DJI Expanding in Latin America

The Kathmandu Post experiences that drone producer DJI is about to broaden in Latin America – centered on the industrial sector.

The Chinese producer is the undisputed international chief in the patron drone market, with estimates of their market share starting from 50% to a whopping 70%.  Increasingly, DJI’s drones have entered the prosumer market- and in Latin America, the commercial market is anticipated to be the largest enhance to gross sales.  “We have seen notable growth of clients in the market segment for inspections of electrical and telephone lines, and also in agriculture,” the Post quotes DJI’s regional director Manuel Martinez.

DJI launched workplaces in Latin America solely final yr, which signifies that the areas gross sales are nonetheless low in contrast with China, Europe and the US.  But Martinez expects that Latin American gross sales will quickly catch up, pushed by the extra worthwhile industrial sector. “We know that the business sector will be the marketsegment with the largest growth in Latin America. Compared with China, the United States and Asia, where sales are driven more by the recreational segment, the corporate sector accounts for some 97 percent of drone sales in Latin America,” mentioned Martinez.

High tax burdens put leisure drones out of attain of most customers in Latin America, however the excessive ROI for business, mixed with comparatively relaxed rules has led to widespread adoption of drone expertise.

In addition to DJI’s prosumer drone merchandise, usually used as a part of precision agriculture packages, the producer has developed a line of crop spraying drones that can be utilized in Latin America to reinforce crop spraying by airplane.


Uruguay, Brazil, and different international locations in the area are dashing to draw the business and make use of drone expertise by enacting versatile rules.  Uruguay is the primary nation in the area to have a selected state coverage with reference to drones.

While leisure drones is probably not the most well liked pattern in Rio de Janeiro, the DJI presence might quickly make industrial drones a well-known sight in the area.


Miriam McNabb is the CEO of JobForDrones, knowledgeable drone companies market, and a fascinated observer of the rising drone business and the regulatory setting for drones. She writes for DRONELIFE on present information, monetary developments, and FAA rules. Miriam has a level from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of expertise in excessive tech gross sales and advertising for brand new applied sciences.
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