Medium Caliber Ammunition Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The market is segmented by Application (Lethal, Non-lethal), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period:

2016-2024

Base Year:

2018

Fastest Growing Market:

Middle East and Africa

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific

CAGR:

1.88%

Key Players:

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Market Overview

The medium caliber ammunition market is estimated to register a CAGR of 1.88% during the forecast period, reaching USD 1.61 billion by 2024.

  • Uncertainties in territorial rights between many countries, such as the Saudi-Iran cold war in the Middle East, are among the major causes disturbing the geopolitical climate. The most common reaction of governments is increasing the military spending, in order to improve the national security of their respective countries. Since ammunition, of all types and calibers, play a major role in defense operations, the increased spending acts as a major driver for the market.
  • Terrorist activities have been on the rise, becoming the most pressing issue for decision-makers dealing with diplomatic and military operations. Countries, like Iraq, Syria, Africa, and Pakistan, have been highly vulnerable to terrorist attacks in the past couple of years. This has increased the procurement of ammunition by the respective armed forces.
  • Few countries follow a protectionist strategy to protect the domestic ammunition industry against foreign monopoly. Such laws and regulations serve as a deterrent for foreign companies trying to expand into other countries.

Scope of the Report

The medium caliber ammunition include 40mm, 30mm, 25mm, and 20mm high-explosive (HE), armor-piercing (AP), illumination, smoke, anti-personnel, and training cartridges that have the capability to defeat light armor, material, and personnel targets. These ammunitions provide point - and area - target engagement via medium handheld and crew-served weapons. The scope of the report also includes the medium caliber ammunition used in non-lethal weapons.

By Application
Lethal
Non-lethal
Geography
North America
US
Canada
Mexico
Rest of North America
Europe
Germany
UK
France
Russia
Italy
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Brazil
Colombia
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
UAE
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Qatar
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

The Non-lethal Segment is Expected to Experience the Fastest Growth

Currently, the lethal segment dominates the market in terms of revenue share. However, the non-lethal segment is anticipated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The non-lethal applications for medium caliber ammunition range from personal defense by private owners to riot-control by law enforcement agencies (police and other civil law units). The increasing preference for non-lethal weapons by riot control forces and law enforcement agencies, to reduce the collateral damage, will be a major driving factor for this segment to grow at a higher CAGR compared to the lethal segment. 

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Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa are Expected to Generate the Highest Demand

As of 2018, Asia-Pacific held the highest market share, followed by North America, primarily due to the growing demand for ammunition in countries like India, China, Japan, and South Korea. Major countries in the Asia-Pacific region have increased their defense spending in the past year, focused on strengthening their armed forces against growing geopolitical tensions and terror threats. However, the demand is expected to shift toward the Middle East & African countries. The present geopolitical scenario in these nations demands that ammunition purchases be on the governments’ priority list and the trend is expected to continue in the forecast period. Due to political instability in its neighboring countries (Iraq to the north, Iran across the Persian Gulf, and Yemen to the south), all posing significant threats and housing strong Islamic movements, Saudi Arabia was the second-largest importer of arms during the period of 2013 – 2017, with a global share of 10%. The share is expected to increase further in the coming years.

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Competitive Landscape

The market is dominated by global defense systems and technology providers, such as General Dynamics Corporation, BAE Systems, and Rheinmetall AG. Majority of the geographic regions have local players who are equally strong, providing smaller sub-systems of a larger network/project in partnership with the global leaders. Over the years, the local players have mastered technology and product design, and they are expected to become threats to the existing large players who have been demanding monopoly style prices for their products and services in exchange of brand value, reliability, and quality. Local players in North America, the Middle East, and Asia are particularly threatening the global leaders as they aim to provide an all-round solution at a fraction of the cost quoted by these global leaders without compromising on quality or reliability. Furthermore, keeping in view the sanctions made by the United States against Russia and China, countries in the region are aggressively producing medium caliber ammunitions to meet their needs without the support of international manufacturers, to avoid the situation of Russia and China, in the future.

Major Players

  1. General Dynamics Corporation
  2. BAE Systems PLC
  3. Rheinmetall AG
  4. NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION (Orbital ATK Inc.)
  5. Nammo AS

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

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Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    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 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 By Application

      1. 5.1.1 Lethal

      2. 5.1.2 Non-lethal

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. 5.2.1.1 US

        2. 5.2.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.2.1.3 Mexico

        4. 5.2.1.4 Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. 5.2.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.2.2.2 UK

        3. 5.2.2.3 France

        4. 5.2.2.4 Russia

        5. 5.2.2.5 Italy

        6. 5.2.2.6 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.2.3.1 China

        2. 5.2.3.2 India

        3. 5.2.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.2.3.4 South Korea

        5. 5.2.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. 5.2.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.2.4.2 Colombia

        3. 5.2.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. 5.2.5.1 UAE

        2. 5.2.5.2 Saudi Arabia

        3. 5.2.5.3 South Africa

        4. 5.2.5.4 Qatar

        5. 5.2.5.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Vendor Market Share

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 General Dynamics Corporation

      2. 6.4.2 BAE Systems PLC

      3. 6.4.3 Rheinmetall AG

      4. 6.4.4 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION (Orbital ATK Inc.)

      5. 6.4.5 Nammo AS

      6. 6.4.6 Denel SOC Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Nexter Systems SA

      8. 6.4.8 Mesko

      9. 6.4.9 CBC

    5. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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