Global GPS Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Application (Navigation, Control, Tracking), By End-User (Marine, Automotive, Aviation, Fitness, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

  • Published : Jul 2021
  • Report Code : KSI061610270
  • Pages : 122

The global GPS market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 16.81% to reach US$151.923 billion by 2026 from US$51.213 billion in 2019.

The global positioning system is a navigation system that uses satellites in order to transpire location, velocity, and time data for sea, land, and air travel. It is made up of three different components that co-occur in order to provide the location with utmost precision. These components are:

  • Satellites- they transmit signals to the users.
  • Ground control- it constantly tracks and operates the satellites circling around the earth. These monitoring stations are located on every continent.
  • User equipment- the devices that are used include smartphones, watches, and telematics devices.

It is not only used in tracking position or location but is also used in preparing surveys and maps and works in every weather condition.

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A major reason for the growth of this market is the increasing number of smartphone and internet users across the globe.

The number of smartphones and internet users has increased across the globe. As there is a rise in smartphone users, GPS penetration is increasing in almost all mobile phones. The GPS market holds tremendous potential growth due to an increase in the acceptance of smartphones and easy access to the internet.

Mobile manufacturers and application developers are working constantly in using location-based information. Many companies are focusing on undertaking partnerships and acquisitions. North America constitutes the highest penetration of smartphones and is facing an increasing demand for GPS services. The number of smartphone users is increasing in the Asia Pacific region. The region is also investing heavily in the network infrastructure and the adoption of broadband. GPS Service applications are also rising in the region. The use of high-speed mobile data technologies such as 3G and 4G is also expected to boost the market. With the growing smartphone users and internet accessibility, the Global GPS market is stimulated to grow perpetually. 

Mergers, acquisitions, and product development are expected to drive the demand for this market in the forecast period.

The mergers and acquisitions undertaken by various companies are expected to fuel the growth of the global GPS market. Sone of the recent mergers and acquisitions includes:

  • In May 2021, Accel-KKR has acquired GPS Insights in order to accelerate various initiatives.
  • In September 2019, TomTom paired with Microsoft in order to promote reliable navigation.
  • In September 2019, TomTom paired with HELLA in order to provide it with Roadagrams, which is used in generating map updates.
  • In November 2018, Broadcom acquired CA Technologies in order to strengthen its position of infrastructure software and provide better solutions to its customers.
  • In September 2019, Garmin introduced a GPS smartwatch, namely, Venu. It monitors sleep, abnormal heart rate, stress, and menstrual cycle.

These mergers, acquisitions, and product development are anticipated to fuel the growth of the global GPS market.

The growth in sales of commercial vehicles is anticipated to fuel the growth of this market.

North America is expected to continue its lead in the global GPS Market. In the past also, the North American region has dominated the market due to rising demand for top-end navigation and the use of advanced technologies.  Asia Pacific region is also projected to witness growth in the global GPS market.  Moreover, commercial vehicles sales are increasing significantly. According to IEA Global, “the electric car market bucked the wider trend with growth of over 40% and is on track for a decade of strong expansion.” The highest number of commercial vehicles are sold in China, followed by The USA, Japan, Germany, and India. According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), the sales of commercial vehicles are witnessing a rising trend. The enterprises are hugely benefited by tracking and managing these vehicles with the click of a button.

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global GPS market.

With the imposition of lo lockdown and strict government restrictions and norms, the sales of commercial vehicles have rapidly declined. This has created a negative impact on the global GPS market. But, the GPS has also helped in tracking the ambulance and distress signals during the time of COVID emergency.

Global GPS Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$51.213 billion
 Market size value in 2026  US$151.923 billion 
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 16.81% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Application, End-User, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  Letstrack, Avidyne Corporation, FEI-Zyfer, Furuno Electric Co. Ltd., Johnson   Outdoors  Inc., Hmisphere GNSS, Navico, NSE Industries, Garmin Ltd., KCH   Industries, MiTAC International
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Application
    • Navigation
    • Control
    • Tracking
  • By End-User
    • Marine
    • Automotive
    • Aviation
    • Fitness
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What is the size of the global GPS market?
A1. GPS Market was valued at US$51.213 billion in 2019.

Q2. What will be the GPS market size by 2026?
A2. The global GPS market is projected to reach a total market size of US$151.923 billion by 2026.

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the GPS market?
A3. The GPS market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 16.81% during the forecast period.

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the global GPS market growth?
A4. A major reason for the growth of the GPS market is the increasing number of smartphone and internet users across the globe.

Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the GPS market?
A5. The North American region is anticipated to hold a significant share in the global GPS market due to rising demand for top-end navigation and the use of advanced technologies.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global GPS Market Analysis, By Application
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Navigation
5.3. Control
5.4. Tracking

6. Global GPS Market Analysis, By End-User
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Marine
6.3. Automotive
6.4. Aviation
6.5. Fitness
6.6. Others

7. Global GPS Market Analysis, By Geography 
7.1.  Introduction
7.2.  North America
7.2.1. United States
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. UK
7.4.2. France
7.4.3. Germany
7.4.4. Italy
7.4.5. Others
7.5. The Middle East and Africa 
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. Japan
7.6.2. China
7.6.3. India
7.6.4. Thailand
7.6.5. Taiwan
7.6.6. Indonesia
7.6.7. Others

8.  Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2.  Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3.  Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4.  Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles
9.1. Letstrack
9.2. Avidyne Corporation
9.3. FEI-Zyfer
9.4. Furuno Electric Co. Ltd.
9.5. Johnson Outdoors Inc.
9.6. Hemisphere GNSS
9.7. Navico
9.8. NSE Industries
9.9. Garmin Ltd.
9.10. KCH Industries
9.11. MiTAC International


Avidyne Corporation


Furuno Electric Co. Ltd.

Johnson Outdoors Inc.

Hmisphere GNSS


NSE Industries

Garmin Ltd.

KCH Industries

MiTAC International