This IDC study provides market sizing of the U.S. commercial drone market for 2018. In addition, the study provides a U.S. commercial drone forecast for 2019-2023."Today's U.S. commercial drone market is expanding, but true expansion of the market will require investment in air traffic systems; however, we have some progress in this area. In 2018, the industry witnessed an expansion of the software developer ecosystem introducing a variety of new applications that will create additional growth in the commercial market. What still needs to be sorted out are surveillance and privacy issues," said Will Stofega, program director for IDC's Mobile and Drone research programs.