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Loaders Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis By Loader Type (Skid Steer, Backhoe, Wheeled, Crawler/Track, Mini Loaders), By Payload Capacity (3-5 tons, 6-10 tons, 11-15 tons, 15 tons and above), By Application (Mining, Construction, Waste Management, Others) and Regional Forecast, 2019 - 2026

Last Updated :April 01, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI101313



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The global loaders market size stood at USD 27.60 Billion in 2018 is projected to reach USD 38.38 Billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period (2019 - 2026).

The removal of uneven rocks, dirt, sand, mud is important at construction and mining sites to strengthen the base of construction and make the surface even. Loaders play a pivotal role at such sites by removing the waste materials and throwing it. The global market is gaining impetus in the forecasted period with the increasing number of mining sites and construction activities. With the rising awareness to combat global warming, the concept of green buildings is widening, and this is further propelling the demand for loaders, thus, boosting the global market. Similarly, an increase in the domestic and global demand for precious metals, mainly iron ore and gold fueling the loaders market growth. Moreover, manufacturers are continuously focusing on inline the product offerings with the changing demand and reach to its customer as per the project size and requirements. For instance, Bobcat Company offered more choices of features in Bobcat compact track skid-steer all-wheel steer loader ranges across the globe, mainly in Europe and Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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Loaders market is observed to have considerable growth owing to the expansion of existing and new manufacturing facilities, rising disposable income leading to a growing demand for households, government subsidies, and loan offerings for residential and commercial proposals. Moreover, stringent government norms and regulations imposed on manufacturing the loaders, the manufacturers are focusing on introducing upgraded loaders that are aligned with the regulations. Furthermore, the integration of various cutting edge technology in loaders improves the efficiency of the engine and the life span of the loaders.


"Availability of loaders on rental basis is driving the global loaders market revenue growth."

The emergence of small and medium-sized enterprises dealing with construction and mining activities are supplementing the market as they hire the machines on rent as per the requirement. Moreover, local contractors prefer to hire the equipment as per the job activity as it helps them to reduce capital investments. In such a scenario, companies providing loaders and other construction equipment on a rental basis are gaining new opportunities to expand their businesses and to cater to the proliferating demand. For instance, ABC INFRA Company provides the loaders and other heavy equipment on a rental basis. Such availability of loaders fuels the loaders market trend.

"Shift from manual handling of loaders to automation"

Demand for automated loaders is gaining importance as they are integrated with automated machine functions, intelligent machine parts such as BlueTooth, cellular, non-display, optional GPS, program IQN.  The integration of such features reduce manpower handling and helps to avoid accidents at job sites. Moreover, it helps to record the performance and efficiency of the loaders.

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Within the loader type segment, the wheeled loader held the highest market share in 2018, due to its characteristic of flexibility to travel any part of the roads or construction sites. Furthermore, wheeled loaders are hydraulically integrated which gives better control even under greater weight holding operations.

Backhoe loaders are anticipated to drive the market in the forecast period as the loaders serve the purpose of small, medium, and large scale construction. Moreover, the backhoe loader has the capability to perform various tasks such as digging, loading, and excavating.

Among the application segment, construction had the dominance in 2018, owing to the introduction of smart 4.0 roads, investments in power, transportation, airports, and ports to overcome its logistical challenges. Similarly, various governmental initiatives for infrastructure development is driving the global loaders market growth.

For instance, the “Make in India initiative launched in September 2014 focused to encourage multi-national and national companies to improve their existing manufacturing facilities and expand its presence in India. Mining is expected to surge a considerable growth in the forecast period. Growth is likely to be driven by the introduction of smart mining, increasing exploration activities, demand for underground mining, and quarrying activity.


"Increasing construction activities is favoring the growth of Asia Pacific"

Asia Pacific generated a revenue of USD 10.43 Billion in 2018 and is anticipated to emerge dominant in the global market during the forecast period. Growth witnessed in the region is likely to be driven by the development of sustainable & smart cities, emerging small and medium-sized enterprises, rise in public-private partnerships, rising government investments in infrastructure development. Increase in the number of power projects, highways, manufacturing facilities, and logistics of loaders in developing nations like India and China are further widening the global loaders market size. Moreover, increasing foreign direct investments in developing economies are supporting the market.

Europe generated a revenue of USD 7.06 Billion in 2018 and is forecasted to drive the global market owing to increasing tourism centers, demand for loaders for dealing with heavyweights and loads, increasing quarry and mining production, retrofitting and renovations of existing infrastructure.

Market is forecasted to show considerable growth in North America as key manufacturers are focusing on expanding their reach in this region. High demand for infrastructure development, logistics sector to build warehouses, are encouraging the manufacturers to expand their business. For instance, DFD loaders are focusing on increasing their distribution of construction wheel loaders in the United States by increasing their distributors in the market.

Asia Pacific Loaders Market, 2018

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"Caterpillar Inc., Komatsu Ltd, and Hitachi Construction Machinery Company holds a Considerable Market Share in Terms of Revenue"

Major manufacturers are focusing on improvising their existing technologies and adopting state-of-the-art technology to improve the capabilities of the loaders and improve efficiency. Furthermore, the integration of GPS enabled technology in loaders enables to improve the flexibility and enhances the controlling functions. For instance, Hitachi offers a GPS enabled intelligent machine control loaders, which gives high accuracy and precision at job sites. The introduction of such cutting-edge technologies is further favoring the loaders market share.


  • AB Volvo

  • Caterpillar Inc.

  • Komatsu Ltd

  • Doosan Infracore Co. Ltd

  • Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd

  • J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited

  • Liebherr Group

  • CNH Industrial N.V

  • Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd

  • Terex Corporation


The report provides qualitative and quantitative insights on the market and detailed analysis of market size & growth rate for all possible segments in the market. The market has been segmented by loaders type, by payload capacity, application, and geography. By type, the market is categorized into skid steer, backhoe, wheeled, crawl/track, mini loaders. Based on the payload capacity, the market is segmented into 3-5 tons, 6-10 tons, 11-15 tons, 15 tons and above. Based on the application, the market is bifurcated into mining, construction, waste management, others. Geographically, the market is segmented into five major regions, which are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The regions are further categorized into countries.

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Along with this, the report provides an elaborative analysis of the market dynamics and competitive landscape. Various key insights provided in the report are the price trend analysis, recent industry developments such as mergers & acquisitions, the regulatory scenario in key countries, consolidated SWOT analysis for key players, and emerging market trends.




By Loader Type

  • Skid Steer

  • Backhoe

  • Wheeled

  • Crawl/Track

  • Mini Loaders

By Payload Capacity

  • 3-5 tons

  • 6-10 tons

  • 11-15 tons

  • 15 tons and above

By Application

  • Mining

  • Construction

  • Waste Management

  • Others ( Landscaping, Agriculture)

By Region

  • North America ( The U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC and Rest of the Middle East & Africa)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America)


  • June 2019: Yanmar Holdings Co., LTD announced to acquire North American loader manufacturer ASV Holdings Inc. which includes acquisition of compact equipment offerings like compact tracked loaders (“CTLs”) and skid-steer loaders (“SSLs”). This significant move from Yanmar Holdings Co. will bolster Yanmar’s compact equipment offerings in the loader segment.

  • April 2018: Komatsu Construction announces to launch a new range of backhoe loaders to map up with the EU Stage IV emission regulations in order to deliver high productivity and give special attention to the operator’s needs

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The Market is projected to reach USD 38.38 Billion by 2026

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