The Drone Industry Barometer is Droneii‘s annual free white paper measuring the state of the global industry. This white paper provides insights into the opinions and perspectives of the drone industry coming directly from drone companies themselves. It is based on a survey which was conducted in June 2022 and which received almost 900 responses from 81 countries.
We gathered responses from industry stakeholders from across all three segments (hardware, software, services) and covering dozens of sug-segments including UTM, counter-drone, passenger drones (“air taxis”), drone training and more. The survey covered a wide range of topics including company size, top application methods, best reasons to adopt drones, company priorities for the coming year, and perspectives on the top market-driving factors. Another key topic addressed in the Drone Industry Barometer is the way expectations by drone companies match with their experienced reality. Since the barometer is a yearly survey, it allows us to progressively assess how expectations and reality evolve from year to year.
Given the impact of the coronavirus in 2020 and 2021, this topic played a major role on the expectations and reality of drone companies during the past few barometers. In 2020, companies were more affected by the pandemic, yet they also saw it as having a positive long-term impact given the increased attention that the industry received. In 2021, negative effects subsided and expectations for the future skyrocketed. Interestingly, in 2022, companies reported a very low rating for the past year, which is perhaps caused by unrealistically-high expectations that were not met (leading to a greater level of dissatisfaction).
In conclusion, the Drone Industry Barometer provides a yearly review of what drone experts across the world have experienced and how they foresee that the industry will develop. It touches on the latest topics while providing continuity with previous editions in order to deliver the most comprehensive understanding of the state of the drone industry. This unique white paper is available as a free download in order to help bring the entire drone community together in order to achieve more transparency and better data to understand the drone industry as a whole.
DRONE INDUSTRY BAROMETER 2022
INTRODUCTORY FACTS OF THE DRONE INDUSTRY BAROMETER
EXPECTATIONS VS. REALITY
MARKET DEVELOPMENT BREAKDOWN
THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS
DRIVING FACTORS IN A DYNAMIC MARKET
Figure 1: Most Represented Countries on Drone Industry Barometer Survey
Figure 2: Company Size of Respondents
Figure 3: Survey Respondents by Market Segment
Figure 4: Main Applied Methods
Figure 5: Reasons for Adopting Drones
Figure 6: Market Development in the Next 12 Months and Their Reflections on the Past 12 Months
Figure 7: Market Development in the Last 12 Months by Market Segment
Figure 8: Market Development in the Next 12 Months by Market Segment
Figure 9: Business Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis
Figure 10: Survey Respondents’ Answers to What They Allocate Their Resources To
Figure 11: Survey Respondents’ Assessment of the Most Important Market-Driving Actors in the Drone Industry