The global small engine market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% during 2024-2032, driven by technological advancements and increasing demand from across various applications.

According to a report by International Energy Efficiency, in 2022, global energy efficiency progress soared to 2.2%, marking a significant leap?double the average of the past five years and four times the rate achieved in the last two years. The growing need for compact and lightweight engines to power a diverse range of equipment, including lawn mowers, generators, and handheld power tools, is steering the market towards unprecedented growth. Furthermore, a shift towards cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions is driving the development of eco-friendly small engines, thus addressing environmental concerns.

The global small engine market is classified based on engine type, energy resources, engine displacement, application, distribution channel and region.

The Internal Diesel Combustion (IDC) segment is set to gain prominence through 2032, driven by enhanced fuel efficiency, durability, and power output. As industries prioritize cost-effective and reliable power sources, small engines with internal diesel combustion are gaining traction. The segment growth can also be attributed to its versatility, making it suitable for various applications, from construction machinery to agricultural equipment.

The water pump application segment is poised to grow significantly till 2032, owing to a surge in demand from agriculture, construction, and emergency response sectors, where the need for reliable water pumping is critical. Small engines powering water pumps offer a compact and portable solution, ensuring flexibility and ease of use in diverse environments.

Asia Pacific small engine market is poised to grow rapidly during the forecast period, driven by rapid industrialization, increasing construction activities, and a robust agricultural. Countries such as China and India are witnessing substantial rise in the adoption of small engines across various applications. The rise in construction projects, coupled with the expanding agricultural landscape, is creating a conducive environment for the small engine manufacturers to thrive in the region.