The global utility trucks market size was worth USD 47.90 billion in 2017. The market is anticipated to register a 7.7% CAGR from 2018 to 2030. The market is driven by the increasing focus on the development of sustainable infrastructure. In addition, the demand for dump trucks has been on the rise in the region where mining and construction activities are prevalent. Further, owing to the rise in fire accidents and stringent government regulations pertaining to fire safety, fire trucks are witnessing significant demand, thereby, boosting the market growth.
Municipal corporations have increased their spending on the effective management of waste management, which, in turn, has bolstered the demand for garbage trucks. The municipal solid waste is likely to be approximately 2.2 billion by 2025 as predicted by the World Bank Group. Therefore, the rapid rise in the waste volume has led to the implementation of stringent regulation by the government, as a result, driving the demand for utility trucks.
For example, the government of India has started the “Swatch Bharat Mission” from 2014 to 2019. This high-budget mission is likely to spur the demand for utility trucks in the near future as the Indian government has extended the mission to 2024-2025. On the other hand, the Chinese government has upped its investment to manage waste effectively.
Similarly, the government of Canada is working on reducing greenhouse gas emissions along with increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles. Besides, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) in the United States is emphasizing reducing the consumption of fossil fuel by supplementing the adoption of electric vehicles. These initiatives are anticipated to drive market growth over the forecast period.
Depending on the product, the utility truck market is categorized into sweeper trucks, fire trucks, dump trucks, and garbage trucks. Among them, dump trucks accounted for the highest share in the market in 2017 and are likely to register the maximum CAGR from 2018 to 2030. The rise in mining and construction activities across emerging countries such as India and China is the major factor attributing to the growth of the market. For example, China accounted for 23.62% of the overall mineral raw material produced worldwide in 2016.
On the other hand, the garbage trucks category is estimated to register considerable growth over the next few years. This growth is attributed to the rise in the municipal budget and increasing awareness about effective waste disposal. In 2017, rear loader-type garbage trucks accounted for the highest share in the market. Factors such as stringent government rules and increasing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles are driving the growth of this segment.
On the basis of engine type, the market is classified into ICE and electric engine. In 2017, the ICE division accounted for the highest share in the market and is projected to continue to lead the market over the forecast duration. Utility trucks require a significantly high torque ratio, which, in turn, drives the demand for the ICE engine segment. Compare to electric and hybrid engines, gasoline and diesel-powered engines offer more torque.
However, stringent norms regarding emission, technical advancements, and the emergence of electrically powered vehicles are limiting the growth of the ICE segment. The electric trucks market is in the nascent stage and is estimated to make significant inroads for the ICE trucks over the forecast years. However, electric trucks require high-capacity batteries, which, in turn, makes the overall cost higher.
In 2017, Asia Pacific held the largest share in the utility trucks market and anticipated to maintain its dominance over the forecast years. This growth is driven by the rise in the number of mining and construction activities in the region. For example, India’s Smart Cities Program and Belt and Road initiatives by China are projected to offer a lucrative opportunity for market growth.
On the other hand, North America is likely to hold the second position in terms of growth rate over the forecast duration. Increasing demand from the U.S owing to government expenditure on waste management, fire safety, and construction projects is attributing to the growth of North America. The United States also occupies the leading position in mining activities.
The demand for automotive vehicles including utility trucks has witnessed a significant decline owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. Construction and mining industries along with waste management are the major application of utility trucks. Owing to the forced lockdown measures, these end-use industries limited their day-to-day operations. Therefore, the need to replace the old fleets was delayed, which, in turn, adversely affected the market. However, with the systematic opening of economies, end-use industries such as construction, mining, waste management, and others have started their operations. Market players are estimated to come with innovative and energy-efficient products to strengthen their position.
Key players in the market are Daimler AG, Rosenbauer International AG, Bucher Industries¸ AB Volvo and Oshkosh Corp among others. To maintain their dominance in the market, these companies are focusing on the introduction of new products and technical advancements. The report consists of ranking for various players separately owing to their varied applications of utility trucks. Further, key players are aggressively investing in the research and development to introduce energy-efficient electric trucks.
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2015 - 2016
2018 - 2030
Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2018 to 2030
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, U.K., France, China, India, Japan, and South Korea
Revenue forecast, vendor landscape, regulatory landscape, competitive landscape, growth prospects, and trends
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Million Insights has segmented the global utility trucks market report on the basis of product, engine type, and region:
• Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2030)
• Front Loader
• Rear Loader
• Side Loader
• Street Sweeper
• Compact Sweeper
• Engine Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2030)
• ICE (Diesel, Gasoline, Hybrid, CNG)
• Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2030)
• North America
• The U.S.
• The U.K.
• The Asia Pacific
• South Korea
• Rest of the World
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