Infographic | Best Drone Manufacturing Companies Infographic


This infographic shows the 5 best civil drone manufacturers as well as the 5 best companies for dual-use manufacturing.

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  • Updated: November | 2022
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Whether someone is looking for drone services or trying to start their own, many often look for the top drone companies so they can hire or emulate them. The best drone manufacturing companies infographic provides a simple and direct point of reference in order to find the top drone companies in the world.

As the civil drone manufacturer ranking shows, the top 5 are dominated by Chinese companies. Three out of the top 5 companies are based in China, showing the prowess that the country has achieved in the commercial drone world. However, the French Parrot and the American Skydio have performed well over the past year, bringing diversity into the top 3 rank and avoiding complete Chinese dominance. In the dual-use sector, however, it is a different story. Our best drone manufacturing companies infographic shows that American companies managed to dominate the top 3 ranking.

For more information about the best drone companies for drone services infographic, read our blog post. Here is an excerpt from the blog:

“Perhaps one of the most evident patterns in both rankings is the fact that they are dominated by American and Chinese companies. As two of the most active global markets in terms of trade, they have also managed to take a large share of the commercial drone market. Naturally, the size of their military budgets also has a noticeable impact on the dual-use manufacturer ranking in particular.”


This unique “best drone manufacturing companies infographic” shows the 5 best companies for civil drones and the 5 best companies for dual-use drones, which are companies that produce drones for commercial as well as government/military use.

Not surprisingly, the Chinese giant DJI continues to hold a strong grip on the commercial drone market, continuing in its number one spot on our best drone manufacturing companies infographic. The second place, also keeping its spot from last year, is the French drone manufacturer Parrot. The American drone manufacturer Skydio has managed to gain substantial shares on our rankings, overpassing the Chinese XAG which had taken third place in 2021. Rounding up the top 5 we find JOUAV, which climbed one spot from 2021 and into the top 5 in 2022.

Regarding the companies that produce dual-use drones, the top two companies AeroVironment and Insitu continue their reign as the market leaders, with Inistu very close to tying for first place. Another American company, Anduril, made substantial gains and entered our ranking all the way into the top 3, surpassing the Israeli drone manufacturer Aeronautics. Taking the final spot in the top 5 we find the Austrian drone manufacturer Schiebel.

For more information about drone company rankings, you can check out our dedicated page for the best drone companies. To discuss the more about the big players in the drone market, regulatory standards and national differences or tailored drone market research and what we can do for you, contact us.


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