Dublin, Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Less Lethal Ammunition Market by End User (Law Enforcement, Military, Self Defense), Product (Rubber Bullets, Bean Bag Rounds, Plastic Bullets, Paintballs), Weapon Type (Shotguns, Launchers), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Rising political violence, terrorism, insurgency, and civil unrest worldwide are major factors driving the less lethal ammunition market globally

The less lethal ammunition market is projected to grow from USD 828 million in 2018 to USD 1,106 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.95% from 2018 to 2023.

The market for less lethal ammunition is driven by several factors, such as increasing political disputes and civil unrest and militarization of law enforcement agencies. Trafficking and indiscriminate use of less lethal weapons & munition and apprehensions among end users are some of the challenges in the market.

During the past two decades, the control over small arms and light weapons has been strengthened by the adoption of a set of key international instruments, such as the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, the International Tracing Instrument, the Firearms Protocol, and most recently, the Arms Trade Treaty. The types of less lethal ammunition available to law enforcement agencies and consumers have dramatically increased in the last 20 years, raising questions concerning their regulation under the federal firearms and explosives laws.

Less-lethal ammunition is popular in military, law enforcement agencies as well as with civilians. Agencies do their procurement by issuing tenders or direct purchases through discretionary spending. Many agencies use a tender or procurement process for their products, and some require three separate tenders to ensure a fair process. Some agencies have to go through a state pricing arrangement, while others have the ability to choose what they want and buy on their own. Generally, for municipal agencies, they can buy what they want and go through their own department or they go through the city.

This report provides a detailed study of the less lethal ammunition market, segmented and analyzed on the basis of end user, product, weapon type, and region. The key end users covered in the report are law enforcement, military, self-defense and others. The overall market is dominated by the law enforcement segment, as of 2018; this segment is also projected to grow at a higher CAGR of 6.48% during the forecast period of 2018 to 2023.

Among regions, the less lethal ammunition market is dominated by the North American region, which is estimated to account for a share of 34.7% of the global market in 2018. The North American market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.33% during the forecast period, to reach a market size of USD 372.6 million by 2023. The growth of the less lethal ammunition market in the future is expected to be driven by Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The Asia Pacific less lethal ammunition market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 7.52% during the forecast period.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Growth Opportunities in Less Lethal Ammunition Market
4.2 Less Lethal Ammunition Market, By Product
4.3 Less Lethal Ammunition Market, By Weapon Type
4.4 Shotguns Less Lethal Ammunition Market Share, By Caliber, 2018 (%)
4.5 Asia Pacific Less Lethal Ammunition Market, By Weapon Type and Country
4.6 Less Lethal Ammunition Market, By Region

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers
5.2.1.1 Increasing Political Disputes and Civil Unrest
5.2.1.2 Increasing Demand for Alternative of Lead Loads Ammunition for Police Shooting
5.2.2 Restraints
5.2.2.1 Stringent Environmental and Governmental Regulations
5.2.3 Opportunities
5.2.3.1 Increase in Development of Advanced and Environment-Friendly Less Lethal Ammunition
5.2.3.2 Increasing Budget Allocation to Law Enforcement Agencies for the Use of Less Lethal Ammunition
5.2.4 Challenges
5.2.4.1 Trafficking and Indiscriminate Use of Less Lethal Ammunition
5.2.4.2 Apprehensions Among End Users

6 Industry Trends
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Technology Trends
6.2.1 Less Lethal Directed Energy Laser Weapons
6.2.2 Multimeter-Wave Electromagnetic
6.2.3 Pulsed-Energy Projectile (PEP)
6.2.4 Electromagnetic Pulse Bomb (E-Bomb)
6.2.5 Malodorants
6.2.6 Calmative Agents
6.3 Innovation & Patent Registrations

7 Less Lethal Ammunition Market, By End User
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Law Enforcement
7.2.1 Law Enforcement Segment is Growing at the Highest Growth Rate
7.3 Military
7.3.1 Military Forces Use Less Lethal Ammunition for Safeguarding Critical Facilities and Special Operation Among Others
7.4 Self Defense
7.4.1 Less Lethal Ammunition Plays A Pivotal Role for Personal Safety
7.5 Others

8 Less Lethal Ammunition Market, By Product
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Rubber Bullet
8.2.1 The Use of 12-Gauge Shotgun and 40mm Rubber Bullet, Drives the Market of Less Lethal Ammunition
8.3 Bean Bag Rounds
8.3.1 37/40mm Bean Bag Rounds are Mostly Used as A Crowd Control Management By Law Enforcement Agency
8.4 Polyethylene/Plastic Bullets
8.4.1 India Mostly Use Plastic Bullets as A Less Lethal Ammunition
8.5 OC/CS & Smoke Munitions
8.5.1 Smoke Munitions is Widely Used for Medium to Long Distance to Ensure the Physical Integrity of Law Enforcement
8.6 Flash Bang Rounds
8.6.1 Due to Unbearable Producing Sound Between 140-180 DB, It is Widely Accepted By All the Countries
8.7 Paintballs
8.7.1 Widely Used By Law Enforcement Agencies for Tactical Combat Training and Crowd Control
8.8 Others

9 Less Lethal Ammunition Market, By Weapon Type
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Shotguns
9.2.1 12 Gauge
9.2.1.1 12 -Gauge Shotguns are Commonly Used to Fire A Number of Projectiles
9.2.2 Others
9.3 Launchers
9.3.1 37/38mm
9.3.1.1 Suitable for Shooting Range of 50m Or Closer
9.3.2 40mm
9.3.2.1 40mm Less Lethal Ammunition Market is Growing at the Highest Growth Rate
9.3.3 Others
9.4 Others

10 Regional Analysis

11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Top Players in the Less Lethal Ammunition Market
11.3 Competitive Situations and Trends
11.4 Procurement Agency and End User for Less Lethal Ammunition
11.5 Policy & Regulations for Less Lethal Ammunition
11.6 Manufacturers and Proprietors/Distributors/Dealers for Less Lethal Ammunition

12 Company Profiles

  • Aguila Ammunition
  • Amtec Less Lethal Systems Inc
  • Brenneke Ammunition GmbH
  • Chemring Group PLC
  • China North Industries Corporation (Norinco)
  • Combined Systems, Inc.
  • Companhia Brasileira De Cartuchos (CBC)
  • Condor Non-Lethal Technologies
  • Federal Ammunition
  • Fiocchi Munizioni S.P.A.
  • Industrial Cartridge (Pty) Ltd
  • Ispra Ltd
  • Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc.
  • Less Lethal Africa
  • Lightfield Ammunition Corporation
  • Mace Security International, Inc.
  • Maxam Outdoors S.A.
  • Nobel Sport Security
  • Nonlethal Technologies, Inc
  • Rheinmetall AG
  • Sage Control Ordnance, Inc
  • Security Devices International, Inc.
  • ST Engineering
  • The Safariland Group
  • Trust Eibarres SA
  • Verney-Carron SA
  • Winchester Ammunition

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