Air Compressor Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Positive Displacement, Dynamic), By End-User (Automotive, Construction, Medical & Healthcare, Agriculture, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jun 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061614432
  • Pages : 138

The air compressor market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 4.48% to reach a market size of US$47.412 billion in 2028 from an initial value of US$34.882 billion in 2021. 

Air compressors are machines designed to store compressed air by reducing volume and increasing pressure inside a tank or cylinder. These machines are commonly used across various industries and applications to generate pressurized air for powering pneumatic tools, machinery, and equipment. The air compressor market is extensive and diverse, catering to various customers with different needs and requirements. As industrialization expands globally, there is a rising demand for compressed air in manufacturing processes.

Air Compressor Market Drivers

  • Increasing Infrastructure Investments

Increased infrastructure investments, technological advancements, growing awareness about energy efficiency, etc., are some of the factors leading to the global air compressor market growth. For instance, in August 2022, the Chinese government announced they would make around US$ 1 trillion of government funds available for construction projects. Similarly, in September 2021, the UK government announced that around £31 billion is expected to be spent on social and economic infrastructure in the coming years.

  • Expanding Construction Industry

The construction sector heavily relies on compressed air for a wide range of applications, making air compressors essential tools. The construction industry is involved in building and developing infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, buildings, airports, etc. These projects require compressed air for various tasks like pneumatic drilling, cutting, nailing, and painting, among others. With so many advantages, the growing construction industry is a growth driver for the air compressor market. According to the National Statistics Office, the total construction output in the UK increased by 3.7% in December 2022. Similarly, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total construction spending in the country in 2022 was estimated to be nearly US$ 1,809.8 billion. This was a 7.7% increase from 2021.

  • Increasing Manufacturing Activities

It is a widely used source of power in manufacturing, powering various equipment and machinery in industrial plants. It offers flexibility and reliability, making it ideal for manufacturing processes that demand high speed, precise control, and productivity. According to data from the World Bank, the worldwide manufacturing value added has risen from US$ 12.33 trillion to US$ 16.05 trillion between 2015 and 2021, and the proportion of this value added to the GDP has increased from 16% to 17% during the same period. Thus, as global construction and manufacturing activities continue to increase, the growth of the air compressor market will also increase.

Air Compressor Market Geographical Outlook

  • Asia Pacific is Expected to Grow Significantly

The growing industrial growth in the region, coupled with product innovations and launches of air compressors, are majorly driving the overall market growth in the region. India’s growing investments in the automotive sector to propel overall productivity, coupled with booming demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, have provided a positive scope for the country's market outlook for air compressors. According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, India’s automotive production in 2022 stood at 5.45 million units, which represented a 24% increase over 2021’s 4.39 million units.

Air Compressor Key Market Developments


  • In May 2022, ELGi launched a diesel-powered “PG 575-255” and an electric-powered “PG 110E-13.5” air compressor at EXXCON 2022 (Bengaluru, India).

Air Compressor Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$34.882 billion
Market Size Value in 2028 US$47.412 billion
Growth Rate CAGR of 4.48% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Type, End-User, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Atlas Copco AB, Ingersoll Rand, Siemens AG, Hitachi Group, Kaishan USA, Sulzer Ltd., Dewalt, Kobelco Compressor Corporation, Doosan Portable Power, Elgi Equipments
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • Positive Displacement
    • Dynamic
  • End-User
    • Automotive
    • Construction
    • Medical & Healthcare
    • Agriculture
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Australia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global air compressor market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 4.48% during the forecast period.
The air compressor market is anticipated to reach a market size of US$47.412 billion by 2028.
Air Compressor Market was valued at US$34.882 billion in 2021.
Asia Pacific region is expected to dominate the air compressor market.
The increased infrastructure investments, technological advancements, growing awareness about energy efficiency, etc. are some of the factors that will lead to the growth of the global air compressor market.


1.1. Market Overview

1.1. Market Definition

1.2. Scope of the Study

1.3. Market Segmentation

1.4. Currency

1.5. Assumption

1.6. Base, and Forecast Year Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Positive Displacement

5.3. Dynamic


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Automotive

6.3. Construction

6.4. Medical & Healthcare

6.5. Agriculture

6.6.  Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1 By Type

7.2.2 By End-User

7.2.3 By Country USA Canada Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1 By Type

7.3.2 By End-User

7.3.3 By Country Brazil Argentina Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. By Type

7.4.2. By End-user

7.4.3. By Country Germany UK France Spain Others 

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1 By Type

7.5.2 By End-User

7.5.3 By Country Saudi Arabia UAE Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. By Type

7.6.2. By End-user

7.6.3. By Country China Japan South Korea India Australia Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Market Share Analysis

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. Atlas Copco AB

9.2. Ingersoll Rand

9.3. Siemens AG

9.4. Hitachi Group

9.5. Kaishan USA

9.6. Sulzer Ltd.

9.7. Dewalt

9.8. Kobelco Compressor Corporation

9.9. Doosan Portable Power

9.10. Elgi Equipments

Atlas Copco AB

Ingersoll Rand

Siemens AG

Hitachi Group

Kaishan USA

Sulzer Ltd.


Kobelco Compressor Corporation

Doosan Portable Power

Elgi Equipments