Mixed signals: Domestic demand for industry products will likely grow, but imports remain a threat

The Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry produces radio and TV broadcasting equipment, satellites, antennas, global positioning system (GPS) equipment, pagers, mobile communications equipment and cellular phones. Since the industry is diverse, certain product segments may perform better than others. However, due to stiff internal and import competition, industry revenue is expected to decline over the five years to 2018. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is expected to continue falling as increasing demand from importers will continue to stifle the domestic industry's growth...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Manufacturers of some industry products are expected to threaten each other
  • The appreciation of the US dollar further exacerbated import competition
  • Due to intense import competition, the number of industry operators is expected to decline
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry, which produces broadcasting and other wireless communication equipment, has contended with staunch competition from manufacturers abroad. Offshore manufacturers are based in countries with low production costs such as China, Mexico, Korea and Vietnam. These countries are experiencing rising demand for communication equipment in response to rapidly developing telecommunications infrastructures. Many industry operators are taking advantage of these conditions by offshoring in-house manufacturing operations or outsourcing production to third parties abroad, siphoning revenue from the domestic industry. In lower value-added product segments, operators are engaging in price competition, further threatening revenue growth. Ove...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 Demand from broadcasting and telecommunications 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
  • Demand from broadcasting and telecommunications
  • Corporate profit
  • Trade-weighted index

  • 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
  • Wireless networking equipment
  • Broadcast, studio, and related electronic equipment
  • Chart: Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Communication service providers
  • Radio and TV broadcasters
  • Installers, retailers and wholesalers
  • 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 (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Number of mobile internet connections (2009-2023)

  • 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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