Global X-ray Security Screening Market Size, Share & Growth Analysis Report, 2024-2032
Global X-ray Security Screening Market Size, Share & Growth Analysis Report, 2024-2032

X-ray Security Screening Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Application (People Screening, Product Screening); By End-use; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024-2032

  • Published Date:Jan-2024
  • Pages: 117
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM3385
  • Base Year: 2023
  • Historical Data: 2019-2022

Report Outlook

The global x-ray security screening market was valued at USD 3,510.5 million in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period. Airports and other transportation hubs need more sophisticated security screening systems as air travel becomes more and more popular. The purpose of airport security screenings is to stop harmful products from getting on board aircrafts and to guarantee that all flights arrive at their destinations safely, as a result, both carry-on and checked luggage are run through an X-ray machine. This factor is bolstering market growth. Carry-on bags in airports go through x-ray scanners at the security checkpoint, while checked bags go through CT or x-ray scanners in the airport's protected facilities. These scanners' x-rays are used to produce images of the contents of the bags.

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Using full-body scanners to screen passengers is becoming more prevalent in airports. This screening is done to find anything that could be hidden behind clothes, such as guns and explosives. In recent years, the threat of terrorism has grown substantially, increasing the demand for sophisticated security screening systems like X-ray scanners that can identify possible threats and avert assaults. For instance, in February 2023, At the Des Moines International Airport, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel stopped a pistol from entering an aircraft. Last year, a total of 15 weapons were found at DSM security checks.

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a significant change in how airports operate. The pandemic had caused a drop in air travel and other modes of transportation, which decreased the need for X-ray security screening equipment in airports and other transit hubs. However, since the restrictions were loosened, due to their non-contact screening, X-ray security scanners are in great demand. The pandemic has also brought attention to the significance of public safety and security, prompting an increase in spending on security screening systems in both public and private venues. These factors are positively influencing x-ray security screening market growth and thereby leading to market expansion.

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Driver
Increased cross-border package deliveries as a result of the e-commerce business expansion have increased air cargo traffic. Due to the increase in air cargo, more X-ray scanning equipment are installed at ports, cargo facilities, warehouses, etc. which is leading to increased demand. Governments across the world are investing in cutting-edge security screening technologies to strengthen border security and stop human trafficking and unauthorized immigration. To increase the security and safety of air cargo, several nations are employing technology-based screening at airports. Using these technologies, people may recognize explosives without being aware of their size or quantity.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on end-use, application and region.

By End-use

By Application

By Region

  • Transit
  • Commercial
  • Government
  • People Screening
  • Product Screening
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia. South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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Government segment held the largest market share in 2022

Government segment held the largest market share in the global market in 2022. People from many walks of life visit the numerous buildings and offices divided into various departments that make up the government sector. The usage of security screenings is expanding, in order to keep the facility, personnel, and financial assets safe and secure which is fueling market expansion. X-ray screening equipment is used in courtrooms, jails, and other government building to look for hidden weapons, explosives, and other contraband.

Transit segment is estimated to grow at a high CAGR during the projected period. Numerous security systems have been implemented to check for undesirable components in the restricted places like airports, metro stations, railway stations, etc. as a result of rising crime rates and the transfer of illegal goods from one location to another. The X-ray scanners are used to find illegal items in luggage, tiny parcels, and backpacks, which is boosting market growth. The need for increased security in transit locations has grown significantly in recent years due to rising concerns about terrorism and other security threats.

In January 2023, 219 new X-ray machines are being purchased by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for a total of 90 crore rupees. These devices would aid in reducing traffic at airport security checkpoints and facilitating the quicker clearing of cabin luggage. Delhi Airport will get 24 new ones and the remaining X-ray equipment will be put at 70 government airports.

Product Screening segment dominated the market in 2022

Product Screening segment held the dominant position in the market in 2022. Product x-ray systems provide interior inspection of a variety of objects. With no harm or destruction to the object being studied, this makes it possible to discover contraband goods, contaminant, and production flaws. These scanners are used in Airport baggage security screening and cargo inspection of trucks crossing international borders among others.

In February 2023, a compact Computed Tomography (CT) passenger checkpoint scanner called the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX Model S was introduced by Smiths Detection. This new model can be readily integrated into both new and current airport checkpoints or vital infrastructure due to its thinner and lighter design. It consumes less energy, has a belt speed of 0.2 m/s, industry-leading image quality, low noise levels, and minimal vibration.

People screening segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Without having to make direct touch with the individual being screened, security screeners can employ people screening scanners to look for concealed explosives, guns, or other contraband which is expected to boost market growth. X-ray systems for people screening are created to make the screening procedure quick, effective, and as inconvenient as possible for visitors or passengers. Additionally, the systems are made to be secure and non-intrusive, and they only use small amounts of radiation that are completely safe for human health.

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North America held the largest market share in 2022

North America held a largest market share in 2022. The demand for improved security in both public and private institutions, rising crime rates, and growing terrorist threats are among of the factors that are driving the North American market. Strict security regulations in the US and Canada are a significant element fueling the increase in demand for X-ray security. Because of the necessity for greater border, government, and correctional facility security as well as the fact that airports and other transportation hubs are a significant focus of security activities, the market share has expanded.

In February 2023, at Pitt-Greenville Airport's security checkpoint, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has finished installing a computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner. At the security checkpoints, carry-on bags will be inspected using a CT scanner. The amount of bag checks necessary can be decreased by a TSA officer manipulating the 3-D X-ray picture on the screen to enable a better view.

Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The region has recently seen significant economic growth, which has increased investment in infrastructure, transportation, and other crucial industries that need cutting-edge security screening systems. This, combined with growing concerns over terrorism and rising crime rates, is fueling market growth. China is a big player in the Asia-Pacific market. Major markets include Japan, South Korea, and India as a result of rising terrorist fears and the requirement for better security measures.

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Competitive Insight

Some of the major players in the global x-ray security screening market include Thales, NEC Corporation, Teledyne FLIR, Rapiscan Systems, L3 Security and Detection Systems, Burker, Analogic Corporation, Astrophysics, OSI Systems, Leidos, Westminster International, Aware, Kromek Group, and Smiths Detection.

Recent Developments

  • In February 2023, Smiths Detection signed a contract to provide passenger and hold baggage screening equipment at the Noida International Airport. Company will provide the HI-SCAN 6040 DV for screening carry-on luggage for passengers, the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT for screening large cargo, the iLane A20 for screening explosives and drugs, and the IONSCAN 600 for screening portable explosives and narcotics trace detectors.
  • In February 2023, Leidos, has been hired by Bedfordshire Airport to deploy 12 cutting-edge CT cabin baggage scanners at its security checkpoints. Passengers will not have to remove liquids in containers up to two liters from their hand baggage for screening thanks to advanced CT scanners. Additionally, laptops will be permitted to go through security screening while still in bags.

X-ray Security Screening Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 3,800.82 million

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 7,321.38 million


8.5% from 2024- 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019- 2022

Forecast period

2024- 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Application, By End-use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key companies

Thales, NEC Corporation, Teledyne FLIR LLC, Rapiscan Systems Inc., L3 Security and Detection Systems, Inc., Burker, Analogic Corporation, Astrophysics Inc., OSI Systems, Leidos, Westminster International Limited, Aware, Inc., Kromek Group plc, Smiths Detection Inc


The x-ray security screening market report covering key segments are end-use, application and region.

X-ray Security Screening Market Size Worth $7,321.38 Million By 2032.

The global x-ray security screening market expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period.

North America is leading the global market.

key driving factors in x-ray security screening market are increasing smuggling of illegal goods across borders.