Publication of the Swiss Drone Industry Report 2024

The Swiss Drone Industry Report 2024 is now available! DIAS, the Drone Industry Association Switzerland, in collaboration with Drone Industry Insights UG, releases today its complete 2024 report on the Swiss drone industry. The study reveals substantial growth and global leadership, the result of cutting-edge technology and expanding market development.

In 2024, the Swiss drone market achieved a significant milestone with a turnover of CHF 425 million, solidifying the country's status as a frontrunner in the industry. The export of Swiss products and services has seen a notable increase, rising to 55% from 45% in 2021. Swiss companies specializing in hardware (91%) and software (87%) derive the majority of their revenue from international markets. In order to cater to the demands of the local drone market, Switzerland relies heavily on imports, especially in the hardware sector.

This year, Switzerland continues to uphold its status as the global leader in the drone market per capita. A comprehensive analysis of data from more than 180 countries has enabled the ranking of the largest commercial drone markets in both Europe and worldwide, revealing that the top three countries collectively contribute to over half of the total commercial market. In terms of absolute figures, Switzerland ranks as the fifth largest commercial market in Europe and the twelfth largest in the world.

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