Powering up: Despite rising import penetration, stronger downstream demand will boost growth

IBISWorld’s Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.


Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Downstream markets will continue to grow, leading to greater demand for newly manufactured circuit breakers
  • Demand from downstream manufacturing industries has grown, bolstering revenue
  • Operators will benefit from the skyrocketing values of residential and commercial construction

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Powered by strong deregulation in the energy sector, demand from utilities construction continued to rise even amid the economic downturn, aiding revenue for the Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing industry. Over the five years to 2016, however, demand has shifted as utilities construction has waned and other construction markets have recovered. Most notably, the residential construction market has rebounded to double-digit growth in recent years. Consequently, industry revenue has grown over the period. Moving forward, the industry is poised for growth over the next five years. Its key downstream markets are set to increase production and output, which will benefit demand for newly manufactured power circuit breakers...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The spread of establishments in the Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing industry generally follows population density. Because the industry requires a large amount of labor, companies situate themselves in regions that are heavily populated in order to have access to a large labor supply. Additionally, proximity to upstream and downstream industries influences the distribution of power circuit breaker manufacturers.

    The regions with the most power circuit breaker manufacturers are the Great Lakes and Southeast regions. The two regions cover nearly half of the industry's establishments. The Great Lakes region is home to about 23.2% of industry establishments, while the Southeast has about 23.3%. Thi..

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    Additional Insights for the Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Effective quality control
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Trade-weighted index and Demand from building, developing and general contracting in the Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures power circuit breakers that protect electrical circuits from anomalies in power supply, including overflooding or short circuiting. Various kinds of circuit breakers provide differing dimensions, depending on the user’s need. Industry products are widely used by customers ranging from corporate enterprises to households. This industry does not include fuses, knife switches, panelboards nor distribution switchboards.

    Industry Products
    Power circuit breakers, all voltages
    Molded case circuit breakers, 1000 volts or less
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing industrial power circuit breakers
    Manufacturing commercial power circuit breakers
    Manufacturing utility power circuit breakers
    Manufacturing molded case circuit breakers

    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
  • Demand from building, developing and general contracting
  • Industrial production index

  • Current Performance
  • Trade
  • Demand and consolidation
  • Prices and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Production and power
  • Profitability and operating trends
  • Table: Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Heavy Engineering Construction
  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Printing, Paper, Food, Textile & Other Machinery Manufacturing
  • Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Metal Wholesaling
  • Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
  • Screw, Nut & Bolt Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor & Circuit Manufacturing
  • Wire & Spring Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Power circuit breakers, all voltages
  • Molded case circuit breakers, 1000 volts or less
  • Chart: Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction sector
  • Wholesalers
  • Exports
  • Retailers
  • Downstream manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Power Circuit Breaker Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    ABB Ltd.
  • Table: ABB Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Power Circuit Breaker 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 Power Circuit Breaker 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)
  • Industrial production index (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A part in a power circuit breaker that pulls apart contacts to stop power.
  • Circuit
  • A closed path followed by an electric current.
  • Electromagnet
  • A device that becomes magnetized when an electric current flows through the wire.
  • Semiconductor
  • A solid substance that has electrical conductivity and is used as a base material for computer chips and electronic devices.
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