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Analysis of the North American Portable Generator Set Market

Analysis of the North American Portable Generator Set Market

Frost & Sullivan valued the North American portable generator set market at $􂀀 million in 2013 and estimated that it will reach $ 􂀀 million in 2018, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 􂀀% during the period 2013 to 2018.

In 2013, the commercial–industrial segment accounted for 􂀀% of the revenues. Frost & Sullivan expects that during the period 2013 to 2018, the residential generator sets will be the fastest growing segment for units sold with a CAGR of 􂀀%.

Factors, including grid reliability issues, mass consumer marketing channels, attractive pricing, and changing outlooks are likely to drive the demand for portable generator sets during the forecast period.

With the occurrence of severe weather incidents increasing, the demand for residential and commercial portable generator sets is expected to increase consistently in the North American region. Continuous investments in construction and an increased demand in the marine and rental segments are likely to further drive the demand for industrial generator sets during the forecast period.

Despite the economic slow down, the growth in consumer awareness is driving a positive outlook for the sales of portable generator sets.

The competitive landscape continues to intensify as market participants diversify their strategies to gain a stronger foothold in the market.

About this report

Factors including increased customer awareness, unreliable grid-infrastructure, and severe power outages are likely to drive demand for portable generator sets during the forecast period (2014–2018). This study details the driving and restraining factors expected to impact the North American market by 2018. The portable generator set market is one of the most competitive markets in North America and the implications of market dynamics and industry challenges on market growth are analyzed. The study also discusses current issues such as revenue, unit, residential, and commercial-industrial forecasts.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
  • External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints-Total Portable Generator Set Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
      • Table Power Rental Equipment Market: Revenue Growth Rate Forecast, North America, 2011-2018
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Portable Generator Set Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Portable Generator Set Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2013
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Total Portable Generator Set Market-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Portable Generator Set Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, North America, 2011-2018
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Total Portable Generator Set Market-Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Average Price for Generator Sets Total Portable Generator Set Market: North America, 2011-2018
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Total Portable Generator Set Market-Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Total Portable Generator Set Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2011-2018
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Country
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Total Portable Generator Set Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Total Portable Generator Set Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 4 Participants, North America, 2013
    • Competitive Environment
  • Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
    • Impact of Energy Industry Mega Trends on the Portable Generator Set Market
    • Mega Trend Impact on Portable Generator Set Market
  • Residential Segment Breakdown
    • Residential Segment-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Residential Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2013
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Residential Segment: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, North America, 2011-2018
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Commercial-industrial Segment Breakdown
    • Commercial-industrial Segment-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Commercial-industrial Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2013
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Commercial-industrial Segment: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, North America, 2011-2018
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Additional Sources of Information on Study Topic
    • List of Companies in "Others"

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