Industrial Radiography Testing Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Industrial Radiography Testing Market is segmented by Technology (Film Radiography, Computed Radiography, Direct Radiography, Computed Tomography), End-user Industry (Aerospace & Defense, Petrochemical & Gas, Energy & Power, Automotive & Transportation, Manufacturing, Construction), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Industrial Radiography Testing Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 8.50 %
Industrial Radiography Testing Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Industrial Radiography Testing Market has registered a CAGR of 8.50% over the forecast period 2021 - 2026. The shift from analog to digital technology has given the industrial radiography testing market a new lease of life for NDT applications, broadening the scope of X-ray inspection systems beyond traditional applications. Surge in demand from aerospace and automotive sectors, largely due to conformance to high industry standards and safety regulations and mandating testing, and preventive maintenance is boosting the adoption of industrial radiography testing solutions. Intense competition from ultrasonic systems, high risk of radiation, lack of skilled personnel, especially in digital radiography, and relative high deployment costs are expected to hinder the growth of the study market.

  • With the growing demand for high-quality and low-cost products, the industrial radiography testing market is expected to have a wide scope of applications in areas such as petrochemical and gas, manufacturing, automotive and transportation, aerospace, power generation, and others.
  • The growth of the industrial radiography testing market is encouraged by the rising demand from the automotive and aerospace industry, because of the stringent safety regulations by various governments and preventive maintenance of industrial equipment.
  • North America held the largest share of the market, aided by the presence of the largest aerospace industry in the United States, and a huge automotive base in Mexico, where radiography is being used extensively. Companies are now increasingly focusing on reducing radiation-related risks, and preferring portability solutions, which has prompted companies to revamp their product portfolio.
  • Factors such as automation of inspection and testing process, fast industrialization in developing economies, and provision or facility of customized solutions can create huge opportunities for the market in the near future.
  • The COVD-19 pandemic has disrupted the supply chain for this industry but has also lead to an increase in demand of radiography testing in the healthcare industry.

Scope of the Report

Industrial Radiographic Testing (RT) is a nondestructive examination (NDE) technique that entails the use of either x-rays or gamma rays to view and inspect the internal structure of a component. It is extremely reproducible, can be utilized on a variety of materials, and the data accumulated can be stored for later analysis. Radiography is an effective and efficient tool that requires very small surface preparation. Furthermore, many radiographic systems are portable, which allows for usage in the field and at elevated positions.

By Technology
Film Radiography
Computed Radiography
Direct Radiography
Computed Tomography
By End-user Industry
Aerospace & Defense
Petrochemical & Gas
Energy & Power
Automotive & Transportation
Other End-user Industries
North America
Asia Pacific
Rest of World

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Key Market Trends

Computed Tomography to Drive the Industrial Radiography Testing Market Growth

  • The operation of a CT system is similar to DR with respect to the image acquisition process. With the help of the software, the object can be reconstructed to provide a 3D view of the internal and external structural details, with the final output being a 3D volumetric model. CT systems have become a relatively common NDT tool over the past five years; in particular, it is increasingly being recognized as a solution for dimensional measurement.
  • Defect/failure analysis, crack detection and measurement, assembly inspection, porosity, and void detection, density discrimination – material composition, 3D volume analysis are some of the major applications of CT. CT is being used extensively in the fields of material science, electronics, military, medical, food, archeology, security, aerospace, and automotive.
  • Major opportunities are still emerging primarily from industries, such as the automotive segment followed by the aerospace industry. As technology evolves, CT systems are expected to provide manufacturers not only with a means of inspection but also with valuable insight into the production process, which is expected to boost the adoption rate of CT systems.
Industrial Radiography Testing Market: Number of Computed Tomography Scanners in Denmark, 2014 to 2019

Europe to Account for a Significant Share in the Market

  • The United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Russia have been identified as one of the major markets for Industrial Radiography Testing in Europe. The United Kingdom is the largest aerospace industry in Europe, with almost 17% of the global revenues in aerospace, second only to the United States.
  • The British aerospace industry is vast, with the presence of companies, like BAE Systems, which is one of the world’s leading defense contractors, and Rolls Royce, McLaren, etc. Health and environmental concerns by the government is leading to the implementation of initiatives aimed at improving the sector’s performance at managing radiation protection, leading to stringent regulations set by the government.
  • Germany is investing significantly in offshore wind power projects. Industry 4.0 has its roots in Germany, and the companies investing in digitalization will need a high level of testing labs. Real-time monitoring and improved analytics are enabling manufactures to have better control of spare parts.
  • Large volume scan requirements in the aerospace and automotive industry with a detailed 3D view are expected to drive the sale of computed tomography in the region. France is a huge investor in nuclear power and the world leader in nuclear energy. The country houses many global giants in the energy industry, such as EDF, GDF Suez, and Areva. However, attempts by the president to reduce dependence on non-renewable sources of energy might change the dynamics of the market in the coming years.
Industrial Radiography Testing Market - Growth Rate by Region (2020 - 2025)

Competitive Landscape

The industrial radiography testing market is moderately competitive and consists of a few major players. In terms of market share, few of these major players currently dominate the market. These major players with a prominent share in the market are focusing on expanding their customer base across foreign countries. These companies are leveraging on strategic collaborative initiatives to increase their market share and increase their profitability.

  • Sept 2020 - YXLON International’s computed tomography (CT) systems have upgraded its technology and is now directly compatible with VGSTUDIO MAX 3.4, the latest version of the analysis and visualization software for industrial CT data from Volume Graphics GmbH.
  • Sept 2020 - With the acquisition of the US Company Megtec/Universal, Dürr AG expanded its portfolio by adding important competencies in battery manufacturing technology. With its coating, drying and solvent recovery systems, Dürr Megtec- the partnership firm of bith companies offers solutions for three essential steps in the production of lithium-ion batteries. Dürr Megtec is part of the Clean Technology Systems division.

Major Players

  1. Comet Group Limited

  2. Nikon Meterology

  3. YXLON International

  4. Hitachi Ltd.

  5. Olympus Corporation

Industrial Radiography Testing Market Concentration

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Rising Demand From Automotive and Aerospace Industry

      2. 5.1.2 Augmented Accuracy of Inspection With the Integration of Advanced Software

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 High Risk of Radiation Since it uses Gamma Rays, X-Rays

      2. 5.2.2 High Deployment Costs


    1. 6.1 By Technology

      1. 6.1.1 Film Radiography

      2. 6.1.2 Computed Radiography

      3. 6.1.3 Direct Radiography

      4. 6.1.4 Computed Tomography

    2. 6.2 By End-user Industry

      1. 6.2.1 Aerospace & Defense

      2. 6.2.2 Petrochemical & Gas

      3. 6.2.3 Energy & Power

      4. 6.2.4 Construction

      5. 6.2.5 Automotive & Transportation

      6. 6.2.6 Manufacturing

      7. 6.2.7 Other End-user Industries

    3. 6.3 Geography

      1. 6.3.1 North America

      2. 6.3.2 Europe

      3. 6.3.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 6.3.4 Rest of World


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles*

      1. 7.1.1 YXLON International

      2. 7.1.2 GE Measurement and Control

      3. 7.1.3 Nikon Metrology Inc.

      4. 7.1.4 North Star Imaging Inc.

      5. 7.1.5 Carestream

      6. 7.1.6 Dürr AG

      7. 7.1.7 Olympus Corporation

      8. 7.1.8 COMET Holding AG

      9. 7.1.9 Teledyne Dalsa Inc.

      10. 7.1.10 Rigaku Americas Corporation

      11. 7.1.11 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K

      12. 7.1.12 L-3 Technologies

      13. 7.1.13 Vidisco Ltd

      14. 7.1.14 Bosello High Technology S.R.L.

      15. 7.1.15 Canon Inc.

      16. 7.1.16 Hitachi Ltd.



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Industrial Radiography Testing Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Industrial Radiography Testing Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.50% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Comet Group Limited, Nikon Meterology, YXLON International , Hitachi Ltd., Olympus Corporation are the major companies operating in Industrial Radiography Testing Market.

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