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Excavator Market Size - By Product (Mini/Compact, Medium, Large), By Bucket Capacity (Below 3 m3, 3 - 6 m3, Above 6 m3), By Propulsion (ICE, Electric), By Application (Construction, Forestry & Agriculture, Mining, Rental), & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5104
  • Published Date: Nov 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Excavator Market Size

Excavator Market was valued at USD 44.6 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register over 4.5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. Driven by the infrastructure development projects such as roads, bridges, airports, and urban development. Infrastructure development projects act as a catalyst for market growth by fueling demand for heavy construction machinery. As governments worldwide invest in expanding and upgrading their infrastructure, the demand for excavators rises, driving the market forward and encouraging manufacturers to innovate, further enhancing the industry's technological landscape.
 

Excavator Market

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The burgeoning construction and mining sectors are pivotal drivers of the excavator industry growth. As infrastructure demands surge, excavators become indispensable for tasks like earthmoving and foundation work. In the mining sector, excavators play a crucial role in resource extraction. The escalating activities in these sectors directly propel the demand for excavators, ensuring sustained growth for manufacturers and service providers in the excavator business.

 

However, Stringent regulations related to emissions, environmental concerns, and safety standards can pose challenges for the excavator market. Compliance with evolving regulations often requires manufacturers to invest in research and development for cleaner and more efficient technologies, which can increase costs. Additionally, restrictions on certain types of excavation activities in environmentally sensitive areas may limit the market's growth potential.
 

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the excavator industry as construction projects faced delays and disruptions due to lockdowns and supply chain interruptions. Reduced economic activity and uncertainty led to a decline in infrastructure investments, affecting demand for excavators. Manufacturing and delivery challenges also impeded the industry's ability to meet demand. However, as economies recover and infrastructure projects resume, the market is poised for resurgence, albeit with ongoing considerations for pandemic-related uncertainties.
 

Excavator Market Trends

Rapid electrification and integration of hybrid technology will be an emerging trend in the excavator industry. There is a growing trend toward the electrification of construction equipment, including excavators. Manufacturers are increasingly exploring and developing electric and hybrid excavators to address environmental concerns and meet stricter emission standards. These machines aim to provide improved energy efficiency and reduced carbon footprint, aligning with the broader industry push toward sustainable practices.
 

Excavator Market Analysis

Global Excavator Market Size, By Product, 2021 – 2032, (USD Billion)

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Based on product, the medium segment captured around 45% market share in 2022. These compact machines are increasingly preferred for their versatility, maneuverability, and efficiency in tight spaces, making them vital for urban construction and infrastructure projects. Additionally, advancements in technology have led to more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly mini excavators, aligning with the growing emphasis on sustainability.
 

For instance, in November 2023, in a demonstration of its commitment to innovation and addressing diverse customer requirements, Sany, a prominent figure in the construction equipment industry, unveiled five new additions to its compact excavator lineup. These recently introduced excavators boast a variety of features meticulously crafted to enhance job site performance and efficiency, showcasing Sany's dedication to staying at the forefront of advancements in the construction equipment sector. The increasing trend of DIY projects and landscaping activities has also contributed to the surge in demand for smaller, more accessible excavators, fueling the overall growth of the mini/compact excavators industry.
 

Global Excavator Market Share, By Application, 2022

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Based on bucket capacity, the below 3 m3 segment held over 40% market share in 2022. Excavators with a below 3m3 bucket capacity witness high demand due to their substantial earth-moving capabilities, making them indispensable for large-scale construction and mining projects. The sizeable bucket capacity enables efficient handling of significant volumes of material, enhancing productivity and reducing cycle times. These excavators excel in tasks such as excavation, loading, and material handling, offering versatility across diverse applications. Industries with substantial earthwork requirements, such as mining, road construction, and infrastructure development, drive the demand for excavators with a 3m3 bucket capacity, seeking powerful and efficient machinery to optimize project timelines.
 

China Excavator Market Size, 2021 -2032, (USD Billion)

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Asia Pacific region dominate 40% share of excavator market in 2022, propelled by robust infrastructure development, urbanization, and expanding construction activities. Rapid urbanization and infrastructural development initiatives in countries like China and India propel the demand for excavators in construction projects. The Belt and Road Initiative in China, massive urbanization projects in India, and Japan's focus on advanced construction technologies contribute to the regional expansion. Additionally, the demand for excavators in mining operations and the adoption of technologically advanced models further boost regional growth.
 

Excavator Market Share

Major players operating in the Excavator industry are:

  •  AB Volvo
  •  Caterpillar Inc.
  •  Deere & Company
  •  Doosan Infracore Co. Ltd
  •  Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd
  •  J.C.Bamford Excavators Ltd
  •  Komatsu Ltd
  •  Liebherr Group
  •  Sany Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.
  •  XCMG
     

Companies in the excavator business adopt key strategies to enhance their presence, including technological innovation, expanding product portfolios, forming strategic partnerships, and entering emerging markets. These approaches enable firms to stay competitive, meet evolving customer demands, and capitalize on opportunities for growth and market expansion.
 

Excavator Industry News

In October 2022, HD Hyundai CE India launched new four models of excavators. The newly launched products include the new generation Global HX Series 50-ton class excavator for heavy duty mining applications and 3 new models in SMART Pluseries of excavator in 8ton, 14ton, and 15 ton.
 

This excavator market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) and shipment (Units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Product

  • Mini/Compact
  • Medium
  • Large

Market, By Bucket Capacity

  • Below 3 m3
  • 3 - 6 m3
  • Above 6 m3

Market, By Propulsion

  • ICE
  • Electric

Market, By Application

  • Construction
  • Forestry & Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Rental

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

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

 

Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of excavator was worth USD 44.6 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register over 4.5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032, due to the infrastructure development projects such as roads, bridges, airports, and urban development.
The mini/compact excavator market is experiencing substantial growth as these compact machines are increasingly preferred for their versatility, maneuverability, and efficiency in tight spaces, making them vital for urban construction and infrastructure projects.
Asia Pacific region captured more than 40% share of excavator market in 2022 and is expected to grow significantly through 2032, propelled by robust infrastructure development, urbanization, and expanding construction activities.
AB Volvo, Caterpillar Inc., Deere & Company, Doosan Infracore Co. Ltd, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd., J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd., Komatsu Ltd., Liebherr Group, Sany Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., and XCMG.

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 267
  • Countries covered: 19
  • Pages: 200
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