Global Research Department Explosive (RDX) Market To Grow At A CAGR Of 4.2% By 2030

14-Jul-2023 | Zion Market Research

The global Research Department Explosive (RDX) market size was worth around USD 10.5 billion in 2022 and is predicted to grow to around USD 14.5 billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 4.2% between 2023 and 2030.

Global Research Department Explosive (RDX) Market Size

Research Department Explosive (RDX) is a powerful explosive compound that has been extensively used in military and industrial applications. It is a white crystalline solid with the chemical formula C3H6N6O6 and the full name cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine. RDX is classified as a high explosive due to its ability to release large amounts of energy rapidly. In military applications, RDX is commonly used as a key ingredient in the formulation of explosive compounds, such as plastic-bonded explosives (PBX) and composition C-4. It provides the necessary energy and stability required for reliable detonation, making it a vital component in various munitions, including artillery shells, mortar rounds, grenades, and landmines. RDX-based propellants are also used in firearms, artillery, and rocket systems to generate the force necessary for projectile propulsion. Apart from military applications, RDX finds use in industrial sectors such as mining, quarrying, and construction. Its high energy output and stability make it suitable for blasting operations, controlled demolitions, and other applications that require the controlled release of explosive energy.

This review is based on a report by Zion Market Research, titled "Research Department Explosive (RDX) Market By Type (Explosives, Pyrotechnics, And Others), By Application (Military And Civilian), By Sales Channel (Domestics And International) And By Region - Global And Regional Industry Overview, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, And Forecasts 2023 – 2030"- Report at

The increase in demand for mining tools is one of the key factors anticipated to propel the growth of the research department explosive (RDX) market during the projected period. Furthermore, it is projected that the market for research department explosive (RDX) would rise as a result of the expanding construction and infrastructure development activities. Additionally, it is predicted that an increase in military spending and activity will drive market growth for research department explosives (RDX). On the other hand, the market expansion for the research department explosive (RDX) is anticipated to be hindered throughout the timeframe due to the rising cost of RDX. However, the rise in the frequency of mining operations in industrialized nations will also likely present prospects for the market for research department explosives to expand in the years to come. However, in the near future, the development of the research department explosive (RDX) industry may be further hampered by strict governmental rules.

Global Research Department Explosive (RDX) Market size

The global research department explosive (RDX) industry is segmented based on type, application, sales channel, and region.

Based on the type, the global market is bifurcated into explosives, pyrotechnics, and others. The explosives segment is expected to hold a significant market share over the forecast period. RDX explosives find applications in the industrial sector, particularly in mining, quarrying, and construction. It is used in blasting operations for excavation, rock fragmentation, and controlled demolitions. The high energy output and stability of RDX make it suitable for these applications, enabling efficient and safe operations in various industries. Thereby, driving segment growth.

Based on the application, the global research department explosive industry is divided into military and civilian.

Based on the sales channel, the global market is bifurcated into domestic and international.

North America is expected to dominate the global research department explosive market during the forecast period. Due to the large demand in the mining, construction, and military sectors, the North American region is a key user of RDX and other explosives. The recent rebound of the region's construction sector is one of the key components influencing the explosives market. Because of increased investment in constructing retail establishments and logistical infrastructure, non-residential construction activity is anticipated to rise over the next years. The nation's employment of a private investment technique for building roads is also predicted to increase the need for explosives. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the 18-mile route that connects Hazel Park and Pontiac will be paid for privately rather than using public funds.

Recent Development:

  • In February 2020, Exsa Ltd. was purchased by Orica Limited for $302 million, an industry leader in Australia that develops commercial explosives and blasting systems. With this purchase, Orica will gain market share in Latin America and become the dominant force in the industry with the highest rate of expansion. Additionally, it will provide Orica with a competitive advantage by substantially expanding its production presence. With this acquisition, Exsa's brand-new, state-of-the-art Initiating Systems (IS) production facility will be a part of Orica's worldwide manufacturing footprint. Explosives are produced and distributed by Exsa Ltd., a business established in Peru.

Research Department Explosive (RDX) Market: Competitive Analysis

The global Research Department Explosive (RDX) market is dominated by players like:

  • Chemring Group
  • Eurenco
  • BAE Systems.
  • Chemical Plant NITRO-CHEM SA
  • Hodgdon Powder Co. Inc.
  • Nuberg Engineering Limited
  • The Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company
  • ReGenesis
  • Dyno Nobel
  • EPC Groupe
  • Mil-Spec Industries Corporation
  • Orica Limited.
  • Taavura Holdings Ltd.
  • bme
  • Solar Industries India
  • Jet Research Center
  • Others.

The global Research Department Explosive (RDX) market is segmented as follows:

By Type

  • Explosives
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Others

By Application

  • Military
  • Civilian

By Sales Channel

  • Domestics
  • International

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France 
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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