Global Hydraulic Rubber Hose Market: Snapshot
The demand for hydraulic rubber hoses is increasing considerably in the industries of construction, agriculture, and automotive. These industries are quickly realizing the advantages that the flexibility of hydraulic rubber hose can provide over conventional pipes made of metal or plastics. Additional advantages such as lower weight in low and medium-pressure applications, better sound absorption, and rust resistance put hydraulic rubber hose ahead of all other pipes for most users. The advantages of hydraulic rubber hoses also put it in favor of industries that are facing the crunch of staggering production demands. The need to increase operational efficiency has driven most industries to look every place they can to increase efficiency, including the use of hydraulic rubber hoses.
There is, however, a moderate level of competition that hydraulic rubber hose manufacturers face from thermoplastic pipes. The latter can be much more efficient and reliable in high-pressure industrial applications and takes up a significant amount of demand in that area.
The resultant effect on the global market for hydraulic rubber hoses is a CAGR of 4.2% from 2014 to 2022. This market is expected to be valued at US$779.8 mn by the end of 2016 and US$1 bn by 2022.
Asia Pacific Demand for Hydraulic Rubber Hoses to Remain Dominant
In terms of geography, the demand for hydraulic rubber hoses is currently led by Asia Pacific. It is expected to retain its lead till 2022. Factors attributing to the high demand for hydraulic rubber hose in Asia Pacific are being a majorly agrarian region and the rapid rates of industrialization that are boosting the rate of construction and automobile production. This applies specially to India and China where the rate of construction is particularly high. Government focus on farm irrigation and stronger water conservation tactics are also expected to up the demand for hydraulic rubber hoses in Asia Pacific in the near future.
The demand for hydraulic rubber hoses in North America witnessed a steep fall in the recent past owing to the recession and consequent reduction in industrial development. The region has since then shown a slow and steady improvement in the demand for hydraulic rubber hoses. Europe has seen a similar fall in demand after the 2012 debt crisis, but has shown a steady increase in demand due to a growing demand for agricultural efficiency.
Demand for Hydraulic Rubber Hoses in Construction and Agriculture Industries on the Rise
The demand for hydraulic rubber hoses has been so far dominated by the construction industry. By the end of 2022, the construction industry is expected to provide 26% of the overall demand for hydraulic rubber hoses. This is attributed to the enormous demand for industrial and residential construction projects across the world.
There is also a high scope of growth of hydraulic rubber hoses in improving agricultural process efficiency and the demand for agricultural machinery. The drastic increase in food consumption has driven the global agriculture industry to improve crop yield, and one of the ways to do it is to implement flexible hydraulic rubber hoses.
The key manufacturers of hydraulic rubber hoses in the world include Polyhose India Pvt. Ltd., RYCO Hydraulics, HIC International Co., Gates Corporation, Manuli Rubber Industries, Piranha Hose Products, Inc., Transfer Oil S.p.A., Parker Hannifin Corp., Kurt Manufacturing, Eaton (Synflex), and Koman Hydraulic Co., Ltd.
A hydraulic hose is a type of hose made from synthetic rubber, or thermoplastic material. It is used to carry fluid which transmits force within the hydraulic machinery. These hoses are made in three different layers namely inner layer, reinforcement layer and outer protective layer that protects the hose from abrasion, weather and other chemicals or oil. The hydraulic rubber hose market is witnessing high demand from construction, industrial and agriculture sectors. Moreover, their application in automotive industry is another significant factor driving the market. The lifespan of a hydraulic hose is limited due to continuously challenging environment that results in abrasion and thereby failure of hoses. Thus, the demand for hydraulic rubber hose in the coming years is anticipated to come from both new fittings as well as replacement of old hoses across industries.
The key factor driving the hydraulic rubber hose market is the increasing demand from construction, agriculture and industrial sectors. There is high demand for hydraulic rubber hoses from the construction sector where these hoses are being used for the transfer of construction materials, air, water, and fuel. In industrial applications, rubber hoses are used in material handling industry, chemical industry, and pulp and paper industries among others for conveyance of fluids. Furthermore, the replacement demand from industries to maintain operational efficiency is another key factor contributing to the market growth. On the contrary, the market is facing stiff competition from thermoplastic hoses since they are being preferred over rubber hoses in many applications.
The global hydraulic rubber hose market is segmented by application, types, and by geographic regions. The market has been segmented by application into agriculture machinery, lubrication lines, construction machinery, industrial and material handling equipment, power and telephony mobile equipment, others (blowout preventer control lines, etc.);. Based on the type of hose, the market is segmented into standard hydraulic rubber hose, mining hose, steam hose, air hose, spiral hose, others (water blast hose, fuel hose, and automobile air conditioning hose). Standard hydraulic rubber hoses are further studied based on different pressure ranges namely high pressure hydraulic rubber hoses, medium hydraulic rubber pressure hoses and low pressure hydraulic rubber hoses. The market size and forecasts in terms of revenue (US$ Mn) for each of these segments have been provided for the period from 2012 to 2022, considering 2013 and 2014 as the base years. The report also provides compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each segment of the market for the forecast period 2014 to 2022. Geographically, the hydraulic rubber hose market has been segmented into five regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Latin America.
The market overview section in the report comprises qualitative analysis of the overall market considering the factors determining market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities. The report also includes analysis of key participants in the hydraulic rubber hose market along with their role in the value chain. We have included future trends that will impact the demand.
Some of the key manufacturers of hydraulic rubber hoses include Polyhose India Pvt. Ltd., RYCO Hydraulics, Gates Corporation, HIC International Co., Manuli Rubber Industries, Piranha Hose Products, Inc., Transfer Oil S.p.A., Parker Hannifin Corp., Kurt Manufacturing, Eaton Corporation (Synflex), and Koman Hydraulic Co., Ltd. among others.
This report analyzes the global hydraulic rubber hose market in terms of revenue (US$ Mn). The market has been segmented as follows:
Hydraulic Rubber Hose Market, by Application:
- Agriculture Machinery
- Lubrication Lines
- Construction Machinery
- Industrial and Material Handling Equipment
- Power and Telephony Mobile Equipment
- Others (Hydraulic Lifts, Blowout Preventer Control Lines, etc.)
Hydraulic Rubber Hose Market, by Type:
- Standard Hydraulic Rubber Hose
- High Pressure Rubber Hose
- Medium Pressure Rubber Hose
- Low Pressure Rubber Hose
- Mining Hose
- Steam Hose
- Air Hose
- Spiral Hose
- Others (Water Blast Hose, Fuel Hose, etc.)
Hydraulic Rubber Hose Market, by Geography:
- North America
- Middle East and Africa (MEA)
- Latin America