According to a recent report by Juniper Research, commercial drone sales are expected to rise by some 84% in 2016. In 2015 commercial drone sales were around $261 million, this is expected to rise to $481 million in 2016.
Agriculture is expected to be the main sector where commercial drone sales will see the most significant increase. Juniper expects it to account for 48% of all commercial drone sales this year.
The research also found that demand for UAVs in the film and television sectors is soaring.