Metamaterials Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Global Metamaterials Technologies Market is segmented by type (Electromagnetic, Terahertz, Tunable, Photonic, FSS, and Other Types), Application (Antenna and Radar, Sensors, Cloaking Devices, Superlens, Light and Sound Filtering, and Other Applications), End-user Industry (Healthcare, Telecommunication, Aerospace and Defense, Electronics, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Europe, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for metamaterials in terms of revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.

Metamaterials Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR > 24.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Metamaterials Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Metamaterials Market Analysis

The Metamaterials Market is expected to register a CAGR of over 24% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 had a negative impact on the market. The Metamaterials Market was negatively affected due to the suspension of several ongoing projects and low investments in the automotive, defense, aerospace, and electronics industries. However, the market gained momentum in 2021 and was expected to grow at a healthy rate.

  • One of the major factors driving the use of metamaterials is increasing R&D activities for various applications in the aerospace and defense, telecommunication, and consumer electronics end-user industries, among others.
  • On the contrary, the inadequate infrastructure for large quantities of metamaterials and a lack of awareness of the benefits of metamaterials are likely to hamper the market growth.
  • The use of metamaterials in solar systems and metamaterial-based radars for drones will likely act as opportunities for the market studied.
  • North America dominated the market globally. However, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Metamaterials Market Trends

Aerospace and Defense Industry to Dominate the Market

Metamaterials are employed in various industries, including electronics, healthcare, and telecommunications. Nonetheless, the aerospace and defense industries are the primary users and dominant industries for metamaterials, owing to the widespread use of metamaterial devices such as antennas, shields, windscreens, EMC shields, and cloaking devices.

Because antennas may be set to certain frequencies, they can be used for secure defense communications. The increased need for bandwidth and the requirement for secure communications are driving the expansion of the aerospace and vertical defense metamaterials market.

In its annual publication, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) stated that the global military expenditure crossed the mark of USD 2 trillion for the first time in the year 2021, reaching about USD 2,113 billion.

Furthermore, the US Congressional Budget Office predicts that defense spending will have climbed from 596 billion dollars in 2014 to 915 billion dollars by 2031. Aside from that, the US Department of Defense noted in a statement that the Biden-Harris Administration presented to Congress a planned Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Budget proposal of USD 813.3 billion for national defense, of which USD 773.0 billion is for the Department of Defense (DoD). This budget request grew by 4%, or roughly USD 30 million, compared to the FY 2022 budget.

In its annual budget for 2022, the Government of Canada also stated that a total of USD 8 billion would be used to bolster the capacity of the Canadian Armed Forces with new aged technology and equipment.

According to the Boeing Commercial Outlook 2022-2041, the global forecast for commercial aviation services (including flight operations, maintenance and engineering, ground, station, and cargo operations, and others) by 2041 is expected to be USD 3,615 billion, indicating that demand for the studied market will likely increase in the coming years.

The Boeing Commercial Outlook 2022-2041 also stated that the total global deliveries of new airplanes are estimated to be 41,170 by 2041. The global airplane fleet amounted to around 25,900 units as of 2019, and the fleet number is likely to reach 47,080 units by 2041.

With the increasing need for increased safety in military equipment worldwide, the metamaterials market plays an important role in meeting the needs and standards of every country. As a result, the market demand is expected to rise during the forecast period.

Metamaterials Market: Military Expenditure, In USD Billion, Global, 2021

Asia-Pacific to be the Fastest-growing Market

Owing to the rising investments in several projects and the support of the national governments in the countries, Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region in the metamaterials market.

Governments have regularly increased the national defense budget in countries like China, India, South Korea, Japan, etc. China's recent increase in defense spending sends a clear signal that the country remains committed to completing the modernization of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) by 2035 and transforming the PLA into a 'world-class' military by 2049, thus creating opportunities in the military technology sector.

Moreover, according to the India Brand Equity Foundation, the defense production in FY 2022-23 (until August 1, 2022) stood at INR 17,885 crore (~USD 2.2 billion). The country also plans to spend USD 130 billion on military modernization in the next five years and is also considering achieving self-reliance in defense production.

The South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) also plans to work on light aircraft with an investment of EUR 1.8 billion (~USD 2 billion), which is expected to be operable in 2033. Hyundai Heavy Industries is involved in this manufacturing process with annual maintenance of EUR 180 million (~USD 210 million).

Furthermore, in the Asia-Pacific region, China, Southeast Asia, and South Asia aerospace market are expected to rise significantly, further supporting the demand for the studied market. In China, according to the Boeing Commercial Outlook 2022-2041, around 8,485 new fleet deliveries will be made by 2041 with a market service value of USD 545 billion.

As the electronics industry is continuously making remarkable progress and development, the demand for the market studied is growing rapidly. The production of cellular phones, portable computing devices, gaming systems, and other personal electronic devices will continue to spark the demand for electronic components. As per the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the Indian electronics manufacturing industry is expected to reach USD 520 billion by 2025.

The overall production value of the electronics sector in Japan was estimated by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) to be around JPY 10.1 trillion (~USD 85 billion) as of November 2022, which is roughly 100.7% of the value from the previous year.

Thus, the growing aerospace and defense industry, the increasing telecommunication sector, and the rising electronics sector are instrumental in the growth of metamaterials and other applications, which would boost the market during the forecast period.

Metamaterials Market - Growth Rate by Region

Metamaterials Industry Overview

The Metamaterials Market is partially fragmented, with no player having a significant enough share to influence the market. Kymeta Corporation, Meta Materials Inc., NKT Photonics A/S, Echodyne Corp., and TeraView Limited, among others, are some of the prominent players in the market (not in any particular order).

Metamaterials Market Leaders

  1. Kymeta Corporation

  2. Echodyne Corp.

  3. TeraView Limited

  4. NKT Photonics A/S

  5. Meta Materials Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Metamaterials Market Concentration
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Metamaterials Market News

  • November 2022: Meta Materials Inc. announced the launch of its new headquarters and Centre of Excellence in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The 68,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is the only facility in Canada to combine advanced packaging for semiconductors, unique materials, chemistry research, and the design and manufacturing of holographic and other optical products.
  • June 2022: Echodyne Corp. announced the plans to test metamaterials-based radars for defense, security, and autonomy applications after recently announcing the commencement of a USD 135 million fundraising round led by Baillie Gifford and Bill Gates to ramp up production.

Metamaterials Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing R&D Investments for Various Applications

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Lack of Awareness of Benefits of Metamaterials

      2. 4.2.2 Cost of Synthesization of Metamaterials

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

    5. 4.5 Patent Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Electromagnetic

      2. 5.1.2 Terahertz

      3. 5.1.3 Tunable

      4. 5.1.4 Photonic

      5. 5.1.5 FSS

      6. 5.1.6 Other Types (Chiral, Nonlinear, etc.)

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Antenna and Radar

      2. 5.2.2 Sensors

      3. 5.2.3 Cloaking Devices

      4. 5.2.4 Superlens

      5. 5.2.5 Light and Sound Filtering

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications (Solar, Absorbers, etc.)

    3. 5.3 End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Healthcare

      2. 5.3.2 Telecommunication

      3. 5.3.3 Aerospace and Defense

      4. 5.3.4 Electronics

      5. 5.3.5 Other End-use Industries (including Optics)

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


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

    2. 6.2 Market Share(%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Echodyne Corp.

      2. 6.4.2 Evolv Technologies Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Fractal Antenna Systems Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 JEM Engineering

      5. 6.4.5 Kymeta Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Metamaterials Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 Multiwave Technologies AG

      8. 6.4.8 Nanohmics Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 NKT Photonics A/S

      10. 6.4.10 TeraView Limited

      11. 6.4.11 Metawave Corporation

      12. 6.4.12 Aegis Technologies

      13. 6.4.13 Metamagnetics

      14. 6.4.14 NanoSonic Inc.

      15. 6.4.15 Nanoscribe GmbH & Co. KG

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Use of Metamaterials in Solar Systems

    2. 7.2 Metamaterial-based Radars for Drones

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Metamaterials Industry Segmentation

Metamaterials are engineered composites designed to alter the electromagnetic properties of materials to obtain responses that are not observed naturally. 

The Metamaterials Market is segmented by type, application, end-user industry, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into electromagnetic, terahertz, tunable, photonic, FSS, and other types. By application, the market is segmented into antenna and radar, sensors, cloaking devices, superlens, light and sound filtering, and other applications. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into healthcare, telecommunication, aerospace and defense, electronics, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the size and forecasts for the market in 16 countries across major regions. The report offers market size and forecasts for all the above segments in terms of revenue (USD million).

Other Types (Chiral, Nonlinear, etc.)
Antenna and Radar
Cloaking Devices
Light and Sound Filtering
Other Applications (Solar, Absorbers, etc.)
End-user Industry
Aerospace and Defense
Other End-use Industries (including Optics)
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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Metamaterials Market Research FAQs

The Metamaterials Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 24% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Kymeta Corporation, Echodyne Corp., TeraView Limited, NKT Photonics A/S and Meta Materials Inc. are the major companies operating in the Metamaterials Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Metamaterials Market.

The report covers the Metamaterials Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Metamaterials Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Metamaterial Industry Report

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Metamaterials Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)