Testing, Inspection, and Certification Market

Global Market Study on Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC): In-house TIC Service to Gain Popularity across Regions

Global Testing, Inspection, and Certification Market by Services (Testing, Inspection, and Certification)

Report ID: PMRREP28060

Number of Pages: 340

Format: PPT*, PDF, EXCEL

Industry: Industrial Automation

Published Date: December-2022

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[340 Pages] According to Persistence Market Research, the Testing, Inspection, and Certification market will generate US $ 249.7 Billion in revenue by 2023. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for Testing, Inspection, and Certification from the oil & gas industry, food and agriculture industry, consumer and retail industry, and industrial sector across the globe.

Global Market Size (2022A)

US$ 238.06 Bn

Global Market Size (2023E)

US$ 249.7 Bn

Projected Market Value (2033F)

US$ 422.6 Bn

Value CAGR (2023-2033)


Collective Value Share: Top 3 Countries (2022)


In order to maintain sustainable growth, more effective waste management initiatives, eco-friendly marketplaces, and eco-friendly fiscal policies are needed on a global scale. It is anticipated that the market for testing, inspection, and certification would expand because of the increasing norms and standards that governments have set. Testing, Inspection, and Certification are estimated to generate US$ 422.6 billion revenue globally by 2033, expanding at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2023 to 2033.

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Market Analysis of Testing, Inspection, and Certification from 2017 to 2022 Vs Market Forecast for 2023 to 2033

From 2017 to 2022, the global testing, inspection, and certification market was reported to expand at a CAGR of 1.5%.

Despite industrial seasonality, the development of new technologies as well as a high need for routine inspection and testing across a number of industries, including oil & gas and consumer & retail, are anticipated to propel market expansion. Exports and imports on a global scale are growing, particularly in the case of goods like food and medicine. In the upcoming years, it is predicted that the food and beverage, consumer electronics, agriculture, and automotive (electric vehicles) industries would offer additional potential for testing, inspection, and certification services.

However, trade wars and fluctuations in growth have posed challenges to end-user industries, and with the major outbreak of COVID 19, the testing, inspection, and certification market is playing a crucial role in providing assurance that the products and services provided, especially in the healthcare sector, meet necessary standard requirements and fundamental safety standards. Market expansion is being aided by the emergence of the middle class in emerging nations, rising safety demand, and rising infrastructure spending. In the coming years, rising outsourcing, and privatization will significantly increase demand for testing, inspection, and certification.

The market for testing, Inspection, and Certification is anticipated to expand at a 5.4% CAGR between 2023 and 2033. The market is expected to grow from US$ 249.7 Bn in 2023 to US$ 422.6 Bn by 2033.

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What are the drivers for the Testing, Inspection, and Certification market?

Rise in outsourcing of TIC functions and ever-tightening regulations are among the key factors that will push the demand for testing, inspection and certification services over the near future. As per PMR estimations, nearly 40% of the market is currently outsourced, while remaining share of TIC services is carried out in-house. Push towards outsourcing as well as privatization of state-owned laboratories will continue to be a strong driver for growth. It’s not all one-way traffic though, and the outsourced model cannot rely solely on its third-party accreditation capability as justification for continued growth.

Increasing levels of regulation have triggered a transition from a voluntary-based risk management approach to mandatory testing services – for example, after the recent high-profile vehicle emissions scandal. Additionally, the tragic Grenfell Tower fire highlighted the critical need for standards and certification in the construction and maintenance of public infrastructure. Moreover, increasing globalized demand for regulation of products, materials, systems, and processes, ever-increasing trade flows, globally integrating supply chains, and significant growth in corporate outsourcing of R&D activities as well as of quality assurance work to third parties have supported the long–term expansion of testing, inspection, and certification market.

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What are the Key Opportunities for Testing, Inspection, and Certification Market?

Food safety and quality are of the greatest importance to everyone involved in the production and distribution of food products and services. Hence, there is increasing variety of international standards and regulations that need to be adhered to, throughout the entire process– sourcing, production, and delivery. A lack of quality monitoring processes, complex logistics structures, food handling methods, and other factors can jeopardize safety and quality of food products. Food inspection can be used as a dedicated quality management tool and as a checkpoint to safeguard the safety and quality of food. Introduction of new food safety standards is providing new opportunities to TIC players. FSSAI has drafted new Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulation 2019. These regulations prescribe the labelling requirements of pre-packaged foods and display of essential information on premises where food is manufactured, processed, served, and stored.

Digital inspection, predictive maintenance and integrated sensors are replacing physical inspection. These advances provide growth opportunities and help operators to raise margins, enter new markets and embed client relationships. Inspection Services is a good example. The steady digitization of goods and services is highly significant for TIC players because not only does it affect existing TIC processes and services, it also opens up new market opportunities. Services and products need to be tested and inspected in new ways, as they are increasingly complex and connected and come with new inherent risks.

What are the restraints for the Testing, Inspection, and Certification market growth?

Lack of internationally accepted standards is one of the key restraining factors influencing the expansion of market. Various countries like U.K., Germany, Norway have their own set of standards. This factor influences the decision-making of the manufacturer, whether to export or not to a given country. Standards and regulations vary for different types of services and products. Meeting international standards often results in increased costs, as these are likely to lead to change in design of a particular product or service. For instance, environmental regulations regarding the type and amount of packaging used for products are expected to be strict in some countries as compared to others.

Further, it has been observed that requirement of standards in countries with a high per-capita income is generally higher as compared to countries with a lower per-capita income. This restraint is very common in the pharmaceutical sector, as it becomes highly challenging for manufacturers to develop a single drug, which can be readily approved in all countries it is submitted. These are some factors that are restraining the TIC market.

Country-wise Insights

Where Does the U.S. Stand in the Global Market for Testing, Inspection, and Certification?

In 2022, the demand for Testing, Inspection, and Certification in the United States is expected to be around 17.4% of the global market. Throughout the projection period of 2023–2033, the U.S. is anticipated to hold a significant share of the market in North America.

Due to rising consumption across the country, industries such as manufacturing and transportation are growing at a significant rate. Regular handling and storage of substances and hazardous substances are growing. With rising environmental, health, and safety risks, the frequency of testing and inspections has directly creating demand for TIC services. Regulatory bodies have made changes in inspection frequency requirements to regulate the degradation of resources. Widespread mining activities are being carried out in the country, which is leading to high growth of TIC service providers in the United States.

What is the Outlook for Germany Testing, Inspection, and Certification market?

It is one of the top product producers in the world and is located adjacent to other European nations, which are known for their technological creativity. Over the projection period, demand is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of roughly 4.7% in the German market.

Infrastructure, services, and products in Germany must adhere to strict standards and regulations due in large part to the introduction of strict environmental laws and increasing health safety measures. Testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services are anticipated to see an increase in demand due to the trend of regular testing and inspection across industries, such as air and water, which is becoming a necessity. This is true regardless of the seasonality of the industry. For instance, the demand for inspection services has increased because of the European Commission's warning to the German government to lower nitrate levels in water.

Category-wise Insights

Which End-use Industry has Huge Potential for Testing, Inspection, and Certification Services?

Over the next few years, there will be tremendous potential for TIC services in the food and agriculture, industrial, and oil and gas sectors. Additionally, a high-potential end consumer for TIC services is the oil, gas, and chemical end-use sector. Integrity, safety, and sustainability are the pillars on which the agriculture and food sectors are based, so it is crucial to closely monitor each one.

Growing need to ensure safety and premium quality of the products has led manufacturers to opt for testing products globally. Strict quality and safety requirements for food products, an increase in outbreaks of food-borne illness, and increased environmental disposal of untreated industrial waste are a few of the factors pushing the industry. Between 2023 and 2033, the forecast period, Food and agriculture end-user recorded a CAGR of 4.9%.

Which Service Type Influences Demand for Testing, Inspection, and Certification?

The testing service segment had the highest revenue share in 2022; it is around 61.6% of total market share. This is a result of the extensive usage of testing procedures in the manufacturing, mining, energy, utilities, and oil, gas, and transportation industries. Product testing in the real world helps businesses maintain high standards and satisfy client demands. This is encouraging businesses from a variety of sectors to invest more in operational expenses for testing equipment, which is fostering market expansion. For instance, In November 2022, Wallace Instruments, one of the manufacturers of testing apparatus for the global rubber industry, announced the release of the WAC11 Mk5 Compression Stress Relax meter, the company's Compression Stress Relax meter’s fifth generation.

Competitive Landscape

Given the increased demand for testing, inspection and certification services across industries, service providers of testing, inspection, and certification are constantly under pressure to improve their offerings. Leading market players operating in the global testing, inspection, and certification market include SGS SA, Bureau Veritas SA, DEKRA, Intertek Group plc, Eurofins Scientific Group, TUV SUD AG, DNV GL, UL LLC, Applus+, MISTRAS Group Inc., ATRAC Group and others. Manufacturing businesses want to increase the availability of their Testing, Inspection, and Certification on the market through the introduction of new service offers and collaboration with domestic players.

  • In January 2022: SGS and Microsoft announced their partnership to develop new digital TIC services. Microsoft will create innovative solutions for clients in this market using its industry expertise, powerful data solutions, productivity platforms, global network, and cross-industry understanding.

Testing, Inspection, and Certification Industry Report Scope



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Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value

Key Regions Covered

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

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • GCC Countries
  • Turkey
  • Northern Africa
  • South Africa

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Services
  • Sourcing
  • Application
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • SGS SA
  • Bureau Veritas SA
  • Intertek Group plc
  • Eurofins Scientific Group
  • UL LLC
  • Applus+
  • DNV GL
  • MISTRAS Group Inc.
  • ATRAC Group
  • Apave International
  • ALS Global
  • Favareto SA
  • ASTM International
  • LENOR Group
  • OPUS Group AB
  • Element Materials & Technology


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Key Segments Covered in Testing, Inspection, and Certification Industry Research

By Services

  • Testing
  • Inspection
  • Certification

By Sourcing

  • In-house
  • Outsourcing

By Application

  • Consumer & Retail
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Oil, Gas & Chemicals
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Industrial
  • Transportation
  • Others

By Region

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

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Companies Covered in This Report

  • Bureau Veritas SA
  • Intertek Group plc
  • Eurofins Scientific Group
  • TUV Rheinland AG
  • SGS SA
  • DNV GL
  • UL LLC
  • Applus+
  • MISTRAS Group Inc.
  • ATRAC Group
  • Apave International
  • ALS Global
  • Compoende Beneficiamento De Pecas Ltda
  • Favareto SA
  • ASTM International
  • LENOR Group
  • Genesis Group
  • OPUS Group AB
  • CSA Group
  • Element Materials & Technology
  • Cugnier
  • RRMG Ltda
  • Standardization and Certification NYCE, SC
  • Lloyd's Register
  • Team Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Testing, Inspection, and Certification Market is estimated to be valued at over US$ 249.7 Bn as of 2023.

Testing, Inspection, and Certification are projected to increase at 5.4% CAGR and is expected to be valued at around US$ 422.6 Bn by 2033 end.

SGS SA, Bureau Veritas, Eurofins Scientific Group, Intertek Group plc, DEKRA are some of the leading players in the overall market.

U.S., China, Germany, U.K., and India are driving most of the demand for Testing, Inspection, and Certification.

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