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Drone Manufacturer Ranking 2019 | Report


  • As expected, DJI tops the civil drone manufacturer ranking table, followed by Yuneec.
  • China leads the way in civil drone manufacturing, with 8 companies in the Top 20 ranking.
  • Multirotor configurations are by far the most sold types of drones, followed by fixed-wing solutions.
  • Aerovironment leads the way in dual-use manufacturer rankings, followed by Insitu.
  • North America leads the dual-use ranking with the ranking with seven manufacturers on the list.
  • The number of dual-use manufacturers is much lower than the number of companies present exclusively in civilian and commercial markets.


This DRONEII report provides the most comprehensive outline and analysis of commercial drone platform manufacturers. It is based on months of monitoring, research and analysis by our team and the DRONEII drone manufacturer ranking model which was built based on years of experience in the commercial drone industry and an intimate understanding of the drone market. The DRONEII Drone Manufacturer Ranking Model is a based on a unique approach which takes into account market shares, market activity and public attention to competitively compare drone platform manufacturers. As a result of this model, the rankings in this report are both comprehensive and reliable. They are a product of both qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, and a look beyond the hype that drones have experienced in the past few years. 

The 46-page report contains the Top 20 ranking of manufacturers exclusively present on the civil and commercial drone markets. It also contains the Top 20 ranking of manufacturers which produce dual-use drones and thus have not only commercial but also government clients. The rankings are summed up and analysed, and followed by company profiles of the Top 10 commercial and Top 10 dual-use manufacturers. The company profiles outline company partnerships, products and activities. Finally, this report also includes an .xlsx file with company information on almost 400 drone platform manufacturers


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Table of Contents

Executive Summary


2.1  Drones: Where do they come From?
2.2  Drones: What Do They Look Like?
2.3  Worldwide Drone Sales

Civil Platform Manufacturers  

3.1   Introduction
3.2  Platform Manufacturer Product Placement
3.3  Top 20 Commercial Platform Manufacturers
3.4  Company Profiles

Dual-Use Platform Manufacturers

4.1   Introduction
4.2  Top 20 Dual-Use Platform Manufacturers
4.3  Company Profiles

Appendix: Industry Definitions



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