According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Global X-Ray Baggage Scanner Market by Technology Type, by Product Type, by Detection Capabilities, by Baggage Type, by End-user and by Region: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2015-2031”, the market was valued at USD 3,233.4 Million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a moderate growth rate of 9.3% by the year 2031.

As per Growth Market Reports industry analyst Divjot Singh, “Global X-Ray Baggage Scanner Market is anticipated to witness significant growth during the forecast period 2022-2031.

X-ray baggage scanner is an advanced electronic device designed for the non-intrusive inspection of luggage, parcels, and other items in security-sensitive areas, such as airports, government buildings, and transportation hubs. X-ray baggage scanner consists of a conveyor system that transports items through a scanning tunnel. A high-energy X-ray generator emits X-ray beams within this tunnel, which penetrate the inspected items. The X-rays interact differently with various materials, allowing detectors on the opposite side of the tunnel to capture the transmitted X-rays. This creates a detailed and real-time image of the item's internal structure.

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Key factors that are anticipated to fuel the demand for the global X-Ray Baggage Scanner market during the forecast period are Rising Terror Attacks and Increasing Air Travel. Conversely, High Maintenance Cost hamper the market growth of the X-Ray Baggage Scanner market. Technological Advancement creates opportunities in the market.

Supply chain management is an essential part of any business. A supply chain contains a series of steps to get products from their original state to the customers. The supply chain of the X-Ray Baggage Scanner market involves raw material suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and end-users. Raw materials such as Aluminum, Copper, Steel, Rubber, Germanium, Silicon are sourced by manufacturers. Manufacturers use raw materials, such as aluminum and rubber, to manufacture X-ray baggage scanners. Quality checks are performed throughout the production process by manufacturers to ensure the quality of the product. These products are then supplied to the distributors, who provide them to the end-users.

The primary, as well as secondary research methodology, is used for keen observation and study about the X-Ray Baggage Scanner market. The primary research methodology involves commercial agreements made with the primary respondents as well as consulting partners to extract critical information pertaining to the syndicated as well as consulting projects. Primary interviews conducted with the stakeholders across industry verticals on regular intervals in line with the ongoing studies and to keep ourselves abreast with the latest market trends & developments. Validation of the estimated market size, current and future trends done from the key opinion leaders (KOLs). These KOLs are the CXO level people from leading companies in the industry and possess the experience of around 10-20 years in the industry. On the other-hand the secondary research methodology involves exhaustive desk research undertaken to understand the prevailing market trends & dynamics, market competition, customer insights and other KPIs. Company websites, their SEC filings, annual reports, broker & financial reports and investor presentations are scanned for understanding the competitive scenario, details and developments, and the overall competitive landscape. Regional government and statistical databases analyzed for macro & micro analysis. Research publications and paid data are referred to obtain and validate the market estimations, budget, expenditure, and other statistical insights.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on the X-ray baggage scanner market in the short term. Airports and other public facilities faced unusual challenges in ensuring both security and safety, due to global travel restrictions and heightened concerns about virus transmission. However, the market recovered, driven by increasing security concerns, growing awareness of aviation security, and technological advancements.  The demand for X-ray baggage scanners, already vital for security screening, surged as airports and transportation hubs intensified their efforts to minimize physical contact during the screening process. Enhanced safety protocols led to the adoption of touchless technologies and automation, driving the need for advanced X-ray scanners equipped with artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. However, the market also encountered challenges, including supply chain disruptions and delays in installations, due to lockdowns and restricted movements.

Key Takeaways from the Study:

Based on technology type, the X-ray baggage scanner market is segmented into computed tomography (CT) scanners, single energy X-ray scanners, dual energy X-ray scanners, and multi energy X-ray scanners. The multi energy X-ray scanners segment is projected to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, as these scanners utilize a spectrum of X-ray energies, enabling precise differentiation between materials, including organic and inorganic substances. Multi-energy scanners focus on real-time spectroscopic analysis, allowing security personnel to identify even the majorly complex composite materials accurately.

Based on product type, the X-ray baggage scanner market is segmented into portable X-ray scanners, fixed X-ray scanners, and mobile vehicle-mounted X-ray scanners. The fixed X-ray scanners segment is projected to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the seamless connectivity with central security systems, enabling real-time data analysis, predictive maintenance, and remote monitoring. These fixed scanners are strategically placed at key entry points of major transportation hubs and critical infrastructure facilities, ensuring comprehensive security screening for a high volume of passengers and cargo.

Based on detection capabilities, the X-ray baggage scanner market is segmented into explosive detection scanners, narcotics detection scanners,  and contraband detection scanners. The contraband detection scanners segment holds a significant market share during the forecast period, owing to their integration with X-ray baggage scanners, revolutionizing the identification of prohibited items and enhancing security measures globally. These scanners comprise advanced imaging algorithms and artificial intelligence to detect a wide range of contraband, including weapons, electronics, and unauthorized goods.
Based on baggage type, the X-ray baggage scanner market is segmented into checked baggage scanners, carry-on baggage scanners, and cargo scanners. The cargo scanners segment holds a significant market share of the market. The segment is projected to expand at a  significant CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the capabilities of traditional X-ray baggage scanners to handle large-scale shipments and cargo containers. These specialized scanners utilize advanced imaging technology, including high-energy X-rays and gamma rays, to inspect the contents of cargo without the need for physical inspection, enhancing security and efficiency in transportation hubs globally.

Based on end-user, the X-ray baggage scanner market is segmented into aviation & transportation, law enforcement, and commercial facilities. The law enforcement segment is projected to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, as law enforcement agencies are now leveraging portable and advanced X-ray scanners to enhance their capabilities in various operational scenarios. Additionally, portable X-ray scanners are deployed by law enforcement units during raids and tactical operations, as these compact scanners enable law enforcement personnel to quickly and safely inspect suspicious packages, vehicles, or buildings, aiding in the detection of hidden weapons, explosives, or contraband.

On the basis of region, the X-ray baggage scanner market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa (MEA). Europe accounted significant of the market share and the market in Europe is projected to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, as airports in the region have been investing in automated baggage handling systems that incorporate X-ray scanners. These systems help streamline the security process, reduce waiting times, and enhance the overall passenger experience. Additionally, some airports are integrating AI and machine learning algorithms into their X-ray baggage scanners. These systems detect anomalies accurately and quickly, improving security effectiveness. For instance, On September 2023, Leidos entered into a collaboration with Sofia Airport in Bulgaria to upgrade its hold baggage screening systems. The agreement allows Leidos to install three state-of-the-art EU-certified MV:3D explosive detection systems and two transmission X-ray systems to boost efficiency and safety.

The market in Asia Pacific holds a significant share of the market during the forecast period, due to the booming aviation industry, which has witnessed a rapid expansion of X-ray baggage scanning technology. Airports such as Changi Airport in Singapore have invested heavily in advanced X-ray systems to accommodate increasing passenger numbers while maintaining security standards. Some airports in Asia Pacific have tailored their X-ray scanning procedures to be culturally sensitive. For example, On 7th February 2023, Smith Detection, one of the leading companies in threat detection and security inspection technologies, has been awarded a contract to supply New Zealand's Aviation Security Service (AvSec) with advanced checkpoint security technology for its five major international airports (Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, and Wellington). Smiths Detection will supply 35 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX computed tomography (CT) X-ray machines, which meets the international regulatory requirements in USA and EU, this ensures the high level of security. This installation of the systems begins in 2023.

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Report Metric


Market Value in 2022

USD 3,233.4 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2022 to 2031)


Historical Data


Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 - 2031

Units Considered

Value (USD Million)

Market Segments

By Technology Type, By Product Type, By Detection Capabilities, By Baggage Type, By End-user, and  By Region.

Key Companies Profiled

Leidos, OSI SYSTEMS, INC., Smiths Group plc, NUCTECH COMPANY LTD, Analogic Corporation, Astrophysics Inc., Autoclear, Gilardoni S.p.A., Shenzhen Uni X-ray Technology Limited, and Vehant Technologies.

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Target Audience:

  • Supply-side: Manufacturers, raw material suppliers, and distributors

  • Demand Side: Aviation & Transportation, Law Enforcement, Commercial Facilities, and Others.