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Escalators & Moving Walkways Market - By Product (Escalators [Parallel, Multi-Parallel, Others {Belt-type escalators, Step Type Escalators, etc.}), and Moving Walkways), By Building Height (Low-rise, Mid-rise, High-rise), By Business, End Use Forecast 2024 – 2032

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  • Published Date: May 2024
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Escalators & Moving Walkways Market Size

Escalators & Moving Walkways Market size was valued at around USD 17.49 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.7% between 2024 to 2032. The rising demand across the commercial and infrastructure sector boosting the market growth.

Escalators & Moving Walkways Market

The emerging nations are strongly investing in infrastructure projects such as transit hubs, shopping malls, and commercial properties. This increases the demand for escalators and moving walkways, which boost usability and the overall user experience.

The global development of airports and air travel has increased the need for moving walkways within terminals to assist effective passenger mobility. Furthermore, airport expansions and restorations frequently include enhancements to escalator systems to meet increased passenger volume. Additionally, advancement in escalator technology is boosting the demand for smart escalators & moving walkways. Manufacturers are continually working to enhance the efficiency, safety, and dependability of escalators and moving walkways. This includes advancements like advanced sensors, predictive maintenance networks, and energy-efficient designs, which appeal to users searching for modern solutions.

Installing escalators involves a major initial expenditure, particularly for large-scale projects like airports, retail malls, and subway stations. This may pose a hindrance for certain construction developers, especially in areas with limited budgets or unpredictable economic situations. On the other hand, the escalators must adhere to severe safety requirements and standards established by governments and regulatory agencies. Keeping up with these rules, maintaining compliance, and incorporating appropriate safety elements can increase the complexity and cost of escalator projects.

Additionally, technological improvements, although supporting market expansion, may also present challenges to conventional escalator manufacturers. Vertical transportation systems, pneumatic elevators, and other alternative technologies might disrupt the industry by providing building constructors with more efficient or cost-effective choices.  

Escalators & Moving Walkways Market Trends

In recent, there is a high flow requirement in transit industries, and that has steadily revolutionised the escalator industry. As a result, many companies are also customising their solutions, and there are escalators with UV LED sanitisers on handrails. This steriliser for the handrails can continuously disinfect the handrails while the escalator is in operation. It is a wireless device which means there is no energy consumption. Additionally, using artificial intelligence to optimize elevator performance, intelligent dispatch can predict which floors will be busiest at certain times and adjust elevator traffic accordingly. These systems use advanced sensors to feed data to machine learning algorithms which optimize the system's performance. They can monitor real-time data and adapt to varying passenger demands. By analysing the data collected, intelligent elevator dispatch can reduce energy consumption and enhance overall efficiency.

Moreover, AI is transforming the elevator industry with predictive maintenance, a proactive approach that identifies potential issues before they become critical problems. By analysing vast amounts of data, AI algorithms can forecast wear and tear and predict when maintenance is needed, reducing downtime, extending elevator lifespan, and improving safety. 

Escalators & Moving Walkways Market Analysis

Escalators & Moving Walkways Market, By Product Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

Based on product, the market can be segmented into escalators and moving walkways. In 2023, the escalators product segment accounted for revenue of around USD 13.55 Billion in the year 2023 and expected to reach around USD 22.48 Billion by 2032. In recent years, elevator technology has evolved tremendously. These innovations are having a substantial influence on how elevators are built and operated. Elevators nowadays have been installed with sensors and image cameras that continually gather data to give real-time analytics and information.

A new technology being developed by industry anticipates making elevators self-sufficient. Elevators may now travel vertically and horizontally through shaft loops inside buildings owing to technological advancements, seeking to eliminate the need for wires. Additionally, specific elevators are being developed to supply building owners with real-time information no matter where they are. They may be able to run and manage the building more efficiently.


Another thing to consider is the development of elevators with sleep modes. There are moments during the day when there is less elevator traffic. Certain lifts may fall into rest during these hours. This might save energy and reduce the building's electricity bills.

Escalators & Moving Walkways Market,By End Use, (2023)

Based on application, the global escalators & moving walkways market is categorized into public transit, airports, retail, institutional, and others. In 2023, the public transit application segment accounted for revenue of around USD 6.61 billion in the year 2023 and expected to reach USD 10.79 billion by 2032. With expanding urbanization, cities are investing in public transportation infrastructure to meet the growing need for efficient mobility alternatives. Escalators and moving walkways are essential components of transit hubs including metro stations, airports, and train stations, allowing passengers to move seamlessly around these facilities.

Many older transportation facilities are being modernized and retrofitted to improve passenger experience and fulfill safety standards. This trend comprises the replacement or refurbishing of old escalators and moving walkways with newer, more efficient versions that incorporate updated safety measures and energy-saving technology.

Modern commercial buildings prioritize energy efficiency to reduce operating costs and environmental impact. This sector consists of shopping malls and commercial complexes along with hyper and supermarkets. The transportation system of buildings in the retail segment is mainly dependent on elevators, escalators, and moving walkways that are installed on the premises. To increase aesthetic appeal, manufacturers in escalators and moving walkways market are coming up with visual designs and lighting options.

Asia Pacific Escalators & Moving Walkways Market  Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

Asia Pacific dominated the global escalators & moving walkways market with revenue of around USD 6.11 billion in the year 2023 and expected to reach around USD 11.06 billion by 2032. Asia-Pacific is rapidly urbanizing, with a major proportion of the population shifting from rural to urban regions. This tendency has resulted in increasing demand for infrastructure development, such as transit hubs, commercial buildings, and retail malls, all of which require escalators and moving walkways to facilitate upward mobility.

Many Asia-Pacific countries, including China, India, and Southeast Asian states, are spending extensively in infrastructure projects to boost economic growth and urban expansion. These investments include the building of transportation hubs, subway systems, railway stations, and huge-scale mixed-use projects initiatives, all of which increase demand for escalators and moving walkways. Additionally, manufacturers in China and other Asian countries are investing heavily in R&D to develop improved escalators and moving walkways. This includes smart technologies, energy-efficient building design, and solutions customized specifically to the Chinese market.

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In terms of the country US dominating with the overall market share of around 79% in the North America Escalators & Moving Walkways market. Major metropolitan areas such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are undergoing redevelopment projects, which frequently involve the construction or restoration of transit hubs, retail spaces, and mixed-use complexes. Escalators and moving walkways are critical components of these developments, facilitating upward transit and improving mobility.

On the other hand, Canada market expressing notable growth rate of around 7.4% in 2023. Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in Canada's construction sector, with a focus on lowering energy usage and environmental effect. Manufacturers are creating energy-efficient escalators and moving walkways with features such as LED lighting, regenerative drives, and standby modes to support green building objectives.

The Europe Escalators & Moving Walkways market was valued at around USD 4,945.3 Million in 2023 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.1% between 2024 to 2032. Many European countries are witnessing urbanization trends, which result in the creation of new transit hubs, commercial complexes, and mixed-use developments. The European escalators and moving walkways market has been defined by a combination of technical innovation, sustainability initiatives, safety standards, and an emphasis on improving user experience and accessibility in urban locations.

In terms of country, UK is dominating the Europe market in terms of market value of around USD 1,051.5 Million during the 2023. The UK is known for its engineering expertise poses which extend to the escalator and moving walkways market. UK manufacturers promote quality, dependability, and innovation, providing modern systems with an emphasis on safety and energy efficiency.

On the other hand, the France is experiencing notable growth in escalators & moving walkways market and anticipated to grow at 7.2% CAGR during the forecast period. French cities like Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Bordeaux have been undergoing extensive urban renewal projects aimed at revitalizing infrastructure and improving transportation systems. Escalators and moving walkways play a crucial role in enhancing mobility within urban areas, especially in metro stations, airports, and large commercial complexes.

The Asia Pacific escalators & moving walkways market was valued at around USD 6,112.6 Million in 2023 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 7.3% between 2024 to 2032. Asia-Pacific is rapidly urbanizing, with a major proportion of the population shifting from rural to urban regions. This tendency has resulted in increasing demand for infrastructure development, such as transit hubs, commercial buildings, and retail malls, all of which require escalators and moving walkways to facilitate upward mobility.  

In terms of country China is dominating the Asia Pacific market in terms of market value around USD 1,364.2 Million in the year 2023 and expected to reach around USD 2,754.8 Million by 2032. China's fast urbanization has resulted in significant improvements to infrastructure, especially in large cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Escalators and moving walkways are in high demand in major metropolitan areas, particularly at transit hubs, business buildings, and retail malls.

On the other hand, India is emerging as a fastest growing country for the escalators & moving walkways market in terms of CAGR of 9.5% between 2024 to 2032. India's booming economy and growing urban population are generating demand for infrastructure development, such as transit hubs, retail complexes, and commercial structures. This has resulted in an increasing demand for escalators and moving walkways around the country.

Escalators & Moving Walkways Market Share

Escalators & Moving Walkways Company Market Share Analysis (2023)

Major companies operating in the escalators & moving walkways market include:

  • Dazen Elevator
  • Fujitec
  • Hitachi LTD
  • Hyundai Elevator Company
  • Johnson Lifts Private Limited
  • KONE Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corp
  • Otis Elevator Company
  • Schindler
  • Sicher Elevator Co., Ltd.,
  • Sigma Elevator Company
  • Stannah
  • TK Elevator
  • Toshiba Corporation      

Key players involve in the Escalators & Moving Walkways market are Hitachi LTD, KONE Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corp, Schindler, and TK Elevator accounting market share of 25-30% in 2023. Manufacturers strive to differentiate themselves by introducing new technologies that improve safety, energy efficiency, and user experience. This could include innovations in motor systems, control algorithms, safety features, and user interface design. Some manufacturers differentiate themselves by offering customization options to meet specific architectural or aesthetic requirements of their clients. This could involve customizable design elements, finishes, or configurations tailored to fit unique spaces.

Escalators & Moving Walkways Industry News

  • In March 2024, Stannah unveiled an exciting new access lift range that offers vastly extended options, and which have been specifically developed for residential and commercial projects. The new range of platform lifts offers the market more cabin sizes, options, finishes and accessories, plus a strengthened after-sale proposition.
  • In March 2024, Sigma Elevator Company announces the launch of ACRA 2.0 and Solon 2.0 low- to mid-rise elevators.  Featuring compact designs, the elevators allow greater efficiency, increased architectural flexibility and creativity for building owners. The ACRA 2.0 elevator machine room can be configured in a compact design that takes up no additional space beyond the hoist way footprint, which improves installation efficiency.
  • In June 2023, Otis introduces the Gen3 Core elevator, the newest member of the Gen3 family of digitally native elevators, designed specifically for North America’s growing two-to-six story building segment. Built off the proven design and flat-belt technology of Otis’ Gen2 family of elevators, which provide smooth, quiet rides, safety, durability and energy-efficiency, the Gen3 Core is equipped with the Otis ONE IoT platform.

The escalators & moving walkways market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2021 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Product, 2021 – 2032

  • Escalators
    • Parallel
    • Multi-Parallel
    • Others (Belt-type escalators, Step Type Escalators, etc.)
  • Moving Walkways   

Market, By Height, 2021 – 2032

  • Low-rise
  • Mid-rise
  • High-rise     

Market, By Business, 2021 – 2032

  • New Equipment
  • Maintenance
  • Modernization    

Market, By End Use, 2021 – 2032

  • Public Transit
  • Airports
  • Retail
  • Institutional
  • Others (Corporate, Government Buildings etc.)

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

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


Authors: Avinash Singh, Sunita Singh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Escalators & moving walkways industry size was valued at USD 17.49 billion in 2023 and will expand at over 6.7% CAGR between 2024 and 2032 owing to urbanization, the rise of smart infrastructure coupled with sustainable design practices and increased focus on enhancing passenger experience.

The public transit application segment was worth USD 6.61 billion in 2023 and will grow at 10.79 billion by 2032, primarily attributed to rapid urbanization, prompting investments in mass transit systems worldwide.

Asia Pacific escalators & moving walkways industry recorded a valuation of USD 6.11 billion and will exceed USD 11.06 billion by 2032, driven by rapid urbanization and infrastructure development initiatives across the region.

Prominent manufacturers operating in the escalators & moving walkways industry are Dazen Elevator, Fujitec, Hitachi Ltd, Hyundai Elevator Company, Johnson Lifts Private Limited, Kleemann, KONE Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corp, Otis Elevator Company, Schindler, Sicher Elevator Co., Ltd., and Sigma Elevator Company among others.

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