- Continued growth of construction and development activities were a major factor driving growth.
- Risks associated with device malfunction and the lack of existing government policies specific to vacuum interrupters are hindering market growth.
- Asia-Pacific held the largest market share owing to growth in industrialization and urbanization.
The global vacuum interrupter market is projected to reach $3.6 billion by 2024 from an estimated $2.6 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 6.49% during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to factors such as continued growth of construction and development activities, increasing access to electricity in developing countries, and the increasing rate of industrialization and urbanization. However, the risks associated with device malfunction and the lack of existing government policies specific to vacuum interrupters are hindering the growth of the vacuum interrupter market.
The vacuum interrupter industry is fragmented and offers several opportunities for consolidation and growth in efficiency through an increase in economies of scale. The industry has low entry and exit barriers, which acts as a driver for the vacuum interrupter market. The VI market was dominated by ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Siemens AG (Germany), Shaanxi Baoguang Vacuum Electric Device Co., Ltd. (China), LS Industries (South Korea), Toshiba (Japan), Wuhan Feite Electronic Co. Ltd. (China) and Eaton Corporation (Ireland).
On the basis of application: the vacuum interrupter market is classified into six segments: circuit breakers, contactors, reclosers, load break switches, tap changers and others. Others include the applications like DC applications & traction. The major applications of the VIs are in contactors and circuit breakers covering more than 60% of the market share.
On the basis of end-use: the vacuum interrupter market is majorly segmented into five sectors: utilities, oil & gas, mining, transportation & others. The other sector includes data centers and other commercial applications.
On the basis of region: the vacuum interrupter is segmented on the basis of its market presence in the following regions namely North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. These regions are further classified on the basis of top countries and their end user analyses have been made. Asia-Pacific held the largest market share owing to growth in industrialization and urbanization, followed by Europe and North America.
Utilities: Biggest market by end-users
Vacuum interrupters are mostly used in power plants, transmission, and distribution substations of power utility companies. With the growing transmission and distribution network across globe, the number of substations will keep on increasing. This increasing number of substations would further increase the use and demand of vacuum contactors, vacuum circuit breakers, load break switches, reclosers and tap changers where interrupters are installed.