing with aging infrastructure.

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Market

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In the civil and construction sectors, NDT methods have emerged as an essential assessment tool for quality control of new constructions, in situ material characterization, evaluation of existing structures, and quality assurance of repair work. The exorbitant cost and difficulty of developing new infrastructure have resulted in increasing aging of current infrastructure, which has prompted businesses to seek methods for extending the lifespan of current assets. Moreover, it has become a global priority to assess the state of civil structures to address issues associated with the durability of the structures and to support decisions for maintenance, and retrofit of existing civil structures, thereby propelling the demand for NDT.

Shortage of competent and skilled inspectors to limit industry development

There is a mounting requirement for NDT since infrastructure across many industries is rapidly aging. However, the growing rate of expert technicians leaving the workforce and the lack of trained personnel put a lot of pressure on different service organizations to maintain their commitments and complete their projects on schedule. To address this issue, government agencies are implementing training programs. For instance, in February 2023, The American Society for Non-destructive Testing, acquired NDT Classroom, a leading provider of online NDT training programs, to expand the scope and quality of learning prospects for NDT professionals through a vast collection of practical online training courses.

Growing necessity of volumetric inspection services in the oil & gas sector to foster the industry growth

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Market Share By Method

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The volumetric inspection segment is poised to hold more than 60% share of the non-destructive testing market by 2032. The use of volumetric inspection as the primary non-destructive inspection method in industries is at an all-time high. Poor-quality raw materials and feedstock can damage the infrastructure, especially when the refining process uses petroleum with higher sulfur content. As a result, there is a growing need for volumetric inspection services in the oil and gas industry to discover internal defects caused by corrosion and enable infrastructure owners to proactively manage the problems.

Increasing use for asset and equipment assessments to fuel manufacturing segment share

The non-destructive testing service market from the manufacturing segment is predicted to reach USD 5 billion by 2032. NDT testing services help avoid failures with automation testing that can endanger safety, reliability, and the environment by identifying defects that can lead to catastrophic situations and ensuring the safe and effective functioning of the assets and industrial machinery in the manufacturing settings. Additionally, the growing use of these services to carry out sample or comprehensive asset and equipment assessments to take smart asset management decisions is likely to stimulate  the market growth.

Faster scanning speed and ease of use to favor eddy current testing segment expansion

The non-destructive testing market from the eddy current testing segment generated more than USD 1 billion in 2022. Compared to traditional ultrasonic testing, eddy current testing offers a faster scanning speed and does not require fluid couplants. The ECA technique's ease of use encourages its adoption since it eliminates the need for inspectors with advanced training and expertise. It enables inspectors to examine a large area in a single pass and provides results by penetrating through paint and coatings. Increasing safety and security standards in the industrial sectors are expected to accelerate the Eddy current testing segment expansion.

Massive investments in the advancement of the defense sector to promote the APAC industry growth

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Market By Region

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The Asia Pacific non-destructive testing market is projected to witness more than 10% CAGR through 2032, attributed to stringent safety regulations and industrial standards. Furthermore, rising investments in the defense sector by major countries are set to proliferate the market demand. Recently, in December 2022, Australian shipbuilding company ASC and QMS NDT & NACE (QMS), a leading provider of NDT services, signed an agreement for the provision of metal survey and non-destructive testing (NDT). This deal was purposed to contribute to ensuring ASC's sustained excellence in performance and the Royal Australian Navy's accessibility to the Collins Class fleet.

Introduction of innovative NDT technologies to define the competitive landscape

Some key players operating in the NDT service market are Zetec Inc., TEAM Industrial Services, Bureau Veritas, Olympus Corporation and TUV Rheinland. These firms are consistently expanding their businesses through marketing strategies such as launching new products and developing new products. To cite an instance, in June 2022, Applus+, a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification, introduced the RTD Rayscan technology to detect discontinuities throughout the validation process, demonstrating its capacity to detect faults consistently and reliably. Clients will be able to assess the tooling's competence and examination-performance capabilities using this technology.

This non-destructive testing (NDT) market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue in USD from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Method

  • Volumetric Inspection
  • Surface Inspection
  • Visual Inspection

Market, By Technology

  • Ultrasonic Inspection 
    • Straight Beam Testing
    • Angle Beam Testing
    • Immersion Testing
    • Phased Array Testing
    • Time-of-Flight Diffraction {TOFD}
  • Radiography Testing 
    • X-Ray Testing
    • Gamma Ray Testing
    • Film Radiography
    • Direct Radiography
    • Computed Radiography
  •  Eddy Current Testing 
    • Alternating Current Field Measurement {ACFM}
    • Remote-Field Testing
    • Eddy-Current Array {ECA}
    • Magnetic [article Inspection
    • Dye Penetration Inspection
    • Liquid Penetrate Inspection
    • Others

Market, By Application

  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Aerospace
  • Others

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

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Russia

Asia Pacific

  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea

Latin America 

  • Mexico
  • Brazil 


  • UAE
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of non-destructive testing (NDT) was worth more than USD 10 billion in 2022 and is projected to record growth at over 10% CAGR through 2032, propelled by the rising demand from industries dealing with aging infrastructure.

The eddy current testing technology segment was worth more than USD 1 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow significantly till 2032, driven by the growing adoption rate owing to its faster scanning speed and convenience of usage.

The Asia Pacific industry is poised to witness exponential growth at more than 10% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, owing to stringent safety regulations and widespread industrial standardization.s

Zetec Inc., TEAM Industrial Services, Bureau Veritas, Olympus Corporation, and TUV Rheinland, among others are some of the top players in the market.

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