Each year, SIA publishes the leading analysis of the satellite industry’s economic performance.
The 2016 State of the Satellite Industry Report is SIA’s nineteenth annual summary of the industry. The report is derived from proprietary surveys of satellite companies, in-depth public information, and independent analysis which are combined to assess the performance of four satellite industry sectors: satellite services, satellite manufacturing, satellite launch services, and satellite ground equipment.
The 2016 State of the Satellite Industry Report includes the following results:
- Satellite Services revenues increased by four percent globally from 2014 to 2015, reaching $127.4 billion, powered by continued growth in consumer satellite television, satellite broadband and Earth observation services.
- Satellite Manufacturing revenues, reflecting the value of satellites launched in 2015, grew by four percent worldwide to $16.6 billion. There were orders for 17 commercial GEO satellites with 11 orders won by U.S. manufacturers for a domestic market share of 65 percent, up from 57 percent in 2014.
- Satellite Launch Services Industry revenues, which include revenues for all commercially-competed launches that occurred in 2015, decreased by nine percent from 2014 to 2015. In 2015, 202 satellites were launched compared with 208 launched in 2014, and the number of commercially procured launches conducted worldwide decreased to 65 from 73 in 2014.
- Satellite Ground Equipment revenues rose by one percent over 2014 to reach $58.9 billion. Satellite navigation (GNSS) equipment for both consumer and industrial customers represented approximately 53 percent of the overall ground equipment revenue.
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