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Research & Analysis

Global mobile crane sales to surpass $9 billion by end of 2018

Manufacturers in the mobile construction cranes market are investing in R&D activities to develop robot cranes and introduce new technology. Adoption of new technology is enabling mobile construction cranes to be energy efficient and compact. However, mobile construction cranes market worldwide is facing challenges due to skilled labour shortage and increased cost of labour.

The market is anticipated to witness a slow growth. The latest report by Fact.MR expects the mobile construction cranes market to surpass $9 billion revenue by the end of 2018, with growth in renewable energy projects to meet the ever-increasing demand for power supply being seen as one of the major factors driving demand in the mobile construction cranes market.

All-terrain cranes to witness a significant growth in mobile construction cranes market

The demand for all-terrain cranes are projected to expand at a significant rate during the forecast period 2018-28. Ability to operate in all types of weather conditions and terrain, superior off-road mobility, capacity to lift high loads, and ability to move quickly on public roads are some of the benefits driving demand for all-terrain cranes in the mobile construction cranes market.

Growth in the number of cement plants and shipbuilding and repair is accelerating the demand for all-terrain cranes in the mobile construction cranes market. Significant growth in construction and retrofit market in emerging economies also are resulting in the rising demand for all-terrain cranes and other mobile construction cranes.

Meanwhile, Europe is witnessing increasing up-gradation and repair of both existing infrastructure and power grids. Hence, the demand for all-terrain cranes in the mobile construction cranes market is likely to increase in the region.

“Sales of all-terrain cranes across various industries is estimated to increase in the coming years,” said Mohit Loshali, senior research consultant at Fact.MR.

“Crawler cranes, a type of mobile construction crane, are also likely to witness a huge demand in the construction sector. Meanwhile, market valuation for all-terrain cranes are estimated to reach more than $3 billion revenue by 2018 end, accounting for maximum revenue share in terms of product in the mobile construction cranes market.”

However, high initial investment along with high maintenance cost of all-terrain cranes may hamper the growth of the product in the mobile construction cranes market across various regions.

Construction sector to dominate the mobile construction cranes market

The demand for mobile construction cranes is anticipated to grow at a significant phase throughout the forecast period, 2018-28. Rise in infrastructure development with the need for high lifting capacity application for construction involving great height is driving the growth for mobile construction cranes in the construction industry.

Asia-Pacific accounts for the largest share in the construction industry, with growth opportunities for mobile construction cranes manufacturers in India, China and Japan. Hence, momentum in the infrastructure sector in the region is likely to result in the sluggish performance of the mobile construction cranes market.

Moreover, a rise in the road, railway and metro projects are providing good demand for mobile construction cranes. Heavy investment in new construction projects is expected in Southeast Asia, notably in Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. Expansion in the construction industry in the region is expected to fuel the demand furthermore.

The construction sector is likely to witness the substantial growth during 2018-28 in the mobile construction cranes market. Moreover, the construction sector is expected to account for the highest revenue share bringing in more than $5 billion by the end of 2018 in the mobile construction cranes market.

Meanwhile, the government in the Middle East is investing profoundly in the development of transportation, ports and building infrastructure. As a result, the enormous demand for heavy lifting equipment such as mobile construction cranes and special transport services is expected in the region.

Mobile construction cranes with less than 100 tonnes capacity are likely to witness highest sales throughout 2018-28. Low price, less fuel consumption, and convenient in assembling and carrying loads are some of the benefits of mobile construction cranes with less than 100 tonnes capacity.

The overall outlook of the mobile construction cranes market is likely to remain optimistic, with global demand for mobile construction cranes expanding at 3.5 per cent compound annual growth rate in terms of value during the forecast period 2018-28.