Africa Diesel Generator Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The market is segmented by Ratings (0-75 kVA, 75-375 kVA, and Above 375 kVA), Application (Prime Power, Backup Power, and Peak Shaving), and Geography (Nigeria, South Africa, Angola, and Rest of Africa)

Africa Diesel Generator Industry Overview

Africa Diesel Generator Market  - Summary
Study Period: 2019 - 2028
CAGR: > 2 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Africa Diesel Generator Market Analysis

The Africa Diesel Generator market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 2% over the period of 2020-2025. Factors such as an increase in demand for uninterrupted and reliable power supply and the rise in the industrial sector are expected to drive the market. However, advancement in battery technologies may act as a restrain for the market.

  • The backup generator segment is expected to have the largest market share by application as most of the countries, especially the sub-Saharan countries, lack quality transmission that leads to citizens owning their generator, which can be used when required.
  • The increasing popularity of hybrid generators and rising reliability of the hybrid system may be an opportunity for the industry due to its usage of various resources, driving down the cost, and reducing dependence on a single fuel.
  • Nigeria is expected to dominate the market due to its large population and increasing economic growth in the country. The demand for electricity is expected to rise with an increase in the size of its population.

Africa Diesel Generator Industry Segments

The Africa diesel generator market report includes:

0 - 75 kVA
75 - 375 kVA
Above 375 kVA
Prime Power
Backup Power
Peak Shaving
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Africa Diesel Generator Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Africa Diesel Generator Market according to our research experts:

Backup Generators to Dominate the Market

  • Several countries in Africa, especially western Africa, heavily rely upon the use of small capacity generators to meet daily usage of electricity. This is primarily due to the demand for uninterrupted and reliable power supply, which the utility grid is unable to provide.
  • The transmission network and reliability of the utility grid may directly correlate with the amount of power generated by the backup generators in a region. For Example, North Africa, which has higher access to the grid, has a lower use of backup generators than the Sub-Saharan countries.
  • In 2018, Egypt's citizens had 100% access to electricity in their country, whereas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, less than 20% of the population was covered. The Democratic Republic of Congo, consequently, has a higher electricity generation from its diesel backup generators than Egypt. Therefore, countries with low utility grid access are expected to provide growth to the market.
  • Many different industries, like the construction industry, require a reliable source of electricity. Such industries make up a large user base for backup generators; with the growth of such sectors in the region, the demand for backup generators is expected to increase further in the forecast period.
  • Therefore, diesel backup generators are expected to continue to dominate the market due to an increase in demand for an uninterrupted and reliable source of energy in the region.
Energy Generation from Backup Generators

Nigeria to Dominate the Market

  • Nigeria is among the highest consumer of energy generated by backup generators in the region. It is due to several factors including easy availability of fossil fuel, poor governmental policies leading to low transmission capabilities, and an increasing population leading to an increase in electricity demand. All these factors push consumers to produce their electricity using small backup generators, thereby aiding the growth of the market
  • Consumption of electricity in the country increased, by 3.85%, from approximately 52 million tons of oil equivalent (mtoe), in 2017 to nearly 54 mtoe, in 2018. A high rate of consumption is expected to maintain in the forecast period, thereby driving growth in the market.
  • The country is a large user of small-scale diesel generators, which rely heavily on the use of diesel and gasoline as the primary fuel. Problems with the transmission of electricity is a significant driver of the market, as, in 2018, only 56.5 % of the population had direct access to the utility grid.
  • Hence, Nigeria is expected to dominate the market due to its large population and low transmission capabilities leading to an increase in demand for diesel generators in the country.
Nigeria Primary Energy Consumption

Africa Diesel Generator Market Competitor Analysis

Africa diesel generator market is fragmented. Some of the key players in this market are Caterpillar Inc, Cummins Ltd., Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd., Atlas Copco AB, and Honda Siel Power Products Limited

Africa Diesel Generator Market Top Players

  1. Honda Siel Power Products Limited

  2. Cummins Ltd.

  3. Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd.

  4. Caterpillar Inc.

  5. Atlas Copco AB

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Africa Diesel Generator Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD billion, till 2025

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

    6. 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.7.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.7.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.7.4 Threat of Substitutes Products and Services

      5. 4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Ratings

      1. 5.1.1 0 - 75 kVA

      2. 5.1.2 75 - 375 kVA

      3. 5.1.3 Above 375 kVA

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Prime Power

      2. 5.2.2 Backup Power

      3. 5.2.3 Peak Shaving

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Nigeria

      2. 5.3.2 Angola

      3. 5.3.3 South Africa

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Cummins Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited

      3. 6.3.3 Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.

      4. 6.3.4 Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd.

      5. 6.3.5 Briggs & Stratton Corporation

      6. 6.3.6 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

      7. 6.3.7 Perkins Engines Company Limited

      8. 6.3.8 Deere & Company

      9. 6.3.9 Caterpillar Inc

      10. 6.3.10 Atlas Copco AB

      11. 6.3.11 Honda Siel Power Products Limited

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Africa Diesel Generator Market Research FAQs

The Africa Diesel Generator Market is studied from 2019 - 2028.

The Africa Diesel Generator Market is growing at a CAGR of >2% over the next 5 years.

Honda Siel Power Products Limited , Cummins Ltd., Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd., Caterpillar Inc. , Atlas Copco AB are the major companies operating in Africa Diesel Generator Market.

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