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Annual Economy Overviews

Year: 2016
The global space industry continued to grow in 2015, although currency fluctuations caused the appearance of a slight decline from $## billion in 2014 to $## billion in 2015. All financial data in this report is converted to U.S. dollars for analysis, and the dollar strengthened substantially...
Year: 2015
Global government space spending declined by ##% in 2015, as spending totaled $## billion, down from $## billion in 2014. Government spending accounted for ##% of the global space economy, remaining unchanged from 2014. The U.S. government spent $## billion on defense and non-defense space efforts...
Year: 2017
The global space industry grew ##% in 2017, reaching a total of $## billion.
Year: 2014
The global space industry maintained its long-term growth trend in 2014, expanding by #% from 2013. The combined total for commercial revenues and government budgets was $## billion in 2014, up from $## billion in 2013.
Year: 2013
Country: United States
The global space industry continued to grow in 2013, expanding by #% since 2012, slightly below the average annual growth rate of ##% from 2009 to 2013. Commercial space revenues and government space spending together totaled $## billion in 2013, compared to $## billion in 2012.
Year: 2012
The global space industry continued to grow in 2012, expanding at a healthy rate of #% from 2011. Commercial space revenues and government space spending together totaled $## billion in 2012, compared to $## billion in 2011. The global space industry has grown steadily over the past five years,...
Year: 2011
Country: United States
The global space industry showed very strong growth in 2011, increasing more than ##% from 2010. Commercial space revenue and government budgets reached a record total of $## billion in 2011. This follows a trend of continuing expansion in the global space economy, demonstrating a five-year growth...
Year: 2010
The global space economy continued to demonstrate strong growth in 2010, increasing by ##% to reach a record total of $## billion. This figure shows the continuation of a five-year trend of expansion in the space economy, demonstrating growth of ##% from $## billion in 2005. While many other...
Year: 2009
In the midst of the worst economic meltdown in decades, the global space industry experienced steady growth in 2009. Commercial space revenue and government budgets reached a combined total of $## billion in 2009, representing a #% increase from 2008. The 2009 total continued a four-year trend of...
Year: 2008
The space industry continued to grow in 2008 with estimated global space revenues and government budgets reaching $## billion. This trend of growth has persisted since the Space Foundation began tracking global budgets and revenues for the industry in 2005. While past years have shown stronger...

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