Mixed signals: Stronger demand will lead to rebounding revenue, but imports will remain a threat

Over the past five years, the Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry has contended with staunch competition from manufacturers abroad, which has siphoned revenue from the domestic industry. Over the next five years, the industry will benefit from increasing demand as the economy grows and consumer sentiment rises, stimulating demand from downstream industries. Moreover, as per capita disposable income rises, consumers are expected to increase discretionary spending, particularly on electronics such as smart phones. As a result of stronger demand, industry revenue is expected to rebound. Nevertheless, growing import competition will continue to remain a threat to the industry...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry operators will increase their R&D expenditure to create new product segments
  • An increase in imports has negatively influenced domestic manufacturers’ unit sales
  • Despite positive forecasts, growing imports will continue to threaten domestic manufacturers
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four companies accounting for an estimated 27.1% of revenue in 2017. During the five-year period, industry concentration has been on the rise as the number of industry enterprises has declined. A decline in the number of companies has allowed major players to capture more market share and increase industry concentration.Imports are extremely high in the industry, with 77.8% of domestic demand being satisfied by imports in 2017. Due to a large amount of imports from low-cost countries, many enterprises have exited the industry because they cannot compete or offshored their production. At ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Effective quality control
  • Production of a range which accommodates future developments
  • Having technology sharing arrangements with major players
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of broadband connections and Trade-weighted index in the Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry primarily manufactures broadcasting and other wireless communication equipment. Examples of such equipment include antennas, set-top boxes, GPS systems, cell phones, satellite uplink technologies and radio and TV broadcasting equipment. Operators in this industry do not manufacture radio or television sets, intercoms or equipment to test communication signals.

    Industry Products
  • Broadcast, studio, and related electronic equipment
  • Wireless networking equipment
  • Radio station equipment
  • Other communications systems and equipment, including GPS
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing transmitting-and-receiving antennas
  • Manufacturing cable television equipment
  • Manufacturing GPS equipment
  • Manufacturing mobile communication equipment
  • Manufacturing radio and TV broadcast equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of broadband connections
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Corporate profit
  • Aggregate private investment
  • Demand from telecommunication networking equipment manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Import competition stifles growth
  • Growing trade
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Imports remain a threat
  • Rising demand and changing infrastructure
  • Trending technology
  • Table: Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Television Broadcasting
  • Cable Networks
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Circuit Board & Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Laminated Plastics Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor & Circuit Manufacturing
  • Telecommunication Networking Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Radio station equipment
  • Other communications systems and equipment, including GPS
  • Broadcast, studio, and related electronic equipment
  • Wireless networking equipment
  • Chart: Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Communication Service Providers
  • Installers, Retailers and Wholesalers
  • Radio and TV Broadcasters
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and UtilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Communication Equipment Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Boeing Company, Harris Corporation,
  • Table: Lockheed Martin Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: The Boeing Company - financial performance
  • Table: Harris Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing 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 Communication Equipment 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)
  • Number of mobile internet connections (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    3G Network
  • A digital system for mobile communications that provides increased bandwidth and lets a mobile device user access a wide variety of services, such as multimedia.
  • Code Division Multiple Access (Cdma)
  • A technique in which radio transmissions using the same frequency band are coded in a way so a signal from a certain transmitter can be received only by certain receivers.
  • Offshore
  • The relocation of a company's business process, such as manufacturing or accounting, from one country to another, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Smartphone
  • A mobile phone that offers advanced PC-like capabilities.
  • Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-Cdma)
  • A third-generation mobile wireless technology that offers high data speeds to mobile and portable wireless devices.
  • Worldwide Interoperability For Microwave Access
  • A wireless network technology that operates according to the 802.16 standard of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Also known as WiMax.
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    • 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
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