Power up: An uptick in downstream construction will increase industry demand

Revenue for the Electricians industry, one of the largest subcontracting industries in the United States, has been increasing due to an acceleration in downstream construction markets. As a result of increasing demand from downstream construction markets, industry enterprise, establishment and job numbers have been trending upward. In the coming years, construction markets are expected to continue thriving. The industry is also expected to benefit from an increase in renovation and retrofitting activity, particularly for green upgrades, such as energy-efficiency projects...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$171bn
Annual Growth 12-17
4.1%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
968,083
Businesses
215,471
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Greater economic activity has increased the pool of available work for electricians
  • Specific kinds of electrical installation have grown over the past five years
  • Companies that specialize network cabling systems will benefit
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Electricians industry has lightened up due to expanding downstream construction markets and increasing overall economic activity. In particular, the housing market grew rapidly throughout this period. This was followed by a similar acceleration in commercial construction, causing demand for electrical contractors from this important segment to increase as well. As a result of strong downstream demand, industry revenue is expected to increase an annualized 4.1% to $170.6 billion over the five years to 2017, including a projected 3.6% increase this year alone.The Electricians industry is one of the largest specialty contracting industries in the United States, employing 968,083 workers in an estimated 214,008 enterprises in 2017. Most of these establishments (65.8%) ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Electricians Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electricians Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Management of seasonal production
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of residential construction and Value of private nonresidential construction in the Electricians industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electricians Industry?

    This industry performs electrical work at a site (e.g. installing wiring), services electrical equipment at a site and sells and installs electrical equipment. The electrical work performed includes new work, additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs.

    Industry Products
  • Electric power and systems installation and servicing
  • Telecommunications installation and servicing
  • Fire and security system installation and servicing
  • Electronic control system installation and servicing
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Electric light or power installation
  • Electric wiring installation on construction projects
  • Repair or maintenance of electrical wiring (except of electricity transmission or distribution lines)
  • Domestic exhaust fans installation
  • Closed-circuit video surveillance systems installation
  • Communication wiring and cabling installation
  • Repairs and maintenance of communication and electrical equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of residential construction
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Demand from municipal building construction
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • Residential and commercial construction expand
  • A new spark of demand
  • Industry profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technology to drive growth
  • Companies expand, profit stalls
  • Overcoming workforce challenges
  • Table: Electricians Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electricians Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Heavy Engineering Construction
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Electrical Equipment Wholesaling
  • Property Management
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Electrical Equipment Wholesaling
  • Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Electric power and systems installation and servicing
  • Other services
  • Telecommunications installation and servicing
  • Electronic control system installation and servicing
  • Fire and security system installation and servicing
  • Chart: Electricians Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial buildings
  • Institutional, educational and civic organization buildings
  • Nonbuilding construction
  • Industrial buildings
  • Single-family homes
  • Multifamily housing (e.g. apartment buildings)
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electricians Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation, rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electricians

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electricians Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electricians Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Electricians Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of Construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Climate Control
  • The technology of indoor and automotive environmental comfort.
  • Data Cabling
  • Electronic installation required to enable the sending and receiving of data between computer networks.
  • Low-Voltage
  • An electronic connection that uses low voltage, which is required to power fire alarms, household lights, air conditioning, music systems, security cameras and other electronic equipment.
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    This report on Electricians:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Electricians market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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