Portable Air Compressor Market Size By Technology (Rotary [Screw, Scroll], Reciprocating, Centrifugal), By Lubrication (Oil Free, Oil Filled), By Application (Housing applications, Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Energy, Semiconductors & Electronics, Manufacturing, Mining & construction, Healthcare, Municipal), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Jun 2020  |  Report ID: GMI2564  |  Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 325   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Portable Air Compressor Market size was USD 6.2 billion in 2019 and will witness a CAGR of 4.3% between 2020 and 2026. These compressors are primarily used to generate compressed air, which finds a wide variety of applications including paint spraying, cleaning, and powering pneumatic tools and actuators in manufacturing, oil & gas, electronics, energy & power generation, mining, and construction industries to name a few.

The product range comprises lightweight handy air compressors along with huge wheel or utility-mounted air compressors used in mining & quarrying activities and are also used in almost all manufacturing activities across the globe. They are extensively utilized in industries where compressed air demand is within multiple locations in the plant site. Potential economic development initiatives after the pandemic outbreak including strengthening of industrial sectors will significantly contribute towards portable air compressor industry growth over the forecast timeframe.

Portable Air Compressor market
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Availability of compressors offering multiple fuel options that provide a varied range of supply pressure is likely to augment the portable air compressors industry growth. However, the high initial purchase costs, operational costs, and maintenance costs hamper the market growth during the forecast time span. Therefore, rental business possess a massive threat to the industry.

Portable air compressors with advanced design features that reduce maintenance cost and have lower environmental hazards are also gaining popularity in recent years. Recent developments of high-capacity compressors offering better performance and versatility will drive the market size over the study timeframe.

Portable Air Compressor Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2019
Market Size in 2019:6.2 Billion (USD)
Forecast Period:2020 to 2026
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR:4.3%
2026 Value Projection:8 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for:2016 to 2019
No. of Pages:325
Tables, Charts & Figures:224
Segments covered:Technology, Lubrication, Application, Region
Growth Drivers:
  • Proliferating growth in household appliances market
  • Surging automobile production
  • Technological advancements in portable air compressors
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Higher initial setup cost and maintenance cost
  • Stringent regulations for utilization of portable air compressors

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Lower maintenance requirements to foster demand for rotary screw portable air compressors

Portable Air Compressor Market Size

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Rotary screw portable air compressor market will witness gains over 3.9% CAGR over the forecast timeframe. These compressors offer multiple benefits including better safety, convenience, lower maintenance and operational capabilities in extreme weather conditions. Moreover, availability of rotary screw compressors with additional noise dampening technologies will further enhance the segment growth by 2026.

High quality air requirements will spur the segment size

Portable Air Compressor Market Share

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Oil free segment will account for over 20% share in 2026. Oil free portable compressors are installed in various applications requiring cleaner air in healthcare, food & beverage, and electronics industries. Elimination of harmful emissions along with enhanced capabilities to reduce energy and maintenance costs will further augment the product penetration till 2026.

Economy revival initiatives will support the market expansion

Manufacturing segment accounted for over 25% volume share in 2019. The portable air compressors is used in operating air tools on production lines, ejecting pieces from molds, cutting and welding equipment, sandblasting, metal finishing and other applications. Expansion of manufacturing units and business operations will positively impact the product demand over the forecast timeframe. Strategic government initiatives undertaken by government authorities across the globe for economy revival after the COVID-19 pandemic will drive the portable air compressor market.

Compressed air is also used in oil & gas, and mining sectors for drilling activities as well as for cleaning the drilling equipment such as pipes and drill bits. Continuous deposition of bitumen, tar, and mud in oil rig machineries need to be cleaned by sand blasting with abrasives sprayed with high velocity compressed air. This will significantly improve the portable air compressors demand over the coming years.

Rising gas exploration and growing manufacturing sector will drive the North America market share

North America portable air compressor market share will exceed USD 1 billion by 2026. Rising shale gas exploration activities in the region will further enhance the regional portable air compressors demand in the coming years. Portable air compressors are installed in heavy duty machineries used in mining, oil & gas, quarrying, manufacturing sectors for providing the required pressure levels necessary during operations. Recent development in unconventional natural gas and oil sector across the region will offer potential opportunities for the market expansion over the forecast timeframe.

Asia Pacific market will observe 4.7% CAGR till 2026. Manufacturing, automotive and electronics are showcasing proliferating growth opportunities across the region. Countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia, are also witnessing strong industrial growth and the use of compressed air in the majority of the industries will augment the global market growth in the coming years

Strategic acquisitions for gaining higher market share

Industry players are focusing to expand their business operations across the globe through strategic acquisitions and partnerships. For instance, in January 2017, Atlas Copco acquired the business of Hb Kompressoren Druckluft, a leading German distributor and service provider of industrial air compressors. This move was aimed at increasing Atlas Copco’s market share in Germany and Western Europe. The global portable air compressors industry comprises giant players and few of them are Atlas Copco, Gardner Denver, Doosan, Kaeser, Ingersoll Rand, Hitachi and others.

Portable air compressor industry research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in thousand units & revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Technology

  • Rotary
    • Screw
    • Scroll
    • Others
  • Reciprocating

By Lubrication

  • Oil free
  • Oil filled

By Application

  • Home appliances
  • Food & beverage
  • Oil & gas
  • Energy
  • Semiconductor & electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Mining & construction
  • Municipal
  • Others

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

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


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of portable air compressor was exceeded USD 6.2 billion in 2019.
The industry share of portable air compressor is projected to expand at more than 4.3% CAGR during 2020 to 2026.
The rotary screw portable air compressor market will witness gains at over 3.9% CAGR over the forecast timeframe.
North America market size is expected to cross USD 1 billion by 2026, say this GMI report.
Oil free portable air compressors will account for over 20% market share in 2026.
According to this report, the Asia Pacific market will observe 4.7% CAGR till 2026.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Jun 2020
  • Pages: 325
  • Tables: 202
  • Charts / Figures: 22
  • Companies covered: 17
  • Countries covered: 20

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