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Transformer Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

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Transformer Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)
Published: May 13, 2021
Mordor Intelligence Pvt Ltd
Content info: 120 Pages
Delivery time: 2-3 business days
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The global electricity demand is expected to reach around 38,700 terawatt-hours by 2050, around 30% higher than the consumption in 2006, which, in turn, is expected to result in the expansion of the transmission and distribution network. This is expected to result in a significant demand for T&D equipment, such as transformers. As the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting global economies, transformer market players are struggling to locate their operational and financial bases and a number of operations are being halted. The lockdown measures have impacted the financial health of power distribution companies. For instance, India's daily power demand has declined by 25 to 28% since the beginning of the nationwide lockdown, driven primarily by the factory and office closures in the commercial and industrial sectors. Power transformer companies would have to incur higher aggregate technical & commercial (AT&C) losses than the levels specified by regulators as the T&D losses incurred are higher than earlier. The global power supply is undergoing a major transition, moving away from fossil fuels and shifting toward renewable energy sources. Moreover, investments in new renewable power capacity have outstripped the amount invested in fossil-based generating capacity, with most of the installation of new renewable energy capacity currently occurring in developed and emerging countries. Renewable power accounted for more than 50% of net additions to global power generating capacity in 2019. The strong growth in renewable energy is a result of the increasing competitiveness of wind and solar power. With the rapid integration of renewable energy sources and distributed technologies onto the grid, utilities have to upgrade their existing systems to address the challenges of maintaining power quality, balancing supply and demand in real-time, and ensure adequate distribution infrastructure capacity. This, in turn, is expected to drive the demand for transformers for renewable application during the forecast period.

  • The distribution transformers are expected to dominate the market, owing to the increasing number of load centers across the world.
  • With the increasing demand for renewable energy integration and number of load centers in rural areas, the T&D infrastructure requirement is expected to increase, thereby providing an opportunity for the players involved in manufacturing and supplying the transformers.
  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to lead the market, owing to T&D infrastructure development in the emerging economies such as India, Malaysia, Vietnam, and others.

Key Market Trends

Distribution Transformers to Dominate the Market

  • Distribution transformers (DTs) or service transformers provide the final voltage transformation in the electric power distribution system. DTs are used to step down the voltage used in the distribution lines (usually up to 36 kV) to the level used by the customer (usually 250 up to 435V).
  • These transformers are most widely used in commercial and residential buildings and by industrial customers, as well as electric utilities.
  • Increasing investments in the transmission and distribution networks in countries, such as India and China, provide a tremendous opportunity for the distribution transformer manufacturers to increase their share in the market, during the forecast period.
  • Countries in the Middle-East and African region, such as Oman and Saudi Arabia, are also investing in the expansion and restructuring of distribution power grids, which increases the growth prospects of the distribution transformer market segment.

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The factors that contribute to the growth of the transformer market include the increasing upgradation of power and distribution infrastructure, replacement of aging equipment, and the increasing development in heavy industries and renewable energy.
  • Extensive power plant capacity additions, economic growth, and the need to improve electricity access, particularly in the emerging nations of Asia-Pacific, are expected to drive grid expansion and the transformers market further.
  • China has witnessed high rates of demand for electricity, owing to the unprecedented growth of the economy, along with the rapid industrialization and urbanization of the region.
  • In India, the ​​​​Ministry of Power has allocated 14 smart grid pilot projects that are expected to be executed by various state-owned distribution utilities across India, to ensure energy efficiency in the country.
  • Furthermore, the Indian government plans to invest in strengthening the electrical network, to build a strong and smart grid, hence driving the transformer market during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The global transformer market is moderately fragmented. Some of the major companies include Siemens AG, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, General Electric Company, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

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  • 1.1 Scope of the Study
  • 1.2 Market Definition
  • 1.3 Study Assumptions




  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD billion, till 2026
  • 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments
  • 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations
  • 4.5 Market Dynamics
    • 4.5.1 Drivers
    • 4.5.2 Restraints
  • 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis
  • 4.7 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
    • 4.7.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    • 4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
    • 4.7.3 Threat of New Entrants
    • 4.7.4 Threat of Substitutes Products and Services
    • 4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


  • 5.1 Power Rating
    • 5.1.1 Large
    • 5.1.2 Medium
    • 5.1.3 Small
  • 5.2 Cooling Type
    • 5.2.1 Air-cooled
    • 5.2.2 Oil-cooled
  • 5.3 Transformer Type
    • 5.3.1 Power Transformer
    • 5.3.2 Distribution Transformer
  • 5.4 Geography
    • 5.4.1 North America
    • 5.4.2 Asia-Pacific
    • 5.4.3 Europe
    • 5.4.4 South America
    • 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa


  • 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
  • 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
  • 6.3 Company Profiles
    • 6.3.1 Siemens AG
    • 6.3.2 General Electric Company
    • 6.3.3 Crompton Greaves Limited
    • 6.3.4 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    • 6.3.5 Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd
    • 6.3.6 Toshiba Corporation
    • 6.3.7 Hyosung Group
    • 6.3.8 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    • 6.3.9 SPX Transformer Solutions Inc.
    • 6.3.10 Schneider Electric SE
    • 6.3.11 Hitachi ABB Power Grids