The switchgear market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 88.71 Billion in 2017 to USD 125.10 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.12%, from 2017 to 2022. The global market is set to witness a significant growth due to the continued growth of construction and developmental activities, increasing access to electricity, and growth of renewable power generation projects.
The transmission and distribution utilities sub-segment of the end-user segment led the switchgear market in 2016 and is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The transmission and distribution utilities segment is also expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period.
The growth of the transmission and distribution utilities segment is primarily driven by increasing investments in sub-station automation, modernization of electric grid, and smart utilities which includes smart grids and smart meters. This would enhance the protection by decreasing energy losses, due to poor operational efficiency of traditional equipment. This would ultimately create new revenue pockets for the switchgear market during the forecast period.
Rising energy demand and extension/replacement of old switchgear at sub-stations can drive the gas insulated switchgear equipment in the switchgear market. However, the circuit breaker sub-segment accounted for the second largest share in 2016 in the switchgear market, based on the equipment segment.