The global motor grader market size reached US$ 6.53 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 9.08 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% during 2023-2028. Rapid urbanization and the expanding infrastructural development, the bolstering growth of the mining, oil, and gas industries, and ongoing technological advancements and product innovations are some of the major factors propelling the market.
|Motor Grader Market Size in 2022
||US$ 6.53 Billion
|Motor Grader Market Forecast in 2028
||US$ 9.08 Billion
|Motor Grader Market Growth Rate (2023-2028)
A motor grader is a heavy construction machine used for grading, leveling, and smoothing the surface of a road, runway, or other large areas. It has a long blade (moldboard) between the front and rear axles. A diesel engine powers it and has a cabin for the operator, providing good visibility and comfort. A motor grader is widely utilized in road construction and maintenance projects for creating smooth and even surface by removing bumps, filling in potholes, and redistributing materials.
The prime factor driving the growth of the motor grader market is increasing urbanization and expanding infrastructure development across the globe. Governments and private sectors are extensively investing in constructing and maintaining roads, highways, airports, and other infrastructure, which, in turn, is creating a largescale demand for motor graders. Concurrent with this, the increasing product utilization in regular maintenance and repair of existing road infrastructure to ensure safe and efficient transportation by leveling surfaces, removing potholes, and repairing damaged road sections is positively impacting the market growth. Moreover, the bolstering growth of the mining and quarrying industries that requires motor graders for site development, road construction within mining areas, and transportation infrastructure is presenting remunerative growth opportunities for the market. Furthermore, ongoing technological advancements in motor graders, such as the integration of global positioning systems (GPS) and telematics systems to enhance their efficiency, accuracy, and productivity, are contributing to the market growth.
Motor Grader Market Trends/Drivers
Increasing urbanization and infrastructural development
As more people migrate to cities, there is a surging need for improved urban infrastructure, such as well-planned road networks, efficient transportation systems, and modern amenities, which is providing an impetus to the motor grader market. In addition to this, the expansion of cities involves various construction projects, housing complexes, corporate offices, malls, schools, and universities, which is propelling the demand for motor graders to level the ground, prepare building sites, and create smooth surfaces. Moreover, the introduction of various infrastructure development projects by numerous governments as a part of their economic growth strategies, such as China's Belt and Road Initiative, the Konza Technology City scheme in Kenya, and the new capital city project in Egypt, is creating a favorable outlook for the market.
Rising demand from the transportation sector
The transportation sector encompasses road, rail, air, and sea transport, all of which require well-maintained infrastructure. Motor graders play a crucial role in constructing and maintaining transportation networks, contributing to the growth of the sector. Additionally, with the increasing number of vehicles on the road, there is a growing need for wider and more efficient roadways to accommodate the traffic, which is propelling product demand to widen existing roads, construct new highways, and ensure smooth driving surfaces. In line with this, the rising expansion of the rail, airports, and ports network is also acting as another significant growth-inducing factor. Furthermore, the rising emphasis on maintaining and upgrading transportation infrastructure is impelling the need for motor graders to ensure the optimal functioning of roads and highways.
The bolstering growth of the mining sector
The mining industry is a significant driver of the motor grader market, as motor graders are used in mines to maintain roads and other infrastructure, which are essential for the transportation of materials and equipment in mining operations. In addition to this, the mining sector requires extensive site preparation for infrastructure development, fueling the need for motor graders to create haul roads, access roads, and platforms for mining equipment. Moreover, the extensive emphasis on proper maintenance of haul roads for safe and efficient transportation of materials within mining sites is presenting remunerative growth opportunities for the market. Apart from this, the mining sector involves the accumulation of materials in stockpiles, which further drives the demand for motor graders to level and maintain these stockpiles, ensuring stability and a controlled flow of materials.
Motor Grader Industry Segmentation
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global motor grader market, along with forecasts at the global, regional, and country levels from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on product type, capacity, and application.
Breakup by Product Type:
- Rigid Frame
- Articulated Frame
Rigid frame is dominating the motor grader
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the motor grader market based on the product type. This includes rigid and articulated frames. According to the report, rigid frame represented the largest segment.
The growing demand for rigid-frame graders in road construction, land development, and quarrying mining projects for their robust construction and high stability represents one of the prime factors propelling the market growth. Concurrent with this, articulated frame motor graders offer enhanced maneuverability and versatility and are therefore extensively employed for snow removal in regions with heavy snowfall, the construction of curved roads, and the maintenance and grading of gravel roads. Furthermore, rapid urbanization, rising population, and increasing demand for automobiles are creating a favorable outlook for market growth.
Breakup by Capacity:
- Small Motor Graders (80-150 HP)
- Medium Motor Graders (150-300 HP)
- Large Motor Graders (Above 300 HP)
Medium motor graders (150-300 HP) hold a larger share in motor grader
A detailed breakup and analysis of the motor grader market based on capacity has also been provided in the report. This includes small motor graders (80-150 HP), medium motor graders (150-300 HP), and large motor graders (Above 300 HP). According to the report, medium motor graders (150-300 HP) accounted for the largest market share.
The diverse needs for small, medium, and large motor graders across urban construction, land development, road projects, mining operations, and commercial construction drive the growth of the motor grader market. In addition to this, the expanding offering of a range of graders with varying horsepower and capabilities by manufacturers, ensuring that customers can find suitable machines for their applications, is positively impacting market growth. Besides this, the increasing use of small motor graders in the development of residential areas, commercial spaces, and public facilities or in landscaping projects, such as leveling and grading lawns, gardens, and recreational areas, is contributing to the market growth.
Breakup by Application:
Mining is dominating the motor grader
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the motor grader market based on the application. This includes mining, construction, agriculture, and others. According to the report, mining represented the largest segment.
The expanding use of motor graders in a variety of applications across the thriving mining, construction, and agriculture sectors for site preparation, road construction, land development, and maintenance activities are strengthening the market growth. Moreover, the rising focus on improving efficiency, productivity, safety, and overall operational effectiveness in these sectors is further creating an optimistic outlook for market expansion. Besides this, ongoing innovations and development of motor graders with advanced features to meet the specific needs of these industries are aiding in market expansion.
Breakup by Region:
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
Asia Pacific exhibits a clear dominance in the market, accounting for the largest market share
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa.
The extensive infrastructure investments at the federal, state, and local levels in North America for the construction, maintenance, and improvement of transportation infrastructure, including roads, highways, and airports, are presenting lucrative opportunities for market growth. Besides this, the aging infrastructure in North America leads to a significant need for the replacement and upgrade of existing motor graders, further contributing to the market growth. In addition to this, rapid urbanization, construction of residential and commercial spaces, and infrastructure development in the Asia Pacific region, particularly in countries like China, India, and Southeast Asian nations, are propelling the market forward.
The global motor grader market is highly competitive, with several key players contending for market share. The competitive landscape is marked by the presence of established manufacturers, technological advancements, strategic partnerships, and a focus on product innovations. The market is anticipated to grow substantially during the forecast years, with manufacturers extensively investing in research and development (R&D) initiatives to introduce technologically advanced motor graders with enhanced precision and efficiency. Apart from this, leading market players often form strategic partnerships and engage in acquisitions to expand their product portfolio, market reach, and technological capabilities, thus strengthening their position and catering to a wider customer base. The market is dynamic, with companies continuously striving to distinguish themselves and meet the evolving needs of customers in the construction industry.
The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the global motor grader market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the global motor grader market include:
- AB Volvo
- Caterpillar Inc.
- China National Machinery Industry Corporation
- CNH Industrial N.V.
- Deere & Company
- Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co. Ltd.
- Komatsu Ltd.
- LeeBoy (ST Engineering Group)
- Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
- Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd.
- Veekmas Oy
- In March 2023, Deere & Company announced the launch of its new 85 P-Tier and 510 P-Tier current-generation excavator models at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023.
- In May 2023, Volvo Penta and Italian heavy equipment manufacturer, FTMH (Fantuzzi Team Material Handling), expanded their partnership to electrify a range of forklift models.
- In April 2023, Caterpillar Inc. unveiled the new Vision Link, their new cloud-based, customer-facing platform that provides an integrated full-fleet management solution to track assets, maximize machine uptime, and optimize utilization.
Motor Grader Market Report Scope:
|Base Year of the Analysis
| Historical Period
|Scope of the Report
||Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
- Product Type
|Product Types Covered
||Rigid Frame, Articulated Frame
||Small Motor Graders (80-150 HP), Medium Motor Graders (150-300 HP), Large Motor Graders (Above 300 HP)
||Mining, Construction, Agriculture, Others
||Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||AB Volvo, Caterpillar Inc., China National Machinery Industry Corporation, CNH Industrial N.V., Deere & Company, Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co. Ltd., Komatsu Ltd., LeeBoy (ST Engineering Group), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd., Veekmas Oy, etc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the global motor grader market performed so far, and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What are the drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global motor grader market?
- What is the impact of each driver, restraint, and opportunity on the global motor grader market?
- What are the key regional markets?
- Which countries represent the most attractive motor grader market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the product type?
- Which is the most attractive product type in the motor grader market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on capacity?
- Which is the most attractive capacity in the motor grader market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
- Which is the most attractive application in the motor grader market?
- What is the competitive structure of the global motor grader market?
- Who are the key players/companies in the global motor grader market?
Key Benefits for Stakeholders
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the motor grader market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global motor grader market.
- The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the motor grader industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.