Internal Combustion Engine Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Fuel (Petroleum, Natural Gas), By End User (Automotive, Marine, Aerospace, Construction, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Mar 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614813
  • Pages : 138

An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a type of heat engine that uses the combustion of fuel to generate power. In this type of engine, a fuel-air mixture is ignited within a confined space, known as the combustion chamber. The heat generated by the combustion expands the gases, creating pressure that moves a piston, which in turn generates mechanical energy. Internal combustion engines are used in a wide variety of applications, from cars and trucks to boats, airplanes, motorcycles, generators, and even lawnmowers. Consumer demand for vehicles with better fuel efficiency increased power, and lower emissions are driving the development of internal combustion engines that meet these demands. Consumer preferences for larger vehicles, such as SUVs and pickup trucks, have driven the demand for larger, more powerful engines. Additionally, technological advancements and economic conditions are a few more factors that drive the growth of the internal combustion market.

The rising trend in vehicle production and sales is expected to drive the growth of the internal combustion engine market.

Internal combustion engines are a vital part of the production of vehicles. They are designed to deliver high levels of power and performance, allowing vehicles to achieve high speeds and accelerate quickly. This is especially important for commercial and heavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks and buses, which require large amounts of power to haul heavy loads. They can also be designed to run on a wide range of fuels, including gasoline, diesel, ethanol, and natural gas. For many applications, internal combustion engines remain the most practical and cost-effective solution for powering vehicles. The increasing number of vehicle productions and sales will prove to be beneficial for the growth of the internal combustion engine market. For instance, data from The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers indicates that the global production of vehicles increased by 3% in 2021 as compared to 2020. As per the same source, global sales of all vehicles increased from 78,774,320 in 2020 to 82,684,788 in 2021. OICA data also indicates that the total number of vehicles produced in the United States of America was around 9167214 representing an increase of 4% in 2021 as compared to 2020. The National Automobile Dealers Association states that vehicle sales in the United States rose by 4.2% (15.4 million units) in 2023 as compared to 2022. According to VDA - German Association of the Automotive Industry, vehicle production in Germany was recorded at 2,27,400 units in 2022. The Federal Motor Transport Authority Germany stated that the number of new car registrations in the country rose to 3,14,318 units in 2022. Therefore, it can be concluded that the rising growth rate of production and sales of vehicles all across the globe is expected to boost the internal combustion market.

The rising demand for electric vehicles is expected to affect the growth of the internal combustion engine market.

As more people become aware of the impact of fossil fuels on the environment, there is a growing demand for more sustainable transportation options. Electric vehicles produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, making them a popular choice for environmentally conscious consumers. In addition to this, the technology behind electric vehicles has improved significantly in recent years, making them more efficient, reliable, and convenient. The increasing demand and supply of electric vehicles are expected to hurt the growth of the internal combustion market. For instance, reports from the International Energy Agency suggest that in 2021, the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) reached a new record of 6.6 million, which is twice the number of sales in 2020. The same source also states that global electric car sales have continued to show robust growth in 2022, with 2 million units sold in the first quarter, representing a 75% increase from the corresponding period in 2021. In 2021, electric cars made up 9% of the worldwide car market, which is four times the market share they held in 2019. Moreover, all the net growth in global car sales in 2021 can be attributed to the sales of electric cars. In 2021, the majority of electric cars were sold in China and Europe, which accounted for over 85% of global sales and The United States followed with a 10% share reaching a total of 630,000. Thus, it can be concluded that the rising sales of electric vehicles will result in a decrease in the demand for internal combustion engines.

Asia Pacific is expected to show the maximum growth of the internal combustion engine market in the future.

The growth potential of the internal combustion engine in this region is promising due to several factors, including the large and growing population, rising urbanization, and increasing demand for transportation and power generation. The high population of nations in this region has led to the demand for transportation to increase which in turn will drive the growth of the internal combustion engine market. For example, the National Bureau of Statistics of China reports that the GDP from the transport sector in China increased from 35700.50 CNY HML (Chinese Yuan Hundred Million) in the third quarter of 2022 to 49674 CNY HML in the fourth quarter of the same year. Similarly, the Cabinet Office of Japan states that the GDP from transport in the country increased from 24330.30 JPY (Japanese Yen) billion in 2020 to 25821.10 JPY billion in 2021. In addition, countries like China, India, and Japan are major automotive manufacturing hubs, and internal combustion engines continue to be a dominant technology in the region. For instance, car production in Japan increased to 6,44,799 units in 2022 as per Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). Similarly, according to the Department of Commerce and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the number of automobiles produced in India increased from 22.7 million to 22.93 million between 2021 and 2022. Around 17.51 million units of vehicles were sold in 2021, as per the same source. Therefore, based on the given information, the internal combustion engine is expected to show significant growth in the Asia Pacific region.

Market  Key Developments

  • In September 2022, Tata Motors declared its exploration of utilizing hydrogen for conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) as a solution to control tailpipe emissions.
  • In January 2022, BMW commenced the development of the new generation six-cylinder internal combustion engine, which was capable of significantly reducing CO2 emissions.

Internal Combustion Engine Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR during the forecast period
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Fuel, End User, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Solvay, Wärtsilä, GUNT Hamburg, Cummins, Marine Mercury, Briggs & Stratton
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Fuel
    • Petroleum
    • Natural Gas
  • By End User
    • Automotive
    • Marine
    • Aerospace
    • Construction
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      •  Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Suadi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Australia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Market Opportunities

4.4. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.4.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.5. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Petroleum

5.3. Natural Gas


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Automotive

6.3. Marine

6.4. Aerospace

6.5. Construction

6.6. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. Germany

7.4.2. UK

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Suadi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. South Korea

7.6.4. India

7.6.5. Australia

7.6.6. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. Solvay

9.2. Wärtsilä

9.3. GUNT Hamburg

9.4. Cummins

9.5. Marine Mercury

9.6. Briggs & Stratton



GUNT Hamburg


Marine Mercury

Briggs & Stratton