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Strengthening industrial and telecom sectors in the African continent would drive the demand for diesel genset market during the forecast period - 6Wresearch

12 March, 2019

Wide electricity demand supply gap along with industrialization and commercialization of several African countries such as Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania would be the key growth drivers for diesel genset market in the region. Further, with growing demand for power in urban regions of Africa owing to growing population, coupled with rising government investment in public infrastructure, the diesel genset market in Africa would register a moderate growth during 2018-24. However, the demand for diesel gensets may be stunted due to growing electrification rate across the African continent.

According to 6Wresearch, Africa Diesel Genset Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% during 2018-24. Development of smart cities, such as $5.9 billion Konza Techno City in Kenya and $ 300 million Lekki smart city in Nigeria, would benefit the growth of diesel genset in the African continent. Further, increasing focus of multiple African nations on non-petroleum sectors, particularly industrial sector, would make the industrial sector a key driver for the growing demand of Africa diesel genset market over the next 6 years.

According to Rachit Gulati, Senior Research Analyst, Research and Consulting, 6Wresearch, "Nigeria held the highest revenue share among all the African nations in the overall diesel genset market in 2017. Poor grid infrastructure in the nation makes the use of diesel gensets for residential purposes a common phenomenon in Nigeria."

"Uganda would witness the highest growth during the forecast period due to robust economic growth in the country led by the development in the power utility industry, agri-food industry and the telecom sector." Rachit further added.

According to Hardik Malik, Research Associate, Research and Consulting, 6Wresearch, "The high-rated diesel gensets would witness a healthy growth due to increasing focus on local industrial manufacturing and emergence of smart cities in many African nations."

"Telecom application of diesel gensets witnessed the highest growth, among all the applications, due to increasing telecom penetration and rising internet subscribers in the continent which has led to an increase in the number of telecom towers. Telecom towers use diesel gensets as both primary and a standby source of power." Hardik further said.

Some of the prominent companies in the Africa diesel genset market include - Caterpillar, Cummins, MTU Onsite Energy, Kohler-SDMO, Himoinsa S.L. and FG Wilson.

"Africa Diesel Genset Market (2018-2024)" provides an in-depth analysis with 232 figures and 3 tables, covered in more than 370 pages. The report estimates and forecast the overall Africa diesel genset market by revenue, volume and verticals such as power utilities, residential, industrial and others. The report also offer insights on competitive landscape, company profiles, market drivers and restraints.

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