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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In 2017, revenue for the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing industry is expected to increase 22.8% to $49.4 billion. Over the five years through 2017, industry revenue has been growing at an average annualized rate of 20.8%. High domestic demand growth over the period (20.8% annually) has been due to a large number of information technology and telecommunications projects that required the industry's products. The information technology and telecommunications sectors have become the major markets for optical fiber and cable due to strong household demand for internet and mobile phone services. Power generation firms are another important market for this industry.

There are an estimated 435 industry firms employing about 163,633 people with total wages of $1.8 billion in 2017...

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

More than half the industry is concentrated in Jiangsu Province, in terms of industry revenue. Approximately 26.2% of the industry's establishments are expected to be located in Jiangsu Province in 2017, having 44.8% of total industry employment and generating an estimated 54.5% of industry revenue. Zhejiang is the second-largest optical fiber and cable manufacturing base, with about 8.3% of total industry revenue in 2017. Zhejiang Province is expected to have 10.3% and 10.4% of total establishments and employment, respectively, for the year.

These two provinces are the most suitable regions for high-technology industries to develop. Col..

Additional Insights for the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry are

  • Availability of resources
  • Effective quality control
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Telecommunications and Downstream Demand - Radio and Television Broadcasting and Cable Networks in the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry?

    The industry comprises establishments that manufacture optical fiber and optical cables, as well as auxiliary devices like optical cable connectors. Optical fibers and cables are mainly used to transmit light signals, which are ideal for carrying high fidelity and high bandwidth multimedia information across long distances.

    Industry Products
    Optical fiber
    Optical cable
    Industry Activities
    Optical fiber
    Optical cable
    Auxiliary device

    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
  • Downstream Demand - Telecommunications
  • Downstream Demand - Radio and Television Broadcasting and Cable Networks
  • Import Competition - Photographic and Optical Good mfg
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Manufactures Other - Synthetic Rubber
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Metals - Aluminum

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Technology
  • Table: Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electricity Transmission and Distribution
  • Passenger Rail Transport
  • Freight Rail Transport
  • Wired Telecommunications
  • Mobile Telecommunications
  • Internet Services
  • TV & Radio Broadcasting

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Plastics and Synthetic Resin Manufacturing
  • Electrical Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing
  • Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Optical cable
  • Optical fiber
  • Chart: Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Telecommunication service providers
  • Electricity transmission and distribution operators
  • Other
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Purchases
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Product quality
  • After-sales service
  • Technological advances
  • Overseas markets
  • Chinese versus foreign manufacturers

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Hengtong GroupYangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Co., Ltd.FiberHome Telecommunication Technologies Co. Ltd.Futong GroupJiangsu Zhongtian Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Table: Hengtong Group - financial performance
  • Table: Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: FiberHome Telecommunication Technologies Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Futong Group - financial performance
  • Table: Jiangsu Zhongtian Technologies Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing 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 Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Optical Cable Production (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Optical Cable
  • A cable containing multiple optical fibers within supporting filling materials and strengthening tubes.
  • Optical Fiber
  • A glass or plastic fiber designed to guide light along its length.
  • Synthetic Rubber
  • An important raw material in manufacturing optical cables.
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