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China's civil drones are to fly high

Revenue of the country's civil drone market is expected hit 60 billion yuan (US$9.1 billion) in 2020, with annual growth rate of 40 percent, the authority said.

China's civil drone market revenue is expected hit 60 billion yuan (US$9.1 billion) in 2020, with annual growth rate of 40 percent, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said today in a statement.

In 2025, civil drone market size will hit 180 billion yuan to make China a global industry leader in output and standard, said the ministry, the top industry regulator.

Civil drone has become a “new name card” for China's manufacturing industry, playing an active role to power its economic development and technological innovation, the ministry said in the statement.

Drones are also used in agriculture, energy and mapping sectors besides the consumer sector.

It’s a guideline for the whole drone industry development, which offers good external environment and policy support, said Shenzhen-based DJI, already the world’s biggest drone vendor.

Universities and colleges are also encouraged to set up drone-related classes to bring more talent, according to the statement.



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