Global UPS Consumption Rebounds and is Poised for Growth through 2008


The combined global consumption of battery-powered uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) will increase from $5.1 billion in 2005 to approximately $6.6 billion by 2008, a robust compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5%.

According to a recently released multi-volume study, the 2005 Power Protection Market Intelligence Program, Natick, Mass.-based Venture Development Corporation (VDC) concluded that in general, growth will be driven by:

  • The ever-increasing awareness of the need for power protection among end users as evidenced by the fact that the 0.5-to-3.0-kVA segment constitutes the largest share of UPS shipments globally.

  • The underlying conditions that drive the need for power protection, primarily grid reliability and power quality. Demand will continue to be stimulated by the growing number of enterprises whose performance is affected by these issues.

  • A 24/7 global marketplace that is heavily dependent upon its networks in order to function.

  • More efficient loads requiring cleaner power, and more enterprise segments and systems deemed "mission-critical." UPS technology becomes a likely choice to ensure clean power and reliable backup.

Continuing a trend from 2002, more than half of all battery-powered shipments in the global UPS market once again were accounted for by products with a power rating of 5 kVA or less. The reasons for this continuing trend have not abated, as consumer awareness of the needs and benefits of power protection remain on the rise and the cost of these units on a per-kVA basis remains extremely low. With the solid growth projections for the under-5-kVA power range, VDC anticipates that these units will continue to account for the largest share of global shipments through 2008.

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