The global heavy construction equipment market is expected to reach $193,245 million by 2022, according to new report published by Allied Market Research. Earthmoving equipment segment dominated the global market in 2015, and is expected to maintain this trend from 2016 to 2022. Asia-Pacific dominated the global market in 2015, accounting for more than 44% share.
The global heavy construction equipment market is driven by factors such as improved involvement inprivate sector, tremendous growth in real estate sector, improved economic conditions, and residential & commercial infrastructure set-up in emerging economies. According to the World Urbanization Prospect, about 54% of global population belonged to urban areas in 2014, and is expected to increase to 66% by 2050, thereby boosting the market growth. Increasing government initiatives towards infrastructure development supplements the market growth. Moreover, growing public-private partnerships between government and private sector companies for the construction of public infrastructure systems in countries such as India and China have fueled the market growth. The Indian Government has heavily invested in the development of roads, railway tracks, airports, and overall infrastructure development, which involve the use of excavators, loaders, and other such heavy machinery. Designing and developing smart, internet-enabled, fuel & energy-efficient machinery by key market players have fueled the market growth.
The growth of the heavy construction equipment market is hampered due to fluctuating prices of crude oil. Moreover,majority of the equipment that are used in the industry run on diesel, which release high carbon emissions and imposition of carbon regulations. This factor is likely to affect the growth of the market in the near future.
Increasing demandof heavy construction machinery in construction and manufacturing sectors would boost the growth of the excavator segment. Earthmoving segment accounted for around 45% share of the global market in 2015 owing to the increased use of these equipment in mining sector. This segment is estimated to witness significant growth during the forecast period due to increasing construction activities in residential sector, construction of roads, healthcare centers, and educational institutes. Increasing use of equipment in sectors such as construction, underground mining, and surface mining contributes to the market growth.
Based on application, the heavy construction equipment market is segmented into excavation & demolition, heavy lifting, material handling, recycling & waste management, and tunneling. Excavation & demolition segment accounted for the largest share in 2015, as these techniques are extensively used for cutting, trenching, and cracking purposes. Material handling segment is projected to grow rapidly, registering a CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast period due to increased usage of material handling equipment such as cranes and telehandlers in large building construction, and mining operations. Market players have launched new products with higher engine power and lifting capacity to cater to the emerging demands of customers. For instance,newly commercialized range of telehandlers by Massey Ferguson offers high engine power of up to 130 hp, and improved lifting capacity, which would increase the customer base of the company.
Infrastructure industry is expected to be the fastest growing industry, owing to proactive government initiatives related to infrastructure developments projects, including dams, railway ballast, airports, expressway, and national highways in the Asia-Pacific region. Increased instances of renting and leasing of heavy construction equipment in both, developed and developing regions, is expected to fuel the market growth.
Asia-Pacific region accounted for the maximum market share in2015, and is expected to maintain its lead throughout the forecast period. This is attributed to increased usage of earthmoving equipment in construction application. Moreover, proactive government initiatives related to infrastructure developments in countries such as India, Indonesia, and others have resulted in upsurge in foreign direct investment (FDI). In addition, construction of new buildings and the refurbishment/renovation of existing buildings drive the growth of the European heavy construction equipment market. European building and construction industry is moving out of crisis and is showing a gradual improvement which will increase the market for new construction.
Key Findings of the Heavy Construction Equipment Market:
- In 2015, earthmoving segment accounted for the maximum marketrevenue, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period.
- Infrastructure industry segment is expected to grow at a significant CAGR of 9.1%, owing toupsurge in government initiatives.
- Material handling application segment is anticipated to be the fastest growing segment during the period of 2016-2022.
- China is the major shareholder in the Asia-Pacific heavy construction market, accounting for around 48% share in 2015.
The key players have focusedto expanding their business operations in the emerging countries by launching new products. Caterpillar Inc. & Volvo AB prefer using 3D printing excavator cab due to low material usage and lower labor costs, which decrease the cost of construction. The major players profiled in this report include AB Volvo, Caterpillar Inc., Komatsu Ltd., Doosan Infracore Co. Ltd., Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd., JC Bamford Excavators Ltd.(JCB), Liebherr Group, CNH Industrial N.V., Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., and Terex Corporation.