X-Ray Security Screening System Market Size By Component (Solution, Service), By Type (Product Screening, People Screening) By End-Use (Government, Commercial, Transportation [Airways, Railways, Roadways]), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Nov 2020  |  Report ID: GMI505  |  Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Saloni Gankar

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 300   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

X-Ray Security Screening System Market size exceeded USD 3 billion in 2019 and is projected to grow at over 5.5% CAGR from 2020 to 2026. The rise in the adoption of x-ray security screening systems at airports to improve passenger safety will boost the market growth.

X-Ray Security Screening System Market

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Growing concerns over terrorist attacks at airports have encouraged authorities to implement enhanced safety systems. The system enables to accurately detect explosives, concealed weapons, or other contraband without physical contact between the person being screened and the security screener. Airports have implemented these systems over the recent years to ensure both passenger and asset safety. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) uses x-ray security screening systems to screen checked luggage and carry-on items.

Rapid urbanization has stressed the need for advanced security systems at public places such as auditoriums and museums, propelling the x-ray security screening system market revenue. In 2019, around 55% of the global population lived in urban areas, according to the UN. The UN also forecasts that the population will increase to 68%, adding around 2.5 billion people to city areas by 2050. In response to the rapid urbanization, there is rise in the number of large public entertainment infrastructures such as art galleries and theme parks. This has fueled the need to implement robust x-ray security screening systems.

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will hinder the x-ray security screening system market growth. The pandemic has affected commerce in several countries due to travel restrictions and cancellation of sporting events and trade fairs, leading to economic losses for several countries. The economies relying on tourism, travel, entertainment, and hospitality industries have witnessed considerable economic losses. The temporary closure of entertainment venues following government regulations about social distancing hampered the demand for x-ray security screening systems. However, with relaxations in lockdown measures followed by the reopening of all venues and malls, the market will regain traction.

X-Ray Security Screening System Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2019Historical Data for:2016 to 2019
Market Size in 2019:3 Billion (USD)Forecast Period:2020 to 2026
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR:5.5%No. of Pages:300
2026 Value Projection:4 Billion (USD) Tables, Charts & Figures:329
Geographies covered (22):U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, South East Asia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, South Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia
Segments covered:Component, Type, Application and Region
Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing terrorist and other related attacks on prominent public infrastructure
  • High security risks associated terrorist attacks in the U.S.
  • Emergence of stringent security measures in Europe
  • Growing investments in Asia Pacific to develop airport infrastructure
  • Rising security & safety concerns at border crossing points in Latin America and MEA
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Unavailability of reliable supporting infrastructure
  • High cost of the systems

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Demand for x-ray security screening system that ensures precise detection of hazardous objects

In 2019, solutions component segment dominated around 75% of global x-ray security screening system market share. Demand for high-performance solutions that enable screening authorities to identify dangerous objects to prevent potential threat to people or assets is being witnessed. The x-ray security screening system comprise an integrated system of scanners, conveyors, and displays that enable authorities to easily detect explosives or hazardous materials. Full body screening solutions are specifically employed at public venues to identify and track terrorists. There is a demand for high-quality x-ray security screening systems that enable fast and efficient cargo scanning. They enable material discrimination, in turn, displaying a crisp and clear picture about non-threat and threat items objects.

Growing adoption of x-ray security screening systems by the robust transportation sector in the U.S. market

U.S. X-Ray Security Screening System Market

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The U.S. x-ray security screening system market for the transportation sector will expand at 3% CAGR through 2026. Railway authorities in the country are using these systems for x-ray train inspections to screen trains for illegal or dangerous cargo. In September 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency awarded Smiths Detection a contract for supplying scanners for use at checkpoints on the borders with Mexico and Canada. The high energy side view inspection scanners can monitor containers passing at speeds up to 30 km per hour. The growing penetration of digitalization across the transportation sector in the U.S. has enabled the transition from manual inspection technologies to high-quality automated x-ray security screening systems.

Rising product scanning from the emerging retail sector in the UAE will drive the x-ray security screening system market demand

The growing e-commerce sector in the UAE has surged the demand for efficient and high-quality product screening solutions to prevent the potential danger of hazardous elements being added to products through the supply chain. With online retailing gaining traction in the country, international shipments are on the rise. It is crucial for authorities to scan the products before overseas dispatches. Cabinet-based x-ray screening solutions enable to efficiently scan small baggage, parcels, and mails for contraband and potentially harmful items. Portable scanners enable online retailers to carry them anywhere in the warehouse to screen specific items with ease.

Demand for x-ray security screening systems from prison authorities across several countries in Europe

Europe X-Ray Security Screening System Market

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The Europe x-ray security screening system market accounted for over 25% revenue share in 2019 and is predicted to witness 5% growth during the forecast period owing to the increasing number of full body screening system installations across prisons to track smuggled goods. In January 2020, ADANI Systems Inc. signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Justice to install x-ray scanners to trace mobile phones, contraband items, or drugs in prisons.

Innovative product launches by prominent companies to solidify industry position remains a key strategic initiative

Key companies operating in the x-ray security screening system market are Adani Systems Inc., Analogic Corporation, Astrophysics Inc., Autoclear LLC, Eurologix Security Holding Group, GILARDONI S.p.A., Kapri Corp, Leidos Holdings Inc., Minxray Inc., OSI Systems Inc., Smiths Detection Group Ltd. (SMITHS Group PLC), TOTALPOST MAILING LTD., Vidisco Ltd., Vanderlande Industries B.V., and Westminster International Ltd. (WESTMINSTER GROUP PLC). The industry players focus on launching new innovative solutions to enhance their product portfolio and strengthen market position.

The x-ray security screening system market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2016 to 2026 for the following segments:

Market, By Component

  • Solution
  • Service

Market, By Type

  • Product screening
  • People screening

Market, By Application

  • Government
  • Commercial
  • Transportation
    • Roadways
    • Railways
    • Airways

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

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


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market for x-ray security screening systems exceeded USD 3 billion in 2019 and is likely to expand at more than 5.5% CAGR through 2026 with the rising adoption at the airports to augment passenger safety.
The x-ray security screening solutions segment registered over 75% of the market share in 2019 owing to the surging demand for high-performance solutions forfast and efficient cargo scanning.
The U.S. industry size form the transportation sector is anticipated to grow at a 3% CAGR through 2026 as railway authorities in the country are using these systems for x-ray train inspections to screen trains for illegal or dangerous cargo.
Europe market accounted for over 25% revenue share in 2019 and is likely to witness 5% growth through 2026 with the rising number of full-body screening system installations in prisons.

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Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Nov 2020
  • Pages: 300
  • Tables: 302
  • Charts / Figures: 27
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Countries covered: 22

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