June 2018: German energy efficiency market expected to grow at average 9.1% p.a.

June 2018

The German energy efficiency market is expected to expand at an average 9.1 percent per annum from 2016 to reach a volume of EUR 182 billion in 2025, according to the German environment ministry’s recently published “GreenTech Atlas”.

The report’s market definition includes energy-efficient production processes, buildings and appliances as well as cross-sector components such as pumps, electric drive systems and heat exchangers.

The authors expect the German market to outperform the global average:

“The global lead market for energy efficiency will reach a volume of EUR 1,365 billion in 2025. That is equivalent to average annual growth of 4.3 percent in the period from 2013 through 2025”, they state.

An estimated 400,000 people worked in the German energy efficiency sector in 2016, according to the study.

German companies generate an average of 20 percent of sales in their home state, 36 percent in other German states, and 44 percent internationally, although there is strong variation according to whether the provide products or services, according to the survey.

Market volume development in Germany, 2016-2025 – Lead market for energy efficiency

Market segment Market volume 2016 (in EUR billion) Market volume 2025 (in EUR billion) Average yearly growth 2016-2025
Energy-efficient production processesCa. 1Ca. 1+8.4%
Energy-efficient buildings1726+5.2%
Energy-efficient appliances2150+10.0%
Cross-sector components44104 +10.0%
Total83182+9.1%

Source: Greentech made in Germany, 2018

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