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Electric Insulators Market - By Material (Ceramic, Glass, Composite, By Voltage (High, Medium, Low), By Application (Switchgears, Transformers, Bus Bars), By Product (Pin Insulators, Suspension Insulators), By Rating, By Installation, & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI1272
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Electric Insulators Market Size

Electric Insulators Market size valued at USD 5.2 billion in 2022 and is set to exhibit over 6% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. Driven by growing emphasis on safety and stability, coupled with increased spending on electric infrastructure across power grid applications. The refurbishment and replacement of existing networks, especially in emerging economies will escalate the market growth.


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Stringent government policies aimed at developing sustainable electrical networks and promoting power generation through clean energy sources will further propel the expansion of the industry. Favorable regulatory frameworks and increased investments in technology development and power network expansion will impact the electric insulators market dynamics. Increasing demand for energy-efficient units across industrial and power generation sector, in line with the ongoing replacement of traditional electrical components to ensure smooth and reliable transmission and distribution operations, will further contribute to the business demand.


COVID- 19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a notable impact on the electric insulators market demand. The slowdown in the electric infrastructure projects and the temporary closure of manufacturing and industrial facilities has resulted in a decreased demand for various types of electric insulators. The growing need toward expansion of power grid projects and the replacement of aging electrical networks also faced setbacks. However, as governments gradually lifted lockdown restrictions, the demand for resilient and modern electrical networks started to recover. The resumption of industrial activities and the increasing energy demand across various sectors also contributed to the growth of the industry.


Electric Insulators Market Trends

The electric insulators market is likely to experience substantial growth due to their strong sustainability and cost-effectiveness. These units play a crucial role in ensuring the delivery of reliable, clean, and affordable power across transmission and distribution electrical networks. Respective governments are taking new initiatives to enhance electrical infrastructure, especially in regions prone to extreme weather events like hurricanes, freezing conditions, and wildfires, which often impact the reliability of traditional insulators and will fuel the demand for advanced technological units.


For instance, in January 2023, the United States government unveiled a substantial investment of USD 2.7 billion to facilitate the modernization and expansion of the rural electric grid and strengthen grid security measures. The investment will be allocated to 64 electric cooperatives and utilities nationwide with an objective to bring enduring advantages to rural communities, businesses, and individuals, fostering electric insulators market development in these areas.


Electric Insulators Market Analysis

Electric Insulators Market Size, By Material

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Composite insulators market size is projected to surpass USD 4.4 billion by 2032 on account of rapid expansions in the grid networks in line with positive outlook to minimize the transmission & distribution losses. New electrification initiatives by government bodies to serve remote locations along with enhanced operational capabilities of composite devices will fuel the industry landscape. Moreover, growing measures to replace the age-old infrastructure equipment with advanced units will further add to the electric insulators market dynamics.


Ceramic insulators market is poised to register a significant turnaround on account of increasing electricity demand, infrastructure development, and the need for reliable power transmission and distribution networks. The accelerating need to enhance the reliability and efficiency of power transmission and distribution networks to cater to the rising energy consumption by the increasing population will influence the industry dynamics. The ability of these units to offer high electrical insulation properties, excellent mechanical strength, resistance to environmental factors, and long-term durability will increase the product demand. These units are utilized in various applications such as overhead transmission lines, substations, transformers, and switchgear which will further push the product deployment.

The high voltage electric insulators market is forecast to experience substantial growth owing to the extensive utilization of these units across various types of transmission infrastructures. The rising development of high-capacity transmission networks, designed to transmit electrical signals over long distances, will contribute to the increased the product demand. Manufacturers in the industry are focusing on enhancing the technical and physical characteristics of high-voltage electric insulators as a key strategic measure to remain competitive. The developments in insulator technology anticipated to play a vital role in the growth and competitiveness of the high-voltage electric insulator industry.


Electric Insulators Market Revenue Share, By Application

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The electric insulators market gained substantial momentum in transmission lines owing to their important role in ensuring the reliable operation of these lines and meeting the increasing electricity demand. Compared to traditional porcelain or ceramic insulators, these units offer superior insulation properties combined with their excellent electrical insulation capabilities effectively prevent leakage current and enhance the overall performance of transmission lines positively influencing the product deployment.

Moreover, these units provide several operational advantages, including lighter weight, improved insulation, resistance to environmental factors, enhanced durability and reduced flashover risk which will accelerate the product demand. The shifting focus toward integration of advanced electrical networks to encounter the elevated energy demand, significantly contribute to the electric insulators market growth.

The demand for electric insulators in the commercial and industrial segments is being propelled by increase in investments in the real estate and commercial sectors, along with rapid urban population growth leading to elevated electricity consumption. Additionally, regulators are increasing their spending on electrical infrastructure to meet the growing power supply demand from the industrial sector coupled with shifting focus on establishing comprehensive frequency distribution links will boost the industry outlook.

The market for 33 kV electric insulators is predicted to showcase significant upsurge owing to their wide variety of applications in the power and infrastructure sectors. Accelerating expenditures and investments in electrical network development across business and residential infrastructures will boost demand for 33 kV electric insulators. Furthermore, rising power and infrastructure sectors together with the rapid implementation of renewable integrated microgrid networks, will augment the electric insulators market expansion.

The transformer application is expected to experience significant growth led by government initiatives to achieve national renewable energy targets and the replacement of conventional electrical networks. Utilities are prioritizing smart grid upgrades and expansions to accommodate the increasing share of renewable energy sources. Favorable policies such as incentives, leveraging schemes, feed-in tariffs, and subsidies are being implemented to encourage the deployment of clean energy sources, which will further contribute to the growth of the industry.


Asia Pacific Electric Insulators Market Size,

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Asia Pacific electric insulators market revenue exceeded USD 2.5 billion in 2022. The regional growth is attributed to the various parameters including rapid population, increased power generation capacity, rising demand for efficient, and reliable electricity in emerging countries, among others. Respective governments have implemented favorable policies to encourage the expansion of power generation capacities. Moreover, the accelerating expenditure and increasing investments toward the development of prevailing grid networks in line with expansion of energy grid networks across remote regions will positively credited to the industry expansion.


Electric Insulators Market Share

Key companies operating in the electric insulators market are actively pursuing strategic alliances, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions to strengthen their industry foothold and foster technological advancements. These initiatives allow major players to capitalize on their collective expertise, resources, and technologies, facilitating the introduction of innovative products in the market. Collaborative efforts through alliances and partnerships enable companies to engage in joint R&D activities and expand their market presence. In addition, mergers and acquisitions help companies consolidate their market position, acquire new capabilities, and gain a competitive edge.


  • ABB
  • Siemens Energy
  • General Electric
  • LAPP Insulators GmbH
  • GIPRO GmbH
  • Seves
  • BHEL
  • TE Connectivity
  • Olectra Greentech Limited
  • Hitachi Energy Ltd.
  • Hubbell
  • PFISTERER Holding AG
  • Gamma Insulators
  • Newell Porcelain
  • INAEL Electrical Systems
  • Peak Demand Inc.
  • Deccan Enterprises Private Limited
  • CYG Insulator Co., Ltd.
  • Taporel Electrical Insulation Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Izoelektro
  • Meister International
  • Elsewedy Electric

are notable shareholders in the electric insulators market.


Electric Insulators Industry News

  • In April 2022, PFISTERER Holding AG commenced operations at a new facility in Switzerland. The Altdorf site will primarily focus on the high-voltage laboratory and services, such as training and assembly. This strategic move involves merging the two locations to establish a new sales & technology center in Küssnacht. The consolidation of resources and investments in the new center aims to enhance the overall competitiveness of the company. The establishment of the sales & technology center will enable the company to better serve its customers and drive advancements in its offerings.


  • In April 2021, Olectra Greentech, a leading manufacturer of the electric insulators, secured a substantial order valued at USD 4 million for the supply of composite long rod insulators. The company received a domestic order from an Indian power transmission company for electric insulators with a voltage rating of 765 kV. Additionally, an international purchase request was placed by a US-based organization, seeking insulators with a capacity ranging from 15 kV to 35 kV. This order highlights Olectra Greentech's strong presence in both the domestic and international markets, further solidifying its position as a trusted provider of high-quality electric insulators.


This electric insulators market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of “USD Million” from 2019 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Material

  • Ceramic/Porcelain
  • Glass
  • Composite

By Voltage

  • High voltage
  • Medium voltage
  • Low voltage

By Application

  • Cables and transmission lines
  • Switchgears
  • Transformer
  • Bus Bars
  • Others

By Product

  • Pin Insulators
  • Suspension insulators
  • Shackle insulators
  • Other insulators

By End-Use

  • Residential
  • Commercial & Industrial
  • Utilities

By Rating

  • ≤ 11 kV
  • > 11 kV to ≤ 22 kV
  • > 22 kV to ≤ 33 kV
  • > 33 kV to ≤ 72.5 kV
  • > 72.5 kV to ≤ 145 kV
  • > 145 kV to ≤ 220 kV
  • > 220 kV to ≤ 400 kV
  • > 400 kV to ≤ 800 kV
  • > 800 kV to ≤ 1,200 kV
  • > 1,200 kV

By Installation

  • Distribution
  • Transmission
  • Substation
  • Railways
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico 
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Divyendu Sharma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of electric insulators exceeded USD 5.2 billion in 2022 and will record over 6% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, says this GMI report.

Composite electric insulators market size will surpass USD 4.4 billion by 2032 on account of rapid expansions in the grid networks coupled with a positive outlook to minimize the transmission & distribution losses.

Asia Pacific market for electric insulators crossed USD 2.5 billion in 2022 owing to various parameters including rapid population growth, increased power generation capacity, rising demand for efficient, and reliable electricity in emerging countries, among others.

ABB, General Electric, LAPP Insulators GmbH, GIPRO GmbH, Olectra Greentech Limited, Hitachi Energy Ltd., Gamma Insulators, INAEL Electrical Systems, Izoelektro, PFISTERER Holding AG, CYG Insulator Co, Ltd., Taporel Electrical Insulation Technology Co., Ltd., and Meister International.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 22
  • Tables & Figures: 834
  • Countries covered: 19
  • Pages: 580
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