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

The Market is Segmented by Type (Mobile Crane (All-Terrain Crane, Rough Terrain Crane, Crawler Crane, Truck-Mounted Crane and Other Mobile Cranes), Fixed Crane (Monorail and Underhung, Overhead Track-mounted Crane, Tower Crane) Marine and Off-Shore Crane (Mobile Harbor Crane, Fixed Harbor Crane, Off-Shore, Ship Crane)) Application Type (Construction, Mining and Excavation, Marine and Offshore and Industrial Applications) and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


>4 %

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Market Overview

The global crane market is expected to register a CAGR of about 4.0% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025).

  • Some of the major factors driving the growth of the market are a rise in new construction and renovation activities, and an increase in investments by the mining sector in construction equipment, across the world.
  • However, an increase in the demand for rental cranes may hinder the growth and demand for new cranes. But, enactment of stringent emission norms is expected to create demand for new cranes that comply with the new regulations.
  • The overall situation of the crane market has shown signs of development, owing to the growth in the number of mega construction projects in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The Belt and Road initiative led by China, which involves the construction of ports, roads, railways, airports, and energy projects, is expected to significantly drive the demand for cranes.

Scope of the Report

A crane is a machine, generally equipped with a hoist rope, chains, and/or sheaves, which are used for either lifting or lowering materials, and to move the materials horizontally. They are mainly used for lifting heavy loads and transporting them to other places.

The crane market has been segmented by type and application.

By Type
Mobile Crane
All-Terrain Crane
Rough Terrain Crane
Crawler Crane
Truck-Mounted Crane
Other Mobile Cranes
Fixed Crane
Monorail and Underhung
Overhead Track-mounted Crane
Tower Crane
Marine and Off-shore Crane
Mobile Harbor Crane
Fixed Harbor Crane
Ship Crane
Application Type
Mining and Excavation
Marine and Offshore
Industrial Applications
North America
United States
Rest Of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Other Countries

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Key Market Trends

Growing Construction Activities and Rise in Mining Industry Demand

The global construction industry is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years, with the good opportunities in infrastructure, residential, and non-residential sectors.

Some of the major factors driving the market are increasing construction of multi-family houses (with the growing trend of nuclear families); and increasing investments in construction of roads, highways, smart cities, metros, bridges, and expressways due to growing population and urbanization.

Asia-Pacific region is expected to be a major market propelling the global construction industry, with augmenting construction activities in countries such as India and ASEAN countries (including Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and others).

For instance, in India, the construction sector is one of the booming industries. The construction sector in the country is expected to grow twice as fast as China’s till 2030, with the country’s populations. The infrastructure sector is an important pillar for the growth of the Indian economy. The government is taking various initiatives to ensure time-bound creation of excellent infrastructure in the country.

Additionally, in China, the demand for cranes are increasing owing to the ongoing One Belt One Road initiative. The initiative which will aid in infrastructural development such as railways, buildings, and energy projects (China, North-East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and West Asia) stretching from China’s western regions to Europe. The US government is also expected to increase its infrastructure spending by over USD 1 trillion in the next 10 years, with an aim to create more jobs in the country.

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Asia-Pacific is leading the Crane Market

In 2018, Asia-Pacific dominated the global market. In Asia-Pacific, China dominated the market and accounted for more than 50% of the market, followed by India. The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest-growing infrastructure market and is being driven by increasing government spending on infrastructure projects and overall construction sector in both China and India, as the construction sector is considered one of the major factor in boosting the economic growth and aids in creating jobs.

China is also of the largest manufacturer of cranes. After witnessing slow growth in the construction sector in 2018, the country is expected to witness slight growth in the construction sector in 2019. The prime reason being the rise in railway construction projects. For instance, in 2018, the China Railway Corp. (CRC) announced the plans to construct 6,800 km of new railway lines including 3,200 km of high-speed rail which represents a 40% increase of new tracks. The government has also approved the construction or urban and inter-city rail projects worth USD 127.26 billion (CNY 860 billion) in several cities including Shanghai and Wuhan.

In India, the construction sector is expected to witness fast growth, owing to a huge pipeline of infrastructure projects such as railways, urban infrastructure, ports, and airport segments. Apart from the aforementioned, railway stations development, increasing metro lines, and the bullet train project is expected to offer numerous opportunities for both construction companies and crane manufacturers and providers. Additionally, the growing trend of using precast construction techniques in real estate and metros is gaining momentum, which is driving the demand for tower cranes in the 10-20 metric ton range.

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Competitive Landscape

The global crane market is dominated by a few major players. These players have successfully capitalized on the significant demand for reliable cranes, from key players in the construction, mining, and industrial sectors. In terms of tier-2 and tier-3 supply chains and supplying to small- and medium-sized applications, the market studied is fairly fragmented, with the presence of regional players. Some of the leading players in the market studied are Manitowoc, Tadano, Kobelco, Cargotec, Kone Cranes, Liebherr, Palfinger, and XCMG.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Challenges

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

      5. 4.3.5 Threat of Substitute Products


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Mobile Crane

        1. All-Terrain Crane

        2. Rough Terrain Crane

        3. Crawler Crane

        4. Truck-Mounted Crane

        5. Other Mobile Cranes

      2. 5.1.2 Fixed Crane

        1. Monorail and Underhung

        2. Overhead Track-mounted Crane

        3. Tower Crane

      3. 5.1.3 Marine and Off-shore Crane

        1. Mobile Harbor Crane

        2. Fixed Harbor Crane

        3. Off-shore

        4. Ship Crane

    2. 5.2 Application Type

      1. 5.2.1 Construction

      2. 5.2.2 Mining and Excavation

      3. 5.2.3 Marine and Offshore

      4. 5.2.4 Industrial Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Rest Of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. South Africa

        4. Brazil

        5. Other Countries


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Konecranes PLC

      2. 6.2.2 Cargotec OYJ

      3. 6.2.3 Manitowoc

      4. 6.2.4 Terex Corporation

      5. 6.2.5 Tadano Limited

      6. 6.2.6 Kobelco Cranes Co. Ltd

      7. 6.2.7 Palfinger AG

      8. 6.2.8 Liebherr-International AG

      9. 6.2.9 Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co. Ltd.

      10. 6.2.10 Favelle Favco Group

      11. 6.2.11 Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes Co. Ltd.



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Crane Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Crane Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

  • Manitowoc
  • Terex Corporation
  • Tadano Limited
  • Kobelco Cranes Co. Limited
  • Liebherr-International AG

Are the major companies operating in Crane Market.

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