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Land Survey Equipment Market

Land Survey Equipment Market By Product Type (GNSS, Theodolite, Level Equipment), Application (Inspection, Monitoring, Volumetric Calculation), End Use (Mining, Agriculture, Oil & Gas) & Region - Forecast to 2021- 2031

Land Survey Equipment Market By Product Type (GNSS, Theodolite, Level Equipment), Application (Inspection, Monitoring, Volumetric Calculation), End Use (Mining, Agriculture, Oil & Gas) & Region - Forecast to 2021- 2031

Land Survey Equipment Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

Land Survey Equipment Market Snapshot

[250+ Pages Report]  The land survey equipment market is expected to register year-on-year growth at 6.7% in 2021, with the overall valuation forecast to reach US$ 6.0 Bn. As per a Future Market Insights (FMI) analysis, sales of land survey equipment is expected to increase at 7.8% CAGR between 2021 and 2031.

According to the study, the overall land survey equipment market worth is expected to reach US$ 12.8 Bn by 2031. Level survey equipment systems are expected to remain dominant among products available. Meanwhile, the demand for global navigation satellite system (GNSS) land survey equipment will increase by 6.7% CAGR in 2021.

Base Year Value (2020A)

US$  5.6 Bn

Estimated Year Value (2021E)

US$  6 Bn

Projected Year Value (2031F)

US$  12.8 Bn

Value CAGR (2021-2031)


Collective Value Share: Top 3 Countries (2021E)


2016-2020 Land Survey Equipment Market Outlook Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast

Revenue generated by the GNSS segment of the land survey equipment market rose strongly in 2021. Demand grew by 6.7% between 2020 and 2021, enabling growth in the land survey equipment market.

Growth registered can be attributed to the demand for energy efficient and precise surveying systems across the globe. The demand for land survey equipment has increased consistently with the advent of GNSS technology.

Leading manufacturing companies are focusing on expanding their production and distribution capacities in various countries either by opening new facilities or by conducting strategic merger and acquisition activities. To improve their industrial research activities, some companies are collaborating directly with regional manufacturers.

China has emerged as a highly lucrative market for the production and export of land survey equipment. This can be attributed to increasing demand from construction sector, coupled with the adoption of advanced technologies and higher production capacities.

Will the COVID-19 Crisis Hamper the Land Survey Equipment Market?

Lockdown restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic are likely to affect the global market to a substantial degree. This effect has been observed in the form of stagnancy of sales and shipment of existing order from the supply side. Besides this, suspension of as slowdown of building & construction projects also has hampered the sales of land survey equipment.

Civic construction sector remains an important component of the economy, however, it is yet to recover its pre-COVID-19 growth speed. To address this governments around the world have adopted various strategies to push growth in civic construction sector. These include, tax relaxation, subsidies and others. With the construction sector recovering, demand in the land survey equipment market will gradually recover.

Country-wise Insights

How is the Land Survey Equipment Market Set to Fare in China?

East Asia is predicted to remain one of the most attractive markets for land survey equipment during the forecast period. According to the study, China is expected to account for over 64% of the East Asia market through 2031.

China has high presence of market participants and its USP in this market stands at cost effective product offering. According to the International Trade Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce), China at present is estimated to be the largest construction market in the world with the industry forecast to grow at an annual average of 5.2% in real terms between 2021 and 2029.

Additionally China has launched its own global navigating satellite system (GNSS) BeiDou (first generation) in 2011 providing services in APAC region and 3rd gen GNSS satellite in 2018 which offered global services.

Also the country is one of four regions providing GNSS services after Europe, Russia and U.S. Backed by these factors, China will remain one of the leading markets for land survey equipment globally.

Why is the Demand for Land Survey Equipment Increasing in the U.S.?

Demand in the U.S. market is expected to rise at nearly 7.9% CAGR over the forecast period. The U.S. has emerged as a leading player in the land survey equipment market in terms of production and consumption backed by the presence of numerous leading players in the country.

The country was severely affected by COVID-19 pandemic, however, recent stats by US shows signs of recovery. According to U.S. Census Bureau, Construction spending during June 2021 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,552.2 billion and the June figure is 8.2 percent (±1.3 percent) above the June 2020 which was $1,435.0 billion, which indicates a significant recovery in the market.

This recovery is very crucial for land survey equipment market as construction sector accounts or over 65% market share in regards of value for sales of land survey equipment.

Moreover, technological advancements through the 21st century have led to increased production capacity, in addition to domestic and international demand. Research and development activities, the presence of several major players, and increasing production capacities are creating attractive opportunities for land survey equipment in the country.

What are the Factors Driving Sales in Japan?

Japan is one of the key manufacturers of land survey equipment in the global market. By 2031, it is expected to account for over 26% of land survey equipment sales within East Asia.

In recent years, improved technology in the Japan survey industry to minimize maintenance, energy consumption, and costs has led to the significant sales of land survey equipment. Japan also has numerous small- and large-scale manufacturers, making the country a leading market.

Industries such as construction, mining, automotive and others are registering strong growth in Japan. Additionally increasing use of advance systems such as laser scanners, UAV among others has enabled manufacturers in Japan to expand their offering in country as well as in overseas market. This will create a conducive environment for growth in the coming years

How are Government Initiatives Boosting Land Survey Equipment Sales in India?

In 2021, India will accounted for over 30% sales in South Asia and Pacific. Primary driver in the region are expanding construction, mining and agricultural sector. Agriculture is an important part of Indian economy, however a prominent share of farmers still rely on traditional methods due to which agriculture sector accounts for comparatively less share in Indian land survey market.

However there are startups companies and NGO’s educating the rural population about the advance practices which include, use of GNSS, drone and other technologies in agriculture.

In addition, India is considered as one of the most favorable countries for FDI in construction sector and according to, India is tipped to emerge as 3rd significant construction industry around the globe and since construction industry accounts for over 73% of total sales in the region, the construction industry and land survey equipment market is anticipated to grow synchronously.

Category-wise Insights

Why is the Demand for Level Equipment Getting Stronger?

Based on product type, level equipment holds the lead, accounting for nearly 50% of the market on volume basis in 2021. Level equipment systems are available in different configurations, they are very cost effective and they are designed to protect equipment from external threats in varied climatic conditions.

These equipment offer energy efficient solutions and high-performance, creating attractive growth prospects for the overall market.

Outdoor land survey equipment are expected to remain the top choice, owing to requirements of performance efficiency and cost-effective solutions.

Which Application Accounts for Higher Sales of Land Survey Equipment?

Based on application, land survey equipment used for inspection are estimated to hold the revenue share nearly  30% in 2021 owing to rising investments in aerial inspection for construction and upstream exploration in oil & gas and mining, automotive for self-driven vehicles among others.

Who is the Leading End User of Land Survey Equipment?

Based on end use, the construction industry is anticipated to account for the leading share in the land survey equipment market. It is projected to account for around 70% of overall sales by the end of forecast period. Construction industry is further divided into two sub-segments, by government and by non-government. Non-Government sub-segment is anticipated to dominate the Construction industry segment.

Competitive Landscape

Companies operating in the land survey equipment market are aiming for strategic collaborations and partnerships with other manufacturers to expand their product manufacturing capacity. Besides this, the focus on mergers and acquisitions is significantly high.

  • For instance, in 2021, u-Blox Holding AG wholly acquired Sapcorda Services, a joint venture formed by u?blox, Bosch, Geo++, and Mitsubishi Electric which works on u-Blox’s silicon to cloud strategy and enables to innovate and grow its GNSS augmentation services.
  • In 2021, Hexagon Leica launched new LiDAR system Leica CityMapper-2L configuration enables digital twin creation of cities in complex weather and congested flight operation areas
  • 2019, Trimble Inc. acquired  Cansel Survey Equipment's Can-Net and AllTerra New Zealand's iBase networks expand Its VRS network footprint.

Scope of Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for Value

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Nordics, China, Japan, South Korea, India, ASEAN Countries, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa and South Africa

Key Segments Covered

Product Type, Application, End Use and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Topcon
  • Shanghai Huace Navigation Technology Ltd.
  • South Surveying & Mapping Instrument Co., Ltd.
  • u-Blox Holding AG
  • Trimble
  • Hexagon AB
  • Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Hi-Target Surveying Instrument Co., Ltd.
  • Suzhou FOIF Co., Ltd.
  • Guangdong Kolida Instrument Co., Ltd.
  • Pentax Precision
  • Nedo
  • Satlab Geosolutions AB.
  • Tianjin Xing Ou Surveying Instrument Manufacture
  • Theis Feinwerktechnik
  • Emlid Ltd

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Land Survey Equipment Market by Category

By Product Type:

  • GNSS
  • Theodolite
  • Level Equipment
  • Total Station
  • Laser Scanning
  • UAV
  • GIS Asset Collection
  • Data Collectors

By Application:

  • Inspection
  • Monitoring
  • Volumetric Calculation
  • Layout Points

By End Use:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Construction
    • By Government
    • By Non-Government
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Key Questions Answered in the Report

What is the current valuation of the land survey equipment market?

The Land Survey Equipment market is expected to surpass a valuation of US$ 6.0 Bn by 2021.
The land survey equipment market exhibited steady growth at a CAGR of 6.0% in the last five years from 2016 to 2020.
The land survey equipment market will register a gradual rise in demand after a period of decelerating sales amid COVID-19 in 2020. As per FMI, the market will register a CAGR of 7.8% between 2021 and 2031.
Rising adoption of equipment to attain precision and accuracy, geographic expansion by leading players to gain a global presence, and focus on providing hassle-free after sales service to customers.
North America will remain the third-leading market for land survey equipment, accounting for nearly 21% of sales in 2021, globally.
The top five companies operating in the land survey equipment market are Trimble Inc., Hexagon AB, Topcon, South Surveying & Mapping Instrument Co., Ltd., and Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology Co., Ltd. These companies will cover over 24% of the overall market in 2021.
Future Market Insights has forecast the Europe land survey equipment market to exhibit a CAGR of 8.2% between 2021 and 2031.
India, ASEAN, Nordics, Germany and China are among the leading markets for land survey equipment, exhibiting consistently high demand.
As per Future Market Insights, the Japan land survey equipment market is expected to rise at 7.9% CAGR between 2021 and 2031 accounting for 26.3% of the East Asia market.

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