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X-ray Security Scanner Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

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  • 120 Pages
  • January 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4591359
The X-ray Security Scanner Market was valued at USD 2.73 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 4.07 billion by 2026 and work at a CAGR of 6.88% over the forecast period (2021-2026). The security x-ray machines find all types of dangerous metal, organic and inorganic substance. These Xray security scanners throw low penetration of radiation to detect metallic and non-metallic objects if kept hidden. It also reduces the need for human intervention and thus eliminates the human error factor.
  • With the increasing global goods trade and new and evolving security threats across various industries, security has become a paramount need. Major growth applications include event management, law enforcement, hotels and restaurants, and in the transport industry. The goods trade is expected to continue to grow and is expected to further drive the demand growth for the x-ray security scanners in the market. The trade-in North America, Europe, and the Asia-pacific region remained high due to various trade agreements that are present in the region
  • Due to terrorist activities across the world, the focus on security at public spaces has gained worldwide significance. In western counties, Groups like ISIS are encouraging their acolytes to attack these nations involved in the military programs in Iraq and Syria. In light of the same, the relevance of intelligence and security systems has intensified. Thereby the rising terror attacks, globally, are driving the x-ray security market.
  • Further, airport security spending increases, thus driving the growth of baggage scanners, which incorporate x-ray technology. For instance, recently, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has signed a multi-million-dollar deal with a global firm to provide baggage scanners, which will be installed at nine airports in India, including Kolkata and Chennai. Approximately USD 400 billion is being invested in Asia-Pacific for airport projects in the coming years, followed by North America and Europe.
  • However, the spread of novel coronavirus has severely affected the adoption of the x-ray security scanner market. Due to the pandemic, the aviation industry has suffered the most, with all the international borders being closed down by the countries. The travel ban was done to contain the spread of the virus. According to IATA, as of April 2020, the YoY revenue passenger kilometer change on international routes was witnessed the most for Europe (at – 99%, followed by Africa at -98.8%). This has lead to a steep decline in the usage of x-ray for passenger screening.

Key Market Trends

The Aviation and Transportation Segment Has the Largest Share in the Market
  • X-ray security scanners have been a highly implemented solution in the industry for scanning baggage (small and large), people, air cargo, parcels, among others, to identify and find any hidden threatening item or detect for smuggling of any banned items.
  • Over the years, there has been continued investment in upgrading the transport infrastructure in the urban areas globally and has seen increased metro, rail, monorail projects being undertaken to distribute the burden on the urban infrastructure. Massive investment in Metrorail projects in India, China, and other countries makes it essential to safeguard them and has pushed for the increased adoption and use of these security scanners in the transportation segment
  • As the number of airports and transportation hub increase, globally, any failures to detect threats in subway or railroad systems, and other mass transit system may result in costly repairs, delays in operation and timely functioning, disgruntled passengers and staff, mishandled baggage, lost lives, and significant losses in revenue. Hence, the x-ray security scanner market is expected to grow exponentially over the forecast period.
  • Additionally, the emergence and use of 3D imaging capabilities in x-ray scanners have further improved the addressed the need for enhanced capabilities of x-ray scanners and are expected to be a critical, decisive factor for the demand of new x-ray security scanners in the market.

Asia-Pacific to Witness a Huge Demand
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period, due to continued investment in upgrading the transport infrastructure in the urban areas, globally, and has seen increased metro, rail, and monorail projects being undertaken to distribute the burden on the urban infrastructure.
  • Massive investments in Metrorail and airport projects in India, China, and other countries make it essential to safeguard them and have pushed for the increased adoption and use of these security scanners in the transportation segment.
  • According to the Indian Infrastructure, India may have INR 1,100 billion investments in the urban rail transportation segment during the 2018-2019 period.
  • Moreover, the region is also home to one of the most victimized countries for terror attacks. Countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, are under continuous threat for terror attacks. For example, the blast in Srilanka, which had more than 300 casualties in 2019. India had around nine terror attacks during 2017-2019.
  • As the region infrastructure is in a phase of rapid urbanization, the need for the adoption of x-ray security scanners is high, which is expected to drive the market in the region.

Competitive Landscape

The x-ray security scanner market is a highly concentrated market, due to the presence of a few players in the market that have the majority market share. Some key players in the market include L3 Security and Detection Systems Inc., Westminster International Limited, and Rapiscan Systems Inc., among others. Some key recent developments in the market include:
  • June 2020 - Rapiscan Systems Inc announced the acquisition of an artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Synapse Technology Corporation. The platform can enhance the detection of threats and other prohibited items using advanced deep learning techniques and computer vision. This investment in advanced detection technology exhibits the company's commitment to innovation, security, and operational efficiency.
  • Jan 2019 - OSI Systems received approximately USD 11 million to provide multiple units of its RTT 110 (Real Time Tomography) explosive detection systems installed at a European airport.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview (includes impact of COVID-19 on the market)
4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4 Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.4 Market Drivers
4.4.1 Growing Number of Terror Attacks
4.5 Market Restraints
4.5.1 Health Concerns Regarding Hazards of Using High Frequency Scanners
5.1 Application
5.1.1 People
5.1.2 Product Mail and Parcel Cargo and Baggage
5.2 End User Industry
5.2.1 Commercial
5.2.2 Law Enforcement
5.2.3 Aviation and Transportation
5.2.4 Other End User Industries
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America
5.3.2 Europe
5.3.3 Asia Pacific
5.3.4 Latin America
5.3.5 Middle East and Africa
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Aventura Technologies Inc.
6.1.2 L3 Security and Detection Systems Inc.
6.1.3 Smiths Detection Inc.
6.1.4 Westminster International Limited
6.1.5 Astrophysics Inc.
6.1.6 Rapiscan Systems Inc. (OSI Systems)
6.1.7 Autoclear LLC
6.1.8 Adani Systems

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Aventura Technologies Inc.
  • L3 Security and Detection Systems Inc.
  • Smiths Detection Inc.
  • Westminster International Limited
  • Astrophysics Inc.
  • Rapiscan Systems Inc. (OSI Systems)
  • Autoclear LLC
  • Adani Systems