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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Electricity Transmission and Distribution industry is expected to generate $434.2 billion in 2017, down 2% from 2016. Over the five years through 2017, revenue has been growing at an annualized rate of 0.7%.

Two large monopoly companies are in control of the majority of China's electricity transmission and distribution activities. The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) controls over 88.0% of China's land area and was estimated to retail more than 66.0% of total consumed electricity in China in 2015. Meanwhile, China Southern Power Grid Corporation Limited (CSG) covers 10.4% of China's land area and sells an estimated 15.0% of total consumed power.

Over the next five years, ACMR-IBISWorld forecasts that industry revenue will grow by 2.7% per year to $496.1...

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Revenue within the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry in China greatly depends on the power grid, which requires a large amount of capital. After several years of serious power shortages, the Chinese government and other companies have invested large amounts of capital on grid construction. Meanwhile, labor growth within this industry has been limited. For every dollar spent on labor, 82 cents are spent on capital in this industry in 2017.

Due to the relatively low investment level of grid construction compared with power generation construction, the Chinese government and companies will put more money into this industry, which will result in a higher level of capital to labor in the future.


Additional Insights for the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry are

  • Having a cost effective distribution system
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real GDP and Downstream Demand - Manufacturing in the Electricity Transmission and Distribution industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry?

    The Electricity Transmission and Distribution industry comprises two large power companies primarily engaged in high voltage electricity transmission, low voltage electricity distribution, and the retailing of electricity through power grids to end users. Electricity transmitted and distributed by this industry is originally purchased from different kinds of power generation enterprises.

    Industry Products
    220V power supply
    380V power supply
    35kV power supply
    110kV power supply
    220kV power supply
    Other power supply
    Industry Activities
    High voltage electricity transmission
    Low voltage electricity distribution
    Electricity retailing to end users

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real GDP
  • Downstream Demand - Manufacturing
  • Infrastructure - Electricity Distribution Network
  • Service Prices - Electricity
  • Urban Population - % of Population in Metropolitan Areas

  • Current Performance
  • Network connections
  • Participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Load growth will trump consumption
  • Table: Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Accommodation and Catering

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electrical Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing
  • Hydroelectric Power
  • Nuclear Power
  • Solar Power Generation
  • Thermal Power Generation
  • Wind Power

  • Products & Services
  • 380V power supply
  • 220V power supply
  • 110kV power supply
  • Other power supply
  • 35kV power supply
  • 220kV power supply
  • Chart: Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Macroeconomic performance
  • Increased purchasing power
  • Power grid construction

  • Major Markets
  • Industrial sector
  • Residential users
  • Service industries
  • Agricultural sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electricity Transmission and Distribution

  • Basis of Competition
  • Retail competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    State Grid Corporation of ChinaChina Southern Power GridInner Mongolia Power (Group) Co. Ltd.
  • Table: State Grid Corporation of China - financial performance
  • Table: China Southern Power Grid - financial performance
  • Table: Inner Mongolia Power (Group) Co. Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Total Electricity Generation (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Extra High Voltage (Ehv)
  • Current of more than 345kV.
  • Ferrous
  • Containing iron.
  • Ultra High Voltage (Uhv)
  • Alternating current (AC) of 1,000kV or greater, and 800kV direct current (DC) or higher.
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