Global & Domestic Nondestructive Inspection Market: Key Research Findings 2018
Yano Research Institute (the President, Takashi Mizukoshi) has conducted a survey on the global and domestic nondestructive inspection market for FY2018 and has clarified the trend of global/domestic markets of instruments & systems and consigned works of inspections, trends of market players, and the future outlook.
The global nondestructive inspection market size for FY2017, based on the sales at manufacturers of testing instruments and systems and at consignment works enterprises, was estimated as 2,835,600 million yen, out of which the global market size of testing instruments and systems was 815,000 million yen and the global market size of consignment works for the inspection was 2,020,600 million yen. For FY2018, the global testing instruments and systems market size is expected to grow by 6.7% from the previous fiscal year to attain 869,300 million yen, and the global consignment works for the inspection market size is projected to increase by 3.3% to achieve 2,087,700 million yen.
Because of the growing global economy, the demand of nondestructive inspections as well as the instruments/systems and the consignment works that support such inspections that can be conducted to all things has been growing and is likely to continue increasing steadily. Since nondestructive testing instruments and systems are not only used for the consignment works but also for in-house, the market has been stably growing. The consignment works market has expanded especially in the industry of civil engineering and for bridges, as well as of gas and water supply where the inspection is significantly important. These factors are expected to boost both of the markets of instruments and systems, and of consignment works for nondestructive inspections.
The nondestructive inspection market size in Japan for FY2017, based on the sales at manufacturers of testing instruments and systems and at consignment works enterprises, is estimated to have attained 229,300 million yen, out of which the domestic market size of testing instruments and systems is estimated as 99,200 million yen and the domestic market size of consignment works for the inspection as 130,100 million yen. For FY2018, the domestic testing instruments and systems market size is expected to rise by 4.4% from the previous fiscal year to attain 103,600 million yen, while the domestic consignment works for the inspection market size to grow by 0.6% to reach 130,900 million yen. In addition to expanding demand of the consignment works for nondestructive inspections stemming from aging infrastructure, the in-house inspections other than the consignment works are invigorated in the areas of automotive, aerospace, composite materials, and electronic parts, which are also expected to increase the market of nondestructive instruments and systems in Japan.
Challenges in Nondestructive Inspection Instruments and Systems Market in Japan -- Roadmap to Generalization and Standardization
In the domestic market of nondestructive inspection instruments and systems, standardization is the key for the inspection products to be accepted and developed widely. Therefore, the obstacles for standardization are required to be eliminated.
The current instruments and systems for nondestructive inspections are indispensable tools to conduct the testing, therefore, majority of development policies of the products are what succeed to the existing technologies. One of the reasons is that if the testing instruments do not conform to standardization, the inspections cannot be carried out. Even though a newly developed product can conduct an innovative new technology, the existing products cannot be easily replaced. Therefore, new products tend to be used at first for in-house inspections. Only after a number of in-house inspections are conducted and the product is improved after every inspection, then the product is generalized and widely accepted. If the product has been determined as effective, it can be standardized to attain even wider acceptance.
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