DroneAnalyst Releases Fourth Annual Drone Industry Benchmark Report

2020 study examines commercial and public sector growth, market share of major UAV, payload and software brands and more

December 10, 2020 — DroneAnalyst, an independent drone research, content and advisory services firm, today announced the release of its fourth annual 2020 Drone Market Sector Report examining worldwide drone sales, service providers, business and public agency users, and software services. This independent research finds a growing demand for businesses to use drone-acquired data in their daily operations as well as other insights on major drone industry segments.

“Our 2020 report marks our most comprehensive look at the market to date and provides a look at both new trends such as COVID-19 and security concerns, as well as a historical look at trends since we began our annual reports in 2016,” said David Benowitz, Head of Research at DroneAnalyst.

This research was conducted with support from DroneDeploy, who sponsored the research, and is based on a market survey that garnered over 1,300 responses across 39 industries and 110 countries, and a series of qualitative interviews. The report provides a detailed analysis to all survey questions asked, as well as sections that break down the main 10 insights, and an understanding of key market segments.

The report’s key findings provide answers to questions the industry has been wondering about for a while. From how security concerns over Chinese-made products impact drone purchases and service providers to how business and agency users behave as their drone operations mature.

The research offers insights and analysis about:

  • Who’s buying what types of drones from which makers at what prices and for what uses.
  • How large the drone-based service providers are, and how they position themselves to their target industries.
  • Who the business users of drone-based projects are, which industries have traction and how much they are spending.
  • How organizations are using operations management and insights/analytics software to support their drone operations.

Additionally, the report provides key market share data across drone hardware, drone payloads, operations management software and insights/analytics software.

The report can be purchased here: https://droneanalyst.com/2020-drone-market-report

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David Benowitz

David is the Head of Research at DroneAnalyst, responsible for developing and expanding its drone industry research portfolio. David joins the team from DJI, where he contributed as a founding member of its Enterprise business. David is based in Shenzhen, China waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic.