Less Lethal Ammunition Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Global Less Lethal Ammunition Market Research Report: Information by End User (Law Enforcement, Military, Self Defense and Others), Product (Rubber Bullets, Bean Bag Rounds, Polyethylene/Plastic Bullets, OC/CS & Smoke Munitions, Flash Bang Rounds, Paintballs and others), Weapon Type (Shotguns, Launchers and Others) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Rest of the World) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/8228-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 168 pages

Please note that the assessment period of report has been updated from 2019-2026 to 2020-2027. Cordially fill the sample form for updated data.

Market Scenario


Global Less Lethal Ammunition Market is projected to reach USD 1,235.91 Million by 2026 and register a CAGR of 5.71%. Less lethal ammunitions are also called as less-than-lethal ammunitions, non-lethal ammunitions, non-deadly ammunitions, compliance ammunitions, or pain-inducing ammunitions which are intended to less likely kill a living target than conventional ammunitions.


Market Synopsis


The global less lethal ammunition market is expected to register significant growth during the forecast period owing to factors such as increasing riots and political disputes across the globe. Furthermore, increasing investment in defense and law enforcement by countries such as the US, China, and India is also expected to drive the growth of the market. Additionally, the increasing product launches by companies such as Safariland LLC is also expected to drive the growth of the market. For example, in 2017, Safariland, LLC, launched a 40mm blunt impact projectile with collapsible gel rounds for diversifying its product portfolio.


However, issues related to trafficking and indiscriminate use of less lethal ammunition and stringent government and environmental regulations might hamper the growth of the market.


Market USP


Increasing use of less lethal directed energy laser weapons and electromagnetic pulse bombs (E-Bomb) are expected to drive the growth of the market.


Market Drivers



  • Increasing Political Disputes and Riots



  • Increase in Development of Environment-Friendly and Advanced Less Lethal Ammunition



  • Increasing Demand for Alternative of Lead Loads Ammunition for Police Shooting: Owing to the increasing budget allocation to the Law Enforcement Agencies, there is a high demand for the alternatives of lead loaded ammunition such as the less-lethal ammunition for police shooting.


Market Restraints



  • Issues related to Indiscriminate Use and Trafficking of Less Lethal Ammunition

  • Stringent Environmental and Governmental Regulations


Segmentation


By End-User



  • Law Enforcement: The segment dominated the global market in 2019, owing to factors such as increasing civil riots among different communities in different countries across the globe.



  • Military: The segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period from 2020 to 2026 due to factors such as increasing military expenditure and growing use of less lethal ammunition by military forces for safeguarding critical facilities and for special operations.



  • Self Defense: The segment is expected to grow during the forecast period as less lethal ammunition plays a pivotal role in personal safety.



  • Others: The other segments includes sporting and wildlife control agencies.


By Product



  • Rubber Bullets: The segment dominated the market in 2019 and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to the growing use of 12-gauge shotgun and 40mm rubber bullets for mass control activities.



  • Bean Bag Rounds: The segment is expected to grow during the forecast period, owing to the growing use of bean bag rounds for crowd control management by law enforcement agencies.



  • Polyethylene/Plastic Bullets: Increasing use of polyethylene/plastic bullets by developing countries such as India is expected to drive the growth of the segment.



  • OC/CS and Smoke Munitions: The segment will show favorable growth rate in the global market during the forecast period owing to the wide use of smoke munitions for medium to long-distance to ensure the physical integrity of law enforcement.



  • Flash Bang Rounds: Flashbang rounds produce unbearable sound between 140-180 DB, which is why it is accepted by all countries across the globe.



  • Paintballs: The segment will show steady growth during the forecast period as paintballs are widely used by law enforcement agencies for tactical combat training and crowd control activities.



  • Others: The others segment includes wax bullets, wooden bullets, and sponge grenades.


By Weapon Type



  • Shotguns: The segment dominated the global market in 2019 and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growing use of shotguns for self-defense is expected to drive the growth of the segment.



  • Launchers: Increasing adoption of grenade launchers by countries such as the US is expected to drive the growth of the segment. For example, in November 2019, the US Army Contracting Command announced plans to procure 40mm grenade launchers to strengthen its military capabilities.



  • Others: The others segment includes pistols, rifles, and paintball guns.


By Region



  • North America: North America dominated the global less-lethal ammunition market in 2019 due to the presence of prominent technology companies such as Federal Ammunition and Lightfield Slugs.



  • Europe: The presence of prominent companies, associations, and agencies such as the Chemring Group PLC and Rheinmetall AG is expected to drive the market growth in the region.



  • Asia-Pacific: This regional market is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing crime and political issues in countries such as China, Japan, and India are expected to drive the demand for less lethal ammunition in the region.



  • Middle East: Increasing investment by prominent government and defense sectors of countries such as the UAE, Israel, Iran, and Iraq in less lethal ammunition is expected to drive the market growth in the region.



  • Rest of the World: Increasing issues of drug trafficking in countries such as Mexico and Brazil are expected to drive the demand for less lethal ammunition in the region.


Key Players



  • Nonlethal Technologies, Inc (US)

  • Security Devices International, Inc. (US)

  • Federal Ammunition (US)

  • Lightfield Slugs (US)

  • Combined Systems, Inc. (US)

  • Safariland LLC (US)

  • Mace Security International, Inc. (US)

  • Sage Control Ordnance, Inc (US)

  • Winchester Ammunition (US)

  • Chemring Group PLC (UK)


Other Prominent Players



  • Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc. (Canada)

  • Verney-Carron SA (France)

  • Rheinmetall AG (Germany)

  • Brenneke Ammunition GmbH (Germany)

  • Trust Eibarres SA (Spain)

  • Maxam Outdoors S.A. (Spain)

  • NORINCO GROUP Inc. (China)

  • Ispra Ltd (Israel)

  • Condor Non-Lethal Technologies (Brazil)

  • Companhia Brasileira De Cartuchos (CBC) (Brazil)

  • Less Lethal Africa (South Africa)

  • Industrial Cartridge SA (South Africa)

  • ST Engineering (Singapore)

  • Aguila Ammunition (Mexico)

  • Fiocchi Munizioni SpA. (Italy)

  • Nobel Sport SA (France)

  • Sellier & Bellot (Czech Republic)

  • PACEM Defense (US)



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


The market can reach USD 1,235.91 Million by 2026.

The market can expect to record a CAGR of 5.71% between 2020 and 2026.

Surge in crime rate, political disputes and civil unrest are some of the chief growth inducers in the global market.

The rising riots worldwide coupled with the increasing territorial issues in India, China, and more makes law enforcement the fastest growing segment in the market.

Leading market contenders listed in the study include Nonlethal Technologies Inc. (US), Security Devices International, Inc. (US), Federal Ammunition (US), Lightfield Slugs (US), Combined Systems Inc. (US), Safariland LLC (US), Mace Security International, Inc. (US), Sage Control Ordnance Inc. (US), Winchester Ammunition (US), Chemring Group PLC (UK), to name a few.