Drone Motor Market

Drone Motor Market Analysis, By Drone Type (Fixed Wing, Multi-Rotor, Single-Rotor, Fixed-Wing Hybrid), By Motor Type (Brushless DC Motor, Brushless DC Motor), By Power (< 50W, 50W to 200W, > 200W), - Global Market Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Drone Motor market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Drone Motor Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global drone motor market is set to enjoy a valuation of US$ 1,684.8 million in 2022 and further expand at a CAGR of 19.2% to reach US$ 9,771.0 million by the end of 2032.

Sales of drone motor market accounted for nearly 3% in global commercial & consumer drone component market at the end of 2021.

Report Attributes


Drone Motor Market Size (2021A)

US$ 1,462.4 Million

Estimated Market Value (2022E)

US$ 1,684.8 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2032F)

US$ 9,771.0 Million

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

19.2% CAGR

North America Market Share (2022)


North America Market Value (US$ Mn), 2022

US$ 499.9 Million

Europe Market Share (%), 2022


Europe Market Value (US$ Mn), 2022

US$ 613.3 Million

China Market Share (%), 2022


China Market Value (US$ Mn)

US$ 183.4 Million

Top 3 country Market Share (%)


Key Companies Profiled

  • ALIGN Corp.,Ltd
  • Constar Micromotor Co., Ltd
  • EMAX MODEL Store
  • Hacker Motor USA
  • Hobbymate Hobby
  • KDE Direct
  • KO Technologies
  • MAD Components
  • NeuMotors
  • Nidec Corporation
  • RLRC motors
  • SunnySky USA
  • TitanFlying Technology Co., Ltd.
  • T-motor
  • X-TeamRC

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Sales Analysis of Drone Motor Market (2017-2021) Vs. Market Forecast Outlook (2022-2032)

The global drone market has been increasing ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started. The main reason for this is drones were used for various contactless tasks like delivery, surveillance, etc. Total global shipments of drones are predicted to rise up to 2.4 million units in 2023. The global drone market is poised to grow at a 25% CAGR during the 2022-2032 period. Owing to this, the drone motor market is expected to grow along with the drone market.

The current phase of the global drone motor industry is characterized by emphasis on improving operational efficiency, accessibility, customization according to the customer and thereby, lowering costs and in turn improving overall profitability.

  • Short Term (2022 Q2 to 2025): Utilization and integration of drone motor in the civil and consumer sectors to positively impact drone motor market growth.
  • Medium Term (2025-2028): Europe and North America anticipated to witness high drone motor demand on the back of Commercial and military sectors in these regions, with the global leading players.
  • Long Term (2028-2032): Increase in the use of drone motor with a 1,000-2,000 velocity constant will drive drone motor market demand.

Over the 2017-2021 historical period, the global drone motor market registered a CAGR of 7.1%, and according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 19.2% CAGR between 2022 and 2032.

Drone motor market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of drone motor based on drone type and region is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the drone type segment, the rotary wing sub-segment dominates with 56.6% market share in 2022.

What’s Driving Demand for Drone Motor?

“Lightweight and Small Drone Motors and Accessories the Way Ahead.”

The most significant aspect of a drone and its motor are their weight and size. Countries across the globe differentiate small and large or light and heavy drones. For example, the Dutch Human Transport and Environment Inspectorate makes a distinction between heavy drones and light drones.

The weight of heavy drones is more than 150 kg, while light drones are lighter than 150 kg. The development of drones and integral parts such as motor are currently focused on making lighter and smaller drone parts for the general public. Heavy drones are mainly used for security and military purposes. Motors enhance the ability of drones to carry more payloads.

Therefore, a great shift can be seen from heavy drones to lighter drones. This calls for changing the category parameters and the reference categories of the manufacturers in the drone motor market.

“Drone Industry to Push for Growth of Drone Motor Market.”

In the market, there is significant demand for drone motor owing to their drivability and efficiency. In the drone industry, different types of drone motors are used for maximizing the range of utilization of drones.

The global drone industry is projected to grow from USD 30 Bn in 2022 to USD 279 Bn in 2032 at a CAGR of 25%. Moreover, in the coming years, there is expected to be major demand for drone motor from the end users of drones in aftermarket. This is because of the increased value added capacity provided by the drone with motors.

Good quality drone motors helps to increase the durability, stability, and agility of drones and minimize the human error in operations, paving the way for automation. All these factors contribute to the flourishing growth of the drone motor industry.

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What Do Drone Motor Manufacturers Need to Watch Out for?

“A Plethora of Benefits makes Drone Motors the must-have Solution in Every Industry”

Drones are widely used in the media and entertainment industry, agriculture, construction & mapping, delivery and logistics. Drone motors should vary in their shape and size according to their end use operations. Observing the overall market, and the need for safe, clean, quick deliverables, industry players are realizing the need for modern equipment and machinery like advanced drones in place of old traditional equipment.

Another added benefit of advanced drone motor is that they provides value added benefit to the drone user, increasing the drone’s utility and durability with greater efficacy. Prices of motors, accessories, and software will continue to fall as drone companies compete for market growth and share through competitive price offering.

Continued growth and improved drone autonomy in the number of gig, licensed economy, and drone operators will further reduce the cost of drone adoption. This will increase the demand for drones and, consequently, for drone motors.

Country-wise Insights

How will China Shape the Drone Motor Landscape?

The China drone motor market is currently estimated at US$ 183.4 million in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 311.9 million by 2025.

The commercial drone market has experienced substantial growth as a result of growth in the range of civil applications. UAVs have been leveraged by different industry sectors, such as Agriculture, Mining, Power and Utilities, Railways, Construction, Highways, Delivery and Media. China has a major share in these activities.

Though 70% of drone market share captured by military activities, and China has one of the high spending country on military activities. China is the well-funded country for private drone companies with nearly US$ 262 Mn collective funding since 2015. Due to that drone market is lucrative in China consequently drone motor market.

Why US has a Highest Market Share?

There are a number of factors that are contributing to the higher demand for drone motor in US, such as military activities, increasing commercial sector etc.

The US conducted the country's first drone strikes in Afghanistan in 2001. Today the United States has several armed drone models and is one of the major exporters of armed drones around the world. Due to that, US has a highest market share of around 27.2% around the world in 2021.

Category-wise Insights

How Commercial Sector Impacting the Market Growth?

Commercial sector has the market share of 17% with valuation of US$ 249.0 Mn in 2021.

Drones have already made their way into some of the commercial segments to compromise human work hours and for effective usage of limited human resources. Considering the future opportunities for drones in commercial segment, large scale expansion of drone based logistics, delivery system particularly for what is known as the “last-mile” logistics of small, light items could be noted.

Advancing technological innovation also suggests for increased adoption of drones in cinematography and educational institutions. These various applications of drone in commercial sector will consequently increase the market growth of drone motor.

How Military and Defense Will Spur the Market Growth of Drone Motor?

Military and law enforcement units in various regions had to turn to technology during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drones were used by military and law enforcement agencies for surveillance as well as by common consumers for recreational activities. These application has increase in the use of drones as well as drone motor.

Military & defense spending has drastically increased after the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. World military spending has surpassed US$ 2.1 Trillion for the first time in the second year of the pandemic. The top five spenders in 2021 were the United States, China, India, the United Kingdom and Russia. In nominal terms, military spending grew by 6.1% in 2021. Military spending is projected to increase even more during the 2022-2032 period. This will affect the drone and drone motor markets positively.

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Competitive Landscape

Drone motor’s manufacturers are ALIGN Corp.,Ltd, Constar Micromotor Co., Ltd, EMAX MODEL Store, FAULHABER MICROMOLLC., Hacker Motor USA, Hobbymate Hobby, KDE Direct, KO Technologies, MAD Components, NeuMotors, Nidec Corporation, RLRC motors, SunnySky USA, TitanFlying Technology Co., Ltd, T-motor, X-TeamRC.

The global drone motor market is fragmented in nature. There exist big players in the market with financial muscle and distribution network spread across the globe. Companies are focused on improving the regional presence with extensive availability of low priced products. Generally, target lower end application and lower capacity products.

Tier 2 companies play a very important role in determining the growth of any sector. The market is fragmented in the Asia Pacific region.

  • In Nov. 2021, Trentar had recently acquired GarudaUAV, a leading drone-based services and platform company and also launched a drone manufacturing division with its own VTOL UAV due for release early 2022. Trentar had earlier committed to invest Rs100 Cr in three years to design and build specialized drones for defense and civil purposes along with indigenously built subsystems.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of drone motor positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Drone Motor Industry Research

  • By Motor Type :

    • DC
      • Brushed DC Motor
      • Brushless DC Motor
    • AC
      • Synchronous Motor
      • Induction Motor
      • Servo Motor
  • By Power Capacity :

    • < 50W
    • 50W to 100W
    • 100 to 200W
    • > 200W
  • By Velocity Constant :

    • Below 1,000
    • 1,000-2,000
    • 2,000-3,000
    • Above 3,000
  • By Sales Channel :

    • OEM
    • Aftermarket
      • Online Sales
        • Company Website
        • E-commerce Website
      • Electronics Stores
    • Others
  • By Drone Type :

    • Fixed Wing
    • Rotary Wing
    • Hybrid
  • By Drone Category :

    • Consumer / Civil
    • Commercial
    • Military
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • MEA

- FAQs -

What is the global drone motor market size?

The global drone motor market is valued at US$ 1,684.8 million in 2022.

How is the market for drone motor expected to fare going forward?

Worldwide demand for drone motor is anticipated to reach US$ 9,771.0 million by 2032-end.

Which motor type holds the highest market share?

DC drone motor will account for 79.7% share of global sales in 2022.

Which regional drone motor market accounts for a leading market share?

Europe tops the global drone motor market accounting for 36.5% market share in 2021.

How did the market perform over the last few years?

During 2017-2021, sales of drone motor increased at 7.1% CAGR.

Drone Motor Market

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