Distribution Transformer Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Type (Oil-filled and Dry Type), Capacity (Below 500 kVA, 500 kVA – 2500 kVA, and Above 2500 kVA), Phase (Single-Phase and Three-Phase), Mounting (Pole-mounted and Pad-mounted), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

Distribution Transformer Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 5.95 %
Distribution Transformer Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The global distribution transformer market is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 5.95% over the period of 2020-2025. Factors such as increasing power generation capacity plan across the world, growing demand for replacing/refurbishing of aging distribution transformers, and increasing electricity demand, particularly in China and India, owing to rapidly increasing industrial and infrastructural development activities, are expected to drive the market during the forecast period. Moreover, growth in renewable-based power generation and aging transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure is promulgating the growth of the distribution transformer market. However, delay in the implementation of electrification projects globally is likely to hamper the growth of the market.

  • The oil-filled segment is expected to be the largest market for distribution transformer, as it is more efficient, having longer service life and features more reliable overload capabilities. In developing countries, oil-filled distribution transformers account for around 90% of the total distribution transformer units and 80% in developed countries.
  • Rising electrification projects in Africa and Asia-Pacific countries, with several initiatives signaling that significant improvements are underway in the regions to improve the electrification rate, is expected to create ample opportunities for the distribution transformer market players.
  • Asia-Pacific accounts for the majority share in the global distribution transformer market owing to one-third of the world's population currently residing in India and China, with the two countries accounting major share of global electricity demand.

Scope of the report

The distribution transformer market report includes:

Dry Type
Below 500 kVA
500 kVA - 2500 kVA
Above 2500 kVA
Single Phase
Three Phase
North America
South America
Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Oil-filled Distribution Transformer to Dominate the Market

  • Oil-filled transformers use flammable liquids for cooling, making them highly suitable for outdoor applications. It is considered to be more efficient, having more extended service life and features more reliable overload capabilities.
  • A liquid is a more through medium for cooling application, and regardless of the type of liquid used for cooling, a liquid-based transformer is a better option than dry type. The biggest advantage of an oil-filled transformer is that it can handle higher ratings.
  • Countries like India and China are expanding their transmission and distribution network to increase the country's electrification rate, which is expected to drive the oil-filled distribution market. For example, in India, the government aims to electrify all households under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana.
  • In a bid to decarbonize its power sector, China is investing heavily in renewable energy, creating ample opportunity for distribution transformers to expand the country's market. The country is expected to increase its average annual investment in the distribution network, hence increasing the demand for oil-filled distribution transformer.
  • Moreover, oil-filled distribution transformers are subjected to periodic oil analysis, cleaning, and general inspection of working components, and repairing cost is less costly than dry-type distribution transformers. Hence, oil-filled distribution transformers are expected to dominate the distribution transformer market during the forecast period.
Distribution Transformer Market Key Trends

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific is expected to be the largest and the fastest growing region, due to the increasing power generation capacity plans, growing demand for replacing/refurbishing of aging distribution transformers, and increasing electricity demand, particularly in China and India, owing to rapidly increasing industrial and infrastructural development activities.
  • China has witnessed high rates of demand for electricity, owing to the unprecedented growth of economy, coupled with factors, such as rapid industrialization and urbanization electricity. The robust economic growth in China reached nearly 7%, and the gross electricity consumption grew by 6.6%, exceeding 6,000 TWh, for the first time in 2017.
  • Utilities and governments in China are developing new generation projects, particularly renewable energy ones, to meet the rising electricity demand. This is likely to require transmission and distribution infrastructure to accommodate these projects, which is expected to drive the growth of distribution transformers in the country.
  • With Australia’s ageing electricity infrastructure nearing the end of its lifespan, it has become crucial to refurbish/ renovate electricity distribution network for increasing renewable energy generation. Moreover, the country has been taking initiatives to modernize its energy infrastructure, for which, the government invests nearly USD 5 billion each year into the distribution network.
  • Furthermore, the Indian government plans to invest further in strengthening the electrical network, to build a strong and smart grid, and this, in turn, is expected to supplement the demand for distribution transformers in the country.
Distribution Transformer Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The distribution transformer market is moderately fragmented.Some of the key players are ABB Ltd, Siemens AG, Eaton Corporation PLC, Schneider Electric SE, and General Electric Company.

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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Oil-filled

      2. 5.1.2 Dry Type

    2. 5.2 Capacity

      1. 5.2.1 Below 500 kVA

      2. 5.2.2 500 kVA - 2500 kVA

      3. 5.2.3 Above 2500 kVA

    3. 5.3 Phase

      1. 5.3.1 Single Phase

      2. 5.3.2 Three Phase

    4. 5.4 Mounting

      1. 5.4.1 Pole-mounted

      2. 5.4.2 Pad-mounted

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 South America

      5. 5.5.5 Middle-East and 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 ABB Ltd

      2. 6.3.2 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

      3. 6.3.3 CG Power and Industrial Solutions Limited

      4. 6.3.4 Eaton Corporation PLC

      5. 6.3.5 General Electric Company

      6. 6.3.6 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

      7. 6.3.7 Schneider Electric SE

      8. 6.3.8 Siemens AG

      9. 6.3.9 SPX Transformer Solutions Inc.

      10. 6.3.10 Wilson Transformer Company

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Distribution Transformer Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Distribution Transformer Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.95% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

ABB Ltd, Siemens AG, Eaton Corporation PLC, Schneider Electric SE , General Electric Company are the major companies operating in Distribution Transformer Market.

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