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Toy Drones Market Analysis by Type (Quadcopters and Others), Application (Recreational Photography Videography and Drone Racing & Sports), Sales Channel (Distribution Channel and Direct Channel), and Regional Forecast To 2032

ID: MRFR/A&D/6177-HCR | 133 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| July 2024

Global Toy Drones Market Overview

Toy Drones Market Size is estimated to reach USD 4.62 Billion by 2032, registering a CAGR of 12.98% during 2024-2032.

The market experts and industry leaders have predicted good growth for the global market operations for the ongoing forecast period of 2020-2030. The leaders predict a rise in the Toy Drones Market size during the ongoing forecast period at a CAGR of 12.98%. During this period. Drones are a part of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that have a significant role to play in the commercial and defense sector. These are mostly known for their expanded use in an array of military missions like security and border surveillance. Drones are vehicles that help in processes related to mapping, determining the weather conditions of any area, surveying, and much more. Also, the drones have hands-on first-hand and reliable information that helps in progressive future decisions, expansions, and collaborations by the end of the ongoing forecast period in 2030.

Covid 19 Analysis of Toy Drones Market

The pandemic has created never before situations and hence, the businesses, production units, manufacturers, and others like enterprises and companies are taking time to adjust to the new trends and norms. The pandemic had posed major problems and challenges for the healthcare industry. So much so that major healthcare industries and functional units of the world were collapsing owing to the positive rate of transmission followed by the unavailability of the right dose for the patients witnessing the adverse effects of the disease. Also, the governments of the world are imposing restrictions and lockdowns on the functioning of businesses and enterprises which is further, having an impact on the developments and growth of the Toy Drones Market size, as well during the forecast period that ends in 2030.

The prominent players of the market in collaboration with the government and public sector enterprises are increasing their investment for the large-scale development and launch of drones and related products for the target audience across major regional locations of the world during the forecast period of 2020-2030. Also, the market players are opening doors for mergers and acquisitions to expand their global presence and cater to the needs in a diversified way for various consumer groups in the international market.

Toy Drones Market Drivers

The 2019 Department of Defense presented results and identified that expenditure worth USD  4.62 billion for the procurement of drones backed with their research and development will have a positive impact on the market and its operations during the forecast period of 2020-2030. The toy drones market analysis helps in discussing that drones have their application majorly in military forces of various companies as a part of the market and globe. Predator UAV is one of the most popular ones in use. Compact drones are being used by the ground and on-field forces in the routine. Also, the huge amount of expenditure from the military background for UAV technology is likely to present major growth opportunities to the market during the forecast period of 2020-2030.

Toy Drones Market Restraints

Despite having the base of remarkable technology, misuse by extremists is always a threat. Toy Drones Market have a higher chance of being used by terrorists and fulfilling their agendas related to carrying out multiple attacks which result in an amplified effect. These are recognized as cost-effective aircraft that work well in various terrains and hence, most terrorist organizations tend to choose these for carrying out their inhuman acts.

Toy Drones Market Technology Analysis

Technological advancements and investment in drones are on a roll at a very high pace. These technological advancements are expected to lead the market towards increased use of these in a huge variety of sectors including the military and defense sector, alongside the commercial sector, as well. The Toy Drones Market is further witnessing a huge quantum of investment in the field of research and development of armed drones. When it comes to the usage of UAVs the North American market has been dominating and emerging as a winner in warfare for a long time. Currently, 2 major drones have been employed in the US region of the North American market. These are MQ-1C Sky Warrior, MQ-9 Reaper, and the MQ-1 Predator.

Study Objectives

To project the growth rate and market valuation during the forecast period ending in 2030 by the industry leaders and experts based on the Toy Drones Market dynamics like drivers, opportunities, and operational restraints.

To understand the revenue potential of the Toy Drones Market segments functional in various global regions as a part of the market operations. This will help the investors in making better investment decisions and also, have an idea about the possibility of the market reaching the predicted market valuation.

To have an idea about the competitive degree prevailing in the market and also, understand the recent developments undertaken by the global market players during the forecast period ending in 2030.

Toy Drones Market Segment Overview

Owing to the toy drones market outlook, the market aims to help the market investors understand the revenue potential of the segments that are functional in major regions across the globe. The market has been segmented based on the following:

Based on the point of sale

The Toy Drones Market segment is divided into OEM and aftermarket.

Based on Systems

The systems market segment is inclusive of the platform, datalink, payload, ground control station, and the UAV launch and recovery system amongst others.

Based on Platform

The platform segment of the segment includes civil and commercial, alongside defense and government.

Based on Function

The functions segment of the global Toy Drones Market includes the special purpose drones, spraying and seeding drones, passenger drones, surveying and mapping drones, alongside others like inspection and monitoring drones, amongst others. 

Based on market End-Users

The end-users of the Toy Drones Market are healthcare, social assistance, journalism, media, military, mining, quarrying, O&G, transportation, warehousing, logistics support, arts and entertainment, and much more.


The application segment of the market is inclusive of commercial, military, consumers, government, and law enforcement.


The type of segment of the market includes rotary-wing and fixed-wing.

Toy Drones Market Regional Analysis

The toy drones market value is likely to be the maximum during the forecast period ending in 2030 in the APAC region. The region is expecting a CAGR growth of 12.98% during the period owing to an increased demand for drones from emerging economies such as India, China, and Japan. China is expecting to lead the drones market in the APAC region especially in 2021. The drone market in India is also likely to project a good growth rate during the forecast period as commercial applications are a lot in use.

Toy Drones Market Competitive Landscape

The toy drones market outlook helps in predicting the competitive degree that prevails in the market amongst the key market players. These players also have the potential to help the operations grow as per the predictions. The prominent market players are as follows:

The US Military and Army has rendered out a contract to General Atomics that will help provide continued logistics and assistance in the drone series that have been employed in the US region, as a part of the North American market. The Predator series and the Gray Eagle series have resulted in reasonably elevating the operational time and also gained momentum for an impressive cruising altitude.

DJI developed a new DJI Air 2S which is a compact camera drone that promises an effective flight. This development was done in April 2021. Toy Drones Market is not only equipped with state-of-the-art cameras but also has a high-level grade of preprogrammed substances.

EHang is another prominent market player that entered into a collaboration with Giancarlo Zema Design Group in March 2021. The aim behind this collaboration is the development of an eco-sustainable vertiport located in Itlay.

Recent Development

DJI: While not strictly recent news, industry leader DJI continues to be a major player with its diverse product range, including toy drones like the DJI Ryze Tello EDU.

Parrot: In February 2024, Parrot announced a new partnership with French startup Airton to develop and manufacture "connected recreational mini-drones." This collaboration highlights Parrot's focus on innovation and staying ahead of the curve.

Report Overview

The report covers all the major aspects that help in depicting the expected CAGR rate and Toy Drones Market valuation during the forecast period of 2020-2030. The report discusses the potential of the market segments in major global regions. Also, the report helps in conducting a proper analysis of the competitive degree prevailing in the market and discusses the recent developments undertaken by the market players. The report helps the market players have a better understanding of the market functioning and thus, invest as per the study and research conducted.

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size2032 USD 4.62 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 12.98% (2020-2030)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application, Sales Channel, Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled EHang (China), Lockheed Martin Corporation (US), Parrot (France), AeroVironment, Inc. (US), PrecisionHawk (US), DJI Technology Co., Ltd. (China), Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (Israel), Northrop Grumman Corporation (US), Recent Developments
Key Market Opportunities Drones are a part of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that have a significant role to play in the commercial and defense sector
Key Market Dynamics The huge amount of expenditure from the military background for UAV technology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Toy drones market is projected to expand at a moderate 17.21% CAGR in the review period.

The recreational photography segment is expected to observe substantial demand over the review period.

The APAC region is expected to secure the highest CAGR.

The quadcopters segment is slated to expand as the fastest-growing segment.

A few eminent market players operating in the global Toy drones market are TRNDlabs (China), Drona Aviation Pvt. Ltd (India), Shenzhen Hubsan Technology Company Limited (China), among others.

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