The Indian compressor market was valued at $1,943.4 million in 2019, and it is predicted to generate a revenue of $2,891.9 million by 2030. According to the estimates of the market research company, P&S Intelligence, the market will progress at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2020 to 2030. The expansion of the automotive industry is one of the major factors fueling the growth of the market.
According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the automotive industry in India will generate a revenue of Rs. 16.16-18.18 trillion (US$ 251.4-282.8 billion) by 2026. Additionally, the boom in the manufacturing sector, on account of the enactment of favorable government policies, is also predicted to propel the advancement of the market in the coming years. Besides, the inflow of huge foreign direct investments (FDI) is also driving the growth of the manufacturing sector in the country.
Owing to these factors, the manufacturing sector in the country will attain a value of $1 trillion by 2025, as per various estimates. In this industry, industrial air compressors are extensively used for tool stamping, powering, and clamping. This is credited to the surging requirement for these compressors in various industries, such as semiconductor, chemical, stee, and automotive.
In addition, these compressors are equipped with various features, such as better rotor profiles, and they are available in innovative designs, which is further boosting their popularity in the country. When lubrication type is taken into consideration, the market is categorized into oil-free and oil-flooded. Of these, the oil-flooded category dominated the market in 2019. This was because of the less maintenance requirements and low initial cost of these compressors in comparison to the oil-free ones.
The northern region dominated the Indian compressor market in 2019, and this trend is predicted to continue in the forthcoming years as well. This is ascribed to the expansion of the industrial manufacturing and automotive sectors in the region. Furthermore, the National Capital Region (NCR), which is situated in the northern part of the country, witnesses the large-scale usage of compressors, on account of the high automobile production and industrial growth. The region manufactures more than 30% of passenger cars and over 50% of two-wheelers in the country every year.
Hence, it is safe to say that the market will boom in the coming years, mainly because of the surge in the manufacturing and automotive sectors, owing to the implementation of favorable government policies in the country.