Bulletproof Vest Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The Market is Segmented by Type (Soft Vest and Hard Vest), Purpose (Military and Civilian), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2017-2025

Base Year:

2019

Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America

CAGR:

4 %

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Market Overview

The market for bulletproof vests is expected to register a CAGR of over 4%, during the forecast period. 

  • Growing military expenditure in almost every region around the world is expected to be the prime growth driver for the market. 
  • Additionally, the rise in terrorism and hostile activities around the world is forcing the countries to focus more on the protection of their dismounted infantry. This factor is prominent, particularly, in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, where the instances of terrorist attacks on military and law enforcement agencies are increasing.
  • The heavy weight of the bulletproof vests is making it difficult for military personnel to wear and move freely on the battlefield. Technological integration and the use of composite materials may be helpful in this regard, making the vests light and increasing the mobility.

Scope of the Report

The report includes bulletproof vests for the military and for civilian purposes (which includes law enforcement agencies).

Type
Soft Vest
Hard Vest
Purpose
Military
Civilian
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Europe
United Kingdom
France
Germany
Italy
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
India
China
Japan
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Brazil
Mexico
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Qatar
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

The Military Segment is Projected to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

Currently, the military segment has the highest market share compared to the civilian segment, due to growing military expenditure, which is helping the militaries to invest in new body armor technologies and procure body armor to their infantry on a large scale. The increasing number of terrorist attacks and growing geopolitical issues are increasing the frequency of military operations, necessitating the demand for bulletproof vests for the military. Thus, the growth of the military segment is projected to increase during the forecast period.

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North America is Expected to be the Largest Market During the Forecast Period

Currently, North America holds a major share in the bulletproof vest market. The United States continues to be the largest market for bulletproof vest products, and it may accelerate at a moderate pace, as the market is slowly becoming saturated in the country. In Asia-Pacific, the local security budget is growing at a rapid pace, especially in countries, like India, where law enforcement and even armed forces are under-equipped with bulletproof vests. The increase in the defense and homeland security budget is expected to boost the procurement on bulletproof vests in the region.

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Competitive Landscape

The market is fragmented, with many players supplying to their local law enforcement agencies or to the militaries of their respective countries. Elmon SA, KDH Defense Systems Inc., DuPont, Honeywell International Inc., and US Armor are some of the prominent players in the market. Companies, like Honeywell, supply raw materials to other bulletproof vest manufacturers, like KDH Defense Systems Inc., which supply their own branded vests to the customers.

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Table Of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Soft Vest

      2. 5.1.2 Hard Vest

    2. 5.2 Purpose

      1. 5.2.1 Military

      2. 5.2.2 Civilian

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 United Kingdom

        2. 5.3.2.2 France

        3. 5.3.2.3 Germany

        4. 5.3.2.4 Italy

        5. 5.3.2.5 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 India

        2. 5.3.3.2 China

        3. 5.3.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.3.3.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Mexico

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 Saudi Arabia

        2. 5.3.5.2 United Arab Emirates

        3. 5.3.5.3 South Africa

        4. 5.3.5.4 Qatar

        5. 5.3.5.5 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 ELMON SA

      2. 6.2.2 KDH Defense Systems Inc.

      3. 6.2.3 DuPont

      4. 6.2.4 Honeywell International Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 U.S. Armor Corporation

      6. 6.2.6 Wenzhou Start Co. Ltd

      7. 6.2.7 Hawk Protection (McGuckian)

      8. 6.2.8 VestGuard UK Ltd

      9. 6.2.9 Infidel Body Armor

      10. 6.2.10 Security Pro USA

      11. 6.2.11 EnGarde Body Armor

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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