Artillery Ammunition Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Artillery Ammunition Market is Segmented by Caliber (Below 120 mm, 120 mm, and Above) and Geography.

Market Snapshot

artillery ammunition market overview
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >1.5 %

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Market Overview

The artillery ammunition market is anticipated to register a CAGR of above 1.5% during the forecast period.

  • The increase in military spending of various countries is supporting the various military initiatives to update military weapons and ammunition, which is expected to generate demand for artillery ammunition.
  • The development of new and advanced artillery ammunition by the ammunition manufacturing companies with extended range, increased lethality, and integrated sensors to increase accuracy, is anticipated to attract the armies of the various countries for their future procurement.

Scope of the Report

The scope of the market includes

  • Field artillery that includes ammunition in mobile weapons (like howitzers, mortars, rocket artillery, gun howitzers, mountain guns, and infantry support guns) to support armies in the field.
  • Motorized artillery, self-propelled artillery, naval artillery, coastal artillery, and anti-aircraft artillery.
Below 120 mm
120 mm and Above
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

The 120 mm and Above Segment to Experience the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The 120 mm and Above segment of the market is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of the segment is majorly due to the increase in the development and procurement of the tank ammunition, howitzer ammunition, and artillery projectiles. The development of advanced ammunition with the integration of advanced technology may help in increasing the range, lethality, and accuracy of the artillery ammunition. For instance, Gesellschaft für Intelligente Wirksysteme mbH (GIWS) was awarded a contract by the German Ministry of Defence (MoD) to initiate the production of Sensor-fuzed Munition for Artillery 155 mm (SMArt 155). This program ended in 2006, after final deliveries to Australia and Greece. However, later, due to increased demand for the ammunition, the MoD decided to re-introduce the program and the serial production is expected to begin from 2024. With increasing demand, the companies are exploring new payloads to deploy the ammunition on a wider range of target types, which may fuelling the growth of the segment during the forecast period.

artillary ammunition market segment

The Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Generate the Highest Demand During the Forecast Period

Asia-Pacific is expected to generate the highest demand for artillery ammunition during the forecast period. This demand is majorly due to the on-going conflicts between the neighboring countries. The countries are procuring the artillery and mortar systems to protect their borders, which is likely to generate demand for the artillery and mortar ammunition during the forecast period. Currently, India is planning to procure Excalibur guided long-range artillery ammunition from the United States under the emergency procurement procedures, to deploy them at the Line of Control. Also, Hanwha Land Systems, based in South Korea, is expected to continue production of K9 Thunder 155 mm/52 caliber self-propelled artillery system and associated K10 Ammunition Resupply Vehicle (ARV) till at least 2021, for the domestic and international markets. The country is currently replacing the K55 self-propelled howitzers with K9 Thunder. This generates the need for the procurement of artillery ammunition in the region. The development of new artillery systems and ammunition by the countries in the region is expected to boost the growth of artillery ammunition in Asia-Pacific.

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Competitive Landscape

The prominent players in the artillery ammunition market are General Dynamics Corporation, Rheinmetall AG, NEXTER Group, Saab AB, and Elbit System Ltd. The companies are currently focusing on enhancing the capabilities of the ammunition to increase their market shares. Rheinmetall is one of the major players in the market that is providing artillery ammunition through multiple joint ventures in various regions, like Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Rheinmetall 51% and Denel 49%) and Gesellschaft für Intelligente Wirksysteme mbH (GIWS) (Rheinmetall 50% and Diehl Defence 50%). Furthermore, the company is currently exploring various new enhancements for its mortar and artillery ammunition, with two new mortar rounds (enhanced lethality 120 mm round and an extended long-range (EL/R) 81 mm) in the certification stage. Such partnerships and investments in product innovations are expected to support the growth of the companies in the artillery market.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Caliber

      1. 5.1.1 Below 120 mm

      2. 5.1.2 120 mm and Above

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. South Africa

        4. Israel

        5. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 General Dynamics Corporation

      2. 6.2.2 Rheinmetall AG

      3. 6.2.3 BAE Systems PLC

      4. 6.2.4 NEXTER Group

      5. 6.2.5 Saab AB

      6. 6.2.6 Nammo AS

      7. 6.2.7 MESKO SA

      8. 6.2.8 MAXAM

      9. 6.2.9 Thales Group

      10. 6.2.10 Indian Ordnance Factories

      11. 6.2.11 Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd

      12. 6.2.12 MSM GROUP

      13. 6.2.13 Elbit System Ltd


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Artillery Ammunition Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Artillery Ammunition Market is growing at a CAGR of >1.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

General Dynamics Corporation, Rheinmetall AG, NEXTER Group, Saab AB, Elbit System Ltd are the major companies operating in Artillery Ammunition Market.

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