RFID forecast for players and opportunities 2014

RFID forecast for players and opportunities 2014

Mumbai (IND) headquartered Bharat Book Bureau presented recently RFID Forecast 2014-2024. The report provides key data and analysis of extensive research, including interviews with RFID applicants and solution providers in the various applications in RFID markets, giving an unprecedented level of insight into the total RFID industry and what is really happening in the market.

In 2013, the total RFID market is worth USD 7.88 billion (USD 6.98 bilion) and growing to USD 9.2 billion in 2014. This includes tags, readers and software/services for RFID cards, labels, fobs and all other forms of RFID applications. The authors forecast a rise of the market to a value of USD 30.24 billion by 2014.

In retail, RFID sees a rapid growth for apparel tagging – that application alone demands 2.25 billion RFID labels in 2013. RFID, in the form of tickets used for transit, amounted to 600 million tags in 2013. The tagging of animals (pigs, sheep and pets) is now substantial as it becomes a legal requirement in many more countries and numbered 375 million tags in 2013.

A focus on China and Australasia, a total of 5.9 billion tags (4.8 billion) were sold in 2013. Most of that growth is from passive UHF RFID labels, with UHF tag sales overtaking HF and LF tag sales by volume in 2012, but the 2013 UHF tag sale will only reach 11 % of the value of HF tag sales.

The comprehensive report gives the complete picture covering passive RFID, battery assisted passive, active RFID, RTLS, and chip-less RFID, Real Time Locating Systems. In addition, ten year forecasts are provided for battery assisted passive and active RFID and RTLS applications in  the following sectors: Pharma/Healthcare, Cold retail supply chain, Consumer goods, Postal applications, Manufacturing parts, tools, archiving (samples), Military, Retail CPG Pallet/cases, shelf edge labels, Conveyances/Roll Cages/ULD/Totes, vehicles, people (excluding other sectors), car clickers, other tag applications.

Additionally, the report provides units, sp and total value for RFID readers such as UHF Fixet portal, ZHF embedded and handheld, HF and LF hand held, fixed embedded; LF Vehicle, NFC Cell phone.

The research conducted for the ten year forecasts by application area, including tags, readers, software and services for the following market segments: retail, healthcare and medical, passenger transport/automotive, land, sea logistic and postal services, animals and farming, airlines and airports, financial and security, manufacturing, leisure/sports., consumer products, and others.

Among other details, the report covers globally – with coverage of the drivers and challenges in the rapidly growing sectors such as China, South America and Russia, in addition to the latest progress in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with forecasts given by territory.

The report commercially available and in PDF format will be complemented by a spreadsheet in Excel format giving access to key data contained in tables throughout the report. A printed copy of the report is also optionally available.


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