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Global Sensor Market Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2021

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Extensive insights into the Growth of Sensor Market amidst COVID-19

Before we witness the stabilization of economic growth in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific is estimated to bounce back progressively with countries such as China, India, South Korea and Japan witnessing more opportunities to recover from the losses sustained during COVID-19.

Being the biggest market in Eastern Europe, Russia is estimated to take the lowest hit, offering a sigh of relief to the businesses operating in the country. Whereas, GCC is estimated to observe low investments due to the sliding prices of crude oil.

We evaluate the strategies and commitment of the Giant Players in the market towards creating products and services that customers value and rely on.

In an attempt to control and eliminate the surge of coronavirus cases and meet the demand for required medical devices along with providing efficient medical services, there is a drastic shift of investments from authoritative bodies towards the healthcare sector. Where the aftermath of this pandemic may take years to be measured, Research Nester estimates notable expansion of e-health, gaming, and media and entertainment industries till the whole situation is contained and the plan of action for the recovery process is determined. There is an estimated probability of the growth in businesses going back a year if the condition is controlled in the next 2-3 months.                                                         Request Insights

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Global Sensor Market Overview button

Sensor Market is one of the fastest growing markets across the globe. Rise in innovative technology to optimize the utilization of resources with precise output leads to adopt the sensor installed equipment to obtain better quality. The growth of modern technologies in the field of automotive, electronics & IT technology would further fuel the market of sensors across the globe. In addition to that, high gain on consumer experience, innovative ideas to transform the usage of a particular device or equipment has allowed companies to invest with a great confidence in the research and development programs in sectors like, manufacturing, transport, electronics etc.


Further, an expanded demand for sensors is projected to arise in near future. The demand for sensors in smart railways is projected register a CAGR of 19% during 2015-2021. Further, due to vast application of sensors & growing demand for the modification of technologies in almost every sector, a spur has been created in almost every smart device market. Further, in the era of technological advancements to operate tasks through remote technology would fuel the sensor market globally.

Market size & forecast

Expanding at a CAGR of 9.2%, the Global Sensor Market is expected to cross USD 140 Billion by 2021. Further, use of sensors in smart railways in developing economies like India, China, Brazil, South Korea etc. would enable a huge demand for the existing and new players in the market. In North America, U.S. market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6% in the forecast period of 2016-2021 followed by Canada. The rising demand of touch sensors & image sensors due to advancement of electronic devices in U.S. is expected to dominate the overall sensor market in the respective country.

On the back of factors like better GDP figures, expanded government budgets for public sector, hiked personal disposable income etc. Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the second largest contributor to global sensor market. A greater demand due to presence of emerging nations like China, India and requirements in sensing technologies in various industries, presence of huge IT sector would propel the global sensor market in the forecast period of 2016-2021. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

                                Market Segmentation

  1. By Technology

    • Conventional Sensor Technologies

      • Electrical & Magnetic
      • Photoelectric & Optoelectronic
      • Mechanical
      • Sonic & Ultrasonic
      • Other
    • Advanced Sensor Technologies

      • Micro-electrochemical Systems (MEMS)
      • Smart Sensors & Smart Dust
      • Nano-technology
      • Electric Noses & Tongues
      • Telematics
  2. By Type 

  • Process Variable Sensors

    • Pressure Sensors
      • Differential & Gauge
      • Vacuum & Absolute
    • Temperature Sensors
      • Thermocouples
      • Thermistors
      • Resistance Temperature Detectors
      • Others
    • Flow & Level Sensors
      • Ultrasonic & Electromagnetic
      • Mass Flow
      • Differential Pressure
      • Others
    • Other Process Variable Sensors
  • Physical Property Sensors

    • Speed Sensors
    • Motion Sensors
    • Others
  • Proximity & Positioning Sensors

  • Chemical Property Sensors

  • Electrical Property Sensors

  • Imaging Sensors

  • Other Sensors & Transducers

  • By End-Use Industry

    • Industrial Automation
    • Biomedical & Healthcare
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Building Automation
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Others

By Region

Global Sensor market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (United States, Canada), Market size, Y-O-Y growth Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of LATAM), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), NORDIC (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland), Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis

Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth in automation industry to manufacture goods in qualitative & quantitative manner to meet the needs of the consumers would leads to use of advanced technology equipped with sensors to obtain efficient output. This in result would grow the global sensor market in the forecast period of 2016-2021. Further, spiked demand for different types of logical controllers with installed sensors used to perform different tasks according to the requirements would escalate the sensor market across the globe. Use of latest sensors to manufacture compatible and handy electronic devices equipped to perform various tasks is projected to open new avenues for the sensor market in future. In addition to that, expanded market of electronic devices would directly help the sensor market to reach new s in near future.

Furthermore, development in driverless automotive & modification in existing vehicles (rain wiping sensors, parking sensors, etc.) is projected to bolster the demand of sensors across the globe, thus helping the overall global sensor market to see a bright demand during the forecast period of 2016-2021. The communication industry can’t be ignored when speaking about the broad acceptance of sensors. The modification in communication systems through satellite networking would is considered as one of the key factors that has helped and continue to help sensors market in near future. Going forward, addition of biometric devices for security purposes in various industries surely has allowed small and big players to jump into the market. Huge initial investment and installation cost, un-deniable need of R&D for market players, expected continuous fall in the average price of sensors due to economies of scale etc. are few reasons that are expected to  dampen the global sensors market in near future. Further, presence of strict governmental regulations for quality of sensors & safety of consumers would be a huge restraint for the global sensor market.

Key Players

Few of the top players that are available in the sensor market are;

Scope and Context

Overview of the Parent Market

Analyst View


  • By Technology Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Type Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By End-user Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

By Regions

  • North America (U.S., Canada) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Rest of Latin America) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Western and Eastern Europe (Germany, Italy, Spain, France, U.K, Benelux, Hungary, Rest Of Western Europe, Russia Poland, Rest of Eastern Europe) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Singapore, Japan, Australia & New Zealand & Rest of Asia) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • Rest of World  Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

Market Dynamics

Supply & Demand Risk

Competitive Landscape

Porter’s Five Force Model

Geographical Economic Activity

Key Players (respective SWOT Analysis) and their Strategies and Product Portfolio

Recent Trends and Developments

Industry Growth Drivers and Challenges

Key Information for Players to establish themselves in current dynamic environment

Recent News & Developments

September 15, 2016: The advancement of biometric fingerprinting technology takes a step ahead after the discovery of flexible finger printing technology using silicon material. It enables the task forces to lock or unlock the confidential files & devices using this technology.

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