Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Following a drop in revenue during the recession, recovering demand from the downstream commercial and residential construction sector has accelerated growth in the Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing industry over the past five years. Although manufacturers overseas will pose an increasing threat over the coming years, the industry is poised for growth.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing industry has a low level of capital investment. For every $1.00 spent on wages, it is estimated that industry manufacturers will spend $0.09 on capital investment. Firms spend the majority of their capital investment on new machinery and other equipment. Capital expenditures fell in this industry in recent years due to heavy consolidation.
Labor costs are high in this industry compared with other manufacturers, accounting for an estimated 14.1% of revenue. This industry requires relatively skilled labor, which contributes to the higher average wage costs. The high labor costs, however, make this US industry susceptible to competition from products imported from countries where wages are lower... purchase to read more