US circuit breaker and fuse demand will grow 3.7 percent per year through 2011, supported by stronger outlooks for construction of nonresidential buildings and electric utilities. Circuit breakers will outpace fuses, led by strong growth in power circuit breakers. High-power fuses will pace the fuse segment.
This study analyzes the $3 billion US circuit breaker and fuse industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1996, 2001 and 2006, and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 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 20 leading competitors including Eaton, General Electric, Schneider Electric, ABB, Cooper Industries, Littelfuse, Carbone Lorraine, and Tyco Electronics.