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Global Small Arms Market 2016-2020

Global Small Arms Market 2016-2020

About Global Small Arms Market

The global small arms market has undergone a major transformation over the last one decade. The long-standing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have infused several changes in the development and manufacture of small arms by both major countries as well as emerging nations of the world. The close quarter combats (CQC) between various military units and militant groups have spawned a wide range of developments in military small arms segment. These new upgrades range from extensive re-engineering and system modifications to the development of new infantry weapons. The weapons not only aim at rendering long-range engagement capacity but also offer improvements in lethal capability.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global small arms market to grow at a CAGR of 2.49% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global small arms market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated in the overall market from the procurement of new small arms and associated ammunitions.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Small Arms Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Beretta
  • Heckler & Koch
  • HS Produkt
  • SIG SAUER
  • Smith & Wesson
Other prominent vendors
  • Arsenal JSCo
  • Browning Arms
  • Colt's Manufacturing Company
  • E.R. Shaw
  • FN Herstal
  • GLOCK
  • Indian Ordnance Factories
  • Israel Military Industries
  • Nammo
Market driver
  • Self-defense and usage in sports and hunting
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Growing number of civilian casualties
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emerging small arms technology
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Small Arms Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global small arms market: Beretta, Heckler & Koch, HS Produkt, SIG SAUER, and Smith & Wesson.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Arsenal JSCo, Browning Arms, Colt's Manufacturing Company, E.R. Shaw, FN Herstal, GLOCK, Indian Ordnance Factories, Israel Military Industries, and Nammo.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Changing nature of combat will be a key trend for market growth. Recent times have witnessed a greater number of land warfare and conflicts to occur in urban areas and city streets. Also, along with the increase in terrorism activities and conflicts, more of the encounters occur as close quarter combat. This has increased the need to enhance the existing armaments among military forces. For example, in May 2016, the UK MoD announced its plan to replace the SA80 rifle of its Royal Marine Force with the newly designed C8 Carbine rifle (a lightweight rifle manufactured by the Colt Canada). The Royal Marine Force is primarily responsible for the protection of the UK Navy's nuclear deterrent submarine bases. This new C8 Carbine rifle is designed to provide precision strike capability in close quarter combat.”

According to the report, one of the key drivers for market growth will be increasing governments' efforts for acquisition of smart guns. Smart guns are mainly developed with an aim to restrict the unauthorized and accidental use of firearms. Smart guns comprise of several technologies, including proximity sensors, biometrics, radio frequency identification (RFID), and microchips to improve gun safety. Few of such guns are already available in the market, and several prototypes are in development. These smart guns may have good prospects for civilian purposes and law enforcement bodies.

Further, the report states that the growing occurrences of ant trade pose a significant challenge to the legal small arms market. In ant trade, small numbers of weapons are trafficked over time, which then accumulates into a large number of armaments. Similarly, the increasing stockpiles of small arms exist in the form of inventory of weapons with country or as civilian inventories. Stockpiles remain as one of the prime reasons for illegal circulation of small arms. Some warehouses are not properly secured, which can lead to the illegal circulation of small arms. Generally, the surplus and obsolete weapons from government stockpiles are the main sources of illegal small arms.

Companies Mentioned

Beretta, Heckler & Koch, HS Produkt, SIG SAUER, Smith & Wesson, Arsenal JSCo, Browning Arms, Colt's Manufacturing Company, E.R. Shaw, FN Herstal, GLOCK, Indian Ordnance Factories, Israel Military Industries, Nammo.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
    • Key takeaways
      • Table Key takeaways of the global small arms market
    • Key procurement criteria
      • Table Key procurement criteria of the global small arms market
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Definition and types of small arms
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global small arms market 2015-2020
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global small arms market 2015 - 2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-users
    • Global small arms market segmentation by end-users
      • Table Global small arms market segmentation by end-users 2015 and 2020 (%)
      • Table Global small arms market segmentation by end-users 2015-2020 (%)
    • Civilian small arms market
      • Table Civilians small arms market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Armed force small arms market
      • Table Armed force small arms market ($ billions)
    • Law enforcement small arms market
      • Table Law enforcement small arms market ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation of global small arms market
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global small arms 2015 and 2020 (%)
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global small arms market 2015 - 2020 (%)
    • Small arms market in EMEA
      • Table Small arms market in EMEA ($ billions)
    • Small arms market in Americas
      • Table Small arms market in the Americas ($ billions)
    • Small arms market in APAC
      • Table Small arms market in APAC ($ millions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries (%, based on small arms sales in 2015)
  • Market drivers
    • Increasing territorial disputes and domestic insurgencies
    • Self-defense and usage in sports and hunting
    • Increasing governments' efforts for acquisition of smart guns
      • Table Key features of smart guns
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Contraband trade of small arms
    • Growing number of civilian casualties
    • Arms control measures
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emerging small arms technology
    • Police militarization
    • Changing nature of combat
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
      • Table List of competitors in the global small arms market
    • Beretta
      • Table Beretta: Key applications
      • Table Beretta: Key product portfolio
      • Table Beretta: New product developments
    • Heckler & Koch
      • Table Heckler & Koch: Key product portfolio
    • HS Produkt
      • Table HS Produkt: Key product portfolio
      • Table HS Produkt: Key distribution partners
    • SIG SAUER
      • Table SIG SAUER: Product portfolio
      • Table SIG SAUER: Key customer base
      • Table SIG SAUER: New product development
    • Smith & Wesson
      • Table Smith & Wesson: Percentage of net sales in the firearms division 2015 (%)
      • Table Smith & Wesson: Product developments
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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