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Global Medium Caliber Ammunition Market by Type (4.6 mm, 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm, 9 mm, 12.7 mm), By Application (Defense, Other) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Medium Caliber Ammunition Market by Type (4.6 mm, 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm, 9 mm, 12.7 mm), By Application (Defense, Other) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

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Market Overview:

The global medium caliber ammunition market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for medium caliber ammunition from defense applications and other applications. In terms of region, North America is expected to lead the global medium caliber ammunition market during the forecast period, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. The growth in these regions can be attributed to the increasing demand for medium caliber ammunition from defense and other applications.

Global Medium Caliber Ammunition Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Medium caliber ammunition is a type of firearm ammunition that falls in between small caliber and large caliber ammunition. The most common types of medium caliber rounds are .30-06 Springfield and 7.62x54mmR. These rounds are used in a variety of firearms, including rifles, carbines, and machine guns.

4.6 mm:

4.6 mm is a calibre commonly used for airsoft guns and BB guns. It’s also the most common size of ammunition used in pellet rifles, which have a growing demand among sports enthusiasts due to their accuracy and lightweight.

5.56 mm:

The global 5.56 mm ammunition market size was valued at USD 3.88 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% over the forecast period on account of increasing demand for military rifles & carbines, which use this caliber as a NATO-standard round since the late 1960s. The U.S.

Application Insights:

Defense was the largest application segment in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. Medium caliber ammunition has several advantages over smaller calibers such as pistol rounds due to their larger bullets, increased magazine capacity, and greater stopping power. The U.S., Russia, Germany, France and China are some of the major countries that possess large defense arsenals; this trend is expected to continue during the forecast period thus driving demand for medium caliber products across regions.

The other application segment comprises of law enforcement agencies or units using medium Caliber Ammunition (MCA) for training or special operations purposes with a few firearms chambered for it such as Glock 17 handgun series by Glock GmbH & Co KG along with various other manufacturers including Smith & Wesson Corporation; Beretta USA Corp.; Springfield Armory LLC; Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC among others.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific is expected to be the largest and fastest-growing regional market over the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to increasing demand for medium caliber ammunition in countries such as India, China, South Korea, and Japan. In addition, rising tensions between nuclear powers and terrorist organizations across the globe have led governments of major economies to increase their defense spending which is further anticipated to drive industry expansion over the next eight years.

North America accounted for a significant share of revenue in 2017 owing to high demand from law enforcement agencies in U.S., coupled with stringent gun control laws implemented by government authorities there. Moreover, presence of prominent players such as Olin Corporation; Remington Arms Inc.; Federal Cartridge Company; ATK Inc.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for medium caliber ammunition from the military and law enforcement agencies across the globe due to its superior performance.
  • Rising investments by key players in research and development activities to develop new and innovative products that meet the requirements of end-users.
  • Growing use of medium caliber ammunition in target shooting and hunting applications, which is propelling the demand for these products globally.
  • increasing trend of militarization and urbanization, which is leading to an increase in demand for medium caliber ammunition from various end-use industries worldwide 5

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Research Report

By Type

4.6 mm, 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm, 9 mm, 12.7 mm

By Application

Defense, Other

By Companies

IMI (Israel Military Industries), Alliant Techsystems Inc (ATK), Nammo, General Dynamics Corp, Rheinmetall Defence, Magtech Ammunition, BAE Systems, Nexter

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Report Segments:

The global Medium Caliber Ammunition market is segmented on the basis of:


4.6 mm, 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm, 9 mm, 12.7 mm

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Defense, Other

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. IMI (Israel Military Industries)
  2. Alliant Techsystems Inc (ATK)
  3. Nammo
  4. General Dynamics Corp
  5. Rheinmetall Defence
  6. Magtech Ammunition
  7. BAE Systems
  8. Nexter

Global Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Overview

Highlights of The Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. 4.6 mm
    2. 5.56 mm
    3. 7.62 mm
    4. 9 mm
    5. 12.7 mm
  1. By Application:

    1. Defense
    2. Other
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Medium Caliber Ammunition Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Statistics

8 Reasons to Buy This Report

  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
  2. Report Prepared After Conducting Interviews with Industry Experts & Top Designates of the Companies in the Market
  3. Implemented Robust Methodology to Prepare the Report
  4. Includes Graphs, Statistics, Flowcharts, and Infographics to Save Time
  5. Industry Growth Insights Provides 24/5 Assistance Regarding the Doubts in the Report
  6. Provides Information About the Top-winning Strategies Implemented by Industry Players.
  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Medium caliber ammunition is typically defined as rounds that are between .22 and .50 caliber. This category includes rounds like the .22 LR, the .243 Winchester, and the 6.5 Creedmoor. These rounds are popular for hunting small game and can be effective against medium-sized targets like deer or elk.

Some of the major companies in the medium caliber ammunition market are IMI (Israel Military Industries), Alliant Techsystems Inc (ATK), Nammo, General Dynamics Corp, Rheinmetall Defence, Magtech Ammunition, BAE Systems, Nexter.

The medium caliber ammunition market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Medium Caliber Ammunition Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. 4.6 mm
      5.3.2. 5.56 mm
      5.3.3. 7.62 mm
      5.3.4. 9 mm
      5.3.5. 12.7 mm
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Defense
      6.3.2. Other
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Medium Caliber Ammunition Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Defense
      9.4.2. Other
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. 4.6 mm
      9.7.2. 5.56 mm
      9.7.3. 7.62 mm
      9.7.4. 9 mm
      9.7.5. 12.7 mm
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Medium Caliber Ammunition Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Defense
      10.4.2. Other
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. 4.6 mm
      10.7.2. 5.56 mm
      10.7.3. 7.62 mm
      10.7.4. 9 mm
      10.7.5. 12.7 mm
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Medium Caliber Ammunition Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Defense
      11.4.2. Other
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. 4.6 mm
      11.7.2. 5.56 mm
      11.7.3. 7.62 mm
      11.7.4. 9 mm
      11.7.5. 12.7 mm
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Prjections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Medium Caliber Ammunition Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Defense
      12.4.2. Other
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. 4.6 mm
      12.7.2. 5.56 mm
      12.7.3. 7.62 mm
      12.7.4. 9 mm
      12.7.5. 12.7 mm
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Medium Caliber Ammunition Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Defense
      13.4.2. Other
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Medium Caliber Ammunition Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. 4.6 mm
      13.7.2. 5.56 mm
      13.7.3. 7.62 mm
      13.7.4. 9 mm
      13.7.5. 12.7 mm
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Medium Caliber Ammunition Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Medium Caliber Ammunition Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Medium Caliber Ammunition Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Medium Caliber Ammunition Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. IMI (Israel Military Industries) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Alliant Techsystems Inc (ATK) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Nammo Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. General Dynamics Corp Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Rheinmetall Defence Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Magtech Ammunition Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. BAE Systems Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Nexter Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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