Wired up: Expected upgrades to infrastructure will stimulate industry demand

IBISWorld’s Wire & Cable Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry competition will force operators to pass along falling input costs to consumers, decreasing revenue
  • Operators must pass along lower copper input prices to consumers, resulting in decreased revenue
  • Infrastructure improvements are expected to drive plant construction, boosting demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Cables and wires are the backbone of the modern information age, providing individuals with power, light and communication. Demand for the Wire and Cable Manufacturing industry has grown over the past five years, as the need for faster interconnectivity has intensified. Over the coming years, demand for reliable and efficient power and data communication will promote demand for cable and wire. Additionally, expected upgrades to infrastructure and increased capacity for transmission grids are anticipated to stimulate further demand for power and communications cable. However, import penetration remains a threat to industry demand and revenue...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Wire and Cable Manufacturing industry has a low-to-medium level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that, in 2016, the average company in this industry spends $0.12 on capital investments for every dollar it spends on wages. Capital investment is largely in the machinery and equipment used to manufacture wire and cable. Over the past five years, capital investment has grown while wages as a percentage of revenue has marginally declined. As industry revenue has fallen over the five-year period, industry operators have laid off workers in order to cut costs and maintain profit margins. In ..

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    Additional Insights for the Wire & Cable Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wire & Cable Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having contracts with large customers
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Trade-weighted index and World price of copper in the Wire & Cable Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Wire & Cable Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures insulated nonferrous wire and cable and fiber optic cable used for power transmission and communication. This industry does not manufacture nonferrous wire or unsheathed fiber-optic materials, and instead uses wire and optical fiber manufactured by companies outside the industry.

    Industry Products
    Electronic wire and cable
    Telephone wire and cable
    Power wire and cable
    Building wire and cable
    Fiber-optic cable
    Other insulated wire and cable
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing electronic wire and cable
    Manufacturing telephone and telegraph wire and cable
    Manufacturing power wire and cable
    Manufacturing portable power cable
    Manufacturing control and signal wire and cable
    Manufacturing building wire and cable
    Manufacturing apparatus wire and cable
    Manufacturing other insulated wire and cable
    Manufacturing magnet wire
    Manufacturing insulated optical fiber cable

    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
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of copper
  • Demand from broadcasting and telecommunications
  • Government consumption and investment
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Consumer spending

  • Current Performance
  • High import penetration
  • Declining price of copper
  • Contracting capacity and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Strong domestic demand
  • Copper’s stabilization
  • Global wiring
  • Table: Wire & Cable Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wire & Cable Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Transmission Line Construction
  • Electricians
  • Cable Networks
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Copper Rolling, Drawing & Extruding
  • Mineral Product Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Electronic wire and cable
  • Power wire and cable
  • Building wire and cable
  • Fiber-optic cable
  • Other insulated wire and cable
  • Telephone wire and cable
  • Chart: Wire & Cable Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Power transmission
  • Construction contractors and installers
  • Telecommunications and cable providers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wire & Cable Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wire & Cable Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wire & Cable Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Southwire CompanyGeneral Cable Technologies Corp.Encore Wire Corporation
  • Table: Southwire Company - financial performance
  • Table: General Cable Technologies Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Encore Wire Corporation - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wire & 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 Wire & Cable Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World Price of Copper (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Magnet Wire
  • An insulated copper or aluminum conductor used by major original equipment manufacturers and distributors.
  • Bandwidth
  • The total quantity of data an electronic device can transmit or receive
  • Broadband
  • A type of data transmission by which a single medium (e.g. wire) can carry several channels at once.
  • Electrical Distribution
  • The transport of electricity along low-voltage wires, typically to end users.
  • Fiber-To-The-Premises (Fttp)
  • Fiber-optic cabling that allows simultaneous delivery of video, voice and data at very high speeds.
  • Insulating
  • The process of extruding PVC and then nylon (where applicable) over the solid or stranded wire.
  • Jacketing
  • The process of extruding PVC over two or more insulated conductor wires, with or without a noninsulated ground wire, to form a finished product.
  • Nonferrous Wire
  • A wire made from a soft metal such as aluminum or copper, compared to one that contains iron
  • Pvc Blending
  • The process of mixing various raw materials to produce PVC.
  • Stranding
  • The process of twisting individual wire strands to form a single cable.
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