Africa Diesel Generator

Africa Diesel Generator Market Research Report: Forecast (2022-27)

By Power Rating (Up to 30 kW, 30.1 to 60 kW, 60.1 to 150 kW, 150.1 to 300 kW, 300.1 to 500 kW, 500.1 to 1,000 kW, Above 1,000 kW), By End-User (Residential, Mining & Quarrying, Industrial & Constructi Read more

  • Energy
  • Mar 2022
  • 170
  • EN33002

Market Definition

Diesel generators are machines that generate power and meet the electricity requirements at times of grid failure, power outages, emergencies, etc. These generators are being deployed extensively across Africa's different sectors like residential, mining & quarrying, industrial & construction, oil & gas, and telecom, owing to benefits like low maintenance cost, durability, safe storage, reliability, easy access to fuel, and greater power output, among others.

Market Insights

The Africa Diesel Generator Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of less than 5% during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-27. The growth of the market is driven primarily by increasing infrastructural development projects for healthcare, hospitality, residential, commercial, & industrial, among other sectors, i.e., surging the demand for diesel generators across different countries in the region. 

Report Coverage Details
Study Period Historical Data: 2017-20
Base Year: 2021
Forecast Period: 2022-27
Key Companies Profiled Caterpillar, Cummins, FZ Wilson, Kohler SDMO, Wartsila, Turbomar, Himoinsa, Atlas Copco, Briggs & Stratton Corporation, YOR Power
Unit Denominations USD Million/Billion


In addition, the prevailing deployment of small-capacity diesel generators by several countries in Africa to meet the daily energy requirements for different applications is another aspect stimulating the market growth. Besides, as several countries across the region are indulged mainly in oil & gas, mining, & construction activities, the demand for an uninterrupted supply of energy is constantly required for activities like production, exploration, excavation, extraction, etc. 

Moreover, since Africa is witnessing a growing footfall of tourists, governments of different countries are massively investing in the commercial sector associated with tourism & hospitality. It, in turn, is displaying a growing number of construction projects for hotels, restaurants, and shopping complexes, among others, and surging the demand for diesel generators to provide a continuous, reliable, & stable flow of energy. Additionally, the easy availability of oil & gas at lower prices is another aspect playing a crucial role in promoting the deployment of diesel generators across Africa and driving the market through 2027.

Impact of Covid-19 on the Africa Diesel Generator Market

The Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 had a decelerating effect on most industries across Africa, and the diesel generator market was no exception. As the governments of different regional countries had to impose stringent movement restrictions & frequent lockdowns to curb the spread of this dreadful disease, the leading players witnessed several unprecedented challenges associated with the production & distribution of diesel generators amidst the crisis.

Owing to the severity of the pandemic, governments suspended all operations to reduce the spread of the virus. As a result, the demand for diesel generators declined significantly, especially across industries like oil & gas, mining, construction, commercial, & corporate sectors. Besides, the market also underwent massive financial losses, owing to disruptions in the supply chain, hampered transportation & logistics, and delayed deliveries of raw materials.

However, the residential & healthcare sector enabled the market to sustain itself amidst the crisis by augmenting the demand for diesel generators for different applications. As the public adopted work from home policies, the need for diesel generators rose dramatically to attain uninterrupted electricity flow & power backups for home appliances.

On the other hand, with the exponential rise in Covid-19 cases, the healthcare sector was under massive pressure. As a result, the demand for diesel generators remained prevalent amidst the crisis in hospitals & other healthcare facilities, which, in turn, portrayed a temporary hike in the market growth.

Nonetheless, with the gradually declining Covid-19 cases, governments uplifted the restrictions & allowed the recommencement of business operations. It, in turn, surged the demand for diesel generators & generated growth opportunities for the leading players to expand their production capacities & meet the burgeoning end-user requirements.

Market Segmentation

Based on End-Users:

  • Residential
  • Mining & Quarrying
  • Industrial & Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Telecom

Of all end-users, the residential sector is anticipated to create remunerative growth prospects for the diesel generator market across Africa during 2022-27. It owes principally to the swift enhancement in the economy of different countries, i.e., displaying a growing adoption of home appliances in the residential sector and mounting demand for diesel generators for a continuous & stable energy flow.

Besides, the growing government focus on smart city developments, leading to the rise in energy-efficient solutions, is another aspect playing a crucial role in augmenting the demand for diesel generators as a primary source of power generation and, in turn, driving the market through 2027.

On the other hand, the industrial & construction sector is projected to dominate the market with the largest share during the forecast period. The rapid development of industries like healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, etc., for economic diversification, i.e., infusing the need for a continuous flow of electricity to run power-intensive operations efficiently, is the prime factor driving the market across the industrial & construction sector.

Country Landscape

Geographically, the Africa Diesel Generator Market expands across:

  • Nigeria
  • Algeria
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Ethiopia
  • Sudan   

Of all countries across Africa, South Africa dominated the diesel generator market with the largest share in previous years. It attributes principally to numerous government investments & favorable policies, i.e., displaying a growing establishment of multinational companies & start-ups across the country. It, in turn, is surging the demand for diesel generators to meet the increasing electricity requirements for running business operations across these companies.

On the other hand, Nigeria is anticipated to dominate the market with the largest share during 2022-27, principally due to the easy & abundant availability of fossil fuels and poor governing infrastructure, resulting in lower transmission capabilities and massive energy consumption. It, in turn, is surging the demand for diesel generators to increase power generation capacities and meet the electricity requirements across the country.

Moreover, since the country's majority population is deploying small-capacity diesel generators, the leading players are projected to witness significant growth opportunities to expand their production capacities and propel the overall market growth through 2027.

Key Questions Answered in the Market Research Report:

  1. What are the overall statistics or estimates (Overview, Size- By Value, Forecast Numbers, Segmentation, Shares) of the Africa Diesel Generator Market?
  2. What are the country-wise industry size, growth drivers, and challenges?
  3. What are the key innovations, opportunities, current & future trends, and regulations in the Africa Diesel Generator Market?
  4. Who are the key competitors, their key strengths & weaknesses, and how do they perform in the Africa Diesel Generator Market based on the competitive benchmarking matrix?
  5. What are the key results derived from surveys conducted during the Africa Diesel Generator Market study?

Frequently Asked Questions

A. The Africa Diesel Generator Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of less than 5% during 2022-27.

A. The mounting inclination of various countries across Africa toward constructing Smart cities is the prime factor projected to drive the Africa Diesel Generator Market through 2027.

A. Active participation of the leading players in the development of hybrid diesel generators with benefits like cost-effectiveness, longer life, and ability to run on different fuels is an emerging trend in the Africa Diesel Generator Market.

A. The residential sector is anticipated to emerge as an area of remunerative opportunities for the leading players in the Africa Diesel Generator Market over the forecast years.

1.     Introduction

1.1.   Research Process

1.2.   Market Definitions

1.3.   Assumption

1.4.   Market Segmentation

2.     Executive Summary

3.     Africa Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

3.1.   Market Size & Analysis

3.1.1. Industry Revenues & Units Sold

3.2.   Market Share & Analysis

3.2.1. By Power Rating          Upto 30 kW          30.1 to 60 kW          60.1 to 150 kW          150.1 to 300 kW          300.1 to 500 kW          500.1 to 1,000 kW          Above 1,000 kW

3.2.2.By End User          Residential          Mining & Quarrying          Industrial & Construction          Oil & Gas          Telecom          Others

3.2.3. By Country          Nigeria          Algeria          Kenya          South Africa          Tanzania          Ethiopia          Sudan    

3.2.4. By Application          Peak Shaving          Stand By          Prime Power

3.2.5. By Company          Caterpillar          Cummins          FZ Wilson          Kohler SDMO          Wartsila          Turbomar          Himoinsa  Revenue Shares  Strategic Factorial Indexing  Competitor Placement in MarkNtel Quadrant

3.3.   Africa Diesel Generator Pricing Analysis

3.3.1. By Power Capacity

3.4.   Market Attractiveness Indexing

3.4.1. By Type

3.4.2. By Country

3.4.3. By End User

4.     Nigeria Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

4.1.   Market Size & Analysis

4.1.1. Industry Revenues & Units Sold

4.2.   Market Share & Analysis

4.2.1. By Power Capacity

4.2.2. By End User

4.2.3. By Application

4.3.   Diesel Generator Pricing Analysis

4.4.   List of Distributors

4.5.   Policy and Regulatory Landscape

5.     Algeria Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

5.1.   Market Size & Analysis

5.1.1. Industry Revenues & Units Sold

5.2.   Market Share & Analysis

5.2.1. By Power Capacity

5.2.2. By End User

5.2.3. By Application

5.3.   Diesel Generator Pricing Analysis

5.4.   List of Distributors

5.5.   Policy and Regulatory Landscape

6.     Kenya Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

6.1.   Market Size & Analysis

6.1.1. Industry Revenues & Units Sold

6.2.   Market Share & Analysis

6.2.1. By Power Capacity

6.2.2. By End User

6.2.3. By Application

6.3.   Diesel Generator Pricing Analysis

6.4.   List of Distributors

6.5.   Policy and Regulatory Landscape

7.     South Africa Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

7.1.   Market Size & Analysis

7.1.1. Industry Revenues & Units Sold

7.2.   Market Share & Analysis

7.2.1. By Power Capacity

7.2.2. By End User

7.2.3. By Application

7.3.   Diesel Generator Pricing Analysis

7.4.   List of Distributors

7.5.   Policy and Regulatory Landscape

8.     Tanzania Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

8.1.   Market Size & Analysis

8.1.1. Industry Revenues & Units Sold

8.2.   Market Share & Analysis

8.2.1. By Power Capacity

8.2.2. By End User

8.2.3. By Application

8.3.   Diesel Generator Pricing Analysis

8.4.   List of Distributors

8.5.   Policy and Regulatory Landscape

9.     Ethiopia Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

9.1.   Market Size & Analysis

9.1.1. Industry Revenues & Units Sold

9.2.   Market Share & Analysis

9.2.1. By Power Capacity

9.2.2. By End User

9.2.3. By Application

9.3.   Diesel Generator Pricing Analysis

9.4.   List of Distributors

9.5.   Policy and Regulatory Landscape

10.  Democratic Republic of Congo Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

10.1.  Market Size & Analysis

10.1.1.  Industry Revenues & Units Sold

10.2.  Market Share & Analysis

10.2.1.  By Power Capacity

10.2.2.  By End User

10.2.3.  By Application

10.3.  Diesel Generator Pricing Analysis

10.4.  List of Distributors

10.5.  Policy and Regulatory Landscape

11.  Sudan Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

11.1.  Market Size & Analysis

11.1.1.  Industry Revenues & Units Sold

11.2.  Market Share & Analysis

11.2.1.  By Power Capacity

11.2.2.  By End User

11.2.3.  By Application

11.3.  Diesel Generator Pricing Analysis

11.4.  List of Distributors

11.5.  Policy and Regulatory Landscape

12.  Cameroon Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

12.1.  Market Size & Analysis

12.1.1.  Industry Revenues & Units Sold

12.2.  Market Share & Analysis

12.2.1.  By Power Capacity

12.2.2.  By End User

12.2.3.  By Application

12.3.  Diesel Generator Pricing Analysis

12.4.  List of Distributors

12.5.  Policy and Regulatory Landscape

13.  Mozambique Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

13.1.  Market Size & Analysis

13.1.1.  Industry Revenues & Units Sold

13.2.  Market Share & Analysis

13.2.1.  By Power Capacity

13.2.2.  By End User

13.2.3.  By Application

13.3.  Diesel Generator Pricing Analysis

13.4.  List of Distributors

13.5.  Policy and Regulatory Landscape

14.  Morocco Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

14.1.  Market Size & Analysis

14.1.1.  Industry Revenues & Units Sold

14.2.  Market Share & Analysis

14.2.1.  By Power Capacity

14.2.2.  By End User

14.2.3.  By Application

14.3.  Diesel Generator Pricing Analysis

14.4.  List of Distributors

14.5.  Policy and Regulatory Landscape

15.  Uganda Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

15.1.  Market Size & Analysis

15.1.1.  Industry Revenues & Units Sold

15.2.  Market Share & Analysis

15.2.1.  By Power Capacity

15.2.2.  By End User

15.2.3.  By Application

15.3.  Diesel Generator Pricing Analysis

15.4.  List of Distributors

15.5.  Policy and Regulatory Landscape

16.  Rest of Africa Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

16.1.  Market Size & Analysis

16.1.1.  Industry Revenues & Units Sold

17.  Africa Diesel Generator Market Dynamics

17.1.  Drivers

17.2.  Challenges

17.3.  Impact Analysis

18.  Africa Diesel Generator Market Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

19.  Africa Diesel Generator Market Opportunities & Hotspots

20.  Africa Diesel Generator Market Trends & Insights

21.  Africa Diesel Generator Market Key Strategic Imperatives for Growth

22.  Competition Outlook

22.1.  Company Profiles

22.1.1.  Caterpillar

22.1.2.  Cummins

22.1.3.  FZ Wilson

22.1.4.  Kohler SDMO

22.1.5.  Wartsila

22.1.6.  Turbomar

22.1.7.  Himoinsa

22.1.8.  Atlas Copco

22.1.9.  Briggs & Stratton Corporation

22.1.10. YOR Power

23.  Disclaimer

Africa Diesel Generator Market Segmentation