X-Ray Security Screening System Market Size By Application (Product Screening, People Screening), By End-Use (Government, Commercial, Transit Industry), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Mexico, Canada, UK, France, Germany, India, Japan, China, Brazil), Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 – 2023
Published Date: June 2016 | 115 Pages | Report ID: GMI505 Report Format: PDF
X-Ray Security Screening System Market size was over USD 2 billion in 2015 with 5.7% CAGR estimation from 2016 to 2023.
China X-Ray Security Screening System Market size, by end-use, 2012-2023 (USD Million)
Rising security concerns related to consecutive threat and activities such as illegal arms shipping and drug trafficking is a major factor driving the X-Ray Security Screening System Market size. Compliance with security measures and government regulations to improve the security infrastructure would further attribute to increasing industry demand. Replacing older screening systems having obsolete technologies with newer ones will positively impact the X-Ray Security Screening System Market share from 2016 to 2023.
Cargo containers represents the largest area of concern in terms of vulnerability and security as container shipping system is attractive outlet for terrorist activities. Due to huge global inventory on ports, tracking, securing and inspecting all shipping containers is a challenging task. Potential threat of smuggling of radiological bombs, weapons of mass destruction, transportation of terrorist operatives and conventional explosive device will generate demand for X-Ray Security Screening System Market size.
High initial cost for installing and replacing older ones coupled with privacy intrusion are primary factors which are expected to hinder the x-ray security scanning systems market share over the forecast timeframe. Moreover, possibilities of skin tissue damages due to harmful rays emitted during scanning act as a threat for this industry and people prefer other alternatives for scanning themselves such as pat back search or physical check.
X-Ray Security Screening System Market, By Application
Product screening accounts for the largest share of the overall X-Ray Security Screening System Market share and is expected to dominate the application segment, with 5.8% CAGR estimation from 2016 to 2023. Rising need across the aviation as well as government sector for cargo, baggage, parcel or mail screening applications will surge demand over the forecast timeline. People screening is forecast to lose industry share from 2016 to 2023 owing to harmful radiation dosages used which has upsurge the need for alternatives. The segment was valued at over USD 600 million in 2015.
X-Ray Security Screening System Market, By End-Use
The government sector occupied over 45% of the overall X-Ray Security Screening System Market share in 2015 and is expected to grow at 5.7% from 2016 to 2023. This can be credited to escalating penetration across various core businesses for the expansion of advanced detection services in prison, customs, and law enforcements. Commercial segment makes used of metal and gamma ray detector in corporate offices, institutes, shopping malls, and hotels.
Transit industry was valued at USD 780 million in 2015, the segment is expected to grow at 5.9% CAGR owing to its capability to scan baggage as well as passengers for any illegal/hazardous objects such as drugs, explosives and weapons.
X-Ray Security Screening System Market, By Region
U.S. X-Ray Security Screening System Market size was valued at USD 580 million in 2015, with gains estimate at over 5.7% from 2016 to 2023 owing to severe security regulations and measures adopted by the government. Replacement of outdated security screening system will also help the region to gain industry share over the forecast timeframe. Asia Pacific X-Ray Security Screening System Market share is expected to be the fastest growing region over the forecast period owing to momentous population base that translates to large number of travellers. With increasing exports and imports of goods across borders and ports has generated the demand for cargo inspection equipment.
The rising number of people passing through airports on daily basis will propel the demand for security system to counter crime and terrorist activity. The continuous threats from terrorist organizations in Brussels, Paris, Istanbul, Nice, Africa, Middle East and the U.S. have forced governments to rebuild and update their counter terror funding and infrastructure.
Competitive Market Share
Major companies involved in X-Ray Security Screening System Market share are Morpho Detection, OSI Systems, Analogic Corporation, Adani Systems, Rapiscan, Astrophysics and Smiths Detection. Other players are 3DX-Ray, American Science and Engineering (AS&E), Astrophysics, Auto Clear US, Eurologix Security, Gilardoni, Kapri and L-3 Communications.
Stringent government norms will enforce manufacturers to continuously work on updating technologies in security systems in order to strengthen border security. For instance, VisiConsult has developed highly mobile battery operated systems to inspect suspicious objects in contactless way. Battery operated digital detectors and x-ray tubes creates high resolution image highlighting smallest things which in turn will drive the industry demand over the forecast timeline.
X-Ray Security Screening System Industry Background
The X-Ray Security Screening System Market finds application in public places such as railway stations, airports, and other places to counter terrorist activities. It is typically used for detecting unlawful objects such as weapons, metals, liquors, and other products. X-ray screening includes scanning of luggage and people to detect any hazardous objects and is usually carried at border terminal ports. Borders are vital economic gateways accounting for trillions of dollars in travel and trade each year. Protecting borders from illegal movement of drugs, weapons, people while promoting lawful exit and entry is crucial task for homeland security national sovereignty and economic prosperity.
Scanning is performed in five vital areas for mail & small parcel, checkpoint, large baggage, cargo and mobile screening. For mail & parcel scanning, small aperture can be used. Medium aperture is used at checkpoints. Large aperture systems are used for large mail parcels, checked airline baggage, and break bulk air cargo. For air cargo skids/pallets or goods entering or leaving dock, extra-large aperture is used. For custom sites, entertainment, sporting events and ports; mobile screening is used.
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