Augmented Reality Market To Reach $597.54 Billion By 2030

August 2023 | Report Format: Electronic (PDF)

Augmented Reality Market Growth & Trends

The global augmented reality market size is expected to reach USD 597.54 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 39.8% from 2023 to 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market growth can be credited to the increasing adoption of augmented reality (AR) technology across several industry verticals, such as automotive, healthcare, education, construction, and logistics among others. The augmented reality interfaces enhance the work environment as well as optimize operational efficiency while offering significant benefits in terms of efficiency, productivity, and safety.

AR technology has been evolving continuously and getting more accessible and reliable in line with the advances in technology. Several market players are focused on introducing new and more innovative offerings to attract customers and gain a competitive edge in the industry. For instance, in 2023, Google LLC announced the launch of its latest Immersive Stream for XR service for its Google Cloud customers. This new offering is said to eliminate the need for any powerful hardware or a special application to immerse oneself in the augmented reality or 3D world. The users can simply scan a QR code or click a link to get into extended reality (XR).

The growth of augmented reality industry is being influenced by the aggressive adoption of AR technology solutions by various industry incumbents, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. For instance, AR technology is being widely adopted across educational institutions to enhance the learning experience for students.

The market is also benefiting from the retail domain as AR provides an immersive experience to shoppers and helps them make informed buying decisions. In November 2022, Snap, Inc. partnered with, Inc. to initiate AR-enabled digital try-on styles for the brands and customers online. This fashion partnership is anticipated to create an AR shopping experience seamless.

AR technology is gaining massive traction in niche markets. Several mobile device vendors are introducing AR-compatible mobile devices. As such, the market for augmented reality is poised for significant growth during the forecast period as AR technology continues to evolve and more real-life use cases are introduced.

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Augmented Reality Market Report Highlights 

  • In terms of component, software segment is expected to register a CAGR of around 41.0% during the forecast period owing to the rising adoption of AR devices across various applications, including manufacturing, healthcare, education, retail & e-commerce, among others

  • In terms of display, smart glass segment is expected to register a notable growth rate of 49.1% by 2030 with the increasing adoption of smart glasses beyond personal uses of entertainment to industrial applications such as architectural planning, manufacturing processes, healthcare, and more

  • In terms of application, industrial & manufacturing segment accounted for the revenue share of around 24.0% in 2022 as AR finds important application in businesses to ensure efficient operations by keeping all processes operational, spotting anomalies, and reducing production downtime

  • Asia Pacific augmented reality industry is estimated to witness a significant CAGR from 2023 to 2030 with the rapid expansion of manufacturing, logistic & transportation, automotive, and gaming & entertainment industries, especially in Japan and China 

Augmented Reality Market Segmentation

Grand View Research has segmented the global augmented reality market based on the component, display, application, and region:

Augmented Reality Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

  • Hardware

  • Software

Augmented Reality Display Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

  • Head-Mounted Display

  • Smart Glass

    • Cinema Display Glasses

    • XR Glasses

  • Head-Up Display

    • Handheld Devices

Augmented Reality Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Automotive

  • Education

    • E-learning

    • Educational Games and Simulations

  • E-commerce & Retail

    • Hypermarket

    • Supermarket

    • Malls and Shopping Centers

  • Gaming & Entertainment

    • Video Games

    • Live Events and Concerts

    • Amusement Parks

  • Healthcare

    • Hospitals

    • Clinics

    • Medical Training and Education

  • Industrial & Manufacturing

    • Energy & Utilities

    • Construction and Engineering

    • Mining

    • Others

  • Others

Augmented Reality Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • South America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of South America

  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

List of Key Players in the Augmented Reality Market

  • Apple, Inc.

  • Blippar Limited

  • Google LLC

  • Lenovo Group

  • Magic Leap, Incorporated

  • Meta

  • Microsoft Corporation

  • PTC Inc.

  • Snap, Inc.

  • Sony Corporation

  • Team Viewer AG

  • Vuzix Corporation

  • Wikitude GmbH

  • Xiaomi Corporation

  • Zappar Limited.

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