Airport full body scanner market to grow 8.40% by 2021

Research and Markets has reported the airport full body scanner (AFBS) market is
projected to grow from USD 79.0 million in 2016 to USD 118.2 million by 2021, at a CAGR of 8.40 percent during the forecast period, the company said.

Various factors, such as the need for more international airports, increasing passenger traffic globally and need for stringent security measures to combat terrorist activities are expected to drive the growth of the airport full body scanner market from 2016 to 2021.

North American AFBS market held the largest share in 2016 and is expected to dominate the global AFBS market during the forecast period. The European market is the emerging market due to stringent airport security policies laid down by the European Commission. The Asia-Pacific market is in the introduction phase and needs more adaptability for such advanced security equipment. Increasing criminal activities, such as smuggling, have given rise to the demand for airport full body scanner market in this region.