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Non-Destructive Testing Market Size, Share, Industry, Forecast and outlook (2023-2030)

Published: 2023 August 18
SKU : ICT1654
180 pages
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Global Non-Destructive Testing Market is segmented By Technique (Ultrasonic Testing, Visual Inspection Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Eddy Current Testing, Radiographic Testing, Acoustic Emission Testing), By End User (Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defense, Construction, Automotive, Power Generation), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2023-2030


Market Overview

Global Non-Destructive Testing Market reached USD 9.9 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 19.2 billion by 2030, growing with a CAGR of 10.1% during the forecast period 2023-2030. Non-Destructive testing plays a major role in ensuring the safety and quality of products and infrastructure.

Industries such as aerospace, automotive, oil & gas and construction majorly rely on non-destructive testing to detect flaws, defects and structural weaknesses, thereby preventing potential failures and accidents.

Asia-Pacific is expected to hold around 1/4th of the global non-destructive testing market in 2022. The region has experienced rapid economic growth and urbanization which leads to an increase in development in the infrastructure industry. Non-destructive testing plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and integrity of newly constructed buildings, bridges and pipelines. It also plays a crucial role in the aerospace industry specifically in Asia-Pacific. 

For instance, on 12 January 2022, Asia Pacific Aerospace has announced the continuity of its non-destructive testing services earlier provided by Sikorsky Australia's non-destructive testing unit. The non-destructive testing services include advanced methods such as Ultrasonic, Radiography, Eddy Current and Infrared thermography.


Market Scope





Size Available for Years


Forecast Period


Data Availability

Value (US$) 

Segments Covered

Technique, End-User and Region

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa

Fastest Growing Region


Largest Region

North America

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and Acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, Porter’s Analysis, Pricing Analysis, Regulatory Analysis, Supply-Chain Analysis and Other key Insights.


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Market Dynamics

High Market Demand from Oil and Gas Industry

Non-destructive testing is essential for ensuring the safety and integrity of oil and gas infrastructure that includes pipelines, storage tanks and pressure vessels. Regular inspections using non-destructive testing techniques help identify defects, cracks and corrosion in equipment, preventing potential failures that could lead to accidents or environmental hazards.

For instance, on 16 May 2023, the American Petroleum Institute (API) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and the Non-Destructive Testing Management Association (NDTMA) to promote quality nondestructive testing. Non-destructive testing is a critical component of safety and sustainability in the natural gas and oil industry that allows owners and operators to assess asset integrity and ensure safe operations.

Increasing Adoption of Non-Destructive Testing in Power and Energy Industries 

Safety is one of the major concerns in the power and energy industry, especially in areas such as nuclear, oil and gas operations. Non-destructive testing helps to identify defects, flaws or degradation in materials and components, allowing timely corrective actions to maintain safety standards and comply with stringent regulatory requirements.

Non-destructive testing is a crucial component of ensuring the safety and integrity of materials used in various industries, including the energy sector. One of the most frequently used non-destructive testing methods in the energy industry is ultrasonic testing. UT uses sound waves to inspect components without causing damage, making it suitable for evaluating materials in critical applications.

For instance, in April 2021, Creative Electron and IR Supplies and Services launched a new relationship. With the acquisition, they now provide solutions to companies across Canada, including power generation organizations, to ensure inspections are performed to the highest standard, resulting in quality output.

Required Skill People

Non-destructive testing techniques may have limited penetration depth, especially for thick or highly attenuating materials. Ultrasonic waves may not fully penetrate through thick and highly absorbing materials, resulting in limited inspection capabilities for the innermost regions. Due to these factors, there is a downfall in the growth of non-destructive testing.

Many non-destructive testing methods are sensitive to surface defects and may have difficulty detecting flaws that are deeper within the material. Subsurface defects or those hidden under coatings or layers can be challenging to identify accurately. Proper application of non-destructive testing methods requires skilled and trained personnel. 


Segment Analysis

The global non-destructive testing market is segmented based on technique, end-user and region.

Aerospace Industry Boosts the Demand for Non-Destructive Testing Market

Aerospace is expected to hold around 1/4th of the global non-destructive testing market share during the forecast period 2023-2030. Aerospace companies prioritize safety and reliability in their products, especially aircraft and space vehicles. Non-destructive testing helps ensure the integrity of critical components and structures which leads to reduce the risk of failures and accidents. 

The aerospace industry is continuously increasing and exploring new and advanced materials. Advanced materials, such as composites and additive-manufactured components, require specialized non-destructive testing methods for inspection and quality control. Aerospace is one of the sectors benefiting from the trend, with industry leaders like BASE Systems incorporating 3D printing into their manufacturing processes. 

For instance, in December 2022, Theta Technologies and BAE Systems have established an aerospace and defense partnership. As a result of the partnership, Theta's RD1-TT will probably test an array of BAE Systems components, including composite and additively made. RD1-TT is Theta Technologies’ first commercial non-destructive testing tool.


Geographical Penetration

Asia-Pacific Countries are Heavily Investing in Nuclear Power Plants

Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at a significant CAGR in the global non-destructive testing market during the forecast period 2023-2030. Some countries in Asia-Pacific such as China, India and Japan, are heavily investing in nuclear power as part of their energy mix. Non-destructive testing is essential for inspecting nuclear power plants for proper ensuring the safety of critical components and maintaining regulatory compliance. 

For instance, on 13 January 2023, Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries and French energy major TotalEnergies have successfully completed a joint offshore verification test using an autonomous underwater vehicle named Subsea Precise Inspector with Close Eyes. The SPICE AUV, equipped with a robot arm, is designed for close-range subsea pipeline inspections. During the test, the AUV measured the electrical potential of subsea pipelines using TotalEnergies. 


Major Key Players

The major global players include Olympus Corporation, GE Measurement and Control Solutions, Team Inc, Applus Services, Mistras Group Inc, SGS Group, Fujifilm Corporation, Bureau Veritas SA, Nikon Metrology NV and Intertek Group PLC.


COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The pandemic caused seriously disrupted international supply networks, particularly those in the non-destructive testing sector. The timely delivery of non-destructive testing equipment and components was hampered by movement restrictions, a smaller workforce and logistical difficulties. Due to lockdowns and social distancing measures, many industries, including those that largely rely on non-destructive testing, including aerospace, automotive, oil and gas and manufacturing, had temporary shutdowns or limited operations.

Since non-destructive testing requires close proximity to direct personal contact with tools and surfaces, concerns were expressed concerning the security of non-destructive testing technicians during the epidemic. Non-destructive testing procedures become more expensive and difficult as a result of implementing new health and safety regulations.

AI Impact 

Non-destructive testing data may be processed in real-time by AI, enabling continuous monitoring of crucial assets. In sectors like aircraft, energy and transportation where ongoing asset health monitoring is crucial, this capability is especially beneficial. Large-scale non-destructive testing data management and organization are aided by AI, which also makes data retrieval, analysis and reporting easier.

Automation with AI increases efficiency and lowers costs in non-destructive testing operations by reducing the need for manual intervention. The need for frequent, time-consuming and expensive inspections is decreased thanks to AI-driven automation and predictive maintenance, which helps to optimize inspection schedules. The broader non-destructive testing market benefits from this cost-cutting feature.

Russia- Ukraine War Impact 

The war between Russia and Ukraine may cause regional market instability in Eastern Europe. Business operations may be disrupted in areas with high levels of political unrest, which may have an indirect impact on the demand for non-destructive testing services and equipment. The war between Russia and Ukraine may cause apprehension and undermine investor mood, which could have wider ramifications for the world's non-destructive testing market.

The economies of both the concerned countries and the neighboring regions can suffer as a result of armed conflict. In the short run, a worse economy might result in a decline in industrial activity, which would lower demand for non-destructive testing services. Due to these factors hinder the global market sentiment which affects supply chain distribution hence affecting economic growth.

By Technique

  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Visual Inspection Testing
  • Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing
  • Eddy Current Testing
  • Radiographic Testing
  • Acoustic Emission Testing
  • Others

By End-User

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Oil and Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Power Generation
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa

Key Developments

  • On, 27 June 2023, Creaform, a leading provider of portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, released the latest version of its non-destructive testing software platform, VXintegrity. The software is designed to perform surface damage assessments and is accessible to all non-destructive testing service companies across various sectors.
  • On, 31 January 2023, Scanna-MSC, a renowned provider of portable x-ray systems and detection equipment for the Defense and Security sectors, has recently introduced its latest x-ray product family tailored for the industrial non-destructive testing market. Non-Destructive Testing is a critical process used to test the quality of various products, equipment and components without causing any damage to them.
  • On, 4 May 2022, at the Control show in Stuttgart, Germany, VCxray, a division of VisiConsult, unveiled the x.OS X-ray Operating System. The x.OS stands out for its pioneering implementation of Industry 4.0 within the field of non-destructive testing. It provides maximum comfort and efficiency to inspectors through seamless integration of all software component.

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What is the Non-Destructive Testing Market growth?
The Non-Destructive Testing Market is growing at a CAGR of 10.1%.
Who are the key players in Non-Destructive Testing Market ?
Major players are GE Measurement and Control Solutions, Team Inc, Applus Services, Mistras Group Inc, SGS Group, Fujifilm Corporation, Bureau Veritas SA, Nikon Metrology NV, Intertek Group PLC
Which is the fastest growing region in the Non-Destructive Testing Market ?
Among all regions, Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing market share during the forecast period.
Which region controlled the global market during 2023-2030?
North America region Controls the Non-Destructive Testing Market during 2023-2030
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