Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Transmission Line Construction industry performed poorly during the past five years, largely due to the recession, which halted demand for new electricity and telecommunications infrastructure. Moreover, stagnant electricity consumption and electricity prices ultimately hampered industry performance. Over the next five years however, this industry is forecast to return to growth, as downstream electricity and telecommunications firms resume infrastructure expansions and consumer demand for high-speed data grows... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Transmission Line Construction industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2013, for every dollar spent on labor, this industry is expected to spend $0.18 on capital investments. Wages are the primary costs for industry operators, skilled workers like transmission line contractors and engineers who provide value added services. In the past five years, capital intensity has moderately increased due to slightly growing wage costs. The recession caused wage costs to spike in 2009, but since then, wage costs have steadily declined, though it remains above prerecession levels.
Material and parts, such as transmission line cables, are accounted for under this industry's purchase expenses... purchase to read more