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Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Services Market Size By Service (Testing, Inspection, Certification), By Type (In-house, Outsource), By Application (Agriculture & Food {Seeds & Crop, Fertilizers, Food, Trade & Logistics, Pest Control & Fumigation}, Construction {Building Material [Material Testing, Material Certification, Coating Inspection & Failure Analysis], Infrastructure, Capital Equipment}, Life Science {Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Trials, Environmental, Medical Devices}, Consumer Products {Hardline, Softline, Electronics, Household, Personal Care & Cosmetics, Hazardous Area Equipment}, Transportation {Automotive, Marine & Offshore, Railways, Aerospace}, Energy {Energy Source, Power Generation, Power Distribution}, Oil, Gas & Chemical {Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, Petrochemicals, Chemical Feedstock, Finished Product}, Mining, Industrial Machinery), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GMI2318
  • Published Date: Aug 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

TIC Industry Trends

Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Services Market size exceeded USD 200 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to expand at 6% CAGR through 2030.

Reduction of operational costs, rising quality expectations, and the demand for compliance with varying regulatory mandates are some of the major growth drivers of the TIC market. Enterprises worldwide are outsourcing TIC services to decrease operational costs and refocus their efforts on core competencies for the efficient utilization of technological and financial resources.

Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Services Market

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Government authorities are increasing their efforts to implement strict testing, inspection, and certification regulations on account of growing incidents of non-compliance from major entities. For instance, in January 2022, Toyota was ordered to pay USD 180 million civil penalty for systemic violation of emission-reporting mandates issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act.

Such incidents have led to the implementation of several new anti-avoidance strategies and regulations by governments & regulatory bodies. The rising requirements to avoid complications due to potential loopholes will bolster the TIC market demand.

Growing demand for testing services in Italy

The testing services segment accounted for over 70% of the market share in 2021. This is characterized by the growing demand for testing services in developed economies such as Italy, where product safety is becoming a critical factor among consumers. Businesses are placing a strong emphasis on product testing to ensure optimum quality and safety.

In May 2021, DEKRA acquired Thiene, an Italy-based Centro Misure Compatibilitá (CMC), to enhance its network of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Radio Frequency (RF) testing laboratories worldwide. This acquisition enabled the company to strengthen its position as a provider of robust product testing & certification services for the automotive and medical industries, among others, whilst generating further growth opportunities for the Italy TIC market.

In-house TIC services to gain momentum

Global TIC Market Size, By Type

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The TIC market from in-house segment is poised to attain approximately 5% gains through 2030. This growth is characterized mainly by the diverse benefits offered by in-house testing, inspection, and certification services. These include process transparency, low costs, reduction in time, and others.

Rising demand for safety testing in agriculture supply chains to drive industry progress

In terms of application, the agriculture segment is predicted to exhibit a growth rate of around 9% through 2030. TIC services are integral to agricultural operations since agricultural products undergo complex processes before reaching the end consumers. In global trade scenarios, the elimination of risks across the agricultural supply chain is a prominent concern for agricultural operators to ensure integrity and transparency throughout the process. Consequently, the demand for TIC services in the agriculture and food sectors is likely to grow for safeguarding end consumers, fulfilling contractual obligations, and complying with complex regulations.

North America to emerge as a major revenue pocket

North America TIC Services Market Share, By Application

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The North America TIC industry registered a valuation of almost USD 40 billion in 2021 and is expected to follow a favorable growth trajectory. North America is set to become a prominent revenue source for the Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) market. The rapid rise in globalization and the subsequent surge in food imports from other regions have amplified the demand for TIC solutions.

Facility expansion activities to define the global industry landscape

Key players operating in the global TIC market include DEKRA, Apave International, SGS SA, Intertek Group PLC, Eurofins Scientific, and Bureau Veritas alongside DNV GLs, TUV Rheinland, Kiwa Group, TUV SUD, TUV Nord, and SYNLAB, among other innovative players. These companies are striving for a stronger presence in the market through various strategic initiatives such as expansion plans, M&As, and product development activities.

Impact of COVID-19 on the TIC industry trends

The impact of COVID-19 on the industry has prompted providers to reorganize their supply chains to accommodate the surging demand for testing and inspection activities from various sectors. Challenges arising from the ongoing trade war between China and the U.S., which was exacerbated during the crisis can challenge industry development.

The TIC services market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2018 to 2030 for the following segments:

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Market, By Service

  • Testing
  • Inspection
  • Certification

Market, By Type

  • In-house
  • Outsource

Market, By Application

  • Agriculture & Food
    • Seeds & Crop
    • Fertilizers
    • Food
    • Trade & Logistics
    • Pest Control & Fumigation
  • Construction
    • Building Material
      • Material Testing
      • Material Certification
      • Coating Inspection & Failure Analysis
    • Infrastructure
    • Capital Equipment
  • Life Science
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Clinical Trials
    • Environmental
    • Medical Devices
  • Consumer Products
    • Hardline
    • Softline
    • Electronics
    • Household
    • Personal Care & Cosmetics
    • Hazardous Area Equipment
  • Transportation
    • Automotive
    • Marine & Offshore
    • Railways
    • Aerospace
  • Energy
    • Energy Source
    • Power Generation
    • Power Distribution
  • Oil, Gas & Chemical
    • Upstream
    • Midstream
    • Downstream
    • Petrochemicals
    • Chemical Feedstock
    • Finished Product
  • Mining
  • Industrial Machinery

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Denmark

Asia Pacific

  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico

Middle East & Africa

  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Prasenjit Saha

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services market valued at USD 200 billion in 2021 and is set to exhibit a CAGR of over 6% through 2030, says this GMI report.

Testing services segment accounted for over 70% of the TIC market share in 2021 as businesses in developed nations are emphasizing the adoption of product testing activities to ensure optimum safety and quality.

The TIC services industry from the agriculture & food segment may register a gains of around 9% through 2030 driven by the demand for the elimination of risks throughout the agricultural and food supply chains.

The North America TIC market registered almost USD 40 billion in 2021 driven by prolific demand for TIC solutions, as a result of the region's increased reliance on food imports.

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