UHF RFID (RAIN) Market Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Key Players Analysis, and Forecast till 2031

UHF RFID (RAIN) Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Component (Hardware, Software, and Services) and Application (Retail and Consumer Goods, Logistics and Transportation, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Other Applications) and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00011333
  • Category : Electronics and Semiconductor
  • No. of Pages : 150
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UHF RFID (RAIN) Market Size, Share, and Forecast to 2031

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The UHF RFID (RAIN) market size is projected to reach US$ 8.36 billion by 2031 from US$ 2.92 billion in 2023. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 14 % in 2023–2031. The increasing role of RFID in smart cities is likely to remain a key UHF RFID (RAIN) market trend.

UHF RFID (RAIN) Market Analysis

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is being driven by the acceptance of smart devices and increasing government investments, which are concentrated on R&D and IoT installations in the manufacturing, utilities, retail, and other sectors. It gives different items the capacity to communicate with one another and exchange data. UHF RFID is the best technology to connect the digital and physical worlds, which is necessary for Internet of Things applications. The majority of networked objects will be connected wirelessly thanks to passive UHF RFID technology, which is becoming increasingly popular across national borders. This technology allows passive objects to smoothly send vital data, such as precise location and time, enabling identification of these objects.

UHF RFID (RAIN) Market Overview

UHF RFID systems are radio frequency identification (RFID) systems that use the UHF frequency range for operation. Operating frequencies for the ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) bands span from 300 MHz to 1 GHz. Radiofrequency identification is the source of the word RAIN, a reference to the connection between UHF RFID and the cloud. This technology includes several hardware elements, like readers and tags, built into it. Among other businesses, the retail, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors utilize RFID tags to track all kinds of products and to manage assets and inventory. UHF RFID tags and readers operate between 433 MHz to 860 MHz.

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UHF RFID (RAIN) Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 2,011.70 Million in 2019
Market Size Value byUS$ 5,588.33 Million by 2027
Growth rateCAGR of 13.8% from 2020-2027
Forecast Period2020-2027
Base Year2020
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UHF RFID (RAIN) Market Drivers and Opportunities

The increase in demand for RFID in Electronic Toll Collection

RFID technology allows for accurate vehicle identification, which in turn allows for toll fees to be subtracted. The architecture of the REID system is carefully designed to enable automatic vehicle identification and a smooth toll deduction process, doing away with the need for human intervention. The field of electronic toll collecting (ETC) has seen a revolution because of REID technology, which has sped up, improved efficiency, and made it more comfortable for commuters as well as toll operators to pay tolls on roads, bridges, and tunnels. Vehicles using ETC systems are outfitted with REID tags, sometimes referred to as transponders, which hold distinct identity data connected to the account of the vehicle's owner. RFID tags are activated by radio-frequency signals that REID readers generate as cars get closer to toll booths, gantries, or designated entry/exit lanes. Thus, with the increase in demand for RFID in electronic toll collection, the market is growing.

The reduction in tag costs

The Internet of Things (IoT) is predicted to be a major factor in the industry's present rapid technological development. Many academics are concentrating on IoT technology to pinpoint issues and challenges relating to architecture and design. The majority of IoT solution providers have been building all stack components, from hardware devices to cloud services, as a result of the market's explosive growth. Throughout the forecast period, a high rate of IoT technology use is expected to support the growth of the UHF RFID (RAIN) market. Thus, the increasing adoption of IoT is anticipated to present new opportunities for the UHF RFID (RAIN) market players during the forecast period.

UHF RFID (RAIN) Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the UHF RFID (RAIN) market analysis are components and applications.

  • Based on the components, the UHF RFID (RAIN) market is segmented into hardware, software, and services. The hardware segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • By application, the market is segmented into retail and consumer goods, logistics and transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, and other applications.

UHF RFID (RAIN) Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the UHF RFID (RAIN) market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America/South & Central America. Due to a boom in the retail industry, the UHF RFID (RAIN) market in North America is anticipated to expand rapidly. The technology is widely used for clothing tagging, and the market has grown quickly in recent years. Passive UHF RFID tags that operate in the 860–960 MHZ frequency band are typically used by the retail industry; the precise frequencies at which the tags work vary depending on the nation.

UHF RFID (RAIN) Market Report Scope

UHF RFID (RAIN) Market News and Recent Developments

The UHF RFID (RAIN) market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. The following is a list of developments in the market for speech and language disorders and strategies:

  • In November 2023, RAIN Alliance, the non-profit industry organization supporting the development and adoption of Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), announced the launch of its RAIN RFID Tyre Technology Masterclass World Tour. These quarterly masterclass events will offer a unique perspective into the future of the global intelligent tire industry while exploring how RAIN RFID helps solve the issue of tracking the full product lifecycle of a tire from the cradle to the grave. (Source: RAIN Alliance, Press Release)
  • In October 2023, HID Launched New LinTRAK RAIN RFID UHF Tags on the Market. (Source: HID, Press Release)

UHF RFID (RAIN) Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

The “UHF RFID (RAIN) Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)” report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas:

  • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
  • Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
  • Key future trends
  • Detailed PEST/Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis
  • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
  • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments
  • Detailed company profiles
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Component and Application

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the estimated market size for the global UHF RFID (RAIN) market in 2023?

The global UHF RFID (RAIN) market was estimated to be US$ 2.92 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14 % during the forecast period 2023 - 2031.

What are the driving factors impacting the global UHF RFID (RAIN) market?

The increase in demand for RFID in Electronic Toll Collection and the reduction in tag costs are the major factors that propel the global UHF RFID (RAIN) market.

What are the future trends of the global UHF RFID (RAIN) market?

The increasing role of RFID in smart cities is anticipated to play a significant role in the global UHF RFID (RAIN) market in the coming years.

Which are the key players holding the major market share of the global UHF RFID (RAIN) market?

The key players holding majority shares in the global UHF RFID (RAIN) market are CAEN RFD Srl, Convergence Systems Limited, Impinj Inc., Invengo Technology Pte. Ltd., and Jadak- A Novanta Company.

What will be the market size of the global UHF RFID (RAIN) market by 2031?

The global UHF RFID (RAIN) market is expected to reach US$ 8.36 billion by 2031.

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