US circuit breaker and fuse demand will reach $3.8 billion in 2013. Residential construction will be the fastest growing market while electric power will remain the largest. High-power fuses will lead gains based on their intense use in electric utilities and wind farm step-up transformers. Molded case types will pace growth among circuit breakers.
This study analyzes the US circuit breaker and fuse industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by product (e.g., molded case circuit breakers, power circuit breakers, high-power fuses, cartridge and plug fuses, electronic fuses) and market (e.g., electric power, building construction, machinery, electronics, automotive).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 22 industry players, including Eaton, General Electric and Schneider Electric.