An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard and is under remote control by a human operator or autonomously by onboard computers. By techniques, UAVs can be classified into unmanned helicopter, fixed-wing UAV, multi-rotor UAV, unmanned airship, parasol-wing UAV, etc. The mainstream on the market is multi-rotor UAV, which is generally used for consumption.
UAVs can carry unmanned smart flight platforms with different loads and will be more widely used as platforms and loads upgrade. Apart from traditional application areas such as military, agriculture and border defense, the development of UAV has reached to aerial photography, media interview, express delivery and Internet signal transmission.
In January 2013, DJI, a Chinese UAV manufacturer, launched its first commercial UAV, the Phantom, which is mainly used to take GoPro into the sky. Since then, commercial UAVs have experienced explosive growth. Optimistic about professional applications of UAV, top Internet companies also attempt to step into this field.
In November 2016, JD, a Chinese B2C e-commerce company, was granted the qualification to deliver goods by UAV. This marks an important breakthrough in policy. On November 12, 2016, JD completed its first UAV delivery in Shanxi Province. Earlier 2016, Tencent and ZEROTECH co-launched YING at CNY 1,999. This drone is targeted at the commercial market and bears Tencent's social community. UAVs used in agriculture, forestry and plant protection are also a significant trend in the industry.
According to CRI, with the support from the Chinese government, the size of pro market will surpass that of commercial UAV mainly used for aerial photography. However, future applications of UAV will surely be more diverse. Commercial UAV market and professional UAV market alike awaits to be explored. Many manufacturers have begun their march to agriculture, security, surveying and mapping, electricity and logistics.
According to CRI, from 2017 to 2021, both global and Chinese military, civil and commercial UAV markets will keep growing fast. It is estimated that by 2021, domestic sales of civil UAV in China will have exceeded 6 million and the market size will be over USD 3 billion.
Readers can obtain the following information or more through this report:
- Development Environment of China UAV Industry
- Production Volume of UAV in China
- Domestic Demand for UAV in China
- Export of UAV from China
- Major UAV Manufacturers in China
- Production Costs and Price Trend of UAV
- Development Opportunities in UAV Industry in China
- Unfavorable Factors in China UAV Industry
- Forecast on Development of China UAV Industry, 2016-2021
Table of Contents
1 Concepts in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Industry
1.1 Definition and Classification of UAV
1.1.1 Definition of UAV
1.1.2 Classification of UAV
1.2 Parameters and Assumptions
1.2.1 Assumption Base
1.2.2 Data Sources
1.3 About CRI
2 Analysis of China UAV Industry, 2013-2016
2.1 Development Environment of UAV in China
2.1.1 Economic Environment
2.1.2 Policy Environment of China UAV Industry
2.1.3 Social Environment
2.2 Analysis of Supply of UAV in China
2.3 Analysis of Demand for UAV in China
2.3.1 Major Consumer Groups of UAV in China
2.3.2 Market Size of UAV in China
2.4 Analysis of Export of UAV in China, 2014-2016
2.4.1 Overview of UAV Export in China
2.4.2 Major Export Destinations of UAV from China
3 Analysis of Competition in UAV Industry in China
3.1 Barriers to Entry in China UAV Industry
3.1.1 Policy Barriers
3.1.2 Brand Barriers
3.1.3 Technical Barriers
3.1.4 Sales Channel Barriers
3.2 Competition Structure of UAV Industry in China
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Raw Material Suppliers of UAV
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of UAV Consumers
3.2.3 Internal Competition in UAV Industry
3.2.4 Potential Entrants in UAV Industry
3.2.5 Substitutes for UAV
4 Analysis of Major UAV Manufacturers in China, 2014-2016
4.1 Shenzhen DJI Technology Co., Ltd.
4.1.1 Enterprise Profile
4.1.2 Operation Status
4.2 Shenzhen Rapoo Technology Co., Ltd.
4.3 Powervision Tech Inc.
4.4 Ewatt Technology Co., Ltd.
4.5 XAIRCRAFT Co., Ltd.
4.6 Beijing Skycam UAV Co., Ltd.
4.7 Aerospace Communications Holdings Co., Ltd.
4.8 Guizhou Guihang Automotive Components Co., Ltd.
4.9 Avic Electromechanical Systems Co., Ltd.
4.10 Chongqing Zongshen Power Machinery Co., Ltd.
4.11 Dea General Aviation Holding Co., Ltd.
4.12 Weihai Guangtai Airport Equipment Co., Ltd.
4.13 Wuhan Guide Infrared Co., Ltd.
4.14 Sunward Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.
4.15 Shenzhen Sunwin Intelligent Co., Ltd.
5 Analysis of Raw Material Costs and Retail Prices in UAV Industry in China, 2014-2016
5.1 Analysis of Production Costs of UAV in China, 2014-2016
5.2 Analysis of Prices of UAV in China, 2014-2016
6 Forecast on Development of UAV Industry in China, 2017-2021
6.1 Factors Influencing Development of UAV Industry in China
6.1.1 Major Driving Forces and Market Opportunities in UAV Industry in China
6.1.2 Challenges and Threats in UAV Industry in China
6.2 Forecast on Demand in UAV Industry in China, 2017-2021
6.2.1 Forecast on Production Capacity and Production Volume of UAV in China, 2017-2021
6.2.2 Forecast on UAV Product Structure in China
6.3 Forecast on Demand in UAV Market in China, 2017-2021
6.3.1 Forecast on Overall Demand for UAV, 2017-2021
6.3.2 Forecast on Domestic Demand for UAV in China, 2017-2021
6.3.3 Forecast on Export of UAV from China, 2017-2021
Chart GDP and Disposable Income Per Capita in China, 2012-2021
Chart Total Agricultural Output Value in China, 2011-2016
Chart Laws and Regulations in China UAV Industry, 2010-2017
Chart Output Volume Commercial UAV in China, 2013-2021
Chart Export Volume of UAV from China, 2014-2016
Chart Market Size of Civil UAV in China, 2013-2016
Chart Analysis of Export Destinations of UAV from China, 2016
Chart Analysis of Funding of DJI in Recent Years
Chart Operating Revenue of Rapoo Technology, 2015-2016
Chart Revenue of Ewatt Technology Co., Ltd., 2013-2016
Chart Operating Revenue of Beijing Skycam UAV Co., Ltd., 2014-2016
Chart Price Index of Electronic Components in China, 2011-2016
Chart Price Index of Sensors in China, 2011-2016
Chart Forecast on Domestic Consumption of Civil UAV in China, 2017-2021
Chart Market Size of Civil UAV in China, 2017-2021
Chart Forecast on Export Volume of UAV from China, 2017-2021
1 Shenzhen DJI Technology Co., Ltd.
2 Shenzhen Rapoo Technology Co., Ltd.
3 Powervision Tech Inc.
4 Ewatt Technology Co., Ltd.
5 XAIRCRAFT Co., Ltd.
6 Beijing Skycam UAV Co., Ltd.
7 Aerospace Communications Holdings Co., Ltd.
8 Guizhou Guihang Automotive Components Co., Ltd.
9 Avic Electromechanical Systems Co., Ltd.
10 Chongqing Zongshen Power Machinery Co., Ltd.
11 Dea General Aviation Holding Co., Ltd.
12 Weihai Guangtai Airport Equipment Co., Ltd.
13 Wuhan Guide Infrared Co., Ltd.
14 Sunward Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.
15 Shenzhen Sunwin Intelligent Co., Ltd.