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Ammunition Market Growth, Opportunities, Industry Trends and Analysis 2024-2032

The increasing investments by governmental bodies across various nations, ongoing advancements in ammunition technology, such as the development of lightweight polymer-based bullets, and the growing adoption of ammunition for personal self-defense purposes are some of the major factors propelling the market.
Published 09 February 2024

IMARC Group's report titled "Ammunition Market Report by Product Type (Bullets, Aerial Bombs, Grenades, Mortars, Artillery Shells, and Others), Caliber (Small, Medium, Large), Guidance (Guided, Non-Guided), Lethality (Less-Lethal, Lethal), Application (Defense, Civil and Commercial), and Region 2024-2032". The global ammunition market size reached US$ 24.8 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 34.6 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.62% during 2024-2032.

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Factors Affecting the Growth of the Ammunition Industry:

  • Military and Defense Spending:

When governments allocate higher budgets to their military and defense sectors, there is a direct correlation with an increasing demand for ammunition as armed forces require a steady and reliable supply of ammunition for training, exercises, and operational purposes. Military modernization initiatives often involve upgrading weapons systems, which may require compatible or advanced types of ammunition. These upgrades drive the development and production of new ammunition varieties.

  • Technological Advancements:

Technological advancements are leading to the development of ammunition with enhanced ballistics, including greater accuracy and longer effective ranges. This makes ammunition more attractive to military and civilian users. Advancements in materials science are resulting in the creation of lighter, stronger, and more durable components for ammunition. This not only improves the performance of ammunition but also reduces its weight, making it more portable for users. In addition, innovative propellants and ignition systems are contributing to better ammunition performance.

  • Sporting and Recreational Shooting:

Sporting and recreational shooters represent a substantial consumer base for ammunition. Enthusiasts engage in various shooting sports, such as target shooting, skeet shooting, and competitive shooting, require a consistent supply of ammunition. Different shooting disciplines and firearms require specific types of ammunition, including caliber, load, and projectile design. Manufacturers respond to this demand by producing a wide range of ammunition varieties to cater to the diverse needs of shooters. The popularity of competitive shooting events at local, national, and international levels is catalyzing the demand for high-quality ammunition.

Leading Companies Operating in the Global Ammunition Industry:

  • Ammo Inc.
  • Arsenal 2000 AD
  • BAE Systems PLC
  • CBC Ammo LLC
  • Denel SOC Ltd
  • Hanwha Corporation
  • Herstal Group
  • Hornady Manufacturing Company
  • Nammo AS
  • Nexter group KNDS
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Nosler Inc.
  • Remington Outdoor Company Inc
  • Rheinmetall AG
  • Sierra Bullets (Clarus Corporation)

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Ammunition Market Report Segmentation:

By Product:

  • Bullets
  • Aerial Bombs
  • Grenades
  • Mortars
  • Artillery Shells
  • Others

Bullets represented the largest segment due to their versatile use in various firearms and applications.

By Caliber:

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large

Small accounted for the largest market share on account of its utilization in handguns, rifles, and sporting firearms.

By Guidance:

  • Guided
  • Non-Guided

Non-guided exhibits a clear dominance in the market as it includes traditional ammunition without sophisticated guidance systems.

By Lethality:

  • Less-Lethal
  • Lethal

Lethal holds the biggest market share due to the employment of ammunition in defense and law enforcement applications.

By Application:

  • Defense
  • Military
  • Homeland Security
  • Civil and Commercial
  • Sporting
  • Hunting
  • Self-Defense
  • Others

Defense dominates the market on account of the substantial ammunition requirements of military and defense agencies for training, operations, and preparedness.

Regional Insights:

  • North America (United States, Canada)
  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)
  • Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
  • Middle East and Africa

North America enjoys the leading position in the ammunition market due to high levels of firearms ownership and military spending.

Global Ammunition Market Trends:

Increasing defense spending by various nations due to security concerns and geopolitical tensions is catalyzing the demand for ammunition around the world. Ongoing advancements in ammunition technology, such as smart ammunition and improved ballistics, are bolstering the growth of the market.

The growing environmental awareness among the masses is encouraging manufacturers to develop eco-friendly ammunition options and reduce lead contamination in production processes.

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