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.

Nothing earthshattering about calling agriculture and film/video as growth areas. What I do like is the much more realistic numbers than we often see. We are still half a year away from the FAA finalizing the commercial rules.


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