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Instrument Transformer Market

Instrument Transformer Market: Information by Type (Current Transformers, Potential Transformers), End User (Power Utilities), Application, Voltage, and Region — Forecast till 2030

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Market Overview

The global instrument transformer market was valued at USD 7.45 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 13.02 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2021–2030.

Market Snapshot

market snapshot
Base Year
: 2021
Study Period
: 2020-2030
: 6.4 %
Fastest Growing Market
: North America
Largest Market
: Asia Pacific
Market Size
: USD 13.02 billion by 2030
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Market Dynamics

Rising Electricity Demand Drives the Global Instrument Transformer Market

The global market will benefit from expanding power consumption as well as growing issues about system reliability. Increasing funding for rural electrification in conjunction with the maintenance of the existing grid network has compelled the authorities to include an efficient protection and monitoring mechanism. The electric infrastructure with increased peak power demand from end-users would significantly improve the market landscape.

Due to multiple huge and medium competitors in regional markets, the global instrument transformer market seems highly fragmented and competitive. Product Release, Collaboration and Agreement, Acquisition, and Growth are the primary tactics deduced from an analysis of current developments of the leading companies.

The instrument transformer is classified into three types:

  1. Current transformers,
  2. Potential transformers,
  3. Combined instrument transformers

It may be divided into two types based on installation:

  1. Outdoor instrument transformers
  2. Indoor instrument transformers

The instrument transformer market may also be divided into end-user segments such as residential & commercial, industrial, and utility. In the present instrument transformer market landscape, power producers and power distribution enterprises hold a dominant position. The instrument transformer market may also be divided into two types depending on the cooling method:

  1. Dry-type
  2. Oil immersion

Market Opportunities for Instrument Transformers:

They are used in conjunction with protection devices to safeguard the power system. The global instrument transformers market is classified into types, dielectric medium, enclosure types, voltage, end-users, applications, and regions.

Segmental Analysis

Categories for the Instrument Transformers Industry

  • Indoor Instrument Transformers
  • Outdoor Instrument Transformers

The market is divided into two segments based on enclosure type: indoor instrument transformers and outdoor instrument transformers. The outdoor instrument transformers category accounts for the majority of the market share. The variables are related to the increase in demand for long-distance electricity transmission in emerging countries. Electricity generated in developing countries is located in metropolitan areas and must be supplied to rural regions. As a result, an outside instrument transformers portion has been approved.

Metering and Protection Application in the Global Instrument Transformers Market:

Metering and protection applications will account for a significant share of the instrument transformers industry in 2020, as investments in renewable energy production, electrification of transportation systems, and growth of electrical transmission and distribution systems drive demand for metering and protection applications.

End-users: Global Instrument Transformers Market

In 2020, the power utility sector had a significant proportion of the instrument transformers market. Power utilities are responsible for grid infrastructure maintenance, administration, implementation, and fulfillment of used energy and electricity efficiency projects. It stimulates demand for the electric utility sector.

Instrument transformers are high-quality class electronic devices used in alternating current systems to measure electrical values such as power, voltage, current, etc. Instrument transformers are high-precision electrical devices used to change or isolate power or voltage levels. They're utilized in alternating current (AC) systems to monitor electrical characteristics, including current, voltage, energy, power factor, and frequency. The principal objective of an instrument transformer is to reduce the voltage and current in an alternating current (AC) system. Measuring instruments typically have modest measuring quantities ranging from 5A to 110A, combining instrument transformers with general electrical measurement equipment, monitoring of huge electrical amounts becomes feasible.

Impact of covid-19

As part of steps to control the transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments in several nations have limited the movement of commodities and people and suspended the functioning of manufacturing facilities. It has impacted power usage throughout the world. As per the short-term forecast of the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), electricity consumption in the United States is expected to fall by a record 4.5% by the end of 2020, as businesses have temporarily shut down due to the government lockdowns to stop the prevalence of the coronavirus. As a result, global demand for and manufacturing instrument transformers is expected to fall.

Regional Analysis

Asia-Pacific with the Global Instrument Transformers Market:

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World are the regions that constitute the global instrument transformer industry. The Asia-Pacific region is the leader in the instrument transformer industry. The continuing requirement to maintain and modernize current distribution infrastructure to support growing energy needs will drive rapid expansion in the instrument transformer market throughout the forecast timeframe.

Extensive power plant capacity increases, economic expansion, and the desire to enhance access to energy are driving grid development and the instrument transformer market in Asia-Pacific's growing nations. Asia-Pacific's majority markets include China, India, Japan, Indonesia, and Australia. China has the highest share of the market in the Asia-Pacific region due to fast urbanization and industrial expansion.

The Latin American Instrument transformer market is expected to expand rapidly over the forecast period. Transformers are an essential component of the power system, playing a critical role in the reliable and efficient transmission and distribution of enough power supply to residences, industries, and so on. Thus, the region's increasing metropolitan areas, growing population, rising power consumption, and the need to renovate existing power grid networks will drive demand for transformers in the coming future.

The instrument transformer market in Europe is the second-highest. It is estimated to develop at a good rate throughout the forecast period, owing to the market's growth due to increased industrialization and infrastructure needs. It leads to increased investment in networks, increased power output, and rising demands for green energy. Another important market for instrument transformers is in North America.

It is estimated to provide a considerable contribution throughout the forecast period. The U.S. is one of the world's largest exporters of transformers. Due to industrialization and urbanization, the U.S. shall retain the greatest share in the industry.

The global instrument transformer industry is classified for study based on enclosure type, rating, regions, and end-user. The instrument transformer industry is divided into four categories based on rating: sub-transmission voltage, distribution voltage, high voltage transmission, and extra high voltage transmission. The distribution voltage rating sector is predicted to be the market's fastest expanding rating section.

The instrument transformer market is divided into indoor transformers and outdoor transformers depending on enclosure type. The outdoor transformers dominate the enclosure type transformers. The growing market for long-distance transmitting power in emerging countries promotes the necessity for outdoor transformers. Indoor transformers are predicted to make a substantial contribution during the forecast. The instrument transformer market is divided into three segments based on end-user: power utilities, industries and OEMs, and others.

A Rise in the Current Transformer Market to Grow Significantly:

In 2020, the current transformers category accounted for a significant part of the instrument transformers industry. Current transformers are used to monitor currents greater than 5 amps in electrical circuits. The transformers function in a short circuit and carry the entire rated current of the electrical systems on the primary side. Appliances connected to the secondary side of current transformers are connected in series. The secondary side includes many secondary windings having mechanical cores that are either similar or distinct.

On its secondary side, a current transformer might have two measuring cores of different accuracy classes, or it can be constructed with measuring and protection cores of the same accuracy class. The design is determined by the sort of application required in the electrical system. Three-phase current transformers are utilized in medium voltage power systems, whereas single-phase current transformers are used in high power applications.

Dielectric Medium is Estimated for a Significant Market Share in the Forecasted Period:

The global instrument transformers market is divided into three categories based on dielectric medium: liquid, SF6 gas, and solid dielectric medium. The liquid dielectric medium category is forecasted to account for a substantial market share soon due to its application in electrical circuits it is used to test electrical circuits with more than 5 A magnitude.

Voltage Plays a Significant Role in the Growth of the Global Instrument Transformer Market:

In 2020, the high voltage transmission market accounted for a significant proportion of the instrument transformers industry because instrument transformers provide electrical safety against overload currents, dielectric breakdown, and emergency switching for business and residential infrastructure.

Instrument Transformer Market Regional Analysis
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Top Key Players of Instrument Transformer Market

  1. ABB India Ltd.,
  2. Siemens India,
  3. General Electric Company,
  4. Arteche Smartgrid India Private Limited,
  5. Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd.,
  6. PFIFFNER Instrument Transformers Pvt. Ltd.,
  7. Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd.,
  8. Eaton Technologies Pvt. Ltd.,
  9. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited,
  10. CG Power and Industrial Solutions Ltd,
  11. others 

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
CAGR 6.4%
Forecast Period 2023-2031
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
Segments Covered
  1. By Types:
    1. Current Transformers
    2. Potential Transformers
    3. Combined Instrument Transformers
  2. By Applications:
    1. Transformer and Circuit Breaker Bushing
    2. Switchgear Assemblies
    3. Relaying
    4. Metering and Protection
  3. By Dielectric Mediums:
    1. Liquid Dielectric Instrument Transformers
    2. SF6 Gas Dielectric Instrument Transformers
    3. Solid Dielectric Instrument Transformers
  4. By Voltage:
    1. Distribution Voltage
    2. Sub-Transmission Voltage
    3. High Voltage Transmission
    4. Extra-High Voltage Transmission
    5. Ultra-High Voltage Transmission
  5. EnBy closure-Types:
    1. Indoor Instrument Transformers
    2. Outdoor Instrument Transformers
  6. By End-Users:
    1. Power Utilities
    2. Power Generation
    3. Railways and Metros
    4. Industries and OEMs
Geographies Covered
  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • Middle East and Africa

Recent Developments

  • East Asia's per capita energy consumption is predicted to expand exponentially throughout the forecasted period. The transition from conventional to greener energy may need additional instrument transformer installations in this region.
  • Upcoming transmission projects, such as the Atlantic Wind Connection, are the most notable, with an expected expenditure of over USD 5 billion and the potential to power two million households in southern Virginia. As a result of such an investment, the instrument transformer market is predicted to increase in the future years.

Instrument Transformer Market Segmentation

By Types:

  • Current Transformers
  • Potential Transformers
  • Combined Instrument Transformers

By Applications:

  • Transformer and Circuit Breaker Bushing
  • Switchgear Assemblies
  • Relaying
  • Metering and Protection

By Dielectric Mediums:

  • Liquid Dielectric Instrument Transformers
  • SF6 Gas Dielectric Instrument Transformers
  • Solid Dielectric Instrument Transformers

By Voltage:

  • Distribution Voltage
  • Sub-Transmission Voltage
  • High Voltage Transmission
  • Extra-High Voltage Transmission
  • Ultra-High Voltage Transmission

By Enclosure-Types:

  • Indoor Instrument Transformers
  • Outdoor Instrument Transformers

By End-Users:

  • Power Utilities
  • Power Generation
  • Railways and Metros
  • Industries and OEMs

By Regions:

  • America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • The Middle East and Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the estimated growth rate (CAGR) of the Instrument Transformer Market?
Instrument Transformer Market size will grow at approx. CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period.
Some of the top prominent players in Instrument Transformer Market are, ABB India Ltd., Siemens India, General Electric Company, Arteche Smartgrid India Private Limited, Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd., PFIFFNER Instrument Transformers Pvt. Ltd., Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd., Eaton Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, CG Power and Industrial Solutions Ltd, others , etc.
Asia Pacific has held a dominant position in the Instrument Transformer Market, with the largest market share.
The region with the most rapid expansion in the Instrument Transformer Market is North America.
The global Instrument Transformer Market report is segmented as follows: By Types, By Applications, By Dielectric Mediums, By Voltage, EnBy closure-Types, By End-Users
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