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  • 9 December 2019 22:22

Portable Generators Market Growth Outlook and Forecast 2026

The global portable generator market is poised to surpass growth at a CAGR of above 4.8 % over the forecast time frame 2019 to 2026 and reach the market value around USD 5 billion by 2026.

Due to increasing demand for uninterrupted and reliable electricity supplies and growing energy outages, the mobile generating industry will probably expand in the near future. The mobile generators are used extensively for SMEs including industrial machinery such as air compressors, boils, vibrators and so forth. The growth of industrial and commercial facilities is anticipated to drive demand for mainly standby mobile generators.

Overall, energy failures have resulted in the implementation of standby power sources, such as generators which can supply reliable and regular energy. The mobile generators fulfill the need for reliable and regular power supply and can also readily be transferred. The small to medium-sized sectors worldwide are quickly increasing and are expected to continue in the next few years. Regular supplies of energy for these industries ' successful company activities are an imperative and a large boost for mobile generators to address the energy failure scenario. Such energy breaks provide the portable generator market with a massive market opportunity.

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The residential segment is expected to be the largest Portable Generator Market, by end-user, during the forecast period

Portable generators are used mainly for emergency power supply in case of weather-related power outages. Portable generators are used to run essential appliances such as lights, refrigerators, and fans. Apart from essential appliances, portable generators are also used for domestic recreational activities such as camping and picnic. Ease of start and portability are the main factors that drive the portable generator industry for residential end-users.

The gasoline segment is projected to account for a major share of the Portable Generator Market during the forecast period

The gasoline fuel-operated portable generators are expected to dominate the portable generator industry during the forecast period. Gasoline fuels are more compatible with small-capacity engines, and this is the main reason for the large market share of gasoline-powered generators. Apart from compatibility, the availability of fuel and clean operation are also the major factors for the growth of gasoline portable generators.

The emergency segment is projected to account for the largest share of the portable generator industry during the forecast period

The emergency segment is projected to dominate the Portable Generator Market share based on the application. Increasing weather-related power outages and aging power generation & distribution networks are expected to drive the emergency portable generator segment during the forecast period.

The 5–10 kW segment is projected to dominate the portable generator industry throughout the forecast period

The 5–10 kW segment is expected to dominate the market, by power rating, during the forecast period. The 5–10 kW Portable Generator Market is growing because its usage in construction-related activities in the Asia Pacific region is very high. Also, in North America, during frequent power outages in areas such as Puerto Rico and Mexico, users mostly prefer the 5–10 kW portable generators for power backup.

North America is projected to dominate the global Portable Generator Market during the forecast period

In this report, the market has been analyzed with respect to five regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to lead the market during the forecast period.

The increasing number of weather-related power outages due to natural calamities such as hurricanes and heat waves are disrupting the power supply to millions of residential and commercial users. Because of these unfortunate incidents, the demand for portable generators is increasing in the North American market.

The largest income of around USD 1.2 billion was produced in Asia Pacific in 2018. Residential users in nations such as China and Singapore can be ascribed to growth of the regional economy by increasing electricity usage. In 2016, China had the highest electricity consumption for residential purposes of more than 5,000 terawatt hours and the United States had almost 3,867 terawatt hours in 2016. The development of the Indian and Chinese manufacturing industries is anticipated to have beneficial effects on Asia Pacific development.

The large-size production facilities of several of the leading automotive and consumer electronic companies, such as Sony Corporation, have been set up by India and China. In addition, the increasing acceptance in tiny stores and outdoor activities of mobile generators in these nations is likely to further stimulate development of the market. A major driver of the world economy is the increase in the amount of building projects in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region. In addition, the focus is on the acquisition of fresh green building projects by major construction firms, and this further promotes consumer demand.

The product comes as motor-driven machinery that converts fuel to electricity from chemical energy. Petrol, liquid propane or diesel fuel may be fed to the engine. The units are used to provide backup energy during electricity failures in residential and commercial settings. In addition, they are used for continuously powering working instruments and machinery on all building locations.

Key Players & Strategies

Key players in the market include Wacker Neuson SE.; Generac Power Systems Inc.; Harrington Generators International Ltd.; Kohler Co.; WINCO; Cummins, Inc.; Multiquip, Inc.; Caterpillar Inc.; Briggs & Stratton Corporation; and Honda Siel Power Products Ltd. Players participate in the growth by R&D programs of innovative generators. They develop sophisticated goods such as IoT connectivity and emission detection technologies.

The establishment of a big number of production facilities has taken place in India and China, including by some of the leading automobile and consumer electronics companies such as Apple, Inc.; Volkswagen and Sony.

They also aim to expand their location and manufacturing through the acquisition of smaller businesses. For instance, Kohler, Co. has taken over from Clarke Energy, a UK gasoline and diesel generator manufacturer. In order to increase its production ability, Multiquip Inc. has set up a new plant at Carson for the manufacture of mobile generators.

Market Segmentation

By Product



By Power Range

High Power (371 - 450KW)

Average Power (21 - 370KW)

Low Power (8 - 20KW)

By End-use

Oil & Gas







By Geography

North America



Latin America

Middle East and Africa (MEA)

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