; Translation Service Market Share, Size, Forecast, 2032

Translation Service Market

Translation Service Market Size, Share, and Analysis, By Service Type (Written Translation Service and Interpretation Service), By Application (Legal, Medical, Tourism & Travel, Financial & Banking, and Others), By Component (Hardware and Software), By Operation Type (Technical Translation and Machine Translation), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest of the World) And Regional Forecast 2023-2032

Published on: Dec-2023
Report Code: FG ICT 01762
No. of Pages: 170-350
Report Format: PDF

Translation Service Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.4% in the forecast period (2023-2032), with the market size valued at USD 40.11 billion in 2021 and projected to reach USD 52 billion by 2032.

Product Overview

Translation Services Market is concerned with the provision of language translation solutions in order to promote efficient communication in various languages. This market is currently growing significantly due to globalization, increasing international trade and increasing digital content. This includes various services such as document translation, website localization, interpreting and software localization. Machine translation and artificial intelligence technologies are playing an important role in the industry, providing cost-effective alternatives for a number of language pairs and industries. However, human translation remains crucial to maintain accuracy and capture cultural nuances. The main stakeholders in this market are language service providers, freelance translators and technology companies that provide translation tools. As business expands globally and the demand for multilingual content increases, the translation services market is poised for continued expansion.

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Market Highlights

Translation Service Market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 2.4% during the forecast period, 2022-2032

Translation Service Market is expected to reach USD 52 billion, growing at a CAGR of 2.4%. The expanding need for translation services is a result of increased global connectivity. Businesses must communicate with customers in a variety of languages, and there is a lot of content online that need translation as well. It is becoming simpler and less expensive thanks to technology like computers and AI. In some regions, it is also required by laws and regulations, and residents of different nations who coexist require assistance in communicating with one another. Therefore, word translation is a huge and crucial task today.

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Translation Service Market Segmentation

Legal Segment is expected to dominate in the forecast period

By Application, the Translation Service Market is segmented into Legal, Medical, Tourism & Travel, Financial & Banking, and Others. The legal industry is predicted to lead the worldwide Translation Services market. This is owing to an increased need for legal translators and interpreters, which is being driven by an increase in the number of non-English speaking individuals in the United States and across the globe, as a result of immigration. Legal translators provide interpretation services to their overseas clients by remote translation and interpretation, which includes simultaneous, consecutive, and guided interpretation. These factors lead to the expansion of the legal translation segment throughout the forecast period, elevating it to a significant position in the market.

Written Translation Service Segment is expected to dominate in the forecast period

Based on the Service Type, the market is divided into Written Translation Service and Interpretation Service. Written translation service is expected to rise significantly in the near future. This expansion can be attributed to an increase in the number of overseas clients requesting translation services as well as the ongoing progress of translation technology. Additionally, as companies seek to expand their consumer base across borders, the demand for written translation services is increasing due to an increasing number of papers in many languages. Particularly, industries such as legal, medical, travel, and tourism are generating a large percentage of this demand, indicating the wide range of sectors that rely on written translation to promote worldwide communication and corporate expansion.

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Market Dynamics

Growth Drivers

Embracing Globalization Will Drive Market Growth

Companies are expanding their operations and reaching out to customers, partners, and staff all over the world as a result of globalization. This global reach demands the use of translation services to exceed linguistic boundaries. Accurate translation is critical for organizations to efficiently communicate and succeed in worldwide marketplaces, whether it's translating product descriptions, marketing materials, legal contracts, or communication among multinational teams. The urge to adapt information and communication to local languages and cultures drives the demand for translation services, ensuring that messages connect and are understood across boundaries.

Growth in Digital Content Will Accelerate Market Expansion

Internet and digital platforms have changed the way businesses operate and interact with their customers. Companies have an online presence via websites, social media, e-commerce platforms, and other channels. It is critical to translate digital information into many languages in order to reach a global audience. E-commerce websites, for example, require product descriptions in multiple languages to attract customers from all over the world, and social media posts must be translated to reach a wider audience. Due to the expansion of digital content, there is a significant demand for translation services to guarantee that information is accessible and relatable to people of all linguistic origins.


Limitations of Machine Translation is Restraining the Market

One of the primary constraints in the translation service market is the inability of machine translation and AI technologies to understand context, specifics, and common phrases in languages, which can result in inaccuracies, miscommunications, and inappropriate translations, particularly in sensitive or complex content such as legal documents and creative marketing materials. As a result, many organizations continue to rely on human translators for greater accuracy, providing a barrier to the scalability and widespread acceptance of machine translation solutions.

Recent Developments

  • In May 2022, Interpreters Unlimited (IU) introduced a new smartphone app for ordering translation services. IU has always kept up with the newest innovations, creating the industry's first auto-scheduling system and its unique client web portal software.
  • Propio Language Services (Propio), a technology-enabled interpreting and translation service provider, purchased Telelanguage, a Portland-based industrial language service provider specializing in remote interpreting, in August 2022. With this purchase, Propio moved into the top five global remote interpreting firms in terms of volume.

Translation Service Market

Key Players:

  • Lionbridge
  • TransPerfect
  • Welocalize
  • LanguageLine Solutions
  • RWS Holdings
  • Moravia (A RWS Company)
  • Gengo
  • Straker Translations
  • Acclaro
  • Smartling
  • One Hour Translation
  • TransPerfect
  • SDL plc
  • Appen
  • TextMaster
  • Other Prominent Players (Company Overview, Business Strategy, Key Product Offerings, Financial Performance, Key Performance Indicators, Risk Analysis, Recent Development, Regional Presence, SWOT Analysis)

Regional Analysis

Translation Service Market is segmented based on regional analysis into five major regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. Due to the growing geographical diversity, the market for language services in North America is expected to dominate significantly. Effective language services are increasingly in demand across all businesses as the population diversifies. In order to serve this multicultural community, qualified interpreters and translators are essential. Demand for language services in the region has also increased as a result of the rise of multicultural marketing, which has forced companies that previously focused on a single language to prioritize addressing various demographics.

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Impact of Covid-19 on Translation Service Market

The COVID-19 outbreak had resulted in the economic downfall. Several countries had imposed lockdowns and applied travel restrictions to control the spread of the virus. While the COVID-19 epidemic affected several businesses, it had little influence on the translation services market since most translators transitioned to remote work using digital documents. However, owing to lockdowns and event cancellations, translators who generally work in person at international events had difficulties. Nonetheless, translators were critical throughout the epidemic, supporting worldwide corporate development, interpreting and distributing critical research and data, and aiding to the global response to COVID-19.

Translation Service Market is further segmented by region into:

  • North America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United States and Canada
  • Latin America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, NORDIC, Russia, Turkey, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, and Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – North Africa, Israel, GCC, South Africa, and Rest of MENA

Translation Service Market Scope and Segments:



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 2.4% from 2022-2032


Value (USD Billion)


Main Segments List

By Service Type

  • Written Translation Service
  • Interpretation Service

By Application

  • Legal
  • Medical
  • Tourism & Travel
  • Financial & Banking
  • Others

By Component

  • Hardware
  • Software

By Operation Type

  • Technical Translation
  • Machine Translation

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Translation Service Market size was values at USD 40.11 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach the value of USD 52 billion in 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 2.4% during the forecast period.

Companies and experts in the Translation Service Market provide language translation and interpretation services to assist organizations and people communicate successfully across different languages and cultures.

The Legal segment and the Written Translation Service segment accounted for the largest Translation Service Market share.

Key players in the Translation Service Market include Lionbridge, SDL plc, TransPerfect, Welocalize, LanguageLine Solutions, RWS Holdings, Moravia (A RWS Company), Gengo, Straker Translations, Acclaro, Smartling, One Hour Translation, TransPerfect, Appen, TextMaster, and Other Prominent Players.

Embracing globalization and growth in digital content are the factors driving the Translation Service Market.

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