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Small Off-road Engines Market Size By Engine Displacement (Up to 100cc, 100cc to 500cc, 500cc to 800cc), By Number Of Cylinder (Single, Double, Multi), By Drive Shaft Orientation (Horizontal, Vertical), By End-use Sector (Agriculture, Domestic, Gardening/Landscaping, Industrial, Automotive, Construction), By Distribution Channel (OEM, Aftermarket), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI4679
  • Published Date: Apr 2021
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Small Off-road Engines Market Size

Small Off-road Engines Market size valued at USD 55.6 billion in 2020 and will grow at 5.9% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Rising indulgence in landscaping and gardening activities globally will largely drive the market growth.

Small off-road engines (SORE) are compact gasoline-powered internal combustion engines having a range of small displacements and insignificant power output. These low-powered engines find wide applications in various equipment/machinery, such as lawnmowers, pumps, generators, blowers, concrete mixers, etc., that require an independent source of power for their operations.

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Developing urban green spaces, such as community gardens/parks, playing fields, and several open areas, will mainly increase the use of trimmers, edger, lawnmowers, leaf blower, chainsaws, and other independent power source equipment/machinery for gardening/landscaping applications, which in turn, will positively influence the demand for small off-road engines.

Expanding urbanization has compelled residents to utilize available social spaces for nursery/gardening to enhance physical and mental fitness. Furthermore, ongoing trends toward campus, corporate gardening, and urban farming will surge product growth in the commercial landscaping industry. According to Garden Media, over 20% of the middle age population in the U.S. is involved in gardening as a recreational pursuit. Such activities will propel SORE utilization to operate garden tillers, string trimmers, leaf blowers, and other independent power source equipment/machinery for commercial and residential landscaping/gardening applications.

Small Off-road Engines Market Analysis

100cc to 500cc small off-road engines industry is likely to witness around 5.5% CAGR from 2021 to 2027 driven by their high-performance with extended durability, lesser emission, and noiseless performance. Additionally, an exceptional power output with lower fuel consumption makes them suitable for high debris applications to endure extended use in extreme conditions. These factors will increase product penetration in the construction, agriculture, and gardening/landscaping end-use sectors.

In 2020, twin or double cylinder engines accounted for over 35% of the small off-road engines market revenue share and are expected to see significant growth through 2027 owing to its superior performance with high durability. In addition, the availability of double cylinder engines in small displacement variants, i.e., 100cc to 200cc will surge their growth in various domestic applications in the near term.

Vertical drive shaft engines to dominate the segment and will foresee a strong growth of more than 5% till 2027. They offer superior performance and prolonged durability in various applications that mainly include landscaping and gardening equipment such as lawnmowers, leaf blowers, tillers, trimmers, etc. Simple setup, low maintenance, and relative availability of the product will surge their penetration across various end-use sectors.

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Gardening & landscaping segment generated around USD 30 billion in 2020. Strong growth in the lawn & garden industry will foster small off-road engines market revenue. Growing standards of living and increasing disposable incomes are key factors influencing the adoption of gardening activities. Moreover, rising consumer spending toward new garden and lawn equipment along with favorable tax regime and easy availability of attractive insurance & finance options will propel consumers to purchase new lawn & garden equipment.

y, provision of safety, and superior service with reduced maintenance are among the other key factors boosting segment growth. Consumer propensity toward product reliability, quality, and cost-effective post-sales services will surge product growth through OEMs through 2027.

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North America holds above 50% market share due to growing demand for equipment/machinery in gardening & landscaping activities. According to the National Gardening Association, more than 90 million U.S. households participate in some type of garden and lawn activity. In the U.S., many gardeners agree that gardening is good for the mind, body, and soul. Thus, the aging population will support the demand for gardening equipment and small engines collectively. Additionally, the increasing number of upcoming residential and commercial projects along with growing activities of transforming outdoor spaces into relaxing areas, such as entertainment, lounge, outdoor kitchen, and party spots, is boosting the demand for gardening & landscaping activities and thereby propelling small off-road engines market size.

Moreover, the presence of large players, such as Briggs & Stratton and Kohler, is predicted to escalate the regional market trends. Industry participants are majorly focusing on expanding their presence and product portfolio, which are further expected to surge the industry demand. In August 2019, Briggs & Stratton Corporation announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility to produce small gasoline engines used in lawnmowers in the U.S., which will increase its presence and add new jobs in the region.

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SORE manufacturers are undergoing geographic expansion to strengthen their industry foothold. For instance, in August 2019, Honda expanded its existing plant in Alamance County, U.S. The USD 46.4 million expansion is set to manufacture a new generation of Honda’s general-purpose engines used in its latest lawnmowers.

The key small off-road engines market participants include :

  • Briggs & Stratton Engines
  • Kubota Corporation
  • Honda Motor
  • Yamaha Motor
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries
  • Kohler Co.
  • Lifan Industry (Group)
  • Yanmar
  • Motorenfabrik Hatz.

This market research report on small off-road engines 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 Engine Displacement

  • Up to 100cc
  • 100cc to 500cc
  • 500cc to 800cc

Market, By Number Of Cylinder

  • Single cylinder
  • Double cylinder
  • Multi cylinder

Market, By Drive Shaft Orientation

  • Horizontal
  • Vertical

Market, By End-use Sector

  • Agriculture
  • Domestic
  • Gardening/Landscaping
    • Residential
    • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Automotive
  • Construction

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market for small off-road engines had reached USD 55.6 billion in 2020 and will expand at around 5.9% CAGR over 2021-2027.

The market for 100cc-500cc small off-road engines will register 5.5% CAGR through 2027 owing to benefits like enhanced durability, noiseless performance and lower emissions.

Double cylinder small off-road engines held more than 35% of the global market share in 2020 and will expand with the need for more durable products and availability of low displacement variants.

The gardening and landscaping application contributed nearly USD 30 billion towards small off-road engines industry during 2020.

North America region accounted for almost 50% of the global market share and will expand owing to higher use of gardening equipment and machinery.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 15
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