Global X-Ray Inspection Systems Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (2D X-Ray Inspection System, 3D X-Ray Inspection System), By Industry Vertical (Automotive, Defense, Medical Device, Manufacturing, Food, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

Published:  Mar 2022 Report Code: KSI061611584 Pages: 125

The global X-ray inspection systems market was valued at US$608.440 million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.45% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$1,006.150 million by 2027. 

The X-ray inspection system is a non-destructive inspection technology used to discover hidden flaws in goods or materials. The X-ray inspection system is primarily used for detecting missing items, shape analysis, contamination detection, and package integrity. It is intended for the examination of a wide variety of packed items. There is no need for costly insulation removal when utilizing an X-ray inspection system, and it can be utilized for pipe inspection in high-temperature industries since no physical contact is necessary.

The increasing adoption of X-ray inspection system technology in the food sector for food safety and quality control is a major driving factor in the market expansion. Growing demand for X-ray inspection systems in both developing and developed countries, increased inspection technology research and development activities, rising consumer awareness of quality and safety standards, strict government rules and regulations due to security concerns, increasing trend of miniaturization of products in various end-user industries, and availability of a variety of customized inspection technologies and surge in the adoption of digital imaging X-ray inspection system are expected to support market growth during the forecast period. The benefits of an X-ray inspection system include increased production uptime, higher detection sensitivity, lower manufacturing costs, and improved product safety with a low false reject rate, all of which are driving the market growth.

Nonetheless, the high costs involved with the X-ray inspection equipment, as well as the risks of radiation exposure, are significant impediments to market expansion. The availability of alternative inspection technologies, as well as a shortage of technically competent and skilled staff, may hinder market expansion.

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The Asia Pacific region is projected to account for a significant market share. The economies of China, India, and Japan are major contributors to market growth. The increased use of X-ray inspection systems in the food and power generating industries across the region is attributed to the expansion. Growing regulatory and customer demands for high-quality food items have intensified the pressure on the food sector to implement modern food inspection procedures to assure product quality and safety. Furthermore, the growing need for low-cost, fast-detection and highly accurate advanced X-ray inspection systems is pushing market growth in the area.

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Growth Factors:

  • Growing demand from end-user industries

The oil and gas industry is one of the major end-users of x-ray inspection equipment.  The need for inspection services in this sector is constantly increasing, with North America leading the way. In North America, for example, oil and gas output in both Canada and the United States has increased dramatically in recent years. Furthermore, the International Energy Agency anticipates that between now and 2023, the United States will add around 3.7 million barrels of crude oil per day (mb/d).  Alternatively, a growing concern of consumers towards food safety has also fueled the market expansion. Some sophisticated X-ray inspection systems can detect physical defects, measure mass, count components, identify missing or damaged items, monitor fill levels, and evaluate packing seal integrity all at the same time. Thus, X-ray inspection equipment may assist some food companies to decrease inspection expenses.


  • High-cost and dangers of using x-ray inspection equipment

X-ray inspection has a number of significant drawbacks, including its relatively high cost and the requirement for a high voltage power supply to create X-rays.  X-ray examination also has a variety of perceived drawbacks, such as the belief that it irradiates food. However, the X-ray dose used for inspection is considerably lower than that used for irradiation and has no effect on food safety, quality, or nutritional content. Operators have also voiced concern that X-ray inspection equipment may expose them to dangerous quantities of radiation. However, under normal conditions, the amount of radiation received by an operator in direct contact with X-ray equipment is less than that received in a year from natural background radiation.

COVID-19 impact on the X-Ray inspection systems market

The recent COVID-19 outbreak caused considerable disruption in the supply chain of the market; however, based on current developments, several businesses have resumed or will shortly restart their production activities. For instance, Detection Technology PLC, located in Europe, announced the official production launch of its new manufacturing and service facility in the Greater Shanghai area in April 2020.

Key Developments:

  • Ishida will offer a new service package throughout its X-ray line from August 2021, which will lower the total cost of ownership for manufacturers according to the statement.
  • Chewter Chocolates, a Canadian confectionery company, invested in production inspection technologies in August 2021 to improve its product line competency.
  • Mekitec Group, a developer of food quality control systems, acquired Grupo Bimbo subsidiary Kanan Smart Solution on July 15, 2021, including a software development team and local sales and service activities in Mexico. This cements Mekitec's position as a global leader in X-ray inspection equipment for baking businesses and strengthens the company's market position across Latin America.

Global X-Ray Inspection Systems Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$608.440 million
 Market size value in 2027  US$1,006.150 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 7.45% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments covered  Type, Industry Vertical, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  Golden Engineering Inc., AVONIX IMAGING, Virtual Media Integration, Gopel   Electronic GmbH, QSA Global Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., General Electric,   Visiconsult GmbH, CXR Company, Vidisco Ltd., Sesotec GmbH, North Star Imaging   Inc.
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase

Market Segmentation:

  • By Type
    • 2D X-Ray Inspection System
    • 3D X-Ray Inspection System
  • By Industry Vertical
    • Automotive
    • Defense
    • Medical Device
    • Manufacturing
    • Food
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • France
      • Germany
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What are the growth prospects for the x-ray inspection systems market?
A1. The global x-ray inspection systems market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.45% during the forecast period.

Q2. What will be the x-ray inspection systems market size by 2027?
A2. The x-ray inspection systems market is expected to reach a market size of US$1,006.150 million by 2027.

Q3. What is the size of the global x-ray inspection systems market?
A3. X-Ray Inspection Systems Market was valued at US$608.440 million in 2020. 

Q4. Which region holds the maximum market share in the x-ray inspection systems market?
A4. The Asia Pacific region is projected to have the maximum share in the x-ray inspection systems market owing to the increased use of X-ray inspection systems in the food and power generating industries.

Q5. What factors are anticipated to drive the x-ray inspection systems market growth?
A5. The increasing adoption of X-ray inspection system technology in the food sector for food safety and quality control is a major driving factor in the market expansion.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Covid-19 Scenario
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. 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. Porter's 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. X-Ray Inspection Systems Market Analysis, By Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. 2D X-ray Inspection System
5.3. 3D X-ray Inspection System

6. X-Ray Inspection Systems Market Analysis, By Industry Vertical
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Automotive
6.3. Defense
6.4. Medical Device
6.5. Manufacturing
6.6. Food
6.7. Others

7. X-Ray Inspection Systems 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. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Saudi Arabia
7.5.2. UAE
7.5.3. Others
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. Golden Engineering Inc.
9.3. Virtual Media Integration
9.4. Gopel Electronic GmbH
9.5. QSA Global Inc.
9.6. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
9.7. General Electric
9.8. Visiconsult GmbH
9.9. CXR Company
9.10. Vidisco Ltd.
9.11. Sesotec GmbH
9.12. North Star Imaging Inc.

Golden Engineering Inc.


Virtual Media Integration

Gopel Electronic GmbH

QSA Global Inc.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

General Electric

Visiconsult GmbH

CXR Company

Vidisco Ltd.

Sesotec GmbH

North Star Imaging Inc.


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