Body Armor Market is Expected to Grow at CAGR 5.2% for 2022–2032 | FMI

The global body armor market size is estimated to top US$ 2585.8 Mn in 2022. Increasing investments in the defense sector will boost sales in the market at a steady 5.2% CAGR, with the market valuation reaching US$ 4305.8 Mn in 2032.

Rapid escalation on the border line, assuring army survivability, and cross-border terrorist insurgencies, according to the report, are the primary drivers driving the need for body armor goods in the market. The research provides a thorough analysis of the market, including key growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends. It employs novel research methods to provide the most accurate market analysis.

It includes in-depth insights into the body armor market. Some of these are:

The estimated value of the market was at ~US$ 2585.8 Mn in 2022. Through the course of the report’s forecast period, the market is exhibited to show a steady pace of growth.Regionally, North America dominates the body armor market globally.East Asia emerges as one of key markets owing to increasing focus on defense and ensuring safety of soldiers in the country.

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The level II segment body armors are expected to expand at highest CAGR owing to surge in demand in the law enforcement application segment.The composite ceramics segment dominated the market in 2019 in terms of revenue.Key players are likely to focus on new product innovation such as developing lightweight and hi-tech bodysuits for delivering enhanced performance, comfort, and flexibility.

Soft Body Armor to Uplift the Market Scale

Soft body armor are the most preferred body armor among private security guards and policemen where flexibility and comfortable movement are of paramount importance. Advancement in technology, and growing security concern of guards, & policemen have pushed the market for lightweight body armor which is found as soft body armor. Technological innovations and modernization initiatives prompt security agencies and military forces to opt for the latest equipment. Moreover, flexibility and lightweight feature of soft body armor pushes the market further for higher usage.

Composite Ceramics Segment to Dominate the Market

The composite ceramic material of body armor are considered to hold the major market share in 2019 owing to its high usage in body armor. The composite ceramic material performs well in resistance of ballistic attack. Moreover, it is lightweight which gives the user of flexible movement and thus known for high performance material type.

Who is Winning?

Some of the leading players operating in the body armor market are BAE Systems; Aegis Engineering Ltd.; AR500 Armor; Craig International Ballistics Pty Ltd.; Ceradyne, Inc.; Hellweg International; Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.; Kejo Limited Company; Ballistic Body Armor Pty; Pacific Safety Products; and Safariland, LLC etc. As a result of increasing competition, companies are focusing on expanding their product portfolio with new innovation. In addition to this, mergers and acquisition remains a popular strategy among market players. Companies intend to expand their regional footprint through strategic collaborations.
At present, industry players are focusing on developing lightweight, high performance body armor. Technological advancement such as liquid armor technology, using para-aramid material, CORDURA(R) technology boost the body armor manufacturers to innovate new products.

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Future Market Insights, in its new report, presents an unbiased analysis of the global body armor market, covering historical demand data and forecast figures for the period between 2022 and 2032. The study divulges compelling insights on the body armor market based on product type (hard, soft, accessories), material type (steel, UHMWPE, aramid, composite, ceramic, others), application (defence & security personnel, law enforcement officers, and civilians), level (level i, level ii a, level iii a, level iii, level iv), region (North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, Middle East & Africa).

Body Armor Market By Category

Product Type:

  • Soft
  • Hard
  • Accessories

Material Type:

  • Steel
  • Aramid
  • Composite Ceramic

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  • Level I
  • Level II
  • Level III A
  • Level III
  • Level IV


  • Defence & Security Personnel
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Civilians


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Eastern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Asia Pacific excluding China & Japan
  • Japan
  • China
  • Middle East & Africa