Non-Destructive Testing Market Analysis Report By Test Method, By Offering, By Vertical, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2020 To 2027

Report ID: MN17620065  |  Published: August 2020  |  No of Pages: 83
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Manufacturing & Construction

Industry Insights

The global non-destructive testing market size was worth USD 14.8 billion in 2019. It is estimated that the market would witness a 6.5% CAGR from 2020 to 2027. Over the past few years, there has been significant growth in the manufacturing industry in both emerging and developed countries, which in turn, is driving the market growth. Technical advancements have resulted in the development of improved non-destructive methods with enhanced safety and fault detection. In addition, growing awareness about NDT processes among manufacturers is further projected to drive market growth.

North America non-destructive testing market

NDT method helps in detecting a fault in irregular surfaces and complex locations. Thereby, projects using this method take lesser time to complete. In addition, ultrasonic equipment is easy to operate, which led to the wide adoption of this equipment in the NDT method. Further, ultrasonic equipment is estimated to become technically advanced in the next few years, which in turn, is projected to supplement its adoption.

Rapid urbanization in countries such as China and India is positively driving market growth. Urbanization has resulted in a rise in manufacturing and construction activities. To ensure quality, various projects deploy the NDT technique in their operations. This trend is likely to continue over the forecast duration.

On the other hand, North America and the Middle East are witnessing a rise in projects related to oil & gas. The use of NTD methods not only speeds up their projects but ensures quality as well. In addition, technological advancements in the NTD method have resulted in the development of CT scanners for industrial operations, which helps in detecting a fault in components and machinery with precision. However, the high cost of the NDT method and the need for a skilled workforce for its operation are anticipated to restrain the nondestructive testing market growth.

Test Methods Insights

Among test methods, the ultrasonic testing category is projected to be the fastest-growing over the forecast duration. The growing use of this testing in manufacturing processes is attributing to its growth. Compared to conventional NDT methods, the ultrasonic detectors are easy to operate, offer precise results, and are portable, thereby, leading to their high adoption.

On the other hand, the radiographic category is projected to witness considerable growth from 2020 to 2027. This method ensures fault detection with high precision using industrial CT scanners. Its precision helps operators in focusing on particular areas to reduce the fault in the final products. However, this equipment incurs a high cost in its deployment, which in turn, may lead to its low adoption.

Offering Insights

The NDT services category held the largest share in 2019 as compared to NDT equipment. In 2019, the NDT service segment held more than 70% share in the market. Factors such as the requirement for skilled individuals and high equipment costs are prompting end-user industries to outsource NDT operations. Moreover, strict regulations by governments are further encouraging industries to outsource these services.

The NDT equipment is estimated to register considerable growth over the forecast duration. Technical advancements are the key factor leading to the growth of this segment. Unlike past, advanced variants of equipment are available in the market. In addition, the rapid rise in construction and manufacturing activities in emerging countries such as China and India is leading to the high installation of new equipment.

Vertical Insights

Depending on the vertical, the NDT market is classified into manufacturing, oil & gas, construction, power generation, automotive, aerospace & defense, and others. Traditionally, this method has been widely used in the oil & gas industry. Methods such as eddy current and ultrasonic have been deployed to find cracks in pipes, both elevated and underground. However, growing awareness about the effectiveness of NDT methods has led to its wide adoption in various industries.

Canada non-destructive testing market

The manufacturing industry vertical is projected to register the highest growth of CAGR over 7% from 2020 to 2027. The rapid rise in manufacturing activities across the globe is the prime factor attributing to the growth of this segment. Further, the power generation division which includes hydroelectric power plans and power grids is anticipated to register significant growth with over 6.5% CAGR over the next seven years.

Regional Growth

In 2019, North America held the highest share in the market with over 35%. Factors such as the availability of skilled operators, increasing adoption of this method in various end-user industries, and the presence of training institutes for the NDT method are supplementing the regional growth. In addition, the generation of power using shale oil in Canada and the U.S. is projected to drive regional growth. 

With over 7% CAGR estimated from 2020 to 2027, Asia Pacific is projected to lead the market in terms of growth rate. The region is witnessing rapid growth in the construction, power generation, and manufacturing industries, which in turn, driving the growth. However, the dearth of skilled operators and high equipment costs are restraining the growth to some extent. On the other hand, the Middle East is projected to register considerable growth over the next seven years due to the presence of oil & gas industries in the region.

Impact of COVID-19

The market has been adversely affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. The pandemic has led to the closure of several end-user industries such as construction, automotive, manufacturing, and others. Closure of industrial operations led to reduced production, as a result, low demand for NDT testing equipment. The labor migration caused due to the COVID-19 further delayed the completion of various ongoing projects.

However, the COVID-19 effect is projected to be for short terms only as various construction projects have resumed. Countries such as China and India are estimated to witness significant investment in the construction and manufacturing sectors post-pandemic, which in turn, is anticipated to drive the market growth in upcoming years.

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Market Share Insights

Leading market players are Nikon Metrology NV, Sonatest Ltd, Yxlon International, Olympus Corp, Zetec Inc., Ashtead Technology, Bureau Veritas, Fischer Technologies Inc., and Duemme SpA among others. These players are increasingly investing in research and development to introduce innovative NDT techniques. In addition, they are focusing on partnerships, merger & acquisition, and competitive pricing among several other strategic initiatives to expand their presence in the global market. Owing to the high initial cost and requirement for the skilled workforce, the industry poses challenges to the new entrants.

Report Scope

Report Attribute


The market size value in 2020

USD 15.6 billion

The revenue forecast in 2027

USD 24.3 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.5% from 2020 to 2027

The base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Offering, test method, vertical, and region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Mexico; Saudi Arabia; South Africa

Key companies profiled

General Electric; Nikon Metrology NV; Olympus Corp; Mistras Group; Yxlon International GmbH; Sonatest Ltd; Eddyfi Technologies; Zetec Inc. Fischer Technologies Inc.; and Ashtead Technology Ltd.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For this study, Million Insights has segmented the global non-destructive testing market report based on offering, test method, vertical, and region:

• Offering Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • Non-destructive Testing Services
    • Non-destructive Testing Equipment

• Test Method Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • Visual Testing
    • Magnetic Particle Testing
    • Liquid Penetrant Testing
    • Eddy Current Testing
    • Ultrasonic Testing
    • Radiographic Testing

• Vertical Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • Oil & Gas
    • Manufacturing
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Construction
    • Automotive
    • Power Generation
    • Others

• Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • North America
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • France
    • The Asia Pacific
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
    • Latin America
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
    • Middle East & Africa
        • Saudi Arabia
        • South Africa

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