Air compressor Market Size & Share, by Technology (Rotary, Reciprocating, Centrifugal); Lubrication (Oil free, Oil filled); End-users (Manufacturing industry, Home appliances, Food & beverage industry, Oil & gas industry, Energy industry, Semiconductors & electronics industry, Healthcare industry) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 1192
  • Published Date: Mar 22, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Air compressor Market size is expected to reach USD 57 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of the air compressor was USD 30 Billion. The industry growth is impelled by the increase in the construction and industrialization worldwide, as several industries are expected to expand along with may construction projects, and this can lead to high demand for air compressors as for several applications such as powering tools and equipment. As the construction sector holds the largest in the world economy, with about USD 10 trillion spent on construction-related goods and services every year, the growth averaged 1 percent a year over the past two decades as compared with 2.8 percent for the total world economy and 3.6 percent for manufacturing.

Furthermore, oil, mining, and gas industries have frequently demanded the air compressors for heavy tasks such as flushing mediums, aerating mud during underbalanced drilling, and air-pigging pipelines, which generally require high-pressure air to power such instruments and equipment in industries such as automotive, construction, and manufacturing.

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Air compressor Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing industrial automation and advanced production methods- Automation and advanced production methods require compressed air for various operations, including power tools, vacuum pumps, air conditioning, and ventilation. This will drive the growth of the air compressor market as they are a crucial component in these processes. Automation is said to rise global productivity by 0.8% to 1.4% annually.
  • Increasing adoption of industrial and commercial sectors- like manufacturing, construction, mining, oil and gas, and more: As the global industrial and commercial sectors expand, the demand for air compressors for various applications will grow.
  • Growing focus on sustainable energy solutions- As the global focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable energy solutions increases, air compressors have also gained momentum as a renewable source of energy, as they can produce compressed air using power generated through renewable sources like wind, solar, etc.
  • Increasing demand from developing regions- The air compressor market is expected to see significant growth in emerging economies, where the industrial and construction sectors are witnessing rapid development. The increasing industrial and commercial activity in these regions is expected to drive the demand for air compressors.
  • Growing technological advancements- The air compressor market is also expected to undergo rapid technological advancements, as advancements in automation, robotics, and other fields will translate to the development of advanced air compressors with improved efficiency and performance.
  • Rising environmental concerns- The growing awareness about the negative environmental impact of air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and other pollutants, will drive the demand for air compressors that are energy efficient and have low emissions.
  • Increasing adoption of green building practices- The growing popularity of green building practices, along with the rising focus on sustainability, will also drive the market for air compressors as they can produce compressed air using renewable sources of energy.


  • Increased maintenance costs and downtime- Poor maintenance practices and low maintenance can lead to increased air compressor replacement costs and more downtime for the equipment.
  • Increased electricity costs- Poor compression efficiency and poor maintenance can lead to increased electricity costs associated with air compressor operation.
  • Environmental regulations- Air compressor emissions are subject to increasing regulations around the world, as air compression can often lead to air pollutants. Proper maintenance can help reduce emissions and comply with governmental regulations.

Air Compressor Market: Key Insights

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Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 30 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 57 Billion

Regional Scope

  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Air Compressor Segmentation

Technology (Rotary, Reciprocating, Centrifugal)

The rotatory technology is estimated to gain a robust revenue share of 61% in the coming years owing to high-pressure ratios, high efficiency, and better control of flow and pressure. Moreover, rotary compressors used in the process industry use electric motor drivers. Compressors used in portable service use internal combustion engines. The use of rotary positive displacement compressors provides various advantages such as longer running time, lower maintenance and service costs, and lower energy consumption. This will allow for greater efficiency in the use of the available energy resources, leading to lower greenhouse gas emissions, as well as lower costs and improved competitiveness. Moreover, this allows for the production and availability of compressors with a wide range of configurations, sizes, and specifications, offering a greater choice for consumers. This can enable the selection of compressors as per the specific application and requirements, leading to more effective and efficient use of the system.

Lubrication (Oil free, Oil filled)

The oil-free segment is set to garner a notable share shortly and is likely to remain the second largest segment in the lubrication of the as the absence of oil and the use of dry powder lubrication can improve overall efficiency, reducing energy consumption and running costs. The use of dry powder lubricant does not require regular servicing and maintenance, reducing the downtime and costs associated with maintenance. Moreover, the oil-free design is a more eco-friendly and sustainable approach, as it reduces the use of oils or lubricants and decreases the risk of oil leakage or spills that can impact the environment.

End-users (Manufacturing industry, Home appliances, Food & beverage industry, Oil & gas industry, Energy industry, Semiconductors & electronics industry, Healthcare industry)

The manufacturing industry segment is estimated to hold a noteworthy share in the process of fabricating and assembling vehicles and their various parts to produce cars, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Furthermore, in the electronics and appliance sector include assembly and welding operations, cleaning and drying components, and cooling process operations. The growing demand for electronic devices and appliances, such as mobile phones, refrigerators, and washing machines, contributes to the growth of air compressor market in this sector.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:


  • Rotary
  • Reciprocating
  • Centrifugal


  • Oil-free
  • Oil filled


  • Manufacturing industry
  • Home appliances
  • Food & beverage industry
  • Oil & gas industry
  • Energy industry
  • Semiconductors & electronics industry
  • Healthcare industry

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Air Compressor Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

The air compressor market in Asia Pacific is estimated to have the largest share of approximately 43% in 2023, impelled by increasing demand for compressors from refineries and steel manufacturing plants, particularly in countries like China, India, and Japan. Countries like China are undergoing rapid industrialization, leading to a surge in energy demand and industrial activities, thereby boosting the demand for compressors in the manufacturing sector. Moreover, the region's growing investments in LNG, chemical, mining projects, and infrastructure development are fueling the demand for air compressors in various industries such as automotive, construction, electronics, and more. China is one of the world's most important nations in 2021, which contributed to the rise in LNG consumption. Natural gas LNG imports were approximately 94 billion cubic meters in 2020 and 109.5 billion cubic meters in 2021. This surge in demand caused China to overtake Japan as the world's largest importer of LNG. Demand has increased as a result of Chinese LNG buyers signing long-term contracts for more than 20 million tons per year.

North American Market Statistics

The North American air compressor market is estimated to be the second largest, during the forecast timeframe led by the demand for energy-efficient solutions in various industries like manufacturing, energy, and automotive. Furthermore, environmental regulations and a growing focus on sustainability are pushing industries to adopt energy-efficient air compressors to comply with regulations and reduce emissions, thus driving market demand. Along with the expansion of end-use industries like automotive production and food processing is creating a higher demand for air compressors in North America.

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Companies Dominating the Air Compressor Landscape

    • Siemens AG
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • ELGi Equipments Limited
    • Atlas Copco AB
    • Sulzer Ltd.
    • Ingersoll Rand
    • Campbell Hausfeld
    • Doosan Infracore Portable Power

In the News

  • with the introduction of more powerful LS190-260 Series units, Sullair, a pioneer in the compressed air solutions business since 1965, announced the expansion of its well-liked and incredibly effective LS Series lubricated rotary screw industrial air compressors.
  • Kaeser Kompressoren SE in Germany and Kaeser Compressors, Inc. in the US are celebrating one year of only using green energy in their operations. Not only are all Kaeser compressors made entirely of renewable energy, but Kaeser also matches its energy usage in Germany and the US with renewable energy.

Author Credits:  Richa Gupta

  • Report ID: 1192
  • Published Date: Mar 22, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The increasing of industrial automation and advanced production methods and growing technological investment in air compressors are the major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market size of air compressors is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 5.5% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Atlas Copco AB, Sulzer Ltd., Ingersoll Rand, Campbell Hausfeld, Doosan Infracore Portable Power, EBARA CORPORATION, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., and others.

The rotatory technology segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the APAC region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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