Switchgear refers to a collection of switching devices that are used for controlling, protecting, and switching electrical circuits and equipment. Switchgears are used in various applications, such as transmission and distribution utilities, residential, commercial, and industrial.
The main product types of switchgear are high voltage, medium voltage, and low voltage. The products are installed indoors and outdoors as gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), air-insulated switchgear (AIS), and others. Gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear (GIS) is metal-encapsulated switchgear that contains high-voltage components such as circuit breakers and disconnectors and can be safely operated in confined spaces. Extensions, city buildings, roofs, offshore platforms, industrial plants, and hydropower plants are all examples of places where GIS is used. The switchgear is used by residential, commercial, and industrial end-users.
The global switchgear market is segmented -
1) By Product Type: High Voltage, Medium Voltage, Low Voltage
2) By End-User: Residential, Commercial, Industrial
3) By Insulation: Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), Air Insulated Switchgear (AIS), Other Insulations
4) By Installation: Indoor, Outdoor
The global switchgear market size will grow from $78.4 billion in 2022 to $85.37 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9%. The Russia-Ukraine war disrupted the chances of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the short term. The war between these two countries has led to economic sanctions on multiple countries, a surge in commodity prices, and supply chain disruptions, causing inflation across goods and services and affecting many markets across the globe. The market size of the global switchgear is expected to grow to $114.89 billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 7.7%.
The demand for electricity generation is projected to drive the switchgear market. The availability of electricity has become essential for economic development and poverty alleviation. Development of industrialization, urbanization requires continuous electricity supply, and the reliability of the electrical supply depends heavily on the performance of the switchgear. Therefore, the demand for electricity generation is driving the demand for switchgear in the forecast period. For instance, global demand for electricity rises at 2.1% per year to 2040 in the Specified Policies Scenario, double the rate of primary energy growth by 2040.
Major players in the switchgear market are Schneider Electric, Siemens AG, ABB, General Electric, Eaton Corporation, Hyosung, CG Power, Mitsubishi, Alstom SA, and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
Unstable prices of raw materials are restraining the growth of the switchgear market. Price fluctuation is due to the availability of low-quality materials at cheaper prices. The use of low-quality products increases the risk of breakdown of insulation layers or short circuit conditions and other failures. Thereby inconsistent pricing in raw materials of the switchgear is expected to hinder the market growth. For instance, in May 2020, according to an article published by TTI, Inc., a US-based electronic company, the most expensive variable cost involved with the fabrication of passive electronic components is raw materials.
The last few years witnessed a rising demand for installation of electric substations to restore normal power supply as fast as possible in case of emergencies. The installation of mobile substations enables the restoration of electricity under outdoor conditions or in unforeseen circumstances and is functionally designed to provide temporary power supplies as soon as possible. Also, these mobile substations incorporate generator, transformer, metal-clad switchgear, outdoor load break switches and breakers, which are used for network extensions, and temporary switching stations. For instance, Siemens delivered two mobile substations for national grid SA, and Aktif group delivered 10 mobile substations to the ministry of electricity Iraq. Therefore, increasing the adoption of mobile substations is one of the latest trends that will positively impact the switchgear market.
In January 2020, Siemens Ltd., a Germany-based engineering and electronics company acquired C&S Electric Limited for Rs 2,100 crore (294.4 million). With this acquisition, Siemens aimed to cater to the demand for reliable and efficient power supply in India. C&S Electric Limited is an Indian-based switchgear and power equipment manufacturing company.
Asia-Pacific was the largest region in the switchgear market in 2022. Western Europe was the second-largest region in the global switchgear market analysis. The regions covered in the global switchgear market report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, and Africa.
The countries covered in the switchgear market report are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK and USA.
The switchgear market consists of sales of circuit breakers, control panels, fuses, generator control, metering panels, knife switches, time switches, and other switchgear. Values in this market are factory gate values, that is the value of goods sold by the manufacturers or creators of the goods, whether to other entities (including downstream manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers) or directly to end customers. The value of goods in this market includes related services sold by the creators of the goods. The switchgear market is segmented into low voltage switchgear market (=1KV), medium voltage switchgear market (2KV - 36KV) and high voltage switchgear market (above 36KV).
The market value is defined as the revenues that enterprises gain from the sale of goods and/or services within the specified market and geography through sales, grants, or donations in terms of the currency (in USD, unless otherwise specified).
The revenues for a specified geography are consumption values that are revenues generated by organizations in the specified geography within the market, irrespective of where they are produced. It does not include revenues from resales along the supply chain, either further along the supply chain or as part of other products.
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