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North America Air Compressor Market Size By Product (Portable, Stationary), By Technology (Rotary {Screw, Scroll}, Reciprocating, Centrifugal), By Lubrication (Oil-free, Oil-filled), By Application (Home Appliances, Food & Beverages, Oil & Gas, Energy, Commercial, Manufacturing, Healthcare {Medical, Dental}, Mining & Construction, Transportation), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Country Outlook, Application Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI5186
  • Published Date: Jan 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

North America Air Compressor Market size valued at USD 23.7 billion in 2020 and is estimated to exhibit 4.3% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Various application areas of air compressors in the U.S. and Canada will aid industry expansion.

North America Air Compressor Market

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Increasing demand for home appliances, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, in conjunction with the enhancing living standards will significantly influence demand for air compressors. Additionally, growing automobile demand, increasing mining & oil exploration activities, and developments in the energy and power generation sectors are likely to positively drive regional market growth. The highly potential energy and healthcare industries in the U.S. will further boost product demand.

The impact of the COVID-19 was severe, which led to substantial losses in revenue caused by the plummeted demand from end-use sectors. The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the overall value chain of air compressors. Major end-user industries witnessed substantial revenue losses owing to decreased consumption of end-use products. However, industry stakeholders have adapted to the new normal after being exposed to vulnerabilities in the global supply chain and taking effective measures for the same. For instance, market players are establishing more localized distribution centers to avoid losses from similar unanticipated conditions.

Stationary air compressors to dominate product demand

Stationary air compressors market is expected to dominate the demand with capturing around 90% of the revenue share by 2027 as they are suitable for use in a wide range of products and applications. Growth in the U.S automotive industry along with the increasing demand for home appliances will also augment the segment growth.

Rotary air compressors to witness significant traction

North America Air Compressor Market Size, By Technology

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Rotary air compressors segment is poised to generate USD 13.5 billion revenue by 2027 and is anticipated to emerge as the fastest-growing market by the technology. The demand for rotary air compressors is increasing owing to their benefits such as high efficiency, low installments, and low upkeep costs. Moreover, companies are investing significant resources for developing rotary air compressors with higher capacities and low energy consumption, which will fuel the product penetration.

Demand for critical applications to spur the consumption of oil-free compressors

The oil-free air compressors market in North America is projected to showcase a growth rate of about 4.5% through 2027 driven by the ability to deliver clean & oil-free air and lightweight products. However, the promising outlook of the electronics industry will positively influence the segment demand. Furthermore, expansion in the healthcare sector will have a significant impact on oil-free air compressors due to the need for clean & uncontaminated air. For instance, healthcare spending reached USD 4.1 trillion in 2020 and is likely to increase in the future.

Home appliances will be the major market for air compressors

Air Compressor Market Size, By Application

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The demand for air compressor in home appliances application in North America is set to account for 35 million units by 2027 owing to the rising production of home appliances. The U.S. captured a major share in the freezer & refrigerator exports in 2017. Robust economic growth, urbanization, and rising income levels of consumers in the region will propel the household appliances market growth, in turn, boosting the air compressors demand.

Strategic initiatives to reinforce the market foothold of industry participants

Some of the major air compressor market players in North America include Atlas Copco, Sullair, LLC, Gardner Denver, Inc., Kaeser Kompressoren, Ingersoll-Rand Plc, Rolair Systems, Elgi compressor USA Inc., Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd., Ciasons Industrial, Inc., Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH (Aerzen), Quincy Compressor, Bauer Compressors, Inc., Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., and Sullivan-Palatek, Inc., among others.

These players are adopting various strategic initiatives to establish a strong foothold in the market. Some of the developments include mergers & acquisitions, production capacity expansion, product launches, partnerships, and others. For instance, in January 2020, Emerson launched new Copeland scroll compressors for commercial applications to meet the CARB refrigerant regulations and enhance efficiency.

This market research report on air compressor in North America includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Thousand Units and revenue in USD Million from 2017 to 2027 for the following segments:

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Market, By Product

  • Portable
  • Stationary

Market, By Technology

  • Rotary
    • Screw
    • Scroll
    • Others
  • Reciprocating
  • Centrifugal

Market, By Lubrication

  • Oil-free
  • Oil-filled

Market, By Application

  • Home appliances
  • Food & beverages
  • Oil & gas
  • Energy
  • Commercial
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Others
  • Mining & construction
  • Transportation
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of North America air compressor crossed USD 23.7 billion in 2020 and is pegged to strike a 4.3% CAGR up to 2027, says this GMI report.

The demand for stationary air compressors in North America is likely to capture more than 90% of the total market revenue share by 2027 led by higher penetration in air conditioners, refrigerators, automobiles, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, workshops, and others.

North America rotary air compressors segment is predicted to reach USD 13.5 billion through 2027 impelled by benefits, like high efficiency, low installments, and low upkeep costs.

The regional demand for air compressors from home appliances application is likely to generate over 35 million units by 2027 driven by higher usage in refrigerators & air conditioners.

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